Sony Electronics has announced the α6400 mirrorless camera model ILCE-6400with real-time eye autofocus, real-time tracking and fast autofocus in Kenya. This new camera joins Sony’s E-mount mirrorless camera lineup. The camera has more advanced Sony features with the full-frame lineup to a compact, lightweight APS-C camera.

The camera has an autofocus (AF) acquisition of 0.02 seconds, with advanced “Real-time Eye AF” and”Real-time Tracking” capabilities. Also included are high-speed shooting at up to 11 fps with AF/AE tracking, a new-generation BIONZ X image processing engine that produces good image quality, 4K video recording, a fully 180-degree tiltable LCD touch screen. It is appropriate for creators.

Sony’s new α6400 is equipped with a 24.2 MP APS-C sized image sensor which is paired with an upgraded BIONZ X processor to deliver advanced 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 has many of the images processing algorithms from Sony’s newest full-frame cameras which include the α9, α7R III and α7 III models. It can block noise while preserving resolution and improving texture depiction.

The new camera will feature 425 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points that will be placed densely over the entire image area, covering approximately 84% of the image area.

The α6400 introduces this new “Real-time Eye AF,” it can employs artificial intelligence (AI) 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 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.

Sony’s new camera α6400 with “Real-time Tracking”  uses 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 accurately.

The new camera can shoot at up to 11 fps with full AF/AE tracking while utilizing the mechanical shutter, and up to 8 fps 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.

The α6400 video camera offers 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 detail and depth.

The new camera is designed to offer a high level of functionality and customisation to maximise 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.

α6400 Mirrorless Camera Specifications

  • Fast 0.02 seconds AF acquisition speed plus 425 phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points covering approximately 84% of image area
  • Advanced Real-time Eye AF
  • New Real-time Tracking for object tracking
  • 24.2MPAPS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
  • 180-degree fully tiltable LCD touch screen for self-recording
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 11 fps mechanical shutter / 8 fps silent shooting with continuous AF/AE tracking
  • High-resolution 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, plus advanced AF speed and stability
  • Interval recording for time-lapse videos