DPR: Sony a6400 Receives Gold Award

The Sony a6400 has earned a DPReview Gold Award. You can read the summary of why bellow or the full article here.

“It’s hard to overstate just how good the autofocus system is on the Sony a6400. It’s got one of the best implementations out there: not just in its price range, but on the market, period. Once you set the system up, you can pretty much leave it alone for almost any type of photography, whether you’re photographing people, landscapes, sports, you name it.

And Sony didn’t stop at autofocus; relative to its predecessor, the a6400 sports an updated menu system, a touchscreen that tilts all the way up for the all-important selfie, reduced risk of overheating while shooting 4K video, and more. But as we stated in our first impressions, at least as much of the story about the a6400 is about what Sony hasn’t changed, and really should have.”

What we like What we don’t
  • 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
  • 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

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