Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony NEX 5R

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-6

100

Sony NEX 5R

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Really small
Size
Mid size (120×67×43 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.7"
 

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
Size
Really small
Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

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 A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 - $448 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thicker
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Slightly smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 - $448 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen

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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