It works wonders with Photoshop RAW. bigger or full-resolution. 18-105 is too big. You might want to set a lower maximum, like 25,600 or 12,800, for landscape shots, or use ISO 102,400 for action. Weird. Thanks again Cosmar. “. It is the Sony lenses that are either cheap and nasty, or expensive and nice. Typical for Sony, the body is hard and has many sharp corners making it less comfortable than other brands. That's how cameras work; they don't really get noisier; instead modern noise reduction gets rid of more and more details as it has to work harder to remove the noise at higher ISOs. The new images shed light on how the canyon formed and help better our understanding of Mars. It would probably be some very small niche hobby, like landscape painting! TO recall, set the top dial to MR, then either press MENU > CAMERA 1 > page 4 (Shoot Mode/Drive2) > MR Cam1/Cam2 Recall > move the cursor left or right to select, then press the big rear central ● button to recall that setting, or more simply, just set the top dial away from and then return it to the MR setting, move the selection left or right, and then press the big rear central ● button to recall them. Included Sony AC-UUD12 universal USB power adapter. It should be editable (implicitly!) March 2019   Sony   Sony Lenses   Zeiss   Nikon   Canon   Fuji   LEICA   All Reviews. I prefer my files name the camera instead of being generic. In this article, we will go over important information on what settings are recommended for day-to-day photography and videography needs, as well as explain what some of these settings do. Buy only from the approved sources I use myself for the best prices, service, return policies and selection. Thanks for the reply but I actually meant "in the real world".. But who wants to fiddle around with exchangeable lenses.... @dpfan32 not sure if you knew but you can get the Sony 6400 as a kit with the 18-135 zoom instead of the the 16-50. In short, the a6000 is still an amazing camera. The same for Fuji X-T3 and X-H1. I own the 18-135, but I have used the 18-105. After you turn the camera on, the time in which you can start recording is extended by 0.5 seconds. I have 2 of them, I used to really love them but now I find them so boring I rarely bring them out. I guess Canon menus suck too... @cosinaphile - "are you condemning the fuji for not having a narcissism mode.... ? bigger or full-resolution. How to set up autofocus on Sony a6100, a6400, a6600, a7C, a7R IV, a9, a9 II, RX100 VII, and ZV-1, DPReview TV: Mid-Range APS-C Mirrorless Shootout (Canon M6 Mk II, Sony a6400, Nikon Z50, Fuji X-T30), DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony a6400. Meaning two more button presses to lock focus and recompose.- Setting ‘Focus Tracking’ to custom button doesn’t seem to work in most modes.- A ‘Cancel Tracking’ message pops up in EVF sometimes after shooting but it’s difficult to actually make it happen. Unless I'm misunderstanding your complaint or how the camera works, won't back button focus, as mentioned by LookintotheMirrorlessoften suggested, work? The m4/3 and the APS sigma 16mm, 30mm and 60mm f/2.8 lenses are the exact same lenses, they just have different mounts. A great pleasure to use if you don't need connectivity, fast subject tracking or animal eye-focus. If you've gotten your gear through one of my links or helped otherwise, you're family. These places always have the best prices and service, which is why I've used them since before this website existed. The A6400 has superb high ISO performance. The sharpness of the results is hard to believe, you can see the tiniest detail of a painting that occupies a minuscule area, akin to a FF. I rarely use them for actual selfies, but I do use them very often when filming (especially talking heads / interviews) as the talent prefers seeing themselves while filming. Why the ubiquity of this 18-135/18-150 zoom range? If it's another object, it will track that object; even if there's a person in the scene. What Sony makes me go through instead is mind-boggling. Extra batteries is NOT an answer, it's an extra expense. True, the ergonomics could be better, but even then I know my settings and button layout so well that any changes I need to make are relatively fast. The a6400 also has a silent shooting mode which stops any noise which might distract the subject from their natural behavior. It comes as a kit with the small and weightless do-everything 18-135mm lens at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H and at Crutchfield. Playback is nicer than usual for Sony because you can use the rear touch screen to navigate around a zoomed image as you view it through the electronic finder. While it's mostly plastic, it's good plastic. Yet our in-house contrarian, Richard, isn't convinced their design is well matched to any one type of