Updated (March, 2014): Compare the Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Nikon 1 V2

42

Nikon 1 V2

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.1 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V2

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Phase detection video autofocus
fast and accurate
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon 1 V2

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 1,200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/16000s vs 1/4000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Overall image quality Much better image quality 78.0 vs 50.0
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Around 60% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 23.7 bits vs 20.2 bits
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Distinguishes 3.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.1 EV vs 10.8 EV
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2.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,018 ISO vs 403 ISO
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The NEX-6 has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the 1 V2
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Lens availability More lenses available 21 lenses vs 8 lenses
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More than 2.5x more lenses available
Battery life Longer battery life 360 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Focus points More focus points 99 vs 73
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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 2 f-stops better
Size Smaller 120x67x43 mm vs 109x82x46 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $449.85 vs $749.00
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The best price we've seen is $299 cheaper (around 40% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.7" vs 1.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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

              $648 body only

              $798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $630 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $500 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Nikon 1 V2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $410 body only

              Color depth Better color depth
              Focus points More focus points
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Nikon 1 V3

              Nikon 1 V3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,197 with 10-30mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

              Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,052 body only

              $1,235 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,026 - $1,073 with 16-50mm 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

              $598 body only

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points

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              SR (2:16 PM, June 11, 2013)
              Sorry but since Nikon V1 and V2, the AF on N1 have been the first in compact camera using phase detection ?? This overlook makes the whole comparison very questionable...
              That's basically where I stop reading...
               
              Avatar for Eduardo Guariglia Eduardo Guariglia (8:09 PM, January 31, 2013)
              Me too!
               
              Alil (1:51 AM, January 22, 2013)
              Thanks.. I confuse to choose between this camera.and now i know,I choose Sony Nex-6.