Try the new Sony Alpha α6400 for vlogging paired with the 16-50mm wide-angle to portrait-length lens. Ideal for self-shooting and travel photography. Features selfie flip screen, high-res 4K video, time-lapse, and the world‘s fastest autofocus for keeping moving objects in focus.

  • Speedy, reliable autofocus
  • Real-time Eye AF, Real-time Tracking
  • Incredible image quality
  • 4K movies and pro-level features
  • Smart operability
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Product Code: CAMSOILA6400L
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Unleash your creative potential with high-level performance and advanced features such as AI-powered Real-time Eye AF; new, high-precision Real-time Tracking; high-speed continuous shooting and 4K HDR (HLG)[2][3] movie-shooting.

Despite its compact size and lightweight, the Sony Alpha α6400 delivers speedy performance and a range of features you'd expect from a full-frame model. Whether you're taking still shots or movies, creative compositions or everyday selfie shots, you'll enjoy beautiful images that you'll want to share, on the go.


Lightning-fast AF

Reliable AF for great action shots

The camera's innovative AF quickly and reliably detects the position of the subject and then tracks the subject's motion, keeping it in sharp focus. 

  • 425 phase-detection AF points: Densely distributed focus points blanket around 84% of the image area, aiding subject capture. 
  • 0.02 sec[4] AF speed: The camera's Fast Hybrid AF system combines the best of phase-detection AF and contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). -detection AF. 
  • Persistent tracking ability: When subjects are in motion, AF points densely positioned around the subject is activated for accurate tracking.

Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE at up to 11fps[5]

Never miss a moment of the action thanks to fast internal processing and a high-capacity bufferBUFFERInternal camera memory used to cue images for saving to the memory card. This cueing is necessary due to the inherent writing speed limit of memory cards. When the buffer becomes full, it creates a bottleneck and the shooting rate reduces dramatically to compensate for the memory card speed limit. More professional cameras typically have much larger buffers which can cue a larger amount of images before the shooting rate is reduced. memory. Fire off shots at up to 11fps[5] with after-view or 8fps5 for live-view, with minimal display lag, and take up to around 116 shots in JPEG (Standard) or 46 shots in compressed RAW format in one continuous burst.[6]

Silent continuous shooting at up to 8fps[7]

When your shoot calls for absolute quiet, such as when you're photographing a live performance, silent shooting with no shutter noiseNOISEThe appearance of random pixels scattered over a photo, similar to the grain effect seen in film photography, which degrades photo quality almost as if it is stained. It occurs when taking photos in low-light conditions, with very slow shutter speeds on high sensitivity (ISO) settings. It is caused by amplification done by the sensor when high ISO settings are used. You can counteract digital noise by lowering the sensitivity (ISO) setting of your camera - the lower the ISO setting, the lower the noise in the image. Typically cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) will inherently produce less noise due to larger pixels on the sensor. allows shooting at up to 8fps[7] with AF/AE tracking, even in AF-C mode, with Real-time Eye AF or with Real-time Tracking, expanding your range of shooting options.


Real-time Eye AF, Real-time Tracking

Smart subject-tracking

Newly adopted AI-based subject recognition technology processes a vast amount of data to detect and track even rapidly moving subjects.

Sophisticated eye recognition and tracking

  • Accurate eye recognition: Enhanced Real-time Eye AF[8] reliably recognises human faces and focuses precisely on a person's eyes. There's no need for special settings – just press the shutter button.
  • Persistent eye tracking: When AF-C is set, Real-time Eye AF[8] maintains a stable focus on a moving subject even when part of the face is hidden, the face is backlit, or the subject is facing downwards. 
  • Choose your subject's left eye or right eye: Now you can choose Left Eye, Right Eye, or Auto from the menu in advance, leaving you free to pay more attention to composition. These selections can be assigned to custom buttons, allowing you to quickly toggle between choices while mid-shoot. 

Persistent tracking for subjects on the move

  • Real-time Tracking[9] reliably maintains focus: For sporting events and other situations where your subjects are moving quickly, keeping them in constant focus can make all the difference between catching an important, dramatic moment or missing it.
  • A new subject-recognition algorithm holds onto moving subjects: A newly developed subject recognition algorithm processes spatial information based on colour, subject distance (depth), pattern (brightness), and face and eye information at high speed in real time.
  • Seamless transitions from body to face and eye tracking: When shooting a distant person in motion, the tracking system captures the whole body, and the focus area will seamlessly change between the face and the eyes according to the condition of the subject. 
  • Simply touch and track: Once Touch Tracking is set in the menu, select your subject simply by touching the monitor. For either stills or movies, the camera will begin to auto-track the subject.

Incredible image quality

Enjoy beautiful, remarkably detailed images

Thanks to the large sensor and the latest image-processing engine, you can shoot whatever you encounter in your everyday life, with beautifully crisp and clear images and natural colours, even in low-light settings.

