Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony NEX 5N

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Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Sony NEX-5N

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
257 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
235 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-6.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$598 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 body only

$622 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$365 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$733 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$365 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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