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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Focus points
Many focus points
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Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax Q7

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Smaller 102x58x34 mm vs 120x67x43 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 $305.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (more than 20% 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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 9x larger sensor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 360 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Lens availability More lenses available 21 lenses vs 7 lenses
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3x more lenses available
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports 24p 24p support Help
For that film look
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Q7:$305.00
NEX-6:$399.00
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support

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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
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $599 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-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Captures 3D images
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
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$311 - $400 with 22mm 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
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$499 - $600 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

$179 with 5-83mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
True resolution Lower true resolution
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$397 body only

$497 with 5-15mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Size Slightly smaller
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$518 body only

$602 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$280

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,074 body only

$1,200 with 18-55mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
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 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-5R

Sony NEX-5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$567 - $1,064 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

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