My recent focusing problems with the A6000 helped in my decision to invest in its successor. I have only had it a few days and with the weather being poor recently I have had limited use. However so far things are looking quite good. No problems with my 18-200 lens which I use most of the time and at high ISO's it appears to be better than the A6000 in sharpness and noise. The automatic exposures appeared to be very good too. I have done some time lapses using the JCC device and will be doing more soon. Just got the high speed card so will try some 4d video and some slo -mo. Also used the Novoflex adapter and some of my ancient Nikon F lenses. It worked fine using manual focusing. Unless mentioned all images are hand held.
Note that all focal lengths below images are 35mm equivalents ie. 18-200mm is 27mm - 300mm.
I have found that using the extra fine jpeg is as good as using RAW.
The first image shot with the a6300 outside the shop where I purchased it.
Sony 18-200mm 64mm 1/400 f5 100 iso
150% crop
Sony 18-200mm 27mm 1/400 f6.3 100 iso
100% crop of image on left - 100 iso
100% crop of above image 100 iso
Sony 18-200mm 27mm 1/1000 f8 400 iso
100% crop of above right image 400 iso
100% crop of above image 400 iso
100% crop 1600 iso
100% crop 1600 iso
100% crop 6400 iso
100% crop 6400 iso
Sony 18-200mm 27mm 1/4000 f22 12800 iso
Sony 18-200mm 27mm 1/400 f6.3 100 iso
100% crop 12800 iso
100% crop 12800 iso
Sony 18-200mm 27mm 1/125 f11 100 iso
100% crop 100 iso
Sony 18-200mm 300mm 1/500 f9 100 iso
100% crop 100 iso
Sony 18-200mm 27mm 1/320 f8 100 iso
150% crop - 100 iso
Sony 18-200mm 300mm 1/320 f9 100 iso
100% crop - 100 iso
Sony 18-200mm 282mm 1/50 f16 400 iso
Sony 18-200mm 258mm 1/13 f16 400 iso
Sony 18-200mm 150mm 1/1250 f6.3 800 iso
Sony 18-200mm 300mm 1/125 f6.3 800 iso
Sony 18-200mm 300mm 1/60 f6.3 6400 iso
Sony 18-200mm 282mm 1/160 f6.3 200 iso
Sony 18-200mm 282mm 1/160 f6.3 200 iso
Sony 18-200mm 282mm 1/125 f6.3 200 iso
Little did my cat George realize that just outside the back door a visitor was looking for some lunch
A couple of shots taken off the tele and given the watercolor picture effect app - 180mm 1/0 f6.3 2000 iso
original shot with JJC TM device at 6000 x 4000 over 1000 extra fine images at 200 iso
42 shots taken at 11 frames per sec
18-200 lens 96mm 1/80 f14 2000 iso
hand held and saved as gif
Continuous shooting at 11 frames per sec
Time Lapse using JCC
Sony 18-200 zoom 103mm 1/500 f5.6 1600 iso
Manchester City v West Brom April 2016 - more HERE
100% crop
Sony 18-200 zoom 247mm 1/500 f6.3 1600 iso
67% crop
Sony 18-200 zoom 127mm 1/500 f5.6 1600 iso 100% crop
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Much improvement in focusing the 18-200 zoom but having problems with slo-mo movies
One way out is to shoot slo-mo at 100 frames and remap the time in either After Effects or Sony Vegas software - see some examples below
Hart saving from Ibrahimovic - 14 shots taken at 11 frames per sec
18-200 lens 70mm 1/500 f5 1600 iso
hand held and saved as gif
Header by Mangala - 7 shots taken at 7 frames per sec
18-200 lens 127mm 1/640 f5.6 3200 iso
hand held and saved as gif
Callum Wright - 63% crop of frame from 4K video
125% crop of frame from 4 k video of the group - Codswallop
a few test videos which show a mix of original and the slo-mo version achieved by time remapping in AF.