A 24.2 megapixelPIXELThe shortening of 'picture element', a basic unit of programmable colour forming the dots that make up an image. Pixel size depends on a camera’s resolution, which is measured in megapixels (MP), meaning millions of pixels. The more pixels on a sensor, the smaller they have to be to fit. An image's number (or density) of pixels correlate to the amount of information and image holds. Cameras with more pixels on the sensor have a higher pixel density and thus more resolving power, able to capture smaller details with much more clarity and accuracy. Higher resolution images can be cropped more agressively and also produce better quality large prints.[10] sensor plus enhanced image processing engine: The APS-C sensor features copper wiring and enhanced circuit processing that aid in boosting light collection efficiency. In conjunction with the image processing engine, this helps achieve superior image resolutionIMAGE RESOLUTIONRefers to the information a digital image holds, measured in megapixels (MP). A digital camera with greater MP is more desirable as it enables you to collect more information necessary for delivering high-quality images fit for resizing or down-sampling. Note that an image’s MP may be misleading as it only tells you how many pixels it holds and not its actual dimensions (width and height). The pixels may be concentrated in a smaller area (high pixel density and thus higher resolution), resulting in a high-quality image, or spread out over a larger area, resulting in a low-quality pixelated image. The number of pixels in an image can be calculated by multiplying the horizontal and vertical pixel dimensions - e.g. a 3000 x 2000 pixel image contains 6 megapixels (6 million pixels). and more natural depiction of textures.

Cleaner images even in dim light: Improved noise suppression has led to cleaner image quality, even in dark scenes where high-sensitivity shooting is required. The native ISO ISO Exposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The ISO speed determines how sensitive a camera's sensor is to incoming light. A higher ISO speed absorbs more light, resulting in a brighter exposure, however, a higher ISO also results in more digital noise in low-light conditions. Cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) typically have higher ISO speed capability and produce less digital noise at high ISO settings. Digital cameras include a control for adjusting ISO speed, some of which can be set to adjust automatically in combination with certain other exposure settings. ISO is indicated in numbers usually starting at 100 and going upward (200, 400, 800, 1600 etc.) doubling in sensitivity each time. Most cameras also indicate 3rd stop intervals (100, 125, 180, 200 etc.)sensitivity has increased to a maximum ISO 32000 (with expanded ISO sensitivity at a maximum ISO 102400 for stills). Noise reduction is particularly effective in the frequently used medium-to-high sensitivity range.

Natural-looking images that match what you see: Image-processing algorithms inherited from full-frame cameras have led the way to more lifelike colour reproduction. Human skin tones look more natural, and reproduction of plant colours has also been improved.


4K movies and pro-level features

Creative movie production

From full-pixel readout without pixel binning enabling high-resolution 4K movie recording to HDR (HLG)[3] and S-Log/S-Gamut[11] options and Slow & Quick Motion recording[12], the α6400 is loaded with advanced capabilities to support your movie-making creativity.

  • High-resolution 4K recording: Super 35 mm format recording with 2.4x[13] oversampling results in 4K movies (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) with extraordinary image quality.
  • Fast Hybrid AF for movies: Smooth, steady focus is in your control with high-performance AF tracking.
  • S-Log[11] and HLG[3]: The camera provides a variety of options for picture profiles, including S-Log and HDR (HLG)[3]

Create time-lapse movies

Newly introduced interval shooting, which is continuous shooting with a pause of 1-60 seconds between still shots, can be carried out within the camera. This can then be used to create time-lapse movies[14] on a PC using the Viewer app from the Imaging EdgeTM desktop applications.

Vlog with useful features

If you're shooting vlogs, the 180-degree tiltable LCD monitor is useful for framing your own shots. For sound recording, in addition to the external microphone jack, there is also an optional XLR adapter (available separately) to facilitate the use of pro-level microphones to give you better audio quality.

Take advantage of various movie functions

Movies in slow motion (up to 5x) and quick motion (up to 60x)[12] can be recorded in the camera, without post-processing on a PC. Alternatively, 120fps high-speed shooting[2] of Full HD video can be used to create high-quality slow-motion footage in post-production. Proxy movie recording allows easier editing and previewing, and Photo Capture lets you extract stills from recorded movies.


Smart operability

A high-resolution LCD monitor with handy touch-screen functions

The 3.0-type, 180-degree tiltable LCD screen does more than just display the scene in front of you -- it gives you quick control over a number of the camera's functions, with a variety of intuitive touch operations.

  • Touch Pad provides smooth focus-area selection: The Touch Pad function allows you to smoothly move the current focus position while you're looking through the viewfinder. Simply slide your finger across the monitor until you find the desired point you want to focus on.
  • Touch Focus and Touch Shutter: When you want to shift the focus, even to the periphery of the frame, Touch Focus does it with a simple touch to the monitor. With Touch Shutter, you can set the focus and trip the shutter with a single touch.
  • Touch Tracking turns on Real-time Tracking at any time: With the Touch Tracking function, you can simply touch the monitor to activate Real-time Tracking for either stills or movies. The camera will instantly lock onto the target subject and keep it in constant focus.


