Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony NEX-5T

Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Sony Alpha NEX-6

84

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Sony NEX-5R

78

Sony NEX-5R

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

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

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5R

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,018 ISO vs 910 ISO
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The NEX-6 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life Longer battery life 360 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Lowest price Cheaper $399.00 vs $567.49
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The best price we've seen is $168 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5R

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Smaller 110x58x38 mm vs 120x67x43 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 1.7"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              78.0
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              13.1 EV
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              23.7 bits
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              99
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 body only

              $748 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $500 with 16-50mm lens

              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,074 body only

              $1,200 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $438 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $489 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points

              Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Alpha NEX-6.

              Sony NEX-5R Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony NEX-5R.

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              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