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
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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 Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$442 - $498 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$1,829 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$369 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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

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