Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony NEX 5R

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100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
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

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Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
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Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

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Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Focus points Fewer focus points
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Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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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