Sony Alpha NEX-6 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 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
  • RAW Capture
  • Manual modes
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-11-10
  • Final Grade: 93 A

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Sony Alpha NEX-6
A great buy.
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 5/18/2014

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.

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