Summary Sony NEX-6

Prices Price
Body only
$549
With 16-50mm lens
$1,126
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 7
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 28
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Megapixels
Help 16 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 25,600 ISO
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Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Pros

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The Sony NEX-6 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Overall image quality Great overall image quality Help
78.0
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
13.1 EV
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.71x
Size Quite small Help
Mid size (120×67×43 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
1.7"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Color depth Good color depth Help
23.7 bits
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$549.00
Weight Light Help
287 g

Cons

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The Sony NEX-6 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
921k dots
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2000 ms startup delay
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Announced Old Help
August 2012
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
30 seconds

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Avatar for Peter Yankala Peter Yankala (0:22 AM, June 30, 2014)
Yep nex6 is an ideal DSLR why would an enthusiast buy a camera for real video work?
 
PatrickV (4:02 PM, December 13, 2013)
Satisfied with the NEX6. The control dial is effective. Coming from a NEX5N find it a little bit weird to use buttons but as a camera, it does the job.
 
Avatar for Douglas Lunsford Douglas Lunsford (2:13 PM, September 13, 2013)
Good point , Mr. Williams . Until we see that it doesn't have it , we would not have thought we needed it for photography .
 
Avatar for Khürt L. Williams Khürt L. Williams (1:07 PM, September 10, 2013)
"microphone socket" needed in an ideal DSLR? What's a microphone do for "photography"?
 
GGG (5:04 PM, June 23, 2013)
I agree with Dan. Sony specialist loose their time creating incomplete NEX models: "If the NEX 6 had a dedicated microphone socket and possibly a touch screen it would be my ideal DSLR backup/replacement"
 
Dan (8:29 AM, May 13, 2013)
The NEX 3,5,6,7 is possibly the most frustrating range of cameras with a peculiar combination of features. If the NEX 6 had a dedicated microphone socket and possibly a touch screen it would be my ideal DSLR backup/replacement. Perhaps here in lies the problem, no one would buy the NEX 7, but I would happily pay a bit more for an NEX 6 and lose the wifi.