Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony NEX-5R

Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
235 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
460 shots
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Focus points
More focus points
99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.1 EV vs 12.7 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5N

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
460 shots vs 360 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
111x59x38 mm vs 120x67x43 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
235 ms vs 257 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
1900 ms vs 2000 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Lowest price
Cheaper
$299.00 vs $621.32
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The best price we've seen is $322 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 1.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
269 g vs 287 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              NEX-6:78.0
              NEX-5N:77.0
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              NEX-6:23.7 bits
              NEX-5N:23.6 bits
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NEX-6:13.1 EV
              NEX-5N:12.7 EV
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              NEX-6:2000 ms
              NEX-5N:1900 ms
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 body only

              $549 - $630 with 16-50mm lens

              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              $788 with 18-200mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $400 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $396 body only

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $398 - $527 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $650 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor

              Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Alpha NEX-6.

              Sony NEX-5N Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $286 body only

              $373 - $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

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