Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
257 ms shutter lag
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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

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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 Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

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Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External flash No external flash support
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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Weight Heavier

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