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Sony Alpha a6400 w/ E 18-135mm camera

A 24-megapixel camera from Sony with an APS-C sensor, a 2.9-inch LCD, and an image stabilizer.

About

The Alpha a6400 w/ E 18-135mm is a 24-megapixel camera with a kit lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27mm-202.5mm. It has a 2.9-inch LCD (921,600 pixels). It also includes an electronic viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light. Because it accepts interchangeable lenses but does not have a mirror and through-the-lens viewfinder, we consider this model a mirrorless SLR-like camera. The camera's kit lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The camera's shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/4000 of a second. The Alpha a6400 w/ E 18-135mm stores photos and video but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPEG or RAW files at a top resolution of 6000 x 4000 and UHD-4K-resolution video as MTS, MP4 files at a top resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a frame rate up to 120p or 30i. Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery. This mirrorless has 850 autofocus points, 16 exposure modes, and an exposure compensation control that can be set at +/-5 EV. The image stabilization system for this camera is optical. The Alpha a6400 w/ E 18-135mm measures 4.7 inches wide by 2.6 inches high by 2.4 inches deep, and weighs 26 ounces (1.6 pounds) (with battery, memory card, strap, and tested lens).

Results in the following chart are gathered from Consumer Reports’ 2018 and 2019 Winter Surveys of 3,974 mirrorless cameras, owned by members who purchased a new device between 2010 and 2019.

Our predicted brand reliability ratings are based on a statistical model that estimates problem rates within the first 4 years of ownership, for mirrorless cameras that are not covered by an extended warranty or service contract. Higher ratings are indicative of better reliability. Brands receiving a red or orange rating cannot be recommended by CR at this time.

Our owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their mirrorless camera brand to friends and family.

Predicted Reliability

Canon
Fujifilm
Nikon
Olympus
Panasonic
Sony

Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 and 2019 Winter Surveys

Owner Satisfaction

Canon
Fujifilm
Nikon
Olympus
Panasonic
Sony

Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 and 2019 Winter Surveys

Features

Swivelling screen Swivelling screen A swivel screen allows you to frame difficult-angled photos in the camera’s LCD screen. It is also called an articulated display, which when used on a tripod allows you to tilt the LCD screen to avoid either having to stand on your toes or to crouch to the level of the LCD screen to be able to see it. A fully articulating screen allows you to shoot selfies and to see how it is framed when standing in front of the camera while shooting photos or video.
No
Hot shoe Hot shoe A hot shoe is located on top of the camera and is used to attach a flash unit and other compatible accessories. It is a bracket, which surrounds an electrical connection between camera and accessory for standard, brand-independent flash synchronization.
Yes
Memory card Memory card Memory cards indicates the types of memory cards a model can accept if it has a built-in memory-card reader for playback of MP3 audio files or JPEG picture files.
SD/SDHC/SDXC, MemoryStick Duo
Color space Color space This refers to computerized models of color ranges that a camera can reproduce. The two most common are sRGB and Adobe RGB. In terms of size, Adobe RGB has a larger color range than sRGB. Another model, ProPhoto RGB, has one of the largest ranges. Color spaces can generally be set via your SLR's menus.
sRGB/Adobe RGB
PC flash sync jack PC flash sync jack Although the hot shoe is the most common method, you can also use this terminal to connect your flash to your SLR body.
No
Maximum aperture Maximum aperture The maximum aperture (lens opening) for wide and telephoto shots. A single number indicates that the camera does not have a zoom lens.
3.5
Touch screen Touch screen Display that is sensitive to finger contact, letting you select and move screen objects, launch programs, choose from menus, scroll through photo libraries, and the like. Some touchscreens have "multi-touch", letting you use more than one finger to resize and rotate objects.
Yes

Specs

Image stabilizer Image stabilizer Image stabilizer shows the type used, lens-based (L) or body-based (B).
L
LCD size (in.) LCD size Diagonal measurement of the LCD monitor screen.
2.9
Max. ISO Max. ISO This is the SLR's highest sensor sensitivity at full resolution.
102400
35mm equivalent multiplier 35mm equivalent multiplier Many SLRs have sensors that are smaller than the actual size of one frame of 35mm film, which changes a lens's effective focal length. To determine the equivalent focal length, you multiply the lens's focal length by the appropriate multiplication factor. Most Nikon SLRs have a 1.5x factor, which changes the effective focal length of a 50mm lens to 75mm. An Olympus SLR's 2x factor would change a 50mm lens to 100mm.
1.5
Shutter speed range Shutter speed range Shutter speed controls the length of time that the camera lets in light to expose the camera's sensor. This specification shows the range of selectable shutter speeds by defining the minimum and maximum shutter speeds.
30 - 1/4000
Height (in.) Height The height of the camera body is measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch.
2.6
Width (in.) Width The width of the camera body is measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch.
4.7
Depth (in.) Depth The depth of the camera body is measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch.
2.4
Total weight (oz.) Total weight For cameras with interchangeable lenses, it is the total weight of the camera body plus the lens it was tested with. The battery and memory card are also included in the total weight for all cameras.
26