The original PAL videos were XAVC S HD record setting 100p 100M 1920 x 1080
100% crops from 4k video
click on image to see video
original
S Sony 18-200 zoom 187mm 1/500 f 6.3 3200 iso
crop 110%
original
sony 18-200 zoom 129mm 1/500 F6.3 3200 iso
100% crop
original
sony 18-200 zoom 124mm 1/500 F6.3 3200 iso
125% crop
original
sony 18-200 zoom 300mm 1/500 F6.3 3200 iso
100% crop
A few images from Man City v Real Madrid - originals and cropped
Original was 1920 x 1080 100fps 12 sec hand held.
It was then remapped in AFX to 90 sec.
Click on image for Vimeo video.
Pal Slo-Mo
original was 4k video 25 fps hand held
Foden Brass Band
click on image for Vimeo video
Quick test between Nex7, a6000 and a6300
18-200 zoom 27mm 1/320 f8 100iso
200% crops from the 300mm image each 1/320 F8 100 iso from the same position hand held
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/320 f8 100iso
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/250 f6.3 125iso 100% crop
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/250 f6.3 125iso 60% crop
18-200 zoom 97mm 1/250 f5.6 125iso
Raynox Macro filter
18-200 zoom 138mm 1/320 f7 100 iso
Raynox Macro filter
18-200 zoom 184mm 1/320 f6.3 160 iso
Raynox Macro filter
18-200 zoom 73mm 1/30 f13 125iso
Raynox Macro filter
18-200 zoom 109mm 1/250 f5.6 125iso 50% crop
Raynox Macro filter
18-200 zoom 109mm 1/250 f5.6 125iso 100% crop
Raynox Macro filter
a walk along the canal in search of bluebells!
18-200 zoom 72mm 1/160 f10 125 iso
18-200 zoom 37mm 1/160 f13 125 iso
Sony 16mm lens 24mm 1/80 f8 125 iso
Sony 16mm lens 24mm 1/80 f9 125 iso
18-200 zoom 94mm 1/80 f8 125 iso
18-200 zoom 51mm 1/80 f9 125 iso
18-200 zoom 228mm 1/80 f9 125 iso
18-200 zoom 200mm 1/80 f8 125 iso
18-200 zoom 258mm 1/80 f11 125 iso
Sony 16mm lens 24mm 1/80 f11 125 iso
lock water slo-mo - original MP4 XAVC S 1920 x 1080 100fps slo mo 13 sec time remapped to 12 minutes - 1200 fps. The above is a 30 sec combined extract of the original and slo-mo version
NEX 7 18-200 zoom 300 mm 1/320 f6.3 100 iso
18-200 zoom 228 mm 1/160 f16 320 iso
18-200 zoom 201 mm 1/100 f9 320 iso
18-200 zoom 192 mm 1/15 f11 320 iso
18-200 zoom 300 mm 1/50 f40 1600 iso
18-200 zoom 300 mm 1/500 f9 640 iso 100% crop
18-200 zoom 300 mm 1/60 f16 640 iso 100% crop
A couple of the new frogs in the garden pond
a few pics from Man City v Arsenal
18-200 zoom 300 mm 1/640 f6.3 640 iso original
150% crop
18-200 zoom 144 mm 1/500 f6.3 640 iso
100% crop
Arsenals first goal by Giroud 11 pics at 7fps
18-200 zoom 130 mm 1/500 f7 640 iso
18-200 zoom 300 mm 1/500 f6.3 640 iso 100% crop
a few blow-ups
Dylan Thomas birth place Swansea
18-200 zoom 27mm 1/250 f6.3 100 iso
150% crop
16-50 zoom 24mm 1/250 f11 100 iso
100% crop
Port Talbot
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/250 f9 100 iso
100% crop
Ross-on-Wye
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/250 f10 100 iso
150% crop
60% crop
18-200 zoom 300 mm 1/160 f6.3 100 iso flash
18-200 zoom 87 mm 1/125 f14 400 iso with Raynox Macro filter
Joe Hart taking free kick - original MP4 XAVC S 1920 x 1080 100fps slo mo 4 sec time remapped to 40 seconds . The above is a combined extract of the original and slo-mo version - from match below
18-200 with extension tubes
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/40 f32 800 iso flash used
2 extension tubes
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/40 f16 1250 iso flash used
2 extension tubes 50% crop
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/40 f16 1250 iso flash used
2 extension tubes
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/40 f13 800 iso flash used
2 extension tubes
Test using a6300 to copy old trannies
The A6300 was attached via a Novoflex adapter to a Nikon PB4 bellows which had a Componon enlarging lens attached. Electronic flash was used to light the tranny.
