Sony A6300: Great perfomance in a small package: But how much?
From Pratical Photographer Magazine:
“The Alpha 6300 boast a very impressive spec that buids on its predecessor, bringing 4K and improved EVF to the table. Touchscreen would have been nice, as would a longer battery life.
Sony has set the price at around £1349 with a lens which is more than twice (yes twice) that of the Alpha 6000 on its release”
Its still a great camera, but many will feel the Alpha 6000 kit is currently a far more attractive buy at around £500″
For around £900 (body only) I’d want (no I’d absolutely expect) a touchscreen on my camera for starters. I’d also like the screen to be fully articulated.
The Sony Alpha 6300 is a fine camera thats for sure, almost certainly the best all round rangefinder styled APS-C compact CSC on the market. It boasts a truly impressive spec ( again possibly the best in class) but even so as I write I still consider it over priced especially when one considers you can get (at Digital Depot- Stevenage) the previous Alpha 6000 ( still a good camera) with the rather excellent Zeiss 16-70mm f4 zoom for the same money as the 6300
Or you can have the Alpha 6000 with standard 16-50mm zoom ( an ok lens to start with) for almost half the price of the Alpha 6300, its a no brainer?
As Dpreview commented a few months ago:
“The a6300 represents a step back upmarket, after the more cost-conscious a6000. This higher price tag puts it up against some very capable competition, which makes it harder for the camera to dominate its class in the same way the a6000 has.
However, just about every aspect of the camera, from build quality to viewfinder refresh, video capability to autofocus has been improved, along with a small fishing vessel’s worth of little feature additions that quickly add up to make it a much better camera”.
Mark Baynham ( September 2016)