Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony for sure made a huge step for itself in the mirrorless camera industry, and the incredible Sony Alpha NEX-6 won't be an exception. Additionally, while it may look like just another Rangefinder-style mirrorless, Sony has packed a large number of features into the Sony Alpha NEX-6 remarkable camera body. Sony Alpha NEX-6 has a Sony E lens mount, and presently there are 83 native carefully crafted lenses available for this mount. Thanks to its very short flange focal distance, choices of adapting glasses from other mounts are almost limitless, and this can save your money. This is a remarkable upgrade to the Sony Alpha NEX-6 solid 10.0 fps continuous shooting via the use of Fast Priority Continuous mode, which is very useful. If the images are simply going on the web then ISO 25,600 is outstanding, though even with noise reduction off, there are some details that surely do get missed. 99-Point AF System Cameraman can choose single point, continuous, dynamic or upgraded 3D autofocus modes to adapt to any situation from static peoples to dynamic sports. For video, you can record MPEG-4, AVCHD videos at 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps). The camera works with NPFW50 batteries, which has enough for 360 shots. The solid dials are well laid-out, with the buttons being of a nice size and comfortable to find my fingers when you’re holding the grip. Sony cameras have numerousness lenses and unusual customized cases and a wide variety of grips available for them. The Sony Alpha NEX-6 is an excellent image taking device and tool in the hands of the right photographer. If you already have bought another camera system, consider it as a backup. Photography Blog wrote a great Rangefinder-style mirrorless that's a great choice for a lot of photographers and experience levels.


ModelSony Alpha NEX-6
Body TypeRangefinder-style mirrorless

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score78
DxO Color Depth23.7
DxO Dynamic Range13.1
DxO Low Light ISO1018


Sensor Resolution16 megapixels
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Dimensions23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area366.60mm2
Max Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Min Native ISO100
Max Native ISO25,600
RAW Supporttrue


Lens MountSony E
Number of Lenses83
Manual Focustrue
Focal Length Multiplier1.5x
Macro Focus Rangen/a


Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder Resolution2,359k dots
Viewfinder Magnification0.73


Screen TypeTilting
Screen TechnologyXtra Fine LCD with Tilt Up 90
Screen Size3″
Screen Resolution921k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screenfalse

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Shutter Speed1/4000s
Continuous Shooting10.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationfalse
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range6.00 m
Flash ModesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
Max Flash Sync1/160s
WB Bracketingtrue
AE Bracketingtrue

Exposure Modes

Center Weightedtrue


AF Touchfalse
AF Continuoustrue
AF Singletrue
AF Trackingfalse
AF Selectivetrue
AF Centerfalse
AF Multi Areatrue
AF Live Viewtrue
AF Face Detectiontrue
AF Contrast Detectiontrue
AF Phase Detectiontrue
Number of Focus Points99
Number of Cross Focus PointsUnknown

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsMPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone Portfalse
Headphone Portfalse


Wireless ConnectivityBuilt-In
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)


Physical Dimensions120 x 67 x 43mm
Environmental Sealingfalse
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery ModelNPFW50
Battery Life360 shots
Battery TypeBattery Pack

Other Features

Timelapse RecordingWith downloadable app
Self TimerYes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots1