Sony A6400 review: a camera still worth buying in 2024?

The A6XXX cameras are hard to distinguish – but is the popular Sony A6400 still a good buy?

Sony A6400 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

For bloggers, vloggers and independent content creators, the Sony A6400 is a dream. Its still image quality is very good, its 4K video is even better, and its 180-degree screen and eye-detect AF are perfect for single-handed video capture. But this is a specific market, and for regular stills photographers its high-tech image capture is poor consolation for its five-year-old design and limited external controls.


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    180-degree screen for vlogging

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    Terrific if complex AF

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    Very good image quality


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    Limited external controls

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    Interminable menu system

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    Dated rear screen and EVF

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Launched in 2019, the Sony A6400 joined the ever-cluttered lineup of A6XXX series cameras as the former vlogging specialist. However, quite a bit has changed in the past three years.

Principally, the Sony APS-C mirrorless range has now been joined by the new Sony ZV-E10. It doesn't have an A6XXX-series model name (presumably because Sony wants to distance it from the existing cameras), but in reality the technology is the same and it's only the external design that's different. 

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at