Menus (cont.)

Setup Menu

The NEX-6's setup menu is long and sprawling, and separated into several sub-sections. Once again, there are some crazy interdependencies in which settings you can access at any given time - for example you're only allowed to set your preferences for focus peaking if the camera is in MF or DMF mode, which is set in the Camera Menu.

Shooting Settings Section

Option Values / Actions Notes
AEL w/shutter  • On
 • Off
 
AF Illuminator  • Auto
 • Off
 
Phase Detection AF Area  • On
 • Off
Whether the Phase Detect AF points are displayed on the LCD/EVF.
Red Eye Reduction  • On
 • Off
For the pre-flash reduction reduction system.
Finder/LCD Setting  • Auto
 • Viewfinder
 • LCD Monitor
 
Live View Display  • Setting Effect ON
 • Setting Effect OFF
OFF brightens screen for visibility, ON mimics brightness of exposure.
Auto Review  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 5 sec
 • 10 sec
 
Grid Line  • Rule of Thirds Grid
 • Square Grid
 • Diagonal + Square Grid
 • Off
 
Peaking Level  • Off
 • Low
 • Mid
 • High
Sets the contrast threshold for peaking display
Peaking color  • White
 • Red
 • Yellow
 
Clear Image Zoom  • On
 • Off
Provides up to a 2X boost in zoom power (at the "Large" resolution) with a minimal loss in image quality.
Digital Zoom  • On
 • Off
Gives you an additional zoom power boost, but with noticeable image degradation.
Superior Auto Image Extract  • Auto
 • Off
Whether all of the images in a multi-shot burst are saved when in Superior Auto mode.
MF Assist  • On
 • Off
Frame enlargement when manually focusing.
MF Assist Time  • 2 sec
 • 5 sec
 • No Limit
 
Color Space  • sRGB
 • AdobeRGB
 
SteadyShot  • On
 • Off
 
Release w/o Lens  • Enable
 • Disable
 
Eye-Start AF  • On
 • Off
Only works with Alpha lenses on the LA-EA2 adapter
Front Curtain Shutter  • On
 • Off
 
Long Exposure NR  • On
 • Off
 
High ISO NR  • Normal
 • Low
 
Lens Comp: Shading  • Auto
 • Off
 
Lens Comp: Chro. Aber.  • Auto
 • Off
 
Lens Comp: Distortion  • Auto
 • Off
May be fixed to "auto" for some lenses.
Auto Slow Shutter  • On
 • Off
Adjusts the shutter speed while recording movies in order to brighten your subject.
Movie Audio Rec  • On
 • Off
 
Wind Noise Reduct  • On
 • Off
 
AF Micro Adj  • AF Adjustment Setting
On
Off
 • Amount
 • Clear
Only for use with Alpha lenses on the LA-EA2 adapter

Main Settings Section

Option Values / Actions Notes
Menu Start  • Top
 • Previous
Determines where the menu is entered
Function Settings

 • Custom Settings 1
AF/MF Select
Autofocus Mode
Autofocus Area
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
Auto Port. Framing
Soft Skin Effect
Quality
ISO
White Balance
Metering Mode
DRO/Auto HDR
Picture Effect
Creative Style
Flash Mode
Not Set
 • Custom Settings 2
(Same options as above)
 • Custom Settings 3
(Same options as above)
 • Custom Settings 4
(Same options as above)
 • Custom Settings 5
(Same options as above)
 • Custom Settings 6
(Same options as above)

Select which options are available on the menu brought up by pressing the Fn button.
Movie Button  • On
 • Off
 
Custom Key Settings  • AEL Key Settings
AEL Hold
AEL Toggle
Shooting Tips
AF/MF Select
Autofocus Mode
Autofocus Area
Object Tracking
Zoom
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
Auto Port. Framing
Soft Skin Effect
Quality
ISO
White Balance
Metering Mode
DRO/Auto HDR
Picture Effect
Creative Style
Flash Mode
Flash Comp[ensation]
MF Assist
View on Smartphone
Download Appli[cation]
Application List
Not Set
 • Select Application
Choose an downloaded App
 • Soft Key B Setting
Shooting Tips
Autofocus Mode
Object Tracking
Zoom
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
Auto Port. Framing
Soft Skin Effect
Quality
ISO
White Balance
Metering Mode
DRO/Auto HDR
Picture Effect
Creative Style
Flash Mode
Flash Comp[ensation]
MF Assist
View on Smartphone
Download Appli[cation]
Application List
Not Set
 • Select Application
Choose an downloaded App

The "Download Application" item doesn't do as its name implies. It's actually a quick way to load up one of the apps that you've already downloaded.

Beep  • On
 • Off

Users bothered by the "clicking" sound used during menu navigation may be reaching for this option. Also disables the AF confirmation beep.
Language  • English
 • French
 • Spanish
 • Italian
 • Japanese
 • Chinese
 
Date/Time Setup  • Daylight Saving
On
Off
 • Year-Month-Day Hours:Mins
 • Date Format
Y/M/D
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
 
Area Setting  • Set Time Zone
 • Daylight Saving On/Off
 
Help Guide Display  • On
 • Off
Displays "tool tips" when you hover over a menu item.
Power Save  • Max
 • Standard
 
Power Save Start Time  • 30 Min
 • 5 min
 • 1 min
 • 20 sec
 • 10 sec
 
LCD Brightness  • Manual
-2 to +2 (5 steps)
 • Sunny weather
The NEX-6 lacks an auto LCD brightness feature.
Viewfinder Bright  • Auto
 • Manual
-1, 0, +1
 
Display Color  • White
 • Black
 • Blue
 • Pink
Sets background color for menus
Wide Image  • Full Screen
 • Normal
 
Playback Display  • Auto Rotate
 • Manual Rotate
 
HDMI Resolution  • Auto
 • 1080p
 • 1080i
 
CTRL for HDMI  • On
 • Off
Enables/disables CEC remote control when connected to TV over HDMI
USB Connection  • Auto
 • Mass Storage
 • MTP
 
Cleaning Mode  • Exit
 • OK
For manual sensor cleaning
Version  • Body
 • Lens/Mount adapter
Displays current FW version
Demo Mode  • On
 • Off
Displays movie playback demo; requires AC power adapter
Initialize  • Reset Default
 • Factory Reset
 

Memory Card Tool Section

Option Values / Actions Notes
Format  • Exit
 • OK
 
File Number  • Series
 • Reset
 
Folder Name  • Standard Form
 • Date form
 
Select Shoot Folder  - Select from existing folders
OK
 
New Folder  • OK Creates new folder based on current Folder Name setting
Recover Image DB  • Exit
 • OK
Checks image database for errors
Display Card Space  • OK Displays number of recordable images and available movie recording time at current settings

Network Settings Section

Option Values / Actions Notes
WPS Push  - Connect to WPS network After selecting this option, you can press the WPS button on compatible routers for easy Wi-Fi set-up.
Access Point Settings  • Select available networks
 • Manual Setting
Manual Registration
WPS Pin
 
Edit Device Name - Set camera network name  
Disp[lay] MAC Address  • OK  
Reset View on Smartphone  • OK  
Reset Network Settings  • OK