Sony Alpha A6400 + E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

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Sony Alpha A6400 Body
Sony Alpha A6400 + E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony Alpha A6400 + E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony Alpha A6400 + E PZ 16-50mm + 55-210mm
Sony Alpha A6400 + E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS + 50mm f/1.8
Sony Alpha A6400 + E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS + 10-18mm f/4 OSS
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Product information

Coolblue's Choice

This product is our choice for a mid-range mirrorless camera.
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Key specs

Type of image sensor
APS-C
Camera usage situation
Recording, Vacation, Vlogging
Lens included
Yes
Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), HD ready (720p), Ultra HD (4K), VGA
Suitable for photographer type
Advanced

Pros and cons

According to our system camera expert
  • Use the all-round 16-50mm for wide-angle and portrait photography.
  • Thanks to the advanced autofocus, the camera focuses in 0.02 second.
  • The fast Eye Autofocus, real-time tracking, and the fast image processor allow you to accurately follow moving subjects.
  • When zooming in, the light intensity is reduced, so you can shoot handheld for a shorter period of time.
  • Does not come with a memory card.
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Description

Note: we recommend an extra battery for a longer operating time.

The Sony Alpha A6400 + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS is a mirrorless camera for advanced all-round photographers. With a focal length of 16mm, high buildings and landscapes can easily fit in your frame. Thanks to the advanced autofocus, the camera focuses in 0.02 second. This allows you to accurately capture activity moments in the tiniest details. The model features a fast Eye Autofocus, real-time tracking, and a fast image processor. This combination ensures fast image processing, which allows you to accurately follow a subject. This way, your subject is always in focus, even when you're capturing a driver. The Eye autofocus can focus on the eyes of people as well as animals. You can also take detailed photos in dark locations with the strong noise suppression and the high ISO range.

Note: we recommend an extra battery for a longer operating time.

The Sony Alpha A6400 + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS is a mirrorless camera for advanced all-round photographers. With a focal length of 16mm, high buildings and landscapes can easily fit in your frame. Thanks to the advanced autofocus, the camera focuses in 0.02 second. This allows you to accurately capture activity moments in the tiniest details. The model features a fast Eye Autofocus, real-time tracking, and a fast image processor. This combination ensures fast image processing, which allows you to accurately follow a subject. This way, your subject is always in focus, even when you're capturing a driver. The Eye autofocus can focus on the eyes of people as well as animals. You can also take detailed photos in dark locations with the strong noise suppression and the high ISO range.


Included by default

  • Manual (199.03 KB)
  • Battery (NP-FW50)
  • Battery charger
  • Carrying strap
  • Body cap
  • Lens caps
  • Micro USB cable

Included by default

  • Manual (199.03 KB)
  • Battery (NP-FW50)
  • Battery charger
  • Carrying strap
  • Body cap
  • Lens caps
  • Micro USB cable

Tips for using this product

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Key specs

Type of image sensor
APS-C
Camera usage situation
Recording, Vacation, Vlogging
Lens included
Yes
Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), HD ready (720p), Ultra HD (4K), VGA
Suitable for photographer type
Advanced


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Solid and comprehensive camera with razor-sharp photos

    Valentijn Verbeke | 19 January 2020 | In the version: Body + 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • photo quality
    • weight
    • setting options
    • electronic viewfinder = what you see is what you get
    • battery life
    • no separate battery charger included
    • nose is against the touchscreen when looking through viewfinder with left eye
    • no comprehensive manual on paper

    I bought the Sony A6400 to replace my ten-year-old Nikon D90 SLR. Although the camera also focuses on video, I mainly use it as a photo camera, so I will focus on this in my review. I had been looking for a replacement for my D90 for some time, which could no longer keep up with modern cameras, especially in terms of dynamic range and ISO. I debated for a long time whether I should make the switch to mirrorless or upgrade to a more recent Nikon SLR. When the focus system of my most used Nikon lens broke down and there was less reason to stay with Nikon because of lenses, I decided to make the switch. I don't regret it yet.

    One of the reasons why I didn't always have my SLR with me on trips was his weight. The A6400 is a lot lighter and the lens (the 18-135mm) is also a real lightweight. When you go on trips with small children, it is not always easy to carry material with you, the A6400 is a huge step forward here.

    I bought the set with the 18-135mm lens. The kit comes in a simple box with a very brief quick start manual. The complete manual can be found online and can also be downloaded as a PDF. That is annoying for those who like to have a booklet with them to look up a specific setting. There is no separate battery charger included, you can only charge the battery by inserting a micro USB cable into the camera (unfortunately no USB-C). In combination with the limited battery life, this can become annoying and it is better to purchase a separate battery charger. The fact that you have the option to load directly into the camera also has its advantages, e.g. you can load the camera. recharge in the car on the way. As expected, the battery life is a lot less than what I'm used to from my SLR, so I've already purchased some extra batteries and a separate charger. The build quality is solid, but less robust than a heavy SLR. Especially the touchscreen seems vulnerable to me.

    The camera has an incredible amount of setting options. I do not agree with the criticism that the Sony cameras have a complex and incomprehensible menu structure. I find my way back in it fairly quickly, although I can understand that it can quickly become overwhelming for those who are just starting out with photography. A downside is that many menu items are abbreviated and quickly become cryptic. The built-in help function (press the trash can when you are on a menu item) then provides clarity. A lot of buttons are customizable, it obviously takes some time before your camera is set up to your liking. For beginners there are plenty of options to let the camera set everything automatically, although this camera with its many options is mainly intended for those who want more control over their photos or who want to learn it.

    The image quality of both camera and lens are excellent. Images are sharp and detailed. Shooting in low light is a huge step up from my old Nikon D90. The lens is not the brightest - for that you have to look for it in a different price range - but is more than sufficient in most circumstances. The fact that the camera also performs well at higher ISO values also compensates for the less bright lens. The autofocus is superior to any SLR. The fact that there are masses of autofocus points spread over almost the entire surface means that you miss a lot fewer shots. The eye AF and object tracking are definitely an added value, I no longer have to focus and reframe my image because of a limited number of focus points as with my old D90. The auto white balance works well in most cases and you also have the option to set it manually.

    It was difficult for me to estimate how smooth shooting with the electronic viewfinder (EVF) would be, but this turns out to be not too bad. There is, certainly in conditions with sufficient light, no noticeable delay in the image. The EVF saves me a lot of test shots to get my settings right, you can immediately see what your photo will look like and you can adjust your settings in real time. The zebra stripes to indicate overexposed areas make it extremely convenient to take correctly exposed photos (adjustable via the menu). The EVF also performs well in darker conditions, but in the pitch dark it is unusable, who takes pictures of night skies better with an SLR.

    One point I feared was the ergonomics, a larger, sturdy camera is better in the hand than such a smaller device. In practice this turns out to be not too bad, although I suspect that those who spend hours walking around with the camera in their hand are better off opting for a more ergonomic model. A downside is the placement of the viewfinder in relation to the touchscreen: Because my left eye is my dominant eye, I always look through the EVF with this eye. As a result, my nose is regularly against the touchscreen, causing the camera to focus on that point. I solved this by programming the C1 button in such a way that I can use it to switch the touch functionality off and on. Not ideal, but it works.

    In summary, this is a very solid camera and definitely a step forward compared to my old SLR. Especially the weight, the image quality and the autofocus are a huge step forward. Downsides are the battery life and the placement of the EVF for those who look with their left eye.

    Valentijn Verbeke | 19 January 2020 | In the version: Body + 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Takes beautiful photos and movies

    efenco | 24 February 2019 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • quality movie and sound
    • speed
    • photosensitivity
    • stabilization is missing

    A camera that easily fits in a bag, takes beautiful photos and can film, then you have a good description of the Sony A6400. I'm still in the discovery phase, but already impressed. It is a small camera that I can easily carry in my bag. Or with the 18-50mm zoom. If you want more zoom range, you can easily expand it with an extra lens. It is extremely fast, useful in sports competitions. Without much technical knowledge, you can easily take pictures because it has a number of options such as sports, macro, night shots and panorama photo. You can get objects even sharper in the photo via tracking. It offers a very high range in terms of ISO value. It has a small flash, which gives surprisingly good light. A big plus is the image quality of the filming. The 4K provides beautiful images and clear sound. The tiltable screen is useful when filming. The camera also has an easy option to transfer photos to your phone. So the camera offers more than what I expected in advance.

    efenco | 24 February 2019 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Great for capturing something quickly and great for the hobb

    Rob Strik | 2 March 2019 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • A real all-rounder
    • Compact
    • Beautiful image both photo and video
    • Still have to find my way in the ministry
    • Unprotected touchscreen

    I've had the camera for three weeks now and I'm still very happy with it. Discover more and more possibilities. There are many setting options which at first overwhelmed me a bit, but slowly but surely I am getting further and further with it. This ensures that my hobby of shooting with this camera opens up more possibilities. But it is also perfect for taking a quick family or environmental snapshot. Fast and without problems. Small flash on the camera and a hot shoe adapter for when I want more. Thanks to the lens mount, I can also connect other lenses in the future, which brings more.
    I still have to arrange a cable for the lens cap, because I will lose a loose cap in no time.

    Rob Strik | 2 March 2019 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    good compact camera
    • very fast (auto)focus
    • real time tracking
    • eye autofocus
    • standard lens
    • no stabilization

    Camera has been in use for two months now and it works very well, the real time tracking and eye autofocus are impressive.
    I have the version with the 16-50 standard lens and it is a bit disappointing. You quickly feel that the lens has a restrictive effect, I would rather recommend the version with 18-135 (a lens that I purchased separately, but buying directly with that lens would have been cheaper)

    Pieter | 9 May 2019 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Raoul
    • easy in use as a first camera for amateurs
    • great value for money
    • alot of tutorials available online to make use of this camera
    • need a lens which is sold seperatly

    Great valuee for money, its a good camera for families or content creators. Very easy in use and has well balanced options which is not overwhelming.

    raoul | 6 January 2021 | In the version: Body
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Great camera but not compatible with smartphone.
    • photo quality
    • Touch screen
    • Ease of use
    • Connectivity
    • Battery

    It's a great camera that I would recommend to everyone, which I don't do because there is no way to connect the camera to your smartphone. Sony has released an app, Sony Imaging Edge, that should help with this. However, it does not work and that appears to be a structural problem. Look for this in the reviews of the app in question. So if you want to be able to send photos on the go with your phone, first check if this problem is already solved. As for the camera itself, it's fine. It pays to watch instructional videos on youtube to understand the controls and menu. The battery life is also on the short side. This can be solved by buying extra batteries. Incidentally, there are batteries on the market that have a larger capacity than the original Sony batteries.

    Piet Peertjes | 14 November 2020 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Nice compact camera with many possibilities
    • Very fast focusing
    • Good menu structure
    • No image stabilization in the body

    The camera has been in use for about four weeks now. Previously had a Panasonic Lumix camera, so it took some getting used to in the beginning in terms of menus, but once I got the hang of this, the use was actually very logical and intuitive.

    As far as the specs are concerned, you can also buy cameras with image stabilization in the body for the money, but what you don't get with that is the amazingly fast focus that this camera has. When filming and burst photography of a moving object, the camera (with a decent amount of light!) always focuses the images on the sensitive plate.

    A second point that Sony could fix for this money is the kit lens. As far as I'm concerned, this one is quite meager in the range in combination with crop factor for the price range.

    All in all, a fine camera, which, partly because of its small size, is handy to take with you on many different trips and outings.

    martinez | 8 March 2019 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Perfect camera for the money
    • Quality
    • Beautiful photo quality
    • Many expansion options
    • Menus
    • Not the best quality in dark environment
    • Battery drains quickly

    The camera is good for taking pictures and making videos. The camera is compact but still fits very well in the hand. It is recommended to buy extra batteries.

    Jakob | 25 April 2021 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Great quality and very comfortable to use.
    • it's compact
    • very intuitive menu
    • the size
    • small weight
    • short battery life

    I used to be a Nikon user, and I'm loving this camera. It's simple and intuitive and the act of taking pictures is so much more pleasant with this tiny camera.

    Karolina | 19 December 2020 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    great!

    This is my first camera, I really like it because 100% compatible with travel, awesome features with the latest technology. Always worth for money to buy this.

    Tamil | 14 July 2021 | In the version: Body + 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | Automatically translated from Dutch

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