Successor of the A6300, the Sony Alpha 6400 (A6400) does not change recipe and put everything on its new processor, its real-time autofocus tracking and face detection.
The Sony Alpha 6400 (A6400) is a seamless evolution of the A6300. The ergonomics of the case remains generally the same and the sensor does not change. Despite everything, the gain in sensitivity is still noticeable, while the autofocus, thanks to real-time tracking and face detection, is extremely effective. With its touch screen that turns 180°, Sony is undoubtedly hoping to win over a less expert and video-loving audience. Also, the presence of a certain resistance to dust and humidity is a plus. On the other hand, the absence of stabilization of the sensor will surely prevent it from establishing itself as an essential reference.
- Image quality.
- Build quality.
- Resistance to humidity and dust.
- Efficient real-time AF tracking.
- Effective face detection.
- 4K UHD video without cropping (except at 30 fps).
- Possibilities of personalized settings.
- 180° rotatable touch screen.
- Shooting while feeding.
- Too slow start.
- Shutter at 1/4000s maximum.
- Sensor not stabilized.
- No headphone jack.
- Rolling shutter in 4K.
- Displacement of the unintuitive collimator.
- Access to the memory card from below.
- Storage limited to UHS-I bus.
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After a very successful ZV-1 expert compact, Sony is offering a hybrid camera with an APS-C sensor which should also appeal to a videographer audience. Unfortunately, the performance is not always sufficient, with perfectible ergonomics – or too simplistic – and a recalcitrant autofocus in low light. However, as soon as we tackle the heart of its use, namely the production of video for vlogging or social networks, the ZV-E10 hits the mark. The functions to facilitate shooting are very practical and the autofocus modes formidable. We regret the absence of sensor stabilization which could have completely crushed the competition.