Sony Alpha NEX-6

Announced Sep 12, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

The NEX-6 offers a highly attractive combination of excellent image quality, enthusiast-friendly ergonomics (including a mode dial--a first for the NEX-series), a 'real' hot shoe, an OLED electronic viewfinder, and useful features like Sweep Panorama and Auto HDR. That said, the NEX's user interface isn't for everyone. Having to download (and sometimes pay for) apps can be frustrating, and for best results you'll need to shoot raw.

Good for

Enthusiasts who want great photo and video quality, fun-to-use features, and more traditional controls than other NEX models.

Not so good for

Not much - we'd like to see touchscreen interface though, and some people will resent paying for some of the 'apps'.

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Sony Alpha NEX-6 review

The Sony NEX-6 is a pretty remarkable camera. Though it isn't the flagship NEX model, I can quickly see it overtaking the NEX-7 in popularity at the top end of the NEX range. There are those for whom anything less than 24 Megapixels just won't do and who love the control that three-dial operation provides, but, beyond a tougher body, mic input and a few other refinements there's little else to...

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