Nikon D7100 camera raw original
A6300 camera extra fine jpeg
150% crop from image on left
Nikon D7100 camera raw original
Sony A6300 camera extra fine jpeg original
150% crop from image on left
I will be doing further tests as I noticed that the A6300 results were marginally better than the raw of the Nikon 7100.
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/125 f6.3 100 iso
2 extension tubes
The following images were copies of trannies using the Sony 30mm Macro lens, copy stand and LCD light source
150% crop from original 30mm
Austria - Sony 30mm macro 1/13 f16 100iso
Cuzco, Peru - Sony 30mm macro 1/10 f16 100iso
150% crop
100% crop btm right
Singapore 1953 - Sony 30mm macro 1/8 f16 100 iso
Utah 1998 - Sony 30mm macro 1/10 f16 100 iso
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/60 f11 1000 iso
2 extension tubes
flash used cropped
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/60 f10 1000 iso flash used
2 extension tubes
cropped
18-200 zoom 271mm 1/200 f6.3 1000 iso
2 extension tubes
Sony 30mm macro with extension tubes
1/5 f16 100iso
Sony 30mm macro with extension tubes
1/8 f16 100iso
Sony 30mm macro with extension tubes
1/6 f16 100iso
John Wayne look-a-like in Alabama Hills
Sony 30mm macro 1/4 f16 100 iso
Bali sunset - Sony 30mm macro 1/4 f16 100iso
Both the above required extra post processing in PS
Manetas de Plata
Sony 30mm macro 1.6sec f16 100iso
India - Sony 30mm macro 1/13 f16 100iso
Both the above required extra post processing especially the left image
Some close -ups with the 30mm macro and 18-200 zoom
30mm macro 1/125 f13 320iso
30mm macro 1/125 f9 320 iso - 2 images combined
30mm macro 1/125 f16 640iso 80% crop
30mm macro 1/125 f16 640iso 80% crop
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/125 f11 640 iso
50% crop
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/125 f6.3 640 iso
85% crop
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/125 f6.3 640 iso
flash used 35% crop
30mm macro 1/125 f4.5 640 iso 35% crop
30mm macro 1/125 f4.5 640 iso 75% crop
18-200 zoom 300mm 1/125 f9 640 iso
flash used 100% crop
a few images from the Ashley Hall Festival visit - much more HERE
Pan done on the 18-200 zoom - 39mm 1/200 f10 100 iso - original size 8192 x 1856
18-200 zoom 223 mm 1/160 f6.3 100 iso
18-200 zoom 267 mm 1/500 f6.3 200 iso
a mix of original and the slo-mo version achieved by time remapping in AFX. Click on image for video
The original PAL videos were XAVC S HD record setting 100p 100M 1920 x 1080
I'm watching you with the new A6300!
18-200 zoom 258mm 1/500 f9 200 iso 83% crop
Just watch out kids I might drop something!