Set up your camera just the way you like

An array of customisation features, inherited from full-frame models, gives you greater flexibility and control over how your camera operates.

Customised buttons put frequent operations at your fingertips: Each of the camera's eight keys and controls can be assigned to any of 89 functions and operations, with different operations depending on whether you're shooting still images or movies, or in replay mode. 

My Menu and My Dial features put you in control: 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.

Visualised setup screen for customisation: On the custom settings screen, an illustration showing the camera's operable components shows you at a glance which button or switch you're assigning. When you're setting up the function menu, you can view the structure of the actual function screen. 

Imaging Edge desktop applications[17]: Elevate your photography with the Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use “Remote” to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; “Viewer” to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and “Edit” to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.[18]

Capture One for Sony[19]: Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.


Wide-Angle to Portrait Zoom LensZOOM LENSAllows a camera to, unlike a fixed-focal length or prime lens, change smoothly from a long shot to a close-up or vice versa by varying the focal length. A true zoom lens, also called a parfocal lens, is one that maintains focus when its focal length changes. Due to more moving parts, zoom lenses often produce images of slightly lesser quality than their prime lens counterparts. However due to the inherent flexibility of being able to vary the focal length, they are extremely popular for photography where composition needs to be adapted quickly - such as at weddings, for example.

The Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens offers a versatile equivalent zoom range of 24-75mm as well as a retractable design that makes your system much more manageable when not in use. Helping to deliver excellent optical quality throughout the range is an extra-low dispersion element and four aspherical elements to combat various aberrations and improve contrast. The lens also incorporates Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation and a power zoom mechanism, both of which will help you capture smooth and steady stills and video. Additionally, it has an internal focus design, a minimum focus distance of 9.8", and uses a seven-blade circular apertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur. for smooth bokehBOKEHPronounced: /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ [boh-kay] or /ˈboʊkə/ [boh-kə] Originating from the Japanese word Boke (ボケ), meaning 'blur' or 'haze', it refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. It has also been defined as the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. Bokeh depends on various aspects of lens design. Aperture design has the largest effect on Bokeh, and generally a lens with a more rounded aperture produces a more pleasing, natural Bokeh..


NOTES:

[2] A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS Speed Class 3 or higher is required for 100 Mbps recording.

[3] Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) movies.

[4] Based on Sony research, measured using CIPA-compliant guidelines, and internal measurement method with an E 18-135 mm f/8

3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use.

[5] Up to 11fps in continuous “Hi+” mode and up to 8fps in continuous “Hi” mode. Maximum fps will depend on camera settings.

[6] With "Hi" continuous shooting mode. Sony internal measurement.

[7] Maximum fps will depend on camera settings. Some distortion may occur with fast-moving subjects or if the camera is moved sideways rapidly while shooting.

[8] Real-time Eye AF may not work as well as intended, depending on the type of shooting scene and conditions.

[9] Will be activated when [Tracking] is set in the [Focus Area] menu.

[10] Approx. effective.

[11] S-Log2 and S-Log3 are premised on processing pictures.

[12] Sound recording is not possible. A Class 10 or above SDHC/SDXC card is required.

[13] 24p recording. Approx. 1.6 times for 30p recording.

[14] The latest versions of the Imaging Edge software and PlayMemories Home are required.

[17] Refer to the download page for details: http://www.sony.net/disoft/d/ 

[18] Does not support full functional compatibility with some of the camera models. See the Sony support site for details.

[19] Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony) and Capture One Pro (for Sony).

Camera

Megapixels
24.2MP
Sensor Size Type
APS-C
Sensor actual Size
23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Type
Exmor
Framerate
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 46 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 116 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 115 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 99 Frames in JPEG Format
ISO Range
100 to 32000
(Extended Mode:100 to 102400)
Focus Points
Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 425
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount
Memory
SD
SDHC
SDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec
Longest Shutter Speed
30 sec
Flash Sync Speed
1 / 160 sec
Processor
BIONZ X
Video
NTSC/PAL with built-in mic & optional external mic (stereo).
File Formats
Still Images: JPEG, RAW

Movies: AVCHD 2.0, MP4, XAVC S

Audio: AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Built-in Flash
Yes
Weather Sealing
Anti-dust

Lens

Focal Length
16 to 50mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 to 75 mm
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22-36
Barrel Type
Magnesium
Camera Mount
Sony E
Full Time Manual Focus
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
25 cm
Internal Focus
Yes
Internal Zoom
No
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Thread
40.5 mm
Weight
116 g

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In the Box

  • Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
    • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
    • AC Adapter
    • Power Cord
    • Shoulder Strap
    • Body Cap
    • Accessory Shoe Cap
    • Eyepiece Cup
    • Micro-USB Cable
  • Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
    • ALC-F405S 40.5mm Front Lens Cap
    • ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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