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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
109 lenses
 
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax K-30

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 1100 ms vs 2000 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 109 lenses vs 21 lenses
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More than 5x more lenses available
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 162 ms vs 257 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 410 shots vs 360 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,129 ISO vs 1,018 ISO
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The K-30 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Size Significantly smaller 120x67x43 mm vs 130x97x71 mm
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2.6x smaller
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The NEX-6's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Significantly lighter 287 g vs 650 g
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2.3x lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1.7" vs 2.8"
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Around 40% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $399.00 vs $559.99
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The best price we've seen is $161 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              K-30:79.0
              NEX-6:78.0
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              K-30:APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
              NEX-6:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              23.7 bits
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              K-30:13 EV
              NEX-6:13.1 EV
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              K-30:16.1 MP
              NEX-6:16 MP
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              K-30:Pentaprism
              NEX-6:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $697 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Pentax K-30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $447 body only

              $528 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $594 - $1,199 body only

              $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Heavier
              Pentax K-500

              Pentax K-500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $728 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $963 - $1,197 body only

              $1,546 - $1,547 with 18-135mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weather sealed No weather sealing

              Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 body only

              $748 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,074 body only

              $1,200 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $500 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $438 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $488 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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