Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Sony Alpha ILC-3000

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Sony Alpha ILC-3000

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony ILC-3000

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 480 shots vs 360 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 20.1 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,068 ISO vs 1,018 ISO
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The ILC-3000 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Size Smaller 102x58x38 mm vs 120x67x43 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 25.1x16.7mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 1.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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
Focus points Significantly more focus points 99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The NEX-6's maximum light sensitivity is 0.7 f-stops better
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.49x
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More than 2x larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.5 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 2000 ms vs 2200 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.1 EV vs 12.8 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 257 ms vs 279 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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        Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Overall image quality Good image quality Help
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        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Color depth Good color depth Help
        23.7 bits
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        ILC-3000:12.8 EV
        NEX-6:13.1 EV
        Supports 24p 24p support Help
        For that film look
        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
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
        ILC-3000:2200 ms
        NEX-6:2000 ms
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic

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        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 slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 body only

        $1,299 with 18-200mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Samsung NX300

        Samsung NX300

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $500 body only

        $614 - $670 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $498 with 16-50mm lens

        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $320 body only

        $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

        3D Captures 3D images
        Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

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        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $390 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $298 body only

        $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Sony SLT A58

        Sony SLT A58

        Entry-level DSLR

        $448 - $498 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Low light performance More noise at high ISO
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        True resolution Much lower true resolution

        Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

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        Sony NEX-7

        Sony NEX-7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $815 body only

        $979 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
        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $740 - $999 body only

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

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        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
        Thickness Thinner
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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