Sony Alpha A6400 review

Meet Sony's all-new mid-range mirrorless camera

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You could be forgiven for thinking that the Sony Alpha A6400 is only a minor upgrade over the A6300, with the most notable additions being the flip-out screen and a few other tweaks. It also still has some of the A6300's shortcomings, most notably the absence of any in-body image stabilization.   

However, what's really exciting here is the A6400's incredibly advanced autofocus system – the number of phase-detect points may be the same, but it's the clever work behind the scenes that really shifts things along. It's certainly one of the most sophisticated systems we've seen on any camera, and more impressive for the fact that it's on a camera costing under $1,000 / £1,000.

The greatly improved focusing makes this a much more accessible camera than its predecessors. We'd still like to see better touchscreen integration to help deliver a more streamlined shooting experience, but if this camera can help you to increase your hit rate thanks to its advanced AF, regardless of the subject you're shooting, that can only be a good thing. 


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Phil Hall

Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.