Lightweight, compact and sturdily built, the α6400 is loadedwith impressive capabilities and features. With super-fast AF and highly precise subject tracking, it’s ideal for capturing fast-moving action, while its wide sensitivity range and stunning image quality make it suitable for just about any photographic opportunity you may encounter, whether you’re shooting stills or movies.
Despite its compact size and light weight, the 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.
Innovation in service to your creativity:
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) movie-shooting.
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.
Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE at up to 11fps:
Never miss a moment of the action thanks to fast internal processing and high-capacity buffer memory. Fire off shots at up to 11fps with after-view or 8fps4 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.
Silent continuous shooting at up to 8fps:
When your shoot calls for absolute quiet, such as when you’re photographing a live performance, silent shooting with no shutter noise allows shooting at up to 8fps 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.
Newly adopted AI-based subject recognition technology processes a vast amount of data to detect and track even rapidly moving subjects.
Accurate eye recognition:
Enhanced Real-time Eye AF 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 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 in mid-shoot.
Real-time Tracking 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.
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-megapixel 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 resolution 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 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.
Creative movie production:
From full-pixel readout without pixel binning enabling high-resolution 4K movie recording to HDR (HLG) and S-Log/S-Gamut options and Slow & Quick Motion recording, the α6400 is loaded with advanced capabilities to support your movie-making creativity.
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 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 adaptor (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) can be recorded in the camera, without post-processing on a PC. Alternatively, 120fps high-speed shooting 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.
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, and when you’re setting up the function menu you can view the structure of the actual function screen.
Imaging Edge desktop applications:
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.
Capture One for Sony:
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.
Conventional autofocus (AF) deals with space alone. 4D FOCUS goes one step further with an innovative image sensor that picks up both space and time to capture moving subjects with new clarity, allowing you to take crisper photos than ever. Plain old AF is a thing of the past. The future of photography is in motion.
Wide AF area – Capture your subject anywhere in the frame. 4D FOCUS activates AF points across a wide area, so the camera can detect subjects throughout the entire frame, instead of just the centre.
Ultra-fast focus – 4D FOCUS instantly detects the distance to your subject and focuses quickly and accurately with advanced AF algorithm, so you never miss decisive moments.
Steadfast tracking – Never lose sight of your subject. Our AF algorithm stays focused on the action, and even predicts your subject’s next move, without getting distracted by any obstacles in the frame.
18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens:
The Sony SEL18135 18-135mm lens features a compact, lightweight design measuring only 67.2mm x 88mm and weighing in at a mere 325g, as well as a high magnification 7.5x optical zoom that covers the wide-ranging focal length of 18-135mm on APS-C or 27-202.5mm in 35mm equivalent focal length.
The lens is an ideal fit for Sony’s popular APS-C sensor cameras including α6500, α6300 and α6000, and is an extremely useful tool for a wide range of shooting situations ranging from daily life to portraiture, landscape, nature and travel photography. The E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range thanks to its advanced design featuring one aspherical lens and two Extra-Low Dispersion glass elements that minimise aberrations.
This lens also allows photographers to produce close-up images with pleasing ‘bokeh’ or background defocus as a result of its maximum magnification ratio of 0.29x and minimum focus distance of 0.45m. It also offers built-in optical image stabilisation to support handheld shooting.
Lightweight and Compact Design
Compact (E-mount APS-C format) and lightweight (325 grams (11.5 oz.)), this lens features an optical design optimized for short flange focal distances that makes it small and manageable on its own while also contributing to notable reductions in overall system size, weight, and portability.
7.5x High-Magnification APS-C Zoom Lens
A high zoom ratio provides a versatile 27mm to 202.5mm range (35mm format equivalent, 7.5x optical zoom) that covers a broad spectrum of subjects and situations: scenery, nature, portraits, and general day-to-day photography.
Optical Design Achieves High Resolution
A new optical design that includes one aspherical element contributes to consistently high resolution from the image centre right out to the edges, while two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements effectively suppress chromatic aberration.
Close-ups with Background Bokeh
An impressive minimum focusing distance of just 0.45m (1.45ft) (0.29x max. magnification) makes it easy to shoot close-ups that take advantage of the lens’s beautiful background bokeh.
Bokeh quality is enhanced by a circular aperture design.
Built-in Optical Image Stabilisation
When shooting hand-held, particularly night scenes or dimly lit interiors, built-in optical image stabilization makes it easier to shoot blur-free images handheld.
Fast, Precise, Quiet Focus
Advanced linear motor technology quietly drives the focus group with outstanding speed and precision, making the most of the high AF performance provided by the α6000 series. Accurate focus is more easily achieved for stills and movies, even with moving subjects.
- World’s Fastest 0.02 seconds AF acquisition speed plus 425 phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points covering approximately 84% of image area
- Advanced Real-time Eye AF
- New Real-time Tracking for object tracking
- 24.2MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
- 180-degree fully tiltable LCD touch screen for self-recording
- High-speed continuous shooting at up to 11 fps mechanical shutter / 8 fps silent shooting with continuous AF/AE tracking
- High-resolution 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, plus advanced AF speed and stability
- Interval recording for time-lapse videos
18-135mm Zoom Lens:
- APS-C high magnification standard zoom lens
- Advanced optical design incorporating an aspherical element for high corner to corner resolution
- Advanced linear motor technology for fast, precise and quiet focus control
- Lightweight and compact design
- High zoom ratio
- High resolution from the centre to the edges
- Close-ups with background bokeh
- Bokeh is enhanced by circular aperture design
- Built in image stabilisation
- Sony E-Mount