user. Sigma's 35mm F2 DG DN designed specifically for mirrorless cameras is a compact, well-built lens that produces lovely images. I'm sure it will sell like the hot cakes though. You can't just count clicks on dials and expect the camera to respond as it should without supervision. Canon introduced an 18-150 zoom for their EOS M system a couple years ago. Sony does not seal its boxes in any way, so never buy at retail or any other source not on my personally approved list since you'll have no way of knowing if you're missing accessories, getting a defective, damaged, returned, non-USA, store demo or used camera. Nevertheless, Canon follows a similar strategy by not supplying new lenses for their woebegotten EOS-M models. It can be that you are looking at the screen more then normal (I take a picture, look at the screen just to see if it is right and I switch of the camera). You set the advance mode, frame rate, white balance and many other things here. But are the photos good enough for casual use? 60 or 120 FPS frame rate (50 or 100 FPS in PAL settings). If it's a person, the camera will automatically transition to face and eye detection. They can then foster those APS-C users into more advanced APS-C cameras and lenses. The A6400 finder is always perfectly legible from direct sunlight to darkness. thanks mgreen, I started with back button focus and it seemed to complicate everything. Links Even if [Silent Shooting] is set to [On], the operating sound of the aperture and focus will sound. And maybe the 16-70, a lens plagued with sample variance issues.Why should Sony waste resources developing new APSC lenses when Sigma and others are doing it for them?Sony prefers to offer new FE lenses so an upgrade path to A7 & A9 bodies is clear for A6xxx owners. The original NEX primes, 50/1,8 OSS and 35/1.8 OSS are very good, AF and stabilized. It is a perfect match for 5x7", 8x10", 8.5 x 11" 11 x 14" and 16 x 20" with no cropping. Sure, the 18-135mm and 18-105mm are better options, but with M43 you get the very decent 12-60mm cheap as part of a kit. I’ve had my a6000 for three years now and I am continually finding that any shortcomings in the photos and videos it produces are due to the operator (me). I wish M43 can catchup & add similar Real Time Eye Tracking AF. Even if [Silent Shooting] is set to [On], it will not be completely silent. I guess dpreview would rather just shoot in Raw than use default colors on the Sony. However, I never said "user-editable" [XML/JSON]. I set 1/125 as the minimum shutter speed for people photos. https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-russia-manager-says-not-all-technologies-are-yet-ready-for-the-a7siii-and-expect-an-a65000-successor/. Also if my camera is stolen and recovered, it's easy to show the police that it's mine by showing them my information in the menu system. I mean, I was told to expect approx 300 shots per charge with the A6000. The A6300's M2 position has been replaced with an S&Q ("slow & quick" or over- and undercrank video) setting instead. I am happy with Olympus for most things. There has been plenty of speculation on what they would be, including an affordable 35/1.8 (in the mould of the 85/1.8), 500/4, 600/4, a long pro zoom (200-500) and a fast standard aps-c zoom. Nikon doesn't have APS-C MILC, Fuji doesn't have FF MILC, and Canon doesn't have continuity between their APS-C/FF MILC systems. Well, guess what, "primary function of mobile phones" used to be phone calls, until Apple showed everyone how it's done. It was very annoying. I charge my A6400 upside-down so I can see the LED. You could try to find the Daylight option in the menus, but I just use the superb finder in daylight instead. Close enough to Fuji's classic chrome :) Have seen settings to mimic portra/astria/velvia films via this route too. Sony's a6400 is a compact 24MP mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor that will serve plenty of photographers from family documentarians to pro shooters looking for a lightweight second body. Charges via USB in-camera. Reduces the usefulness of the flip up screen in that situation. Battery life has improved from the A6000 to the A6300 and now to the A6400. How do I set the silent shooting mode on the Sony a6300 for wildlife and nature photography? The focus tracking system is amazing, but why is it so difficult to toggle in and out of? Cards are not titled properly, and show up as "Untitled" when seen in your computer, rather than something that makes sense like "SONY A6400.". Do you have any advise on this? The Fn button is on the back and to the top left of the rear multicontroller. Canon EOS M offers 8 APS-C mirrorless lenses and has virtually no 3rd party support (because they don't allow it). 14.315 oz. New advanced real-time eye AF system with even better tracking has the same functions as the state-of-the-art professional Sony A9. I get loads of sharp sequences, no worries! A smaller sensor size trades some image quality mostly to keep down costs. No more M1 and M2 memory recalls on the top dial. Rangefinder-ish body is great for compact primes (of which I have... plenty), too. The a6400 is available now for $899 (€1049) body-only, $999 (€1149) with a 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom kit lens and $1299 (€1449) with an 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 zoom. While you can use the touch screen to select AF areas, paradoxically the touch screen doesn't work for setting menus, text entries or much else. I guess the a6000 was already doing pretty well. Sure, 3rd party lens support probably helps with their camera sales. They just hadn't gotten around to cashing in on that pent-up demand yet, because they've been working on their FF MILC system for the last few years. A good focusing system is not the only thing that makes a better camera. 1:1 square crop mode (A6400 and A6300 both have 16:9 crops). Is this a professional feature, this so called narcisitic feature? Black bars on the sides of the LCD when playing full images leave only 2.6" (66mm) effective image diagonal for 3:2 images on the 16:9 LCD. Silent Shooting is turned off when you shoot using apps downloaded from PlayMemories Camera Apps™ website. Ergonomics and SOOC colors are important to some people even if they aren't important to you. Two of the 12 lenses have already been launched; the 24/1.4 and 135/1.8. With 18-135 (bought two of these, for myself and my son), any of these bodies represent perfect walk-around combos, reminiscent of F717, with which I had love/hate relationship (great concept, but ISO100-only and no AF to speak of). Gallery In real life, on vacation I can see 400-500 shots per charge on my A6300 with walkaround general photography, or up to 1,400 shots per battery when doing heavy burst shooting while out birding or wildlife shooting. Find out which cameras and lenses topped the list! I don't think so. 1.07× magnification with 50mm telephoto lens. Seriously? There now is but one "MR" setting from which you can select among several saved settings. DPreview reports that the low ISO exposure noise for A6400 is less than XT30 but I beg to disagree as shown on this one - https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr144_0=sony_a6400&attr144_1=sony_a6400&attr144_2=fujifilm_xt30&attr144_3=fujifilm_xt30&attr146_0=100_5&attr146_1=100_6&attr146_2=160_6&attr146_3=160_7&attr177_0=off&attr177_1=off&attr177_2=off&attr177_3=off&normalization=compare&widget=665&x=0.07052467499766626&y=-0.9974308861106901. W/o all that, the bloat would be unbearable. The A6500 and A7 II can´t! Which is not so good with the Sony. Click any for the camera-original © files to explore on your computer (mobile devices rarely show the full resolution files properly): High ISOs only tend to look bad when you're greatly enlarging images. It comes in several kit versions at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H and at Crutchfield. Unusable? No In-finder live-view RGB color histogram (no Sony has this while shooting; you have to stop and play back to see a full RGB histogram.). SS. Looking at the image quality section, I'm quite impressed how the A6000 still provides matching imagery. are you condemning the fuji for not having a narcissism mode.... ? That more than makes up for a slightly smaller sensor and makes it better for video. One curiosity is if this button works with the 18-135 Sony lens as there is the AF/Manual button on the lens. Cool? If this happens, just tap the rear center button which reverts back to auto AF area select. although being notified of that several times. The Sony Alpha a6400 camera has a new processor that enables 'real-time tracking' autofocus. You'd be hard-pressed to ever encounter a situation where you'd see a difference between lossless and uncompressed RAW. I don't know how it works but that doesn't sound right. Sure, they could make the perfect camera, but it would be expensive. Silent continuous shooting at up to 8fps When your shoot calls for absolute quiet, such as when you're photographing a live performance, silent shooting with no shutter noise allows shooting at up to 8fps with AF/AE tracking, even in AF-C mode, with Real-time Eye AF, or with Real-time Tracking, expanding your range of shooting options. There can be no perfect camera, from both the financial and physical stand point. The 24mm F2.8 1.33x anamorphic lens is now being crowdfunded on IndieGoGo, where it's already surpassed its funding goal. Do the enhancements make the a6400 the standout in this crowd? Workshops bigger or full-resolution. These are 600 × 450 pixel crops that vary in size to fit your browser window. Mexican Restaurant at Dusk. To be