Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Panasonic GX7

84

Panasonic GX7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic GX7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic GX7

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 900 ms vs 2000 ms
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2.2x less delay when turning on
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 40 lenses vs 21 lenses
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More than 90% more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 192 ms vs 257 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,018 ISO vs 718 ISO
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The NEX-6 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Better image quality 78.0 vs 70.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Focus points Significantly more focus points 99 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.1 EV vs 12.2 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.7 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 360 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Size Smaller 120x67x43 mm vs 123x71x55 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 287 g vs 402 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.7" vs 2.2"
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More than 20% thinner
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.67x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Lowest price Cheaper $492.69 vs $744.99
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The best price we've seen is $252 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              25,600 ISO
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $800 body only

              $979 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $740 - $999 body only

              $870 - $1,099 with 14-42mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $500 body only

              $614 - $670 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
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 body only

              $799 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $599 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Interchangeable lenses Has a built-in lens

              Panasonic GX7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $650 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,359 - $1,399 body only

              $1,980 - $2,270 with 12-40mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus Pen E-P5

              Olympus Pen E-P5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $644 body only

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $599 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 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-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $789 with 18-55mm lens

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

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