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Undecided on a6300 vs a6400

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Hey guys, apologies if this isn't the place for this post.

Just a quick question, was wanting to get some opinions on this.

Should i get an a6300 with this 18-135mm kit lens or

the a6400 with the 16-50mm kit lens?

Both are around the same price in Australia.

I have a nikon at the moment and I've wanted to switch to sony for some months now. I mainly shoot videos of travel, and do some nature photography, most of my camerawork is done outside.

Thanks guys.

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Check this to determine if the advantages of the a6400 vs a6300 are worth it to you:

https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/preview/sony-a6300-vs-a6400-vs-a6500/

What not many comparison sites mention is that the a6500 body and grip are a bit beefier than the a6300/6400. To me the a6500 has much better handling, and I can immagine that if you're coming from a Nikon DSLR the a6300/6400 may feel a bit tiny in the hands. The a6500 wasn't on your lost though so don't want to complicate things more 😉

The 18-135 lens is considerably sharper than the 16-50 and has a useful range if you do occasional wildlife stuff. Then again, the a6400 has animal eye AF, though I doubt either of these lenses lens will give a small enough depth of field to see whether focus was on the eye or face... Choices...

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I would suggest getting the A6400 because of it's superior auto focus and other features that make it a superb all around camera.  I would save for the 18-135 if you can't stretch to make it now as it is a wonderful general purpose lens.  At some point in time, adding the Sigma 16mm 1.4 gives you a great prime for low light and wide aperture photography.  Those two lenses and the a6400 are about as good as you can get within their price point.

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Hey, as Pieter stated, I would recommend you look at the A6500! I have the A6300 myself and I love it however like you I came over from a DSLR and it does take some getting used to with the smaller size. 

 

For video I've found it extremely difficult to get steady shots and had to resort to buying a gimbal (GAS hits me hard sometimes!). The A6500 has the inbuilt stabilization so may be a better option to go with. 

 

Whichever one you get will be a great camera and I would strongly recommend getting some older manual prime lenses, with the focus peaking feature you'll be able to nail focus yourself without relying on the autofocus - just my opinion

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