honest it's equally disappointing that Sony didn't give IBIS to a $1000 camera, A6400 is not a cheap camera at all. External app is better in two respects: a) would not further clutter already busy camera menu, b) would be simply more convenient: my phone has 7.2" inch screen with multi-touch support, polished UI primitives etc. https://www.dxomark.com/sony-a6600-sensor-review/. If you want lots of zoom look at a Sony r100 or LX1000, etc. What focal length are you looking for? Many use auto exposure. Btw does anybody know, is the 6400 faster to power on than the 6000? The Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G is our #1 choice for the all-around best lens for Sony A6400. HLG, overcrank & undercrank ("slow & quick" or S&Q in Sony-speak) and lower-resolution proxy video recording. But as mgreenfield has suggested, you could always swap to back-button focus, but I find that AF button a bit fiddly myself. Although I am used to the exceptional IBIS in oly and pana I somehow was willing to go without it due to stabilised zooms and 35 OSS. Meaning you will be on the upgrade path once again, oh 9 months later. Both cameras are equipped with an APS-C sensor. However, despite the noise, the A6400 stills pulls out more details in the shadows anyway - https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr144_0=sony_a6400&attr144_1=sony_a6400&attr144_2=fujifilm_xt30&attr144_3=fujifilm_xt30&attr146_0=100_5&attr146_1=100_6&attr146_2=160_6&attr146_3=160_7&attr177_0=off&attr177_1=off&attr177_2=off&attr177_3=off&normalization=compare&widget=665&x=-1.0234575652074653&y=-0.5278862923540646. The Sony A6400 is an advanced mirrorless camera designed for both enthusiasts and professionals, so it has many complex functions and features. I actually purchased the M43 version 30/ 1.4 for my Olympus, for the spectacular bokeh. Sony A6400, Sony 10-18mm at 10 mm, f/8 at 1/1,000 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear. Any recommendations? I really like the 18-105, but I just wish it wasn't a powered zoom. Yes, the Sony tracking AF is impressive. museums). Other things to consider lets warn all the 12 year old girls out there of fujis selfie defect ! With the tracking, you're focusing-while-recomposing. Besides, it'd be way easier to do all customization on a [much] bigger tablet screen, with multi-touch and all other goodies. There have been many complaints about battery drainage when the A6000 is in storage. I heavily customize every mobile I get: I consider stock UI barely usable at best. Or are professional videographers more narcisistic than consumers? The finder is as we expect from Sony: superb. Set customizable button to “AF on” and focus mode to AF-C. Press and hold button for tracking. @capturaThe FE 28-70mm may be small enough, but on APS-C it becomes a 42-105mm, which is not a very useful range. The A6400 is so sensitive that it doesn't need an AF illuminator. Dog Catching a Frisbee. We can first see this in terms of detail capture throughout the scene. And that too without much effort. Lens corrections, especially distortion correction, is shown live in the finder as you shoot, You don't have to wait for playback. I'd get the body-only at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. Not so bad after all then, despite years of DSLR owner criticism. If I wanted a 4:3 format camera I would go with Oly for stills and Panny for video/stills. Three times faster in-camera USB charging. 1,920 x 1,080: 119.88p, 59.94p, 59.94i, 29.97p and 23.976p, MPEG-4 (MP4), AVCHD 2.0, XAVC S and H.264. Shot about 5 hours non-stop with it in 4K and it got a bit warm, no issues otherwise. New Yeah noticed when I got mine (first sony purchase, and VERY happy for family/kids photos with this thing) I noticed I didn't really like the skin compared to my Nikon, but yeah, lo and behold, a few clicks around on the profiles and yay, much better. There are plenty of people out there capturing themselves in video, whether it be for personal use or for creating your own Youtube channel. It requires diligent pixel peeping. Much better bokeh, too. Heck companies even can't decide on single mount size. However when i bought the 55-210 OSS lens (which is indeed cheap by that price rate) it is quite a let down. 1:1 aspect ratio for social media posts 5. 18-135 is maybe what you can get at the first place after selling the 16-50 for 100$ on eBay.There are very good Sigma prime lenses. Thanks for pointing it out. Unless you need better AF, better EVFs and faster operation, there isn't a whole lot of incentive to upgrade your camera. