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.
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.
425 phase-detection AF points
Densely distributed focus points blanket around 84% of the image area, aiding subject capture.
0.02 sec AF speed
The camera's Fast Hybrid AF system combines the best of phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF.
Persistent tracking ability
When subjects are in motion, AF points densely positioned around the subject are activated for accurate tracking.
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.
Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE at up to 11fps
Never miss a moment of the action thanks to fast internal processing and a high-capacity buffer memory. Fire off shots at up to 11fpswith after-view or 8fps 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
Real-time Eye AF, Real-time Tracking
Newly adopted AI-based subject recognition technology processes a vast amount of data to detect and track even rapidly moving subjects.
Sophisticated eye recognition and tracking
Accurate eye recognition
Enhanced Real-time Eye reliably recognizes 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 mid-shoot.
Real-time Trackingreliably 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 color, 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 colors, 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 color reproduction. Human skin tones look more natural, and reproduction of plant colors has also been improved.
4K movies and pro-level features
Creative movie production
From full-pixel readout without pixel binning enabling high-resolution 4K movie recording to HDR (HLG)and S-Log/S-Gamutoptions and Slow & Quick Motion recording, the α6400 is loaded with advanced capabilities to support your movie-making creativity.
High-resolution 4K recording
Super 35 mm format recording with 2.4xoversampling results in 4K movies (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) with extraordinary image quality.
Fast Hybrid AF for movies
Smooth, steady focus is in your control with high-performance AF tracking.
The camera provides a variety of options for picture profiles, including S-Log and HDR (HLG)
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 movieson 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 adapter (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 shootingof 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 customization features, inherited from full-frame models, gives you greater flexibility and control over how your camera operates.
Customized 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.
Visualized setup screen for customization
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. When you're setting up the function menu, you can view the structure of the actual function screen.
The α6400 brings many of Sony’s most advanced technologies from their acclaimed full-frame lineup to a compact, lightweight APS-C camera. The speedy new camera boasts the world’s fastest(i) autofocus (AF) acquisition of 0.02 seconds(ii), while also introducing the new advanced “Real-time Eye AF” and ”Real-time Tracking” capabilities. Also included are high-speed shooting at up to 11 fps(iv) with AF/AE tracking, a new-generation BIONZ X image processing engine that produces excellent image quality, 4K(vi) video recording, a fully 180-degree tiltable LCD touch screen and much more, making it the ultimate tool for all types of creators ranging from professionals to vloggers.
“The α6400 represents another important step in the growth of Sony’s overall interchangeable lens camera lineup,” said Neal Manowitz, vice president of Imaging Solutions at Sony Electronics. “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.”
Speedy Performance that Captures Decisive Moments
The impressive autofocus system on the new α6400 inherits many technologies from Sony’s newest line-up of full-frame cameras including the α9, α7R III and α7 III models. The new a6400 features 425 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points that are placed densely over the entire image area, covering approximately 84% of the image area. This high-speed, high-performance tracking AF system is paired with a new-generation BIONZ X image processing engine that together allow the camera to acquire focus in as little as 0.02 seconds(ii) and maintain subject lock extremely effectively, ensuring even the fastest moving subjects can be tracked and captured with ease.
The α6400 introduces advanced “Real-time Eye AF,” the latest version of Sony’s acclaimed Eye AF technology. This exciting new capability 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. In all autofocus modes, 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. Choices include Auto / Right Eye / Left Eye, and a Switch Right / Left Eye function is able to be assigned to a custom function as well. This exciting new technology completely frees the photographer to focus solely on composition with full trust that focus will be tack sharp on the subject’s eye. Eye AF support for animals(vii) will be added in summer 2019 via a system software update, ideal for wildlife photographers.
Also debuting on the α6400 is Sony’s newly developed “Real-time Tracking.” This mode utilizes Sony’s latest algorithm including artificial intelligence (AI) based object recognition and processes color, subject distance (depth), pattern (brightness) as spatial information to ensure that all subjects can be captured with excellent accuracy. Additionally, when photographing or videographing humans or animals, face and eye position information is recognized by AI and the subject’s eye(vii) is monitored in real time with extremely high tracking precision. This can be activated by a simple half press of the shutter button(viii), or can be assigned to a custom function as well.
In terms of overall shooting speeds, the new camera can shoot at up to 11 fps(iv) with full AF/AE tracking while utilizing the mechanical shutter, and up to 8 fps(v) with full AF/AE tracking while silent shooting. It can shoot at each of these speeds for up to 116 frames JPEG Standard / 46 frames RAW compressed, greatly increasing the chances of capturing the perfect moment.
All-around Advancements in Image Quality
Sony’s new α6400 is equipped with a 24.2 MP(iii) APS-C sized image sensor with that is paired with an upgraded BIONZ X processor to deliver incredible advancements in image quality and color reproduction in all types of shooting conditions. Standard ISO ranges up to ISO 32000 for both still and movie, and is expandable up to ISO 102400 for still images, with excellent noise reduction at medium and high sensitivities.
The camera also inherits many of the image processing algorithms from Sony’s newest full-frame cameras, greatly suppressing noise while preserving resolution and improving texture depiction.
Advanced High-Resolution 4K(vi) Movie Recording with Fast Hybrid Autofocus
The versatile α6400 is an exceptional video camera, offering internal 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning to collect about 2.4x the amount of data required for 4K movies, and then oversamples it to produce high quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. Focusing during movie shooting is fast and stable thanks to upgraded Fast Hybrid AF technology, which keeps the subject in constant smooth focus no matter the scene, and even if an object crosses in front of the camera. This advanced AF plus touch focus functionality make it an ideal camera choice for many vloggers and video creators that are regularly creating and uploading content online.
For time-lapse movie creation(ix), the new camera features built-in interval recording that can be set anywhere between 1 and 60 seconds, with a total number of shots from 1 to 9999. AE tracking sensitivity can be adjusted to “High”, “Mid” or “Low” during interval shooting, allowing for reduced changes in exposure over the shooting interval.
Additionally, for the first time in Sony APS-C mirrorless camera, the new model includes an HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile, which supports an Instant HDR workflow, allowing HDR (HLG) compatible TV’s to playback beautiful, true-to-life 4K HDR(x) imagery. Further, both S-Log2 and S-Log3(xi) are available for increased color grading flexibility, as well as Zebra functionality, Gamma Display assist and proxy recording. The camera can also record Full HD at 120 fps(xii) at up to 100 Mbps, allowing footage to be reviewed and eventually edited into 4x or 5x slow-motion video files in Full HD resolution with AF tracking.
Upgraded Build to Maximize Versatility
The new camera is designed to offer a high level of functionality and customization to maximize shooting freedom. New on the α6400 is a fully 180-degree tiltable, 3.0-type LCD flip screen with 921k-dots of resolution that allows for simple and effective framing of selfie-style shooting for both still and video capture. Utilizing this capability, vloggers will be able to check and monitor composition throughout their entire creative process. The LCD screen is also equipped with touch functionality, with options for Touch Pad, Touch Focus, Touch Shutter and new Touch Tracking which quickly activates “Real-time Tracking” through the touch screen.
The camera features a high quality XGA OLED Tru-finder™ viewfinder, extensive customization with 89 functions that are assignable to 8 custom keys, the new My Dial and My Menu functionality, enhanced overall menu usability, a help screen for menus, star rating for images, and many other features that allow for a seamless shooting experience. It is also built with a tough magnesium alloy design and has an extremely durable shutter that is rated for approximately 200,000 cycles(xiii). It also is capable of seamlessly transferring files to a smartphone or tablet when connected to the brand new Imaging Edge Mobile application(xiv).