Sony A6400 represents a solid upgrade over the A6300. While it has the same 24MP sensor, 4K and 1080p video recording options and pretty much the same body as its older brother, the A6400 also introduces many new features like Animal Eye AF, real-time object tracking, built-in intervalometer for timelapses, as well as a flip-up screen (great for vloggers). All of this makes it an excellent choice for enthusiast photographers and videographers.
If you just picked up a Sony A6400 with a lens, you pretty much everything you need to start shooting. However, it won’t be long before you realize you need some accessories as well, depending on the type of work that you do. This is why we decided to help out and gather some of the best accessories for Sony A6400.
Best Battery for Sony A6400
Unfortunately, the A6400 comes with one battery and although it’s not a bad performer, if you plan on doing extended photo/video sessions, you’ll need at least one additional battery. Of course, the best choice would be to go with original batteries made by Sony, but some third party manufacturers like RavPower make some very good replacement batteries as well. Below are links for some of the best batteries for Sony A6400.
Sony NP-FW50 Battery – Amazon
RavPower NP FW50 Replacement Battery (2-Pack) + Charger – Amazon
Best Memory Cards for Sony A6400
We have an entire article on best SD cards for Sony A6400, but we’ll give you a quick summary. Since the A6400 lacks support for UHS-II, you’ll be totally fine with buying a UHS-I card (and you’ll even save some money by doing so). Of course, if you want to future proof your purchase because you plan on upgrading to a more high-end camera sometime in the future, you can go with UHS-II cards as well. That being said, this is our top choice for the A6400 but read the article mentioned above for some additional options.
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128 GB UHS-I U3 – Amazon
Microphones and Audio
If you don’t plan on shooting video, then you can definitely skip this section. However, since the A6400 has great video features and now includes the flip-up screen making it great for vloggers and other people shooting videos of themselves, we had to include some gear that will upgrade the quality of your videos. As you probably know, audio quality matters quite a bit, and since the A6400 has a built-in microphone jack, there’s no reason why you should invest in a quality microphone. After all, they are not that expensive these days.
Deity V-Mic D3 Pro (best choice) – Amazon
Deity V-Mic D3 (good quality, lightweight) – Amazon
Rode Video Micro (small and light) – Amazon
Best Gimbals for Sony A6400
Unlike Sony A6500, which has in-body image stabilization, the A6400 lacks this feature, resulting in shaky video. Thankfully, having a good gimbal takes care of that problem, and even if you had image stabilization on the sensor itself, the results you get from a gimbal a far better. DJI Ronin-S is the best choice when it comes to gimbals these days, but there are cheaper options out as well – like the Zhiyun Crane Plus, which offers excellent value for the money.
DJI Ronin-SC – Amazon
Zhiyun Crane Plus – Amazon
Best Camera Straps for Sony A6400
When it comes to camera straps, we believe, along with many photographers that Peak Design makes the best ones. For the A6400, we suggest getting a narrower Slide Lite strap, which can be used as a sling strap, shoulder strap or neck strap. If wrist straps are more of your thing, Peak Design makes a really good one as well.
Peak Design Slide Lite Camera Strap (black) – Amazon
Peak Design Slide Lite Camera Strap (ash/gray) – Amazon
Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap – Amazon
Best Camera Bags for Sony A6400
There are many camera bags on the market, but we prefer bags from two companies – Peak Design and Manfrotto. If you have a bigger budget, we suggest getting a Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2. The quality of materials is excellent and the bag has a lot of space. You can get this backpack in two version – 20L and 30L. Since Sony A6400 is a pretty small camera and the lenses are quite small as well, 20L should be a better option for most people.
Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2 20L (smaller version) – Amazon
Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2 30L (bigger) – Amazon
Manfrotto Advanced² Active Backpack is another excellent backpack. There are two versions of this bag as well, one bigger and one smaller. The build quality is good, but the backpack is less spacious than the one from Peak Design. That being said, it is also much cheaper.
Manfrotto MB MA2-BP-A Advanced² Active Backpack – Amazon
If backpacks are not your thing and you only use one or two lenses with your A6400, a small sling bag such as the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L could be a great option.
Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L – Amazon
Best Tripods for Sony A6400
If you plan on doing work that requires a tripod, we definitely have some suggestions. Don’t forget, the A6400 now comes with a built-in timelapse feature, for which you’ll need a tripod as well. Here are our two favorite tripods for the A6400:
Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Tripod with Ball Head – Amazon
Sirui T-005X Aluminum Tripod with C-10S Ball Head – Amazon
If you need something even smaller and cheaper, but still pretty stable in most situations, check out these two products:
JOBY GorillaPod 3K – Amazon
Pedco UltraPod – Amazon
Every photographer or videographer should own at least an air blower and some lens wipes. If you don’t already have these essentials, we suggest you get some now because you’ll be needing them sooner than later.
Giottos Medium Rocket Air Blaster – Amazon
Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes – Amazon
We hope that this article helped you find some useful Sony A6400 accessories. We’ll be adding even more accessories as they come out, so make sure to check back for updates.