Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony NEX 5R

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-6

76

Sony NEX 5R

73

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

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

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 NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$487 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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