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The Sony A6300 is still on sale at Amazon – but DON'T buy it

Sony A6300

If you're searching for a 4K vlogging camera that also takes great stills, then look no further than the Sony A6300… Is what we would normally say. But stock of this has diminished and the last few scalpers out there are trying to get your hard-earned cash, with some on Amazon charging over $1,500 / £1,700 for a camera that just is not worth it in today's market. So our advice would be do not buy this camera.

Instead, you're far better off investing in the newer and better Sony A6100 (opens in new tab) or Sony A6600 (opens in new tab). However, in the spirit of yesteryear, let's take a trip down memory lane to see what made this camera a good option back in the day (and if you're understandably confused by the A6000 lineup, check out our Sony A6000 vs A6100 vs A6300 vs A6400 vs A6500 vs A6600 (opens in new tab) guide).

The Sony A6300 was equipped with a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a Bionz X processor, combining a compact design with a load of horsepower. With 425 phase-detection AF points, the it delivered distinctively wide and dense autofocus coverage. The A6300 also had a 0.05sec AF speed, which meant that erratic, fast-moving subjects were generally no match for the its focusing power. 

• These are the best lenses for Sony A6000 cameras (opens in new tab)

The A6300 was capable of internal 4K video recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning – pretty neat for the time. It also offered Fast Hybrid AF, which made autofocus while filming video precise. To increase your video quality even further, the A6300 also supported line input from professional-standard audio devices with a separately sold XLR adaptor kit, as well as ordinary plug-in microphones.

Notice, we are talking in past tense for the Sony A6300; to be super clear, we do not recommend buying this camera in 2022. However, if you are in the market for a new vlogging device then heading over to our best vlogging cameras guide (opens in new tab) to find better, fast and much more affordable alternatives to the now old and vastly overpriced A6300.

But, if you have money to burn or are wanting to pick this up as a memento before stock is well and truly gone, be our guest using the link below – but don't say we didn't warn you!

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Sebastian Oakley
Sebastian Oakley

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.