Sony a6400 is a APS-C format Mirrorless camera from camera giant Sony. While DSLRs are more popular with professionals, if you need a camera just for family photography, mirrorless cameras are a great bargain.
First of all, they’re not as bulky as digital SLRs. Second, they can take photos at a higher rate, and third, they are better at video than DSLRs. DSLRs are said to reign supreme when taking photos of fast moving subjects and in low light conditions. However, the difference is not that significant. Nowadays, you can buy any type and be satisfied with it for all purposes, such has been the advancement in digital camera technology.
If you want to learn more about the difference between a DSLR camera and a mirrorless camera, visit this site.
Among the mirrorless cameras on the market, the Sony a6400 is the highest echelon. The camera is only available in basic black and includes a built-in pop-up flash, electronic viewfinder, and hot shoe. Finding all three is a rarity in a mirrorless camera. Sony says the a6400 is only protected from the elements, but is “not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.” So, don’t take it out in the pouring rain; a little drizzle is unlikely to harm your camera.
Sony A6400 Specifications Overview
A6400 has a 3 inch LCD touch screen. The hinge has been redesigned. The screen not only tilts up or down like with other models in the a6000 family, but also tilts forward for selfies and vlogging. The the screen is sharp and has a 16: 9 aspect ratio. The a6400 includes wireless connectivity. It supports Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi. You can pair your phone, iOS or Android, to the camera with the Sony PlayMemories app, which makes transferring photos and videos much smoother and easier. .
Sony boasts better autofocus capabilities with this model. They claim the a6400 has the fastest focusing acquisition in the world (you photographers might know what that means). The a6400 uses 24MP APS-C image sensor. It can be set as low as ISO 100 and as high as ISO 32000 in its native mode, and offers extended ISO sensitivity up to 102,400 for poor lighting conditions.
This camera also has a new real-time Eye AF feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect people. Sony says a future update coming “in the summer of 2019” will also enable Eye AF for Animals. The a6400 also has a new real-time tracking feature that uses AI for object recognition.
Availability and price of Sony A6400 in Nepal
Nepal Hima Trade Link is the official distributor of these cameras (or any Sony product). Currently they have listed a6400 for pre-booking. To pre-book this camera, you will need to pay 25% of the total cost of the camera in advance. You can expect the camera to arrive at your doorstep after 10 days.
There are 3 different models available. One is the body model only which will cost you Rs. 138,000. The other is the 16-50mm body + lens priced at Rs. 150,000. And the latest model is the 18-135mm body + lens worth Rs. 195,000.
You obtain 5% reduction on the total cost if you pre-order the a6400. You also get a 32GB SD card and a spare battery. To pre-order, you will need to go to the Sony store in Kantipath (near Jamal).