Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-6

100

Sony Alpha NEX-5

83

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%
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
257 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 - $448 body only

$409 - $498 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$748 body only

$848 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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