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

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
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
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 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 Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 - $448 body only

$490 - $498 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$737 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Focus points Fewer focus points

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$870 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Much longer battery life
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$400 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 body only

$998 with 28-70mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
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