Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony NEX-7n

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Focus points More focus points 99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The NEX-6's maximum light sensitivity is 0.7 f-stops better
Lowest price Cheaper $399.00 vs $809.00
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The best price we've seen is $410 cheaper (2x less)
Weight Lighter 287 g vs 350 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 1200 ms vs 2000 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
Battery life Longer battery life 430 shots vs 360 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 81.0 vs 78.0
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Almost the same
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 223 ms vs 257 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Size Smaller 111x59x38 mm vs 120x67x43 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 1.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              NEX-6:78.0
              NEX-7:81.0
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NEX-6:13.1 EV
              NEX-7:13.4 EV
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              NEX-6:23.7 bits
              NEX-7:24.1 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              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

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 - $525 body only

              $630 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,098 body only

              $569 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 - $689 body only

              $635 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $436 - $1,054 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

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

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony NEX-7.

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