The A6300 comes with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and Bionz X image processor (the same one found on the A7R II), plus an ISO range of 51,200 and a respectable 11 fps continuous shooting mode. That said, Sony's placing emphasis on the camera's autofocus mode, featuring 425 phase detection points and a ridiculous 4D Focus system that can lock in on a subject in a mere 0.05 seconds -- it claims to be the fastest AF in the world.
While we did have a chance to take photos with the A6300, Sony didn't let us extract any of them to share with you. The good news is that the shooter feels surprisingly light in the hand, and the manufacturer doesn't exaggerate when it talks about the autofocus being super snappy; having spent time with models like the A7S II, I can certainly tell a difference. Nevertheless, we'll wait to make full judgement until we have the chance to test it out for longer than 30 minutes.
Aside from the A6300, Sony also revealed a fresh brand of E-mount full-frame lenses, called G Master. These are designed for both stills and video, claiming to offer a blend of high-resolution and beautiful Bokeh. There's an 85mm f1.4, a 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8, all of which are going to appeal to many professional photographers. The first two will be available in March for $1,800 and $2,200, respectively, while the longer-range glass doesn't have a price yet but is expected to arrive in May.
The A6300, on the other hand, is set to hit stores for $1,000 body-only, or $1,150 if you want a kit with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
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