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Old 15-01-2019, 11:41 PM   #1
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Introducing the Sony A6400

It’s going to become the new mid-level camera replacing both the A5100 and entry level A6xxx cameras
It has a classic A6xxx design but it has the A5100 selfie screen (SAR note: That’s why for a short moment I thought this was an A5xxx camera…but it’s not)
New APS-C sensor
Made for vloggers
4K30p (it has NOT 4k60p)
No Z-battery and no dual SD card slot
But has some new “exciting” features



i dont understand why Sony is making this move.
a case of one giant step forward, 1 small step back?
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Old 16-01-2019, 01:35 AM   #2
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So....... A6000 will drop price?
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Old 16-01-2019, 10:08 AM   #3
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it has been going up and down...as in with cash rebates (discounts)

for bashing:
the flipup screen is blocked when a mic is mounted. is it so hard to put an articulating screen instead?
higher ISO....so what? no one likes to shoot in high ISO unless you're talking about the A7S series
no IBIS - still have to get a a6500 or OSS lens...out of luck if you use 3rd party lens

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Old 17-01-2019, 09:41 AM   #4
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no IBIS means its suitable for vloggers who really want that jittery handheld shaky cam feel in their vids

The flip screen is a no-win scenario if you only make it flip vertical. Flip up means it blocked by hotshoe mic. Flip down means block by tripod, they should just do it like the panasonic G9 or canon G5X and have it flip out the side
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Old 17-01-2019, 09:46 AM   #5
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seen some bloggers showcasing this on youtube. seems stabilized enough.
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Old 17-01-2019, 10:56 AM   #6
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becos vloggers use wideangle <18mm focal length so jitters are minimalised.
wait till you go 50mm, any shake movement is magnified
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Old 17-01-2019, 12:37 PM   #7
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Youtuber Jason Vong has a workaround

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThIoM0EoSAY&t=298s

2:35-3:00 min

this is featured in the video:

https://www.amazon.com/Ulanzi-Microp...anzi+pt-3&qid= (non ref link)

it has been going up and down...as in with cash rebates (discounts)

for bashing:
the flipup screen is blocked when a mic is mounted. is it so hard to put an articulating screen instead?
higher ISO....so what? no one likes to shoot in high ISO unless you're talking about the A7S series
no IBIS - still have to get a a6500 or OSS lens...out of luck if you use 3rd party lens

for envy (in a way)
no record limit ( so no cuts at 30mins but there are already hacks available)
Real-time Tracking
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Old 17-01-2019, 10:13 PM   #8
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not an exciting "update" from Sony

still waiting for the successor model for the a6500.....

the a6300->a6500 only had a short span of some 8 months and that was back in 2016

the a6000->a6300 was a 2 years wait.

but Sony marketing is great... they continue to sell a6000 today coming to some 5 years...
and the other family of Sonys as well....such that users wont feel the urge to upgrade an "obsolete" model since it has not been discontinued.
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Old 18-01-2019, 09:47 AM   #9
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if the changes are small and incremental there wouldnt be any motivation for existing users to upgrade but it's a good way to draw in new users into the ecosystem as they can buy the old flagships at least assuming the prices of sony lens dont scare them off

am not a sony user myself but from what i know the A6500 fixes some issues of predecessors (overheat) while leaving some still unfixed (4k rolling shutter)
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Old 18-01-2019, 10:29 AM   #10
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They can add a stabilized sensor in a future iteration and call it the a6600...
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Old 28-10-2019, 11:11 PM   #11
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Anyone knows where's the cheapest place to buy this camera now?
Is it generally better to wait for the IT shows, say the Tech Show in mid Nov?
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Old 29-10-2019, 12:03 PM   #12
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all fixed price from Sony la.... the resellers can only bundle in freebies to sweeten the deal.
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Old 29-10-2019, 03:32 PM   #13
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Anyone knows where's the cheapest place to buy this camera now?
Is it generally better to wait for the IT shows, say the Tech Show in mid Nov?
Price is quite standard among the major cam shops.

I did some legwork, and TK offered the most freebies.

IT show you will probably be buying direct from Sony? If so their price is slightly higher than what the usual cam shops offer. Whether or not they give enough freebies to offset the price is up to you though. Personally would shop at the regular shops to avoid the crazy crowds at IT shows.
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Old 21-02-2020, 05:07 PM   #14
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Price is quite standard among the major cam shops.

I did some legwork, and TK offered the most freebies.

IT show you will probably be buying direct from Sony? If so their price is slightly higher than what the usual cam shops offer. Whether or not they give enough freebies to offset the price is up to you though. Personally would shop at the regular shops to avoid the crazy crowds at IT shows.
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