Sony a6400 Gets Gold Award at DPReview (85% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their full in-depth review for the Sony a6400 mirrorless camera, and the new Sony a6400 achieved an impressive 84% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview

Sony a6400 Key Features:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Real-Time Eye AF & Real-Time Tracking
  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
  • Internal UHD 4K Video, S-Log3, and HLG
  • S&Q Motion in Full HD from 1-120 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 425 Phase- & Contrast-Detect AF Points
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 102400

What we like:

  • Industry-leading autofocus implementation
  • Good JPEG and Raw image quality
  • Fast burst rates
  • Detailed 4K video, slow mo 1080p
  • No official video record limit, more overheat-resistant than predecessor
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Claimed weather-sealing
  • Screen tilts up 180°, or down almost 90°
  • High-quality electronic viewfinder
  • Good battery life
  • Wi-fi with Bluetooth and NFC
  • Built-in flash that is ‘bounceable’
  • Good customization options, including customizable ‘My Menu’
  • USB charging

What we don’t:

  • Ergonomics are hit-and-miss
  • Default JPEG colors aren’t our favorite
  • Autofocus system can be confusing at first, with redundant or unnecessary settings
  • Lack of in-body stabilization may limit video and low-light shooting
  • SD slot is UHS-I, with slow write times
  • Lossy compressed Raws, no option for lossless or uncompressed
  • No in-camera Raw processing
  • Tap-to-track in video must be enabled and disabled in the menu
  • 4K/30p comes with a crop
  • Pronounced rolling shutter artifacts in video and using silent shutter
  • Doesn’t ‘remember’ your exposure settings between stills and video

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Sony a6400 is a near-universally capable midrange camera that offers some of the best autofocus performance we’ve ever seen, backed up by solid image and video quality in most situations. We’d really like to see some further refinement on ergonomics, as Sony has done with its full-frame models over the years, but the a6400 remains an excellent option for a variety of types of photography. full review at DPReview.

Sony a6400 body: $898 at AmazonB&HAdorama.