Summary: The Sony NEX-6 is a good mirrorless camera, easy to carry and features a functional design and in line with the expectations of users made up of fans of photography, who will appreciate such features as the control dial and hot shoe. Other prominent elements are formed by the integration of Wi-Fi connectivity and the use of an excellent electronic viewfinder.
Pros: Pictures of excellent quality, Bright screen and defined, Excellent optical viewfinder, Full control of the settings, Save in RAW, Autonomy, Downloadable App.
Cons: Well organized menu however complex because of the many features, High price
Summary: It’s been more than three years since Sony entered the mirrorless camera race with its NEX-3 and NEX-5. Since then, Sony has expanded its NEX-series with the NEX-7 occupying the top position, with the 16 megapixel NEX-6 next in line. With each evolution, Sony’s NEX-series continues to improve with broader features and, more importantly, better performance and the Sony NEX-6 is no exception with its hybrid AF system, a real mode dial, standardized hotshoe, and Wi-Fi.
Pros: new mode dial, built-in viewfinder and flash, WiFi, full feature set, good performance, above average image quality, full manual exposure control in video
Cons: confusing menu system, even with mode dial, still too dependent on menus, poorly positioned "red" movie button
Summary: The Sony NEX-6 fills an admittedly small gap between the Sony NEX-5R and the Sony NEX-7 , with the large and bright viewfinder giving it a significant advantage over its viewfinder-less rivals. At a slightly lower price NEX-7, but with a similar feature set, it’s also good value for money if you envisage using the viewfinder and/or the flip-out LCD – otherwise, there are slightly cheaper comparable options.
Pros: Operational speed; Fast write times; Large, bright viewfinder; Tiltable LCD; Large grip
Cons: Recessed buttons; Inconsistent AWB under artificial light; Lack of space between lens and grip
Summary: The Sony Alpha NEX-6 is the latest evolution in the NEX line of mirrorless compact system cameras. Though it sits below the flagship 24.3 Megapixel NEX-7, this 16.1 Megapixel model incorporates many of the more expensive model's features, including the industry-leading 2.3 million pixel OLED electronic viewfinder and 3 inch articulated 921k pixel LCD screen.
Pros: Hybrid AF with phase and contrast detect., 2.3 million dot EVF., 10fps burst mode with continuous AF., Wi-Fi enabled with picture sharing, remote control and downloadable apps., Compact lightweight powered kit zoom.
Cons: Lack of touch screen., Poor AF performance in low light., Movie button difficult to press and not programmable.
It doesn't look like a pro-level camera, but can it work like one?
18 December 2012
Summary: Sony's NEX lineup is kind of a microcosm of the camera industry in 2012. Once you graduate from a point-and-shoot up to a mirrorless camera or a DSLR, odds are good that you're going to get a camera that takes great pictures. What you're paying for within the market is resolution, low-light performance, and controls.
Pros: Excellent, powerful controls, Great images and video, Small body is still easy to use
Cons: Wi-Fi is effectively useless, Lens ecosystem still lags competition
Summary: The Sony NEX-6 mixes high-end build quality and control with a consumer-friendly feature set. The inclusion of Wi-Fi connectivity opens up the NEX-6 for a number of in-camera editing controls and direct image sharing.
All in all, the Sony NEX-6 handles well and produces excellent images, but not quite to the same standard as the NEX-7.
Conclusion: On the one hand the NEX-6 epitomises what compact system cameras are all about: it's small, light, easier to use than any other NEX model, well built, comes complete with a viewfinder, is fairly nippy when it needs to be and snaps cracking images too. But on the other it's shy of its potential greatness: the battery life gets sucked away all too quickly due to all the tech on board, there aren't the more advanced features such as a touchscreen that feature in "lesser"...
Pros: Built-in EVF, decent image quality, mode dial and thumbwheel, hotshoe, small yet sensible size, sturdy build quality
Cons: Battery life needs to be better, low-light autofocus lacks feedback and accuracy, no touchscreen, Wi-Fi not as smooth as we'd like