NEWS: Sony Announces A6400 Midrange APS-C Mirrorless Camera
Sony has announced the A6400, an updated 24.2MP mirrorless camera with a flip-up rear touchscreen and the processor and autofocus system ‘borrowed from the A9’.
In many respects the camera resembles an A6300 with a more powerful processor, enhanced autofocus and a more extensively articulated touchscreen, but launched at a slightly lower cost. It also adds the time-lapse function that was lost when Sony moved away from offering in-camera apps. Like previous models, it can shoot at up to 11 fps or 8 fps in silent shutter mode, both with full autofocus and exposure capability but not live view.
Most of the enhancements come in the form of autofocus improvements that have been developed for the a9. These include increased speed along with the enhanced ‘real-time tracking’ and animal Eye AF coming to the a9 pro-level sports camera this Spring and Summer. (Note that animal Eye AF won’t be available on the a6400 until this summer.)
The tracking mode lets you specify a subject and it’ll prioritise their eye, switching to face detection if it loses the eye and treating them as a generic subject to track if they, for instance, turn their head away from the camera.
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