Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Pentax Q7

Sony Alpha NEX-6
Pentax Q7

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax Q7.
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax Q7

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Smaller
102×58×34 mm vs 120×67×43 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.7"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
200 g vs 287 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$265.83 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $283 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
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
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
62 lenses vs 7 lenses
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Around 9x more lenses available
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
360 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
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 2 f-stops better
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Supports 24p 24p support Help
For that film look
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Weight Light weight Help
Q7200 g
NEX-6287 g
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
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
Q712 MP
NEX-616 MP
Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
Q7Contrast detection
NEX-6Hybrid detection

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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

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
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
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 body only

$640 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
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

$448

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
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
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $499 body only

$560 with 16-50mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier

Pentax Q7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$160 body only

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
True resolution Lower true resolution
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$469 - $599

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 body only

$350 with 5mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Thickness Slightly thinner
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$288 - $295 body only

$350 - $378 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$225 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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 Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
External flash No external flash support
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

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