Sony Announces Silver A6300 Camera Body and E-Mount 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens


Sony is making the rounds on their APS-C lineup in 2018, having a stellar year in 2017, one would have thought that they would be announcing either a new A7III or A7sIII camera body. The APS-C line up is staying strong though, and just like the A6000, Sony is giving the A6300 a new finish – Silver. Aside from the color change, the camera is the same as the previous models and no new features have been announced.

What most people are talking about though is the lens that was announced with the camera body. The brand new E-Mount 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS, a wide-angle to medium telephoto range, it is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-format E-mount mirrorless cameras. With an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting and a linear autofocus motor, which delivers quick and accurate focusing performance that is also quiet to suit video recording applications. Balancing with the handling attributes, this lens also sports an intelligent optical design that uses both extra-low dispersion glass and aspherical elements to control spherical and chromatic aberrations for high sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range.


  • Versatile zoom designed for APS-C-format E-mount mirrorless cameras, this 18-135mm lens provides a 27-202.5mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
  • One aspherical element helps to control distortion and reduce spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera’s sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • A linear autofocus motor provides quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos. Additionally, a dedicated AF/MF switch allows for quick changing between focusing methods.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.5′ along with a maximum magnification of 0.29x benefit working with close-up subjects.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

The lens is listed to retail for $598 and will be a great addition to any photographer or videographer who are starting out. The Sony A6300 Silver camera body will be listed for $848, the same as the A6300 Black, which is only . For pre-orders on the camera body and the new lens, please call Allen’s Camera at 215-547-2841.

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