Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Vlogger Camera (Body Only)

Model Number: ILCE6400/B
Web Code: 13370935

Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Vlogger Camera

Overview

The α6400 packs Sony’s most advanced technologies into a compact, lightweight design. This APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens camera introduces advanced Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking technologies, and boasts an incredibly fast autofocus acquisition of 0.02 seconds. It also features 4K video recording and a fully 180-degree tiltable LCD touchscreen.
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Overview

The α6400 packs Sony’s most advanced technologies into a compact, lightweight design. This APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens camera introduces advanced Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking technologies, and boasts an incredibly fast autofocus acquisition of 0.02 seconds. It also features 4K video recording and a fully 180-degree tiltable LCD touchscreen.

Technology that inspires new perspectives

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X image processor optimizes image quality and delivers advanced colour reproduction in all types of shooting conditions
  • Standard ISO ranges up to ISO 32000 for both still and movie, and is expandable up to ISO 102400 for still images, with excellent noise reduction at medium and high sensitivities
  • 425 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points that are placed densely over the entire image area, covering approximately 84% of the image area
  • Continuous shooting at up to 11 fps with accurate AF/AE tracking, and up to 8fps with full AF/AE tracking while silent shooting
  • Real-time Eye AF employs AI-based object recognition to detect your subject’s face and eyes in real time for extremely high tracking precision
  • Real-time Tracking mode utilizes AI-based object recognition and processes colour, depth, and brightness as spatial information to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the action

Pro-grade moviemaking

  • Records 4K movies in stunning QFHD resolution (3840 x 2160) with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, and oversamples to produce high quality 4K footage with advanced detail and depth
  • Fast Hybrid AF technology keeps the subject in constant smooth focus no matter the scene, and even if an object crosses in front of the camera
  • Also records Full HD at 120 fps at up to 100 Mbps, allowing footage to be reviewed and eventually edited into 4x or 5x slow-motion video files in Full HD resolution with AF tracking
  • Built-in interval recording for time-lapse footage can be set anywhere between 1 and 60 seconds, with a total number of shots from 1 to 9999
  • AE tracking sensitivity can be adjusted to “High”, “Mid” or “Low” during interval shooting, allowing for reduced changes in exposure over the shooting interval
  • HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile supports an Instant HDR workflow, allowing HDR (HLG) compatible TV’s to playback beautiful, true-to-life 4K HDR imagery
  • S-Log2 and S-Log3 are available for increased color grading flexibility, as well as Zebra functionality, Gamma Display assist, and proxy recording

Designed for intuitive operation on the go

  • Fully 180-degree tiltable, 3.0-type LCD flip screen with 921k-dots of resolution allows for simple and effective framing of selfie-style shooting for both still and video capture
  • LCD screen is equipped with touch functionality, with options for Touch Pad, Touch Focus, Touch Shutter and Touch Tracking
  • Touch Tracking lets you select your subject simply by touching the monitor
  • Extensive customization with 89 functions that are assignable to 8 custom keys
  • My Dial lets you assign frequently used functions to the control dial and control wheel for faster access when you're shooting
  • My Menu allows registration of up to 30 different menu items for quick access to menu items you use often
  • XGA OLED Tru-finder electronic viewfinder offers a high resolution, corner-to-corner view of whatever you're shooting
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant magnesium alloy design has an extremely durable shutter that is rated for approximately 200,000 cycles

Connect and share

  • Integrated Wi-Fi allows remote control and viewing from your compatible smart device and the PlayMemories Home app
  • Built-in NFC offers simple connectivity for compatible smart devices and QR code scanning provides easy connectivity for non-NFC mobile devices
  • Enjoy the effortless transfer of files to a smartphone or tablet thanks to the Imaging Edge Mobile application
Camera Model
Sony a6400
Camera Kit
Camera Body Only
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount

Image Sensor

NFC Enabled
Yes
Sensor Type
Exmor CMOS Sensor
Image Sensor Format
APS-C
Effective Megapixels
24.2 MP
Bluetooth
Included
Total Pixels
25.0 MP
Colour Filter System
RGB Primary Color Filter
Colour Space
xvYCC Standard (x.v.Color When Connected Via HDMI Cable) Compatible With TRILUMINOS Color
Low Pass Filter
No
Dust Reduction
Yes
Processor
BIONZ X Image Processing Engine

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
XGA OLED, 1.0cm (0.39 Type) Colour Electronic Viewfinder
Percentage Coverage
1
Effective Magnification
Approx. 1.07x (35mm Camera Equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) With 50mm Lens At Infinity; -1m-1

Diopter Adjustment

Depth of Field Preview
Yes

LCD Features

LCD Resolution
921,600 dots
Swivel LCD
Yes
Live Preview
Yes

Auto Focus

AF Type
Fast Hybrid AF(Phase-Detection AF/Contrast-Detection AF With Fast 0.02 Sec. AF Speed And 425 Points (Phase-Detection AF) / 425 Points (Contrast-Detection AF)
Focusing Modes 1
AF-A; AF-S; AF-C; DMF; Manual Focus
Focusing Modes 2
Wide; Zone; Center; Flexible Spot; Expanded Flexible Spot; Tracking; Object Tracking; Eye AF; Predictive Control; Focus Lock; Swt.V; H AF Area; AF Area Regist.; Circ. of Focus Point
AF Points
Wide (425 Points (Phase-Detection AF); 425 Points(Contrast-Detection AF))
AF Point Selection
Yes
AF Assist Beam
Yes

