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
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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 5R.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Focus points Fewer focus points
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$679 - $680

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much longer battery life
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $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

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