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 a6400 and the Alpha A6000) 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 contrast detection) and has slightly more focus points (425 vs 179).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.61x), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (february 2016 vs february 2018), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is less popular.

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

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
  • Have external mic jacks

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
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Lacks an external mic jack

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

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

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

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

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

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
  • Have external mic jacks

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).

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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO

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

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

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

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Alpha a6300 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 120fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5.5 fps), has a screen which flips out and has much more focus points (425 vs 19).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), much smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.70x), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), significantly fewer lenses available (62 lenses vs 220 lenses) and has a significantly shorter battery life (400 shots vs 1230 shots).

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)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 6.5 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)

common strengths of the D750 and Alpha a6300

  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 404 g
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 70D

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

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

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.46x

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.9"

common strengths of the 70D and Alpha a6300

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 404 g

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)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly more lenses available: 165 lenses vs 62 lenses

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 11 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 6D and Alpha a6300

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.9"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 404 g

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)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.9"

common strengths of the D610 and Alpha a6300

  • Light weight: 760 g vs 404 g
  • Built-in flashes

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)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 5.5 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.9"

common strengths of the D600 and Alpha a6300

  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Alpha a6300 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 120fps vs none), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16.1 MP) and lets you preview your photos on the screen.

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.59x), doesn't have a touch screen, has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), much fewer lenses available (62 lenses vs 230 lenses) and has a slightly shorter battery life (400 shots vs 960 shots).

Nikon D5300

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

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 425
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 120fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and Alpha a6300

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 425
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D80

Nikon D80
9 years older
$266 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.46x
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D80 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 24 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 425
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 120fps

common strengths of the D80 and Alpha a6300

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 45 vs 425
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 120fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Alpha a6300

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Flip-out screens

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)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 425
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 120fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the D5600 and Alpha a6300

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 425
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
4 years older
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.46x

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the Alpha a6300)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 24 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 425
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 120fps

common strengths of the D5100 and Alpha a6300

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

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 significantly 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)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 298 g vs 404 g
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 1.9"

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

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 400 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and Alpha a6300

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 280 shots vs 400 shots

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)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
  • Much lighter: 290 g vs 404 g
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 1.9"

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

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Alpha a6300

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 320 shots vs 400 shots