Sony NEX-6 hands-on

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Here’s a short, but thorough hands-on look at the Sony NEX-6 from WorldMediaFull that we gleaned off of YouTube.

The NEX 6 squeezes in between new NEX 5R (but adds an EVF and dedicated mode dial that the 5R does not have) and the highly celebrated NEX 7, and actually is a lot like the 7. In fact, it’s almost identical in size and configuration, but the main difference is that the NEX 7 has a 24 mp sensor while the NEX 6 has a 16 mp sensor (and also adds with WiFi). For 99% of the people, the sensor size won’t make one bit of difference as that 16 mp Sony sensor is MORE than powerful enough for just about any job. The NEX 6 also sports a standard size hot shoe and Wi-Fi capabilities that the NEX 7 does not. These are both GREAT cameras, and if we had to pick between the two at this point, we’d probably go with the 6 (assuming that it will test out well once it gets into the hands of real photographers – it IS new, ya know). Don’t get us wrong, the 7 is one of our favorite mirrorless cameras, but with the 6, you’ll save a few hundred bucks that you can invest in some lenses and you’ll be getting newer technology. Of course, the NEX 9 is expected to be launched soon, but that’s another story…

The NEX 6 and 7 are shown below. If they’re a little out of your budget, you might also want to check out the new NEX 5R (Wi-Fi but no EVF) or one of the new Olympus PEN Cameras (the Lite and Mini) that also sport 16 mp Sony sensors (the same one that’s used in the Olympus MIcro 4/3 flagship camera, the OM-D E-M5, which ROOOOCKS!) and are Wi-Fi Capable with the bundled Toshiba Air Cards.

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Systolic120mmHg says:

Its more similar to the NEX-7. The 6 has a built in flash and viewfinder.. something the 5 does not have.

george aronis says:

Not to be an ass but isn’t this more similar to the 5r since it has the same sensor.

Angelchildxx says:

well, I really don’t know for sure, but I think that NEX-6 is more similar to the NEX-7. Btw as we approching to the NEX 6 launch (november) you’ll get more info about it 😉

belynochka says:

I read in a review that the NEX 3 and 5 function as closed!

Angelchildxx says:

On the NEX-7 you can, so I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t do that on the NEX-6 😉

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213machoballer says:

how about video quality..any big feature than 5n

Devastation Crew says:

same quality

zpardos says:

no touchscreen o_0

213machoballer says:

does it take better pics than the 5n

r3san says:

how is the 35mm?

belynochka says:

in video mode (record) you can change the exposure and ISO ???

Yu Jun says:

nice

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