Why I Got the Sony A6300
This here is my #SonyA6300, there are many like it, but this one is mine

Why I Got the Sony A6300

This here is my #SonyA6300, there are many like it, but this one is mine

The landscape of the camera world has changed a lot over the last few years. There are a lot more choices. When looking for a new camera, there was much to think about. The A7III had not been announced at the time and my Sony A7 was wearing a bit thin. At the time of purchase, I had specific needs and the Sony A6300 was the only thing out that fit them.

Despite that, I have received this question more than I thought. “Why did you get THAT camera?”

Here are my primary reasons.

Thanks to MackRetail for helping me get the camera. 

The Silent Shutter

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My work is demanding at times, and sometimes I find myself shooting video and taking pics at the same time or I am in an environment where silence is required due to safety concerns. The A6300 is also nice when I do not want to be noticed. In those instances, amongst other situations, the silent shutter on the Sony A6300 really comes in handy.

Low light capabilities.

WeeklyGrindThingie-20180213-0893Simply put, the A6300 works well in low light much better than my Sony A7. The camera had been out long enough where many people had tested and I had little to think about. As I have used this camera I have had no regret shooting in poorly lit areas.

Size Matters

WeeklyGrindThingie-20180208-0625While the A7 is not a big camera. the A6300 is even smaller. Its size is more convenient than I thought it would be. When I travel to some awkward areas, it’s easy to put the camera away. When working big events, where I just need the basics, it’s now nice to have a smaller bag. Having a camera that is a lot less noticed than my DSLR is also nice.

Price

WeeklyGrindThingie-20180329-03894The Sony A6300 is decently priced at the moment. Out of all the Sony cameras, with a silent shutter ( again I did get this camera before the A7III was announced), this one had the best price. I work in an environment, where the optics of price matters. My company gets complaints about how money is spent, even if its money I spent myself. Having a camera that works well while not looking like I broke the bank means a lot.

Overall

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Even with the recent announcement of the Sony A7III, I still have no regrets about getting the Sony A6300. It’s Served me very well so far and it’s really helped my conversion to a Sony system go more smoothly.

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