NEX-6 Biggest Hit of Photokina

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NEX-6 Biggest Hit of Photokina
Sep 19, 2012

Cards have been dealt by all.

I think the NEX-6 is in tune with enthusiasts needs for a smaller compact form camera, and thus market demand, more than any other camera shown at Photokina. Sony nailed the specs on that camera. Right camera at the right time indeed.

There are other exciting products at Photokina this year but I don't think any of them wow'ed overall like the NEX-6 did. It just hits the sweet spot for a much bigger market than all the other cameras do.

I suspect Sony is going to bring in a lot more NEX users with this camera. And the 16-50mm and especially how it was implemented (unlike Pana's version with no zoom ring), was a brillant decision.

And just some thoughts on the NEX6:

Adding quick navi to it, and bringing it "back" to the A99- said Sony was really listening to the cries of those that know it was nearly genius to begin with (why they ever got rid of it befuddles me greatly).

I like that the body isn't metal, it resists scratches better.

The LCD, I might prefer a kind that allows you to lay the panel flat against the body instead. I shoot with my A57 that way because I'm mostly an eyelevel photographer. But its no deal breaker, just think it might be more ideal with that type- either the way the A57/65 have the panel, or the flip and twist out style so many other cameras have.

Maybe the NEX6N/R/X will have that type of panel, but doubtful.

Either way, its the compact camera many have been wanting for a long time. Kudos to Sony for nailing that one.

Carl

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