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
Throughout the past thirty years, Sony has been a leader in the consumer electronics industry. Sony produces cameras that are ideal for casual users, hobbyists, and professional photographers through dedicating themselves to using the latest technology with a sleek and minimal style, resulting in an end product of the highest quality.
The Latest Sony Digital Camera Innovation
Sony announced the release of its latest camera, the Cybershot DSC-RX1, in September 2012. According to Sony, this is the world's first full-frame compact digital camera. 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 relatively small package.
Two of the best Sony digital cameras of 2012 according to consumer ratings include the following:
* Sony Cybershot HX30V: For excellent photos and video in a compact yet flexible package that's perfect for people who like travelling, this is a great Sony digital camera. A GPS tracker, full HD video capture, and a very fast continuous burst mode make this 18.2 megapixel camera one that is very full featured. It's sought after for its fast performance as well. * Sony Cybershot HX200V: This model is rated by consumers as one of Sony's best digital cameras because of its extremely large 35x optical zoom and fast burst mode. Without RAW capture, it's obvious that Sony is aiming the camera at a more amateur market than some of the competition. The HX200's image quality is rated from good to excellent in Sony digital camera reviews, and video quality is one of the the best you can get.
Sony has a broad product line 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. No matter what Sony digital camera you choose, you will be pleased with the photos and videos you make.
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