MC Contributor and Photo/Video/Hybrid Photography Super Hero Will Crockett answers a reader question posed on DiscoverMirrorless.com about sensor size and whether or not it really matters, or if it’s just a bunch of marketing hype? As we’ve stated in this space before, the image quality lines between mirrorless camera systems with their “crop” sensors and “full frame” DSLR systems has been blurred over the last few years, and now there are several mirrorless systems that are cracking the “Pro Level” glass ceiling.  So can the smaller sensors on mirrorless cameras hold their own against the big boys?  More and more [More]
Consumer Reports recently tested a large group of SLR and “SLR-Like” cameras (in other words…  mirrorless) and were surprised to find that one camera, the Panasonic Lumix GH3, “scored higher than all the SLRs tested in this group.” The reasons behind the results… CR states the following – “…part of the story revolves around how the Lumix DMC-GH3 and other SLR-likes have built in many of the features consumers want. For example, the GH3 is one of the few advanced cameras with a swiveling touch-screen LCD. And you can set focus and shoot by touching the display. You can find [More]
Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews provides us with this exceptional side-by-side comparison of the Sony NEX 7, the flagship of the NEX lineup, and one of the new kids on the block, the Sony NEX 6. At a glance, the two cameras are very similar in appearance as the NEX 6 borrows most of it’s styling cues from the NEX 7.  They’re both the same approximate size and each have a touch screen and the same excellent built in EVF, but the NEX 7’s tri-nav dial system is replaced by a single nav dial and a mode dial on the 6. [More]
In this video, Ed from theDigitalDigest takes a look at the Sony NEX-5R and does a great hands on walkthrough of it’s Wi-Fi and Smart Remote Control App systems (which are also available on the Sony NEX-6). Sony’s smart remote control app allows you to use your iOS or Android device as a real-time preview monitor and shutter control for your NEX 5R/6. Ed states that “While this may seem like a simple function, it is nothing short of revolutionary.” Sony proves WiFi isn’t just for sharing when it comes to the NEX-5R/6L. Enjoy! -TDD Although this video was posted [More]
As part of their in depth review of the Sony NEX 6, CameraLabs compared it to another of our favorite cameras of 2012, the Panasonic Lumix G5.  This comparison is not as cut and dry as some others might be, simply because there really a lot of “Apples to Oranges” features between these two cameras.  Each is well equipped, but each is equipped somewhat differently than the other. Here’s how CameraLabs breaks it down… CameraLabs Compares the Sony NEX 6 with the Panasonic Lumix G5 The Panasonic Lumix G5 is one of the more affordable compact system cameras on the [More]
CameraLabs posted their review of the Sony NEX 6, which was released in the autumn of 2012 and has received wide critical acclaim.  In fact, the NEX 6 was one of our favorite cameras of the year.  But how will it meet with CameraLabs’ standards? Here’s CameraLabs’ Final Verdict on the Sony NEX-6 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 [More]
SoundImagePlus have been taking the Sony NEX 6 out for a spin and have been compiling their findings.  They have now posted their final assessment and conclusion on the newest addition to Sony’s celebrated NEX lineup. SIP Concludes:   This seems to me to be an excellent upgrade from some of the earlier and smaller NEX cameras. Though I would suggest that if you have a 5n with the external EVF, you would need to be pretty keen about the virtues of the built-in viewfinder, because you aren’t getting