Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-6

75

Sony Alpha NEX-5

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
257 ms shutter lag
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
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

$548 body only

$598 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 body only

$622 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$365 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$365 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

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