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
Sony has been at the forefront of the consumer electronics industry for the past 30 years. All Sony digital cameras show the company's devotion to including the most cutting edge technology paired with a simple style to produce high-quality compact digital cameras for casual users, hobbyists, and even professional photographers.
Sony's Latest Innovation in the Digital Camera Field
In September 2012, Sony announced the release of its latest camera, the Cybershot DSC-RX1. According to Sony, this is the first full-frame compact digital camera available. A 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor attached to a capable 35mm f2 lens makes this camera very desirable. This pocketable combination produces professional-quality photos in a package that's relatively small.
Two of the best Sony digital cameras of 2012 as indicated by consumer ratings include the following:
* Sony Cybershot HX30V: For high quality video and photos in a package that's compact, but versatile, and great for consumers that love travelling, this is a great Sony digital camera. The 18.2 megapixel camera is known for its fast performance, including full HD video capture and extremely fast continuous burst mode, on top of features like a GPS tracker. * Sony Cybershot HX200V: Its fast burst mode and extremely large 35x optical zoom has resulted in this camera being rated as one of Sony's best digital cameras by consumers. The lack of RAW capture makes it quite apparent that Sony is intending this camera for a market that's more amateur than a lot of the competition. Sony digital camera reviews rate the HX200's image quality as good to excellent, with the video quality being one of the the finest on the market.
Sony has a vast array of digital cameras suitable for photographers of any skill level, and reviews of most of the cameras offered by Sony can be found on this site. You will be totally happy with the end result regardless of which Sony digital camera you decide on.
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