00041.00_00_11_23.Still003A few months ago we purchased our first ever Sony camera: the Sony A6300. This is an extremely popular camera right now because of its small size, affordability, and amazing image quality. My Sony A6300 and Zhuyun Crane review on YouTube has been very popular, with over 25,000 views which is CRAZY and goes to show the popularity of this camera! 

image 1 One thing that I was nervous about when purchasing this camera was getting acclimated to the Sony menu system. Although Sony has been dominating the video world with their mirrorless cameras lately, they are known for having notoriously awful menu systems in their cameras. When I got my A6300 it took me a week or two of scouring the internet for YouTube videos and random blog posts to discover all the little tweaks and changes I needed to make to get the camera ready to shoot video. Sony gives you a TON of control over the image and interface, way more than Canon or Nikon. But, a lot of the changes are hidden deep in the menus, and may not be obvious to someone picking this camera up for the first time. 
A6300 Setup

In this video, I’ve compiled all of the most important, non-obvious changes you’ll want to make to your A630o to get the most out of it. I walk you step by step through all of the changes and show you exactly how to make them. If you’re a new A6300 owner, this video should be helpful to you and will hopefully save you a lot of time! If you don’t own an A6300 and are considering picking one up, this will give you some good insight into the different options you have available, and what the Sony menu system is like.


Check out our gimbal Kit (A6300 and Zhiyun Crane)

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Ty’s gift for storytelling began as just a young kid with a camcorder filming skits of his siblings. Often found browsing the latest tech reviews, Apple products, and industry trends; he’s a sharp dresser, quick thinker, and an avid explorer.

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Camcorders continually reset metering in response to light changes. When I am shooting video with the A6300 and I walk out into bright sunlight, the screen goes white and I cannot get the camera to self-adjust so that I can concentrate on the action/focusing, etc. I can fix this manually while shooting, but I want the camera to do that.

Greetings from Maryland. I have gotten into shooting weddings myself and have a question about your use of the 6300. I understand there was a software update to address the camera’s overheating. I was wondering if you could confirm that the 6300 is able to handle 29 minutes of continuous shooting. Have you had a chance to test in the high heat our area can have? Can you shoot 29 minutes in 4k without overheating? Are you able to shoot back to back 29 minute clips? Thank you for your time!

    Hey Ned! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! Unfortunately even with the software update, the A6300 does struggle with overheating and especially when shooting 4K. We primarily use the A6300 as our gimbal camera, so we are only really shooting short clips (15-20 seconds) with it. Even in that scenario, I’ve had a few cases where it did start to overheat on hot days. If you want to shoot long 4K clips of 29 minutes at a time, I would avoid the A6300. It just wouldn’t be something you can rely on in that scenario.