Sony launches a6300 and G Master Lenses in the Middle East


Sony yesterday introduced the latest addition to its line-up of mirrorless cameras: the α6300 and G Master lenses. #GNTECH was there, and what we saw was pretty impressive.

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The camera boasts Sony’s latest 4D FOCUS system that can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds, the world’s fastest AF acquisition time. Additionally, the α6300 has an incredible 425 phase detection: AF points that are densely positioned over the entire image area – the world’s highest number of AF points on any interchangeable lens camera, and can shoot images at up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking.


The α6300 camera is equipped with a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C sized Exmor CMOS sensor that works together with a BIONZ X image processing engine to produce the entire ISO sensitivity range of 100 – 51,200.


The new α6300 can also shoot and record high-resolution 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in the Super 35mm format. The new mirrorless model also has the ability to support full live-view continuous shooting on the Tru-Finder or LCD screen at up to 8 frames per second, ultimately producing a real-time shooting experience that combines all the benefits of an electronic viewfinder with the immediacy of a through-the-lens optical viewfinder.


In addition to the extensive AF coverage, the α6300 debuts a new high-density tracking AF technology that significantly improves subject detection and tracking performance. This new technology can quickly activate a large number of AF points around a subject – at approximately 7.5 times more density than the α6000 – and intelligently adjust them in accordance with the subject’s motion. This is a particularly powerful feature when used with high-speed 11 fps continuous shooting or the new 8 fps continuous live-view mode, which provides 100 per cent accurate framing for fast moving subjects on the LCD screen or viewfinder.

The camera feels solid in hand thanks to its magnesium alloy body and comes Wi-Fi- and NFC-enabled.

 G Master Lenses

Sony G Master lenses

Sony has created a new line-up of lenses for its full-frame cameras known as G Master (GM). These are the company’s high-end lenses that sit above its G-series lenses and, as you might imagine, command a premium price. The first three GM lenses include FE 24-70mm F2.8, FE 85mm F1.4 and FE 70-200mm F2.8 OSS.

In addition to the lenses, Sony also released a pair of teleconverters (1.4x and 2.0x) for use with the new 70-200mm F2.8 lens.