Sony NEX-5R vs NEX-6

Started Oct 26, 2012 | Questions thread
TiagoReil Senior Member • Posts: 1,585
Re: Sony NEX-5R vs NEX-6

pongalong wrote:

After a long break from photography since I got tired of lugging around my SLR, I purchased an RX100, fell in love and then picked up a 5N and fell even more in love. When I heard about the 5R and 6 I returned the camera and have been awaiting reviews.

Are there any differences between the two in image quality? It seems like the major difference is the EVF, mode dial and touchscreen. If so, is the EVF (other than preference / stability) useful if you aren't using expensive manual glass?

And lastly, any NEX-7 update rumors?

The differences are in functionality, not in IQ:

Mode wheel (I really dont care about it, I dont change modes that often, but some people really "need it")

EVF, this is nice,  you could add the EVF to the nex5, but it would cost more. On the other hand it is not fixed. Also on the nex-5r you would loose the flash.

Flash hot shoe. And hability to use flash with the EVF.  This is a must for me in particular.

I think it has more buttons. Not sure.

Screen. It is like the nex7, so it is different. I prefer the one on the 5R or the new 3, but the limitation is the integrated EVF.

About the 7, we still need to wait. It seems the 7 models will update every 2 yeras. So it will happen that one year you will have an older version.

The nex 5 and 3 models are updated once a year.

We still dont know how often the 6 will update. Will it be considered a high end product, and update every 2 years like the 7, or yearly like the 5 or the 3?

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