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Sony a6400 Goes Back into Production
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, May 30, 2022 @ 12:30 AM (EST)
Source: DPReview

The coronavirus pandemic halted travel, shuttered dive shops, and created all manner of production and supply chain delays. Sony, one of many camera companies to suffer, announced, back in November 2021, that it was suspending production of its a6100, a6400 and a7 II models.

But in a sign that the darkest days are (hopefully) behind us, Sony has confirmed that production of the a6400 is restarting. Sony Japan’s website says: “From May 27, 2022, we will resume accepting orders from Distributors to us and orders from customers at the Sony Store.” Recommencing production of the a6100 and a7 II hasn’t yet been mentioned.

That’s great news for underwater shooters who want a piece of Sony’s hugely popular APS-C format camera line—of which the a6400 is one of the best examples. We tested the camera in Fantasea’s housing just before the pandemic hit, in June and July 2019, photographing and filming a wide range of subjects in Bali, Alor and Komodo, with reviewer Alex Lindbloom concluding, “There are really no limits to what you can do with this amazing little setup.”

It’s not clear when exactly a6400 camera bodies will be available for purchase, but if you’re interested in the camera, get in touch with the Backscatter team and they’ll be able to tell you when a6400 stocks are at healthy levels again.
 


 



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