So far, I have used the camera casually, while on vacation, and have to say that I love it. For the price, you are getting a great camera for home videos and family photos, but it is also a great option for filmmakers – the video quality is the same as on the Sony a7S II. Once I have a chance to use it on a project, I will make a more in-depth review geared towards professional users, so stay tuned.
Here are some of the key points from my review:
- Records 4K video
- Amazing EVF
- LCD can display 120 fps
- Great AF (autofocus) system
- No overheating issues like with the a6000
- Has S-Log2 and S-Log3 with base ISO 800
- Shoots 11 fps full resolution photos
- Has a mic input, which was missing on the a6000
- Great low-light performance
- Bad jello effect in 4K recording
- Moire visible in 1080p at 120fps
- Battery drains fast when shooting 4K video
- No in-camera stabilization like in the Sony a7S II
- No headphone jack like in the Sony a7S II
Here is my full video review of the Sony a6300.
I also have two test videos shot with the Sony a6300.
1080p Test at 120fps
4K Test at 24fps
I also have for you raw footage from the camera that you can download and test for yourself (by color grading it, for example). Here are the download links:
If you want to adapt non-Sony lenses to this camera, you have many choices. Here are my top picks for adapting Canon lenses (i.e. Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount)
My favorite lens adapter with wireless focus and iris control
Smart Adapter for Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount
A good inactive adapter from Vello – Canon EF/EF-S lens to Sony E-Mount lens adapter
The cheap inactive adapter I show in the video (Canon EF/EF-S to Sony E-Mount)
You can also find many Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount adapters on and Amazon.