Photos by Star Sabroso
Sony recently unveiled its hottest camera, and it might just be one of the best gadgets you can bring along with you on your summer getaway.
During road trips, roadside stories offer opportunities for cinematic action shots and oftentimes, this requires a camera that is up and ready to move on a fast lane. Sony a6300 launched last March and it’s proving to be a force to reckon with as far as the latest models of mirrorless cameras are concerned. The camera is the successor to the Sony a6000 that was launched in 2014, and it features the world’s fastest auto-focus (AF) speed and the highest number of AF points on any interchangeable lens camera, definitely an upgrade compared to the old model. This makes it the perfect partner for snapping away summer festivities and capturing your roadside stories. Shooting with the camera won’t even feel like it needs to search focus as it only allows 0.05 seconds of search before it locks focus. The camera focuses without hesitation even when shooting in low light conditions.
To add to its speed and accuracy, the camera captures up to 11 fps in continuous capture mode or 8 fps continuous in a live-view mode. You get cinematic high definition stills with outstanding image quality. And if you’re more into capturing a moving picture, a6300 can record high-resolution 4K videos in the 35mm format.
Another important upgrade is the Silent Shooting mode, which allows you to capture images in silence, perhaps while watching a live play or solemn festivities. For your selfies, groufies or portraits with your special someone or family members, the camera’s Eye AF feature allows you to focus on the subjects’ eye even in continuous shooting mode. And for those hard-to-reach perspective shots, you may take advantage of its 921,600-dot LCD that allows you to tilt 90° up and more or less 45° down, so you can take that hard to reach macro shot, or that perspective you want when capturing the sunset.
On the day of its launch, Sony partnered with today’s young and vibrant photographers who are in different fields to showcase what Sony a6300 camera can do in different conditions and creative perspective. Charisma Lico did a workshop on fashion photography, Jelito de Leon showcased lifestyle photography and getting that perfect flatlay shot, Sheng Gonzales featured toy photography while Kimi Juan talked about travel photography.
“We hope to continue to inspire photographers to pursue their passion and develop their skills with this new addition to the mirrorless camera lineup,” says Sony Philippines’ president Nobuyoshi Otake. “No matter what your subject or passion, we can assure that your photo finishes in style, thanks to a6300’s autofocus and exposure tracking. We’re welcoming Filipinos to capture the best of their summer with the latest photography device perfect for any travel,” he adds.
For the Sony a6300 that comes with kit lens, the camera is priced at P64,999. But if you’re just getting the body, it costs P56,999. Starting middle of April the camera will be available in Sony Centers and all authorized Sony dealers nationwide. To keep updated with Sony’s latest gadgets and technological advancements, visit www.sony.com.ph. For more news from Sony Philippines and its digital imaging ambassadors, follow SonyPhilippines on Facebook and @SonyPHinc on Twitter and @SonyPHlnc on Instagram.
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