Sony launches α6400 mirrorless camera for $900

Sony Electronics announced the launch of α6400 (model ILCE-6400), a new addition to its E-mount mirrorless camera targeting professionals.

The retail price of α6400 will be $900 USD and $1,250 CAD. It will also be offered as a kit with the 16-50mm F3.5 – 5.6 lens for a retail price of $1,000 USD and $1,350 CAD, or in a kit with the 18-135mm F3.5 – 5.6 lens for a retail price of $1,300 USD and $1,750 CAD.

The α6400 camera features the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) acquisition of 0.02 seconds. It has the new advanced Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking capabilities. High-speed shooting at up to 11 fps with AF/AE tracking, a new-generation BIONZ X image processing engine that produces excellent image quality, 4Kvi video recording, a 180-degree tiltable LCD touch screen are the other features.

The new a6400 features 425 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points that are placed densely over the entire image area, covering approximately 84 percent of the image area.

Real-time Eye AF capability employs artificial intelligence based object recognition to detect and process eye data in real time, resulting in improved accuracy, speed and tracking performance of Eye AF.

The camera automatically detects the eyes of the subject and activates Eye AF with a half press of the shutter button in all autofocus modes.

The preferred eye of your subject can be selected as the focus point when in AF-C or AF-A mode.

Real-time Tracking mode utilizes Sony’s latest algorithm including artificial intelligence (AI) based object recognition and processes color, subject distance (depth), pattern (brightness) as spatial information to ensure that all subjects can be captured with accuracy.

The camera can shoot at up to 11 fps with full AF/AE tracking while utilizing the mechanical shutter, and up to 8 fps with full AF/AE tracking while silent shooting. It can shoot at each of these speeds for up to 116 frames JPEG Standard / 46 frames RAW compressed, increasing the chances of capturing the moment.

Sony’s new α6400 comes with a 24.2 MP APS-C sized image sensor with that is paired with an upgraded BIONZ X processor to deliver incredible advancements in image quality and color reproduction.

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