Exposure

ISO
Still Images: ISO 100-32000; AUTO (ISO 100-6400); Movies: ISO 100-32000 Equivalent
White Balance Settings 1
Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluorescent; Flash; Underwater; Color Temperature
White Balance Settings 2
Yes (G7 To M7,57-Step) (A7 To B7, 29-Step)
Auto White Balance
Yes
White Balance Bracketing
Yes
Exposure Compensation
+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)

Shutter

Shutter Type
Electronically Control LED; Vertical Traverse; Focal Plane Type
Shutter Speeds
Still Images:1/4000 to 30 sec; Bulb; Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 ; Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode
Shutter Lag
No
Self-Timer
10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10sec. delay)

Drive

Drive Modes
Single Shooting; Continuous Shooting; Self Timer; Bracketing
Max Burst Jpeg
11 fps
Max Burst Raw
11 fps
Max Burst Raw+JPEG
11 fps
Max Burst Other Format
11 fps

Flash

Built-in Flash Type
Yes
Recycling Time
Approx. 4 seconds
Flash Sync
Yes
Flash Guide Number
6 (In Meters At ISO 100)

Video

Video Output Format
NTSC; PAL
Video Modes
(NTSC): XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160; XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080; AVCHD: 1920 x 1080; MP4: 1920 x 1080; 1280 x 720
Movie File Formats
XAVC S; AVCHD Format Ver. 2.0 Compliant; MP4
Movie Video Compression
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Movie Audio Compression
XAVC S: LPCM; 2ch; AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3); 2ch; Dolby Digital Stereo Creator; MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC; 2ch
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)

Playback

Image Playback Modes 1
Single; 12/30-Frame Index View; Enlarged Display Mode (Maximum Magnification L: 16.7X; M: 11.8X; S: 8.3X); Auto Review; Image Orientation ; Slideshow; Panorama Scrolling; Folder Selection ; Forward/Rewind; Delete; Protect; Photo Capture
Movie Playback Modes
Single; 12/30-Frame Index View; Enlarged Display Mode (Maximum Magnification L: 16.7X; M: 11.8X; S: 8.3X); Auto Review ; Image Orientation; Slideshow; Panorama Scrolling; Folder Selection; Forward/Rewind; Delete; Protect

Storage & Interface

Card Slot
1
Storage Media
SD; SDHC; SDXC; microSD; microSDHC; microSDXC; Memory Stick PRO Duo/PRO-HG Duo/Micro(M2)
Data Interface
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Video Interface
HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
Wi-Fi
Yes
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Jpeg
Yes
Raw
Yes
Raw+Jpeg
Yes
Other Formats
JPEG Extra Fine; JPEG Fine; JPEG Standard
Guided Shooting Mode
Yes
Languages Supported
English; French; Italian; Spanish; Chinese

Body Features

Stabilized Body
No
Body Colour
Black
Intelligent Shoe
Yes
Cable Release
No
Weather Sealed
No

Power

Battery Type
Info-LITHIUM Rechargeable Battery
Included Battery Model
Sony NP-FW50
Back-up Battery
No
Power Saving Modes
Yes

Physical Features

Width
12 cm
Height
6.69 cm
Depth
4.99 cm
Weight
360 g

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • a6400 Camera Body (Black)
  • AC Adaptor
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Body Cap
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Micro USB Cable
  • NPFW50 Rechargeable Battery
  • Shoulder Strap

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Reviewer Recommendation

95%

Of the 437 reviewers who responded, 416 would recommend this product.

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  • Outstanding value! Beyond expectations
    Verified BuyerReviewed by TheEdge - March 25, 2019

    Been doing a lot of reviews of many of the new cameras. Wanted one that would provide excellent focus and 4k video. The 6400 was a lot less money than I was willing to spend, which allowed me to get more lenses and a gimbal and still spent less than many other brands or models. Such a great value. Once my wife and I started to take pictures and video, I found the camera went way beyond expectations for this price point. 10 frames per second of fast moving objects and found 95% perfect focus on what should have been in focus. If your willing to increase the iso in low light, even better percentage of in focus! And the higher iso looks really good.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great Autofocus
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Phillexx - January 18, 2021

    Bought this to reduce the weight of my camera gear from a DSLR as I found I was carrying a compact camera around rather than my heavy gear, but as a consequence the quality and responsiveness was reduced. The A6400 has better autofocus than my DSLR, is as responsive and has the same if not slightly better quality (much more so than the compact I was using). The eye tracking is great and surprisingly sticky in that it will track like it is stuck on the eye or face or object. The exposure is highly accurate and I often do not need to dial in any compensation. All in all a remarkable camera in a small body that is suitable for most types of photography.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great camera but...
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Anubis2490 - November 10, 2019

    Pros: - Excellent picture quality in 4k - Plenty of setting possibilities in 4k - Amazing autofocus even video mode - Light weight - Excellent picture quality in RAW Cons: - No tracking eye focus in video mode - No face detection if external monitor connected (Samsung Galaxy S10 plus via wifi) - No 60 fps or more in 4k - No IBIS - Poor battery life - Touch screen limitation - Power zoom speed not adjustable - Rolling shutter - Using DJI Ronin SC focus wheel for zoom: not smooth Walking with gimbal (DJI Ronin SC) the picture is shaking a little bit (other cameras, for example the Olympus Pen E-PL9 is not) - any solution (firmware update)? - The attached video has been made with Ronin SC, Sony 16-50 3.5-5.6 OSS lens, picture profile 10, no color grading, no warp stabilizer

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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