When comparing Sony Alpha a6300 vs Canon EOS 760D, the Slant community recommends Sony Alpha a6300 for most people. In the question“What are the best cameras for photography under $1000?” Sony Alpha a6300 is ranked 1st while Canon EOS 760D is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose Sony Alpha a6300 is:
The camera captures detailed 24MP images with neutral colors. Detailed, interactive studio tests can be seen [here](http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-a6300/9).
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Pro Good image quality
The camera captures detailed 24MP images with neutral colors. Detailed, interactive studio tests can be seen here.
Pro Excellent low-light performance for an APS-C camera
High-ISO retains a good amount of detail and has a well balanced, context-sensitive noise reduction. Saturation is accurate up to ISO 12800.
Pro Great continuous autofocus
The autofocus is fast. It uses a hybrid phase-detection and contrast detection autofocusing system.
Pro Good dynamic range
Pro Weather sealed
Pro Offers excellent control over video
The camera allows manually setting and adjusting during shooting shutter speed, aperture and ISO, supports Auto ISO in movie mode, allows turning subject tracking on and off during filming, supports live autofocus with control over focus drive speed and subject tracking persistence.
Pro The viewfinder can be run at 120fps
Unlike most other viewfinders in this camera class, a6300's can be set to run at 120fps instead of 60fps.
Pro Lots of video-friendly features
The camera supports a flat color profiles (S-Log2 & S-Log3) for improved dynamic range that can then be used when color grading in post, it can record time code in order to help you sync audio and video when you record them separately, it allows for an external mic allowing you to record higher quality audio in-camera, and includes focus peaking and zebras that help make sure the subject is in focus and no areas are over or under exposed.
Pro A flat color profile for video is available
a6300 supports a flat color profiles (S-Log2 & S-Log3) for improved dynamic range that can then be used when color grading in post. It can also preview how a graded footage would look.
Pro Excellent video quality
The camera can capture video at up to 4K30 and 1080p120 resolutions and is capable of saving footage in XAVC S at up to 100 Mbps. Captured footage provides impressive levels of detail. It's important to note that 4K30 capture is from a smaller crop of the sensor while 4K24/25 is from the full width of the sensor.
Pro Great subject tracking
a6300 is among the most capable cameras in its class in identifying and tracking subjects.
Pro Reasonable battery life
The cameras is CIPA rated for 400 shots per charge using the rear screen, and 350 using the EVF.
Pro Excellent AF point coverage
The camera has 425 phase detection AF points spread across the frame.
Pro Good Auto ISO
Auto ISO changes ISO based on user-defined rules. a6300 allows setting ISO ceiling and floor, minimum shutter speed and additionally has 5 automatic rules (from Slower to Faster) for controlling shutter speed based on focal length.
Pro Flicker detection
The camera can detect flickering light sources and sync up with them to shoot at peak brightness in order to avoid underexposing the image by accident.
Pro Can record HDR video in real time
At the expense of giving up 1080p and switching to 720p as well as giving up manual control, you can increase the dynamic range of video.
Pro Has a good flip out swivel-and-tilt touchscreen
760D has a 3:2, 1.04M-dot swivel-and-tilt touchscreen with support for multitouch and gestures.
Pro Touchscreen allows quickly setting the AF point
You simply tap the screen to manually set the AF point.
Pro Reasonable continuous AF for video
760D uses 19-point cross-type autofocus and has a hybrid sensor that combines contrast detection autofocus and phase detection autofocus. For continuous AF tracking while filming the camera first approximates the focus using phase detection, then uses contrast detection to more accurately adjust the focus. It performs well with set AF points for tracking, less so using subject tracking.
Pro Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
NFC enables simple pairing with a smartphone while the built-in Wi-Fi allows transferring files between the camera and a smartphone as well as enables you to use your smartphone to control the camera.
Pro Includes a top LCD screen
760D is one of the only DSLR cameras in this price range with an extra LCD screen on top of the cameras body that allows you take quickly find out shooting preferences, battery level and SD card storage capacity.
Con No touchscreen or joystick for setting the AF point
The quickest way to set the AF point is by pressing the middle button of the four-way controller to enter AF point selection, then using the controller to set the point which is considerably slower than using a touchscreen or a joystick.
Con Accessing second dial requires reposition the hand from shooting grip
The second dial that's among other things is used for changing the AF point is positioned at the bottom-right side of the camera and it can't be accessed using the shooting grip.
Con The amount of settings available can be overwhelming
The menu is grouped in 5 categories and each category has up to 9 pages of settings. Remembering the location of all those settings can be a time-consuming task. You can, however, assign 8 of the buttons on the camera custom functions as well as create a custom functions menu with 6 or 12 settings that can then be accessed with the Fn button.
Con Lens availability might be an issue
There are some APS-C specific prime lenses from Sony, but not many, and zoom lenses are few and far between.
Con Dynamic range could be better
According to tests performed by DxOmark 760D has 11.96 stops of dynamic range in print and 11.16 stops on screen for images taken at 100 ISO while cameras in this price range commonly push 14 in print and 13 on screen.
Dynamic range is the range of brightness that a camera can capture. Detail in parts of the scene that are outside of the camera's dynamic range will be lost.
Con Lacks AF microadjustment option
Autofocus microadjustment is intended to fine tune the point where the camera focuses. If the camera consistently focuses slightly in front or behind the intended point, microadjustments allow you to fix that. 760D lacks this ability.
Con No Auto-ISO system
Auto ISO automatically changes ISO within a user defined range based on lighting conditions. 760D lacks this feature.
Con Poor subject tracking in live mode
Subject tracking for the camera is somewhat unreliable. It works well if the subject is well isolated from the scene, but quickly becomes unreliable in crowded scenes.
Con Touchscreen can't be used with regular gloves
Because the touchscreen is capacitive instead of pressure-sensitive you either have to use your fingers or special touchscreen gloves to interact with the touchscreen.
Con Battery life could be better
CIPA rated 440 shots per charge.