Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Fujifilm X-M1

Sony Alpha NEX-6
Fujifilm X-M1

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
257 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-M1

Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 40 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-M1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-6.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-M1

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Startup delay
Less startup delay
1700 ms vs 2000 ms
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Around 20% less delay when turning on
Size
Slightly smaller
117×67×39 mm vs 120×67×43 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.5" vs 1.7"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$349.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
257 ms vs 381 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Focus points
More focus points
99 vs 49
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NEX-6's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
62 lenses vs 58 lenses
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Around 10% more lenses available
Weight
Slightly lighter
287 g vs 330 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
16 MP
Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
X-M11700 ms
NEX-62000 ms
Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
X-M1Contrast detection
NEX-6Hybrid detection
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$665 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$274 body only

$440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a much larger screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $499 body only

$520 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,232 - $1,299 body only

$1,586 - $1,899 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

Fujifilm X-M1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$210 body only

$499 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2

Boutique

$549

Startup delay Less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$940 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$595 body only

$660 with 18-55mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Focus points Fewer focus points
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$347 body only

$898 with 16mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$605 body only

$803 with 16-50mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 body only

$640 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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Sayantan Dutta (6:54 AM, September 05, 2013)
Price of X-M1 is 42, 999K