Sony a6400 a New Benchmark in Video Blogging and Street Photography
When Sony launched the Sony a6400 mirrorless camera it was seen as a strange option to launch a new camera that fits squarely between the a6300 and 6500, but on closer inspection and with a little in-depth research by the photography and video blogging community, the camera has been hailed as the new benchmark in hybrid tech for the prosumer market and outstrips its rivals in terms of capability.
Ably divided between two areas (still images and 4k video) this mirrorless camera has all the metrics to fit the needs of a wide range of people and give a whole new scope to the digital cropped-sensor camera, indie filmmaking or even the increasing rise of street photographers.
Looks wise, the Sony a6400 has a more slick and modern feel than most DSLR cameras making it covetable as well as discreet.
In terms of filmmaking, the Sony a6400 is often seen as being a B camera: made for incidental, behind the scenes or secondary footage. However, the 4k sensor is true to life and offers a series of options that would rival pro video camcorders it opens up to the possibilities of shooting with the coveted cinematic feel no matter the context: from running gun style to recording as a video blogger giving it a sleeker and higher spec look. Yes, the tilting screen goes up and is forward facing not the more popular side screen but its an easy fix for mics with an L bracket or a cage and easily allows you to self shoot.
The removal of the time limit (previous models had a 29 minute record time) is making the a6400 a game changer addition to a working kit for weddings, indie film, and TV etc. Teamed with a gimbal such as the Moza Aircross which is designed to work with mirrorless camera’s, you can take your shoot to the next level of professionalism and giving a dynamic range to your video that would normally only be seen with a more expensive setup. The a6400 is an ideal hybrid camera for indie filmmakers looking to create with the same cinematic options in a smaller package.
For street photography, the small footprint and interchangeable lenses give you an array of different options and with two kit lenses: 16-50mm and 18-135mm, you can pretty much work straight out of the box and capture moments in the reportage style that is so wanted in this arena. The camera lends itself to professional quality shooting both raw and Jpeg has a sense of discretion that is unparalleled. With a mid-range price and the kind of specs for shooting still’s that would normally be associated with a much more expensive full frame camera such as eye autofocus, combining this an editing set up such as the Luminar photo editing system, you can go from amateur to pro in a heartbeat with a minimal cost compared to other systems.
Widely available, the Sony a6400 is making waves and giving the blogger community, with videographers and of course photographers looking closely at this mini powerhouse of a camera.