18-200 zoom 109mm 1/500 f9 200 iso 60% crop
one of 30 shots taken as the bird flew past at 11 frames per sec
Lancashire v Warwickshire
One Day Cup
Paid a rare visit to Old Trafford to cover a one day game and for the first time I got an over-heating warning in my viewfinder. I was just taking stills and the weather was very hot. The A6300 did not switch off though. Continued to be impressed with the images and ability to crop above 100%. Below are a few examples from the day
A view from my seat
205mm 1/1000 f7 400 iso

110% crop
Rankin bowling to Croft
10 images at 168mm 1/1000 f8 400 iso
Buttler hits a six
154mm 1/1000 f6.3 400 iso 75% crop
Warwickshire fielders in action
154mm 1/1250 f8 400 iso
180% crop
Images with Nikon 85mm f2 with Novoflex adapter
Nikon 85mm 1/640 f4 400iso
Nikon 85mm 1/1000 f4 400iso 100% crop
Nikon 85mm 1/200 f8 400 iso 100% crop
Nikon 85mm with PK13 extension tube 1/160 f16 200 iso onboard flash
Nikon 85mm 1/160 f16 200 iso 40% crop flash used
Nikon 85mm 1/160 f16 200 iso 60% crop flash used
Nikon 85mm with PK13 extension tube 1/160 f16
640 iso 75% crop
Nikon 85mm with PK13 extension tube 1/160 f16
640 iso 50% crop
18-200mm 300mm 1/160 f6.3 12800 iso
18-200mm 300mm 1/160 f6.3 12800 iso 50% crop
18-200mm 300mm 1/200 f6.3 250 iso
200% crop
18-200mm 300mm 1/250 f6.3 1600 iso 50% crop
18-200mm 300mm 1/160 f6.3 1600 iso 50% crop
18-200mm 300mm 1/400 f6.3 1600 iso 50% crop
18-200mm 300mm 1/80 f11 800 iso 60% crop
18-200mm 300mm 1/250 f6.3 1600 iso 12 images
18-200mm 300mm 1/250 f6.3 1600 iso 13 images
18-200mm 300mm 1/400 f6.3 1600 iso 24images
18-200mm 300mm 1/400 f6.3 1600 iso 17 images
Chester Zoo
18-200mm 73mm 1/400 f5 400 iso 32 images
18-200mm 300mm 1/1250 f6.3 800 iso
18-200mm 300mm 1/100 f6.3 100 iso
18-200mm 130mm 1/500 f5.6 100 iso 16 images
Cityzens Day
Lots more on the Chester Zoo web page - HERE
Pep Guardiola is interviewed
18-200mm 300mm 1/800 f9 400 iso
18-200mm 55mm 1/4000 f6.3 800 iso
RHS Show Tatton Park 2016
Joe Swift on the BBC
90mm 1/1600 f5.6 100 iso
300mm 1/400 f6.3 250 iso 50% crop
172mm 1/160 f6.3 250 iso 50% crop
Lots more HERE
88mm 1/800 f5.6 100 iso
England V Pakistan Test at Old Trafford - day 2
Stokes drives for 4
300mm 1/1000 f6.3 200 iso 50% crop
Root sweeps Azhar for 4
300mm 1/1000 f6.3 200 iso
Bairstow pulls for 4
300mm 1/1000 f6.3 200 iso 70% crop
Anderson bowling
187mm 1/1000 f6.3 200 iso 18 images
Bairstow hits a 4
300mm 1/1000 f6.3 200 iso 120% crop
Tree on the move
300mm 1/800 f6.3 200 iso 25 images
Lots more HERE
GIFLAND
NEW
Tabley
160mm 1/1600 f 5.6 400 iso
300mm 1/1250 f 6.3 400 iso
25 images 180mm 1/1250 f 6.3 400 iso
37 images 219mm 1/1250 f6.3 800iso
MORE HERE
50mm 1/1250 f4.5 400iso
44 images 300mm 1/1250 f6.3 800iso
Tour of Britain Stage 3
300mm 1/1600 f6.3 800iso
27mm 1/1600 f5 800iso
More here
With the moon being a bit brighter recently I took a pic with the 18-200 lens - manual exposure 1/1250 f8 320iso and the two added images are crops of 100 and 150 percent
100% crop
150% crop
Horse Trials
Christopher Whittle on Skip Mill 140mm 1/1000 f9
320iso
Loretta Joynson on Psh Convivial 108mm 1/1000 f8
320 iso
More HERE
RAF Cosford Museum
War in the Air hanger - 27mm 1/60 f4 800iso sweep pan
More HERE