Summary: When I first found out that Sony came up with yet another mirrorless camera segment with the introduction of the NEX-6, I asked myself if it was really necessary to have so many different cameras to offer. Without a doubt, the mirrorless camera market is growing very fast.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
Sony NEX-6 review: can a pocket-sized camera finally kill your DSLR?
18 December 2012
Excerpt: I still use a DSLR. Unlike my colleague Dan Seifert (and a handful of other staffers at The Verge), I've never been willing to sacrifice the speed and control of my Nikon D7000 to get a smaller, lighter camera.
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
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.
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