The new Sony a6300 by all accounts is a well spec photographic-video camera with the ability to accept Sonys XLR-K2M professional XLR audio adapter. Its all fine and dandy kitting this camera out for video but to omit a headphone jack in place of a useless speaker is just stupid.
“Oh but its not a professional camera” so why add S-Log2 and S-Log3 gammas to the camera if Sony don’t intend it to be used by professionals.
I have the Panasonic FZ1000 once again spoiled by having no headphone jack, I get round this by using Sony’s UWP-D16 radio mic system by monitoring via the receiver which has a headphone output, but that is no match for a proper headphone jack on the camera.
Why do manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic deliberately leave out the headphone jack in place of a useless speaker is beyond logic. I used to work in the electronics business, to add a headphone socket into the initial design would be extra pennies all your doing is changing the spec of the CPU to add an amp or add one to the double sided PCB…easy.
I will leave you with some impressive footage shot with the Sony a6300…
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