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting landscapes, and recommended the best. For this review I got the Sony A6400 with the E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens, and the top quality Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens courtesy of BHPhoto.. Check out our extensive samples gallery from the Sony a6400. One step further tho..what damage, if any, would I provoke if i were to manually adjust the focus ring in AF mode? The only thing that matters at this point in the history of new camera tech, is IS (In Body).So, as this is one more $1000 obo device without it, lets put it back on the shelf and reach for a real camera.Fuji X-H1.Why settle for less?No one should.And if your argument against the X-H1 is...."does not let me take selfies", then plz just remain quiet, as that kind of logic is embarrassing to have to endure. Not quite as much reach, but I prefer the wider angle (24mm vs 27mm equivalent). Not shown in these crops, but you also lose shadow detail in the fireplace grate at higher ISOs if you look at the original images by clicking any of the images on this page. (403g) with battery and card. It's also among the easiest to use, once you've gotten it set up. Adjustable for high and low limits from ISO 100 to ISO 6,400 in full stops. To make it easier, here are some pictures. I only hope it's much better with this A6400. I prefer to shoot unnoticed, but you have to turn this OFF to use flash or Bulb. It’s a valid concern for anyone who wants to use an external microphone while recording themselves. Sure, the Fuji smartphone camera remote app is great. The lightweight, compact strobe includes a magnetic round head and incorporates an impressive array of features, including wireless compatibility. Actually, all the A6000 series have remarkable autofocus, and Sony tells us that the A6400 is even more advanced than the others, now with the ability to track individual eyes with its new advanced real-time eye AF system with even better tracking. Its MSRP is $889 for the body and $998 with a 16–50 mm power-zoom kit lens f/3.5-5.6. Superb autofocus system never misses a shot. May be because the Nikon Z6 is a FF big and expensive system, very few original lenses available and no compatible with screw AF old Nikon lenses using the adapter? Watch our video to learn more. bigger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C37Y6C4AImI, https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-cold-shoe-relocation-plate-for-sony-a6300-a6400-buc2317.html. What's the best camera for shooting landscapes? I recommend them all personally. Beautiful dynamic range too. Why? Charges and AC-powered via USB (you can run or recharge from a USB power bank, for instance). Nikon cites 'differences in regional laws and safety standards' for the change, which will see its comprehensive international warranty transition to more region-specific warranties by the end of the month. Also tried Sony A7ii and end up buying A7ii as the price was the same as with Sony 6400 and for sure in my book A7ii is better camera(minus AF of course). Sony is leading the way. I'd get the body-only at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. As you will see below, fine details and textures simply disappear at higher ISOs. A persistent design flaw in Sony cameras is that they do not format cards properly. The 18-135 kit also comes with a 100$ lower price than buying the camera and lens separately. The point is that camera menus should not be further cluttered by all these customization options. The other day I try doing a home video, a birthday cake celebration, with all family in picture... everything was set... when I look at the footage, I don't know why, but the camera lock focus on a wall behind us... everything was out of focus...everyone got frustrated :(. You actually have to stop what you're doing and wait and look at the display and wait for it to respond to dial inputs. © Ken Rockwell. Touch LCD also works to scroll around zoomed images as you play them back through the finder. Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15MP), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4MP). Takes several tries. Seems like a sound strategy to me. Check out our sample gallery and decide for yourself. I pressed the back button customized to be "AF on," let go, and recomposed. The whole 6000 series is magnificent but I'd hate to think they were all spoiled by this one issue. Dear Sony, if you want me to part with ~ $1,500 please upgrade the following for the a6500 successor: - call it the a7000 (because it sounds cool and links it to the A7 line)- 4K 60p- larger battery- IBIS. It’s also light, compact, and very easy to travel with. The Sony Alpha A6400 and the Sony Alpha A6000 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2019 and February 2014. Want a decent telephoto? That Sony 16-50mm is a disgrace. Sony has confirmed that more pro teles are coming and it seems likely that they will update the a6500 with a variation of the XT-3 sensor. Animal Eye AF will be even cooler.-Now that this camera rocks burst-mode action tracking, Sony's ancient UHS-1 SD card interface is even more egregious. Sony A6400, Sony 18-135mm at 100mm, f/16 at 1/800 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear, split-toned print. In continuous shooting mode, the A6400 can maintain 11fps with its mechanical shutter and AF/AE tracking, though that’s with the viewfinder in ‘after view’ mode, which is not the best for keeping up with fast-moving subjects. bigger. Bluetooth compatibility if no need 4k, no need sport shootingi bet stills IQ almost same as A6000, You loose about 1/3 of light through the mirror and the bsi sensors are a bit better at high iso anyway. I might not be able to help now, but I'll ask some more questions to get a better idea of what you're looking for. the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 (it looks like a Sigma cosmetically). If you want to add an ultrawide, get the tiny and excellent Sony 10-18mm separately. With eye AF and crazy lock-on you no longer need to worry about AF mode fiddling, focus points, and other distractions for most shots. I strongly suspect Sigma makes some of the m4/3 lenses, e.g. SS" options in MENU > CAMERA 1, page 8 (Exposure1) > ISO Setting > ISO AUTO Min. Rated 14.3 oz. The A6000 gave the mirrorless camera world a jolt of electricity right up the butt, just what it needed to become a mainstream line-up, full of potential. It looks like from the one button AF/M that shooting difficult AF shots will be easier than I thought. What's the best camera for travel? I particularly impressed with the bright,crisp and very sharp pictures both in still and video . Built-in GN 6 (meters at ISO 100) flash with 4-second recycling time. If you're seeing less than CIPA-reported battery life, that means you have various functions in the camera left on such as wifi, apps, and/or high sleep limits on the EVF or LCD keeping them on a long time...or you are doing a lot of viewing/playback, or taking long to line up and take shots. Shop Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless 4K Video Camera with E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Black at Best Buy. (And setting 'Tracking On' to a custom button doesn't seem to work in most modes.). The main highlights are the Real-time Eye AF and Tracking autofocus features, an updated image processor, and a 180-degree flipping touchscreen The rear LCD is tiny. Film-enthusiast website Studio C-41 takes us on a tour of the Kodak film plant in Rochester NY, with some behind-the-scenes footage of how film is made. Length and filter thread are *exactly* the same. It will continue to track the face once it moves outside that spot, yes. That's a great lens: compact, fast, sharp. Since then there have been improvements around the edges, like BSI, readout speed, OSPDAF, and so on, but relatively tiny improvements in IQ. Excellent photos from such cheap lenses. I still use the NEX-7 with it's wonderful Tri-Navi controls. Sony A6400 vs A6000. But if a menu system requires you to figure it out, then I'd say there *is* something wrong with it. The Rokinon primes have opened my eyes to the quality that my NEX is capable of with a sharp lens and I think I will get more bang for my buck getting better lenses than I would getting a newer body. Sony is still the biggest sponsor of dpreview I see. > If I was to be tempted I would want the all-in bells n whistles version. Like portability of my new a6400, but it’s not simple... Sony, this is not simple:- There seems to be no easy way to toggle between tracking and not tracking. Last time I had to create "Huawei crap" folder and move there non-removable apps ("out of sight"). There is total compatibility between all E-mount APS-C and FF lenses, because they all use a common mount. If they are about 12" (30cm) wide on your screen, the complete image would print at 80 ×120" (2 × 3 meters) at this same extreme magnification! This 100% all-content website's biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links to approved sources when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. Metal: rear dial, lens mount, tripod socket and strap lugs. I appreciate Carey's a6400 AF setup guide, but after a session with a B&H Sony tech, we finally concluded that the only way to prevent the camera from automatically changing to tracking was to change Focus Mode to AF Single-shot. I honestly have a hard time seeing who these Sony E mount cameras appeal to in view of the competition. Bathing Beauty. Today we program our cameras to do it for us automatically based on our preferences and subjects. What I have been always amazed at, is how these camera manufacturers manage to produce multiple cameras with different cool features, but fail to offer a single one which would combine all these features. 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