Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Overall image quality
Great image quality
78.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
23.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.1 EV
 
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality Better image quality 78.0 vs 66.0
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Around 20% better image quality
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Startup delay Less startup delay 2000 ms vs 2800 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,018 ISO vs 390 ISO
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The NEX-6 has excellent image quality 1.4 f-stops higher ISO than the DSC-RX100
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NEX-6's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Color depth Better color depth 23.7 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.1 EV vs 12.4 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 360 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size Smaller 101x58x35 mm vs 120x67x43 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 213 g vs 287 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.4" vs 1.7"
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Around 20% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              NEX-6:921k dots
              DSC-RX100:1,229k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              NEX-6:16 MP
              DSC-RX100:20 MP
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              NEX-6:2000 ms
              DSC-RX100:2800 ms
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $748 - $798 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $649 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,074 body only

              $1,125 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

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 body only

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,026 - $1,056 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $370

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              True resolution Much lower true resolution

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              Claudia (8:52 AM, June 21, 2014)
              Why is the Nex-6 the runner-up even though it has so many more advantages over the RX100?