The Sony Corporation today introduced the latest addition to its E-mount mirrorless camera lineup – the a6400 (model ILCE-6400). This camera brings Sony’s most advanced technologies from their acclaimed full-frame lineup to a compact, lightweight 24.2MP APS-C camera, and it’s designed for vloggers. Featuring the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) acquisition of 0.02 seconds, while also introducing the new advanced “Real-time Eye AF” and “Real-time Tracking” capabilities. Plus, it’s capable of high-speed shooting at up to 11 fps with AF/AE tracking, while utilizing a next-generation BIONZ X image processing engine that produces excellent image quality, 4K video recording, a fully 180-degree tiltable LCD touch screen and more. Read more for two hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
What really sets this model apart from its predecessor is advanced “Real-time Eye AF,” the latest version of Sony’s acclaimed Eye AF technology, which 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 now automatically detects the eyes of the subject and activates Eye AF with a half press of the shutter button, and when in AF-C or AF-A mode, the preferred eye (left or right) of your subject can be selected as the focus point, in all autofocus modes. It ships in February 2019, priced at $900 USD ($1,250 CAD), or in a kit with the 16-50mm F3.5 – 5.6 lens for a suggested retail price of $1,000 USD ($1,350 CAD).
“The a6400 represents another important step in the growth of Sony’s overall interchangeable lens camera lineup. By bringing so many of our latest and most advanced technologies from full-frame cameras to a brand new APS-C model, we are giving today’s creators more options than ever to realize their vision,” said Neal Manowitz, vice president of Imaging Solutions at Sony Electronics.