Sony Nex 6 overheats when taking photo only

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sphinx2 New Member • Posts: 8
Sony Nex 6 overheats when taking photo only


New second-hand Sony Nex 6's buttons stop responding after taking a couple of dozens photos. Turning off/on, removing battery doesn't help. It only comes back after 10 min rest. Suspecting overheat.


I am new to Sony Nex series, just started off buying an secondhand Nex 6. I started to do some street shooting today. I found out after like 10, 20 shots all the soft buttons will no longer respond, only the mechanical switches are functioning, such as on/off button, shutter button and mode dial. Shutter button can still take pictures.

I tried to turn the camera off and on, removing battery, detach the lens but all fail to revive it. I do feel some heat from inside the body when detaching the lens. Screen still display the view and previous settings. The focus points remains where previous photo was taken after turning back on.

The whether is 25-30 Celsius degree. I took around 100 photos and this happened thrice. Given it took time to recover after each occurrence, it does look like overheating? All the searches and forums only returns video overheating experience so wondering if it is design flaw or I simply got a faulty body.

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FuzzyQball Senior Member • Posts: 1,662
Re: Sony Nex 6 overheats when taking photo only

That’s not normal.  You might be able to work longer by turning it off when not taking photos.

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Look More Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: Sony Nex 6 overheats when taking photo only

Definitely not normal. My NEX6 stays on all day long when I shoot with it (or actually it stays on as long as the battery allows).  But it goes to sleep when not in use so there's that.

Martin_99 Senior Member • Posts: 1,595
Re: Sony Nex 6 overheats when taking photo only

At least you know now why previous owner sold the camera...

Of course it's not normal, every camera can shoot till the battery dies, your unit is defective.

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