The NEX-6 joins Sony's mirrorless line and sits somewhere between the newly announced NEX-5R and older NEX-7. Although priced a few hundred dollars less than the NEX-7, the NEX-6 is almost assuredly the better buy for most users. It includes the same high-resolution OLED viewfinder as the NEX-7, but uses Sony's 16 megapixel sensor rather than a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor. If you don't absolutely need that resolution, the NEX-6 includes a standard flash hotshoe, WiFi connectivity and accompanying apps, a top mode dial and on-sensor phase detection pixels (like the 5R) for even faster autofocus. Sony has removed one of the NEX-7's control dials as well as the touch screen, but NEX-6 users still have two control dials and can use the new collapsible 16-50mm power zoom. This new lens is a lot smaller than the old kit and brings the NEX lineup closer in size to the micro 4/3 cameras from Panasonic and Olympus. You'll be able to pick the NEX-6 up sometime in November for $1000 kit, $850 body only.
Store Ratings and Offer Details for the
Sony Alpha NEX-6
16.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
1080/60p HD video recording with stereo sound
3-inch tilting LCD screen with 921,000 dots
100% electronic OLED viewfinder with 2.3 million dots
Hybrid autofocus includes phase and contrast detection autofocus
Wi-Fi sharing and downloadable camera apps
Nov 10, 2012
Sony Alpha NEX-6
Sony Alpha NEX-6
Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users
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Sony's Latest Innovation in the Digital Camera Realm
In September 2012, Sony announced the release of its latest camera, the Cybershot DSC-RX1. This is the world's first full-frame compact digital camera, according to Sony. A 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor attached to a capable 35mm f2 lens makes this camera very desirable. Being able to produce professional quality photos in a small package that fits in your pocket ensure the popularity of this camera.
Consumer ratings point to the following cameras as two of Sony's best digital cameras of 2012:
* Sony Cybershot HX30V: For excellent video and photos in a package that's compact, yet versatile, and great for people that love travelling, this is a great Sony digital camera. A GPS tracker, full HD video capture, and an extremely fast continuous burst mode make this 18.2 megapixel camera one that is heavy on extras. It's sought after for its fast performance as well. * Sony Cybershot HX200V: Its fast burst mode and very large 35x optical zoom has resulted in this model being rated as one of Sony's best digital cameras by consumers. The lack of RAW capture makes it obvious that Sony is aiming the camera at a market that's more amateur than some of the competition. Sony digital camera reviews rate the HX200's image quality as good to excellent, and video quality is one of the the finest on the market.
Reviews for most Sony cameras can be found on this site. They have a broad product line of digital cameras suitable for photographers of any skill level. You will be totally happy with the end result regardless of which Sony digital camera you decide on.
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