Sony A6400 – 18 Things You Should Know (FAQ)

Sony A6400 is an excellent APS-C mirrorless camera, both for beginners and camera enthusiasts. It is quite compact, sports a 24MP sensor, has a flip-up screen (great for video shooters who record themselves), records 4K video and has great autofocusing capabilities. It is definitely an upgrade over the A6100, especially in the video department thanks to the fact you can use S-Log and HLG video profiles, which a lot of professional shooters prefer.

Of course, if you need an even better camera with features like in-body image stabilization and better battery, the A6600 is an even better choice. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about the A6400 and answer them.

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When was Sony A6400 released?

The A6400 was announced on January 15, 2019, and it started shipping in February.

Does Sony A6400 have image stabilization?

Unfortunately, no. Just like its predecessor (A6300), Sony A6400 doesn’t have in-body image stabilization. If you need this feature, both A6500 and A6600 have it, although we suggest buying the newer A6600 out of those two. Keep in mind that both of these cameras are more expensive.

Is Sony A6400 weather-sealed?

Yes, unlike the cheaper A6100, the Sony A6400 has weather sealing, which is excellent for a camera in its price range.

Is Sony A6400 a full-frame camera?

No, the A6400 is not a full-frame camera. It has a 24MP APS-C sized sensor.

What is Sony A6400’s crop factor?

The crop factor of this camera is 1.5x (compared to a camera with a full-frame sensor). This means that if you attach a 24mm lens on the A6400, it will have an identical field of view a 36mm lens would have on a full-frame camera.

Does Sony A6400 have a touchscreen?

Yes, this camera has a touchscreen although it isn’t used for a lot of things except for the tap-to-focus function, which is actually quite useful.

Is Sony A6400 a DSLR?

No, the A6400 is not a DSLR. It is a mirrorless camera, meaning that it has no mirror in front of the sensor. Because of this, mirrorless cameras are more compact and use an electronic viewfinder that allows users to preview exposure, depth of field and many other things, which isn’t available on DSLRs.

How long does the battery last on A6400?

The battery is rated at 410 still shots or 125 minutes of video.

What SD card to buy for Sony A6400?

The best SD card for the A6400 (in our opinion) is the SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB UHS-I U3 V30. If you want to learn more about this topic, check out our article on the best SD cards for Sony A6400.

Is the A6400 good for video?

Yes, this is an excellent camera for video shooters – both beginners and enthusiasts. Some even use it as a B-cam on professional shoots. It shoots 4K video at up to 30 fps and slow-motion video in 1080p (at up to 120 fps). What makes the A6400 useful for more advanced users are S-Log and HLG (HDR) profiles, which aren’t available on the A6100, for example.

Does Sony A6400 have a mic input?

Yes, it has a microphone input and we highly suggest getting an external mic if you’re into video recording. Check out our article on the best mic for Sony A6400 to learn more.

Does Sony A6400 have a headphone jack?

No, this camera does not have a headphone jack. If you really need this feature, go with the A6600.

What mount is Sony A6400?

The A6400 is an E-mount camera. This means you can use APS-C E-mount lenses, as well as FE lenses (full-frame E-mount lenses meant for cameras like Sony A7III) natively.

What lenses to buy for Sony A6400?

There is no simple answer to this question. For most people, the newly released 16-55mm f/2.8 is good enough for almost any situation, but it’s far from affordable. If you need additional info about lenses for this mirrorless camera, we suggest you check out our article on the best lenses for Sony A6400.

Which gimbal should you get for Sony A6400?

The A6400 doesn’t have image stabilization, which means shaky footage. If you’re serious about shooting video, you may consider getting a gimbal. Two of our favorite choices for the A6400 are smaller gimbals like the DJI Ronin-SC and Zhiyun Weebil S.

Sony A6400 vs A6300?

The A6400 is nearly identical to the A6300 when it comes to looks and it sports the same sensor, but there are some significant upgrades over the previous model – it has way better autofocus that includes Animal Eye-AF and real-time object tracking, flip-up touchscreen, HLG support and more.

Sony A6400 vs A6100?

The A6400 is just a couple of grams heavier than the A6100, but they share the same sensor, AF performance, and video recording capabilities. However, the A6400 has weather sealing, which the A6100 doesn’t. The EVF is also better on the A6400 and it has S-Log and HLG support, which is important for video shooters.

Sony A6400 vs A6600?

These two cameras are nearly identical when it comes to most features, but there are four important differences. Firstly, the A6600 is slightly bigger and about 100 grams heavier. On the plus side, it has in-body image stabilization, a bigger battery, and a headphone jack. None of these features are present on the A6400. Of course, because of this, the A6400 is quite a bit cheaper.

We hope that this article helped you learn some more about this great camera and that you found the answer to your question.