Sony added the A6400 to their APS-C mirrorless line-up and it was launched in India today. The camera is located between the A6300 and the A6500 and has very impressive features such as real-time Eye AF and tracking. Sony also claimed that it had the world’s fastest autofocus acquisition speed of 0.02 seconds.
The camera has been made available from February 8 overall Sony Centre outlets, Alpha stores, and other major electronic outlets. The body has been priced at Rs. 75,990 but it will come in a kit with a 16-50mm lens for Rs. 85,990 or with an 18-135mm lens for Rs. 1,09,990.
This new offering is a successor to the A6300 APS-C mirrorless camera but not their company flagship, which has been filled up by the A6500 that was launched in December in India. The Sony A6400, in comparison, is less expensive since it doesn’t have the 5-axis in-body stabilisation but has other impressive features to it.
The autofocus (AF) system has been made even quicker than their previous A6500 all thanks to the 425 phase detection AF points and the equal number of contrast detection points which end up covering about 84 parent of the image area. This has been paired with a new Bionz X image processor that allows the user to quickly lock focus in 0.02 seconds.
It comes with a new real-time Eye AF feature and it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect people and has been said to automatically kick in any AF mode, as soon as the user half-presses the shutter button. Sony said that a future update would be coming up soon in “summer 2019” that would enable Eye AF for animals, which will be good news for wildlife photographers. The A6400 comes with a new real-time tracking feature that uses AI for object recognition.
The Sony A6400 comes with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, a maximum native ISO value of 32,000, 4K video recording without pixel binning, an OLED viewfinder, 11fps burst shooting, 3-inch touchscreen LCD with a 180-degree tilt functionality and built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC.