Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony NEX 5R

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-6

100

Sony NEX 5R

95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 5R.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$599 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thicker
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 body only

$737 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 ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Focus points Fewer focus points
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 with 12-60mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$599 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

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YoGo (9:17 AM, November 01, 2014)
I have both camera. In my opinion, despite specs sheet, Nex5R is performin better in low light condition and the kit lens 18-55mm is much better than 16-50mm, On the other hand, NEX6 is looking an and acting like a semi-pro camera. No cons for this two cameras. If you want one or both, don't hesitate.
 
Avatar for gnews gnews (6:47 PM, February 05, 2013)
Nex 5r also has touchscreen, is slightly smaller, has a mic jack, and 3D capabilit for those who want such a thing