As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony Alpha a6300 is also often compared to boutiques, pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Sony Alpha a6300's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the a6400) and Fujifilm (such as the X-T20 and the X-E3)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Alpha a6300 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 120fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has a weather sealed body, uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection) and has slightly more focus points (425 vs 179).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.61x), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (february 2016 vs february 2018) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.46x

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • No weather sealing
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A6000 and Alpha a6300

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 404 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

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2 years newer
$784 (body only)
$798 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.46x

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • No weather sealing
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX9 and Alpha a6300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (124×72×47 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.9"
  • Light weight: 407 g vs 404 g

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
1 year newer
$699 - $749 (body only)
$700 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.46x
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the X-T20 and Alpha a6300

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)

Sony a6400

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2 years newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the a6400 and Alpha a6300

  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 425
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • No weather sealing
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 143 vs 425

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and Alpha a6300

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 404 g

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
8 months newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and Alpha a6300

  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 425
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Alpha a6300 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs prosumer size (133×85×70 mm)), has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5 fps), has a screen which flips out and much better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 92%).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,100k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (51,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, slightly smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.70x) and is older (february 2016 vs august 2018).

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
1 year newer
$1,050 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100F (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X100F (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the X100F and Alpha a6300

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×52 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 400 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS RP

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3 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 425
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.46x

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 400 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the EOS RP and Alpha a6300

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Z6

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2 years newer
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the Z6 and Alpha a6300

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
7 months older
$3,890 - $3,995

Significant advantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (130×80×93 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Q (Typ 116) and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
7 months older
$497 - $547

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Shoots significantly slower: 4 fps vs 11 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the GR II and Alpha a6300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×63×35 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.9"
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 404 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
3 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
2 years older
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D610 and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
3 years older
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D600 and Alpha a6300

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Nikon D80

Nikon D80
9 years older
$266 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D80 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D80 and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
similar age
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
9 months newer
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5600 and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
4 years older
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and Alpha a6300

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Alpha a6300 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (51,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a weather sealed body, has an external mic jack and has a much longer battery life (400 shots vs 280 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)), is thicker (1.9" vs 1.6") and is much heavier (404 g vs 290 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
7 months older
$650 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and Alpha a6300

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year older
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Alpha a6300

  • None found