Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review

Overall Score

67

Main Features

  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 67 x 43 mm, 345g.
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Sony Alpha NEX-6 Overview


First introduced in March, 2013, Sony Alpha NEX-6 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Sony NEX-6 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Alpha NEX-5T Sony NEX-5T 2013 16MP 100 - 25600 276g 111 x 59 x 39mm
Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony NEX-6 2013 16MP 100 - 25600 345g 120 x 67 x 43mm
Sony Alpha NEX-3N Sony NEX-3N 2013 16MP 200 - 16000 269g 110 x 62 x 35mm
Sony Alpha NEX-5R Sony NEX-5R 2012 16MP 100 - 25600 276g 111 x 59 x 39mm
Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Sony NEX-F3 2012 16MP 200 - 16000 314g 117 x 67 x 42mm

Proc and Cons of Sony NEX-6


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha NEX-6 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
Flash Sync Port
Tilting Screen
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
345g Light Body
99 Focus Points
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 360 shots
Type Scores

Sony Alpha NEX-6 has an Overall Score of 67/100 and ranked #94 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #200 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony NEX-6 Scores
Imaging score
56
Features score
65
Value for money score
80
Portability score
91
Overall score
67
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Sony NEX-6


Sony Alpha NEX-6 weighs 345g and has external dimensions of 120 x 67 x 43mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.69"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Sony NEX-6 is 99 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony NEX-6 is less by 6mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony NEX-6
345g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony NEX-6
43mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha NEX-6 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha NEX-6 Dimensions Alpha NEX-6
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 345 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha NEX-7 Sony NEX-7 400 g 345 g 120 x 67 x 43 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 345 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 345 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha NEX-5T Sony NEX-5T 276 g 345 g 111 x 59 x 39 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 345 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony NEX-5N 269 g 345 g 111 x 59 x 38 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha NEX-5R Sony NEX-5R 276 g 345 g 111 x 59 x 39 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha NEX-6


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha NEX-6
Announced March, 2013
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 116
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.73
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 99
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4912 x 3264
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 360 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NPFW50
Physical
Weight 345 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 67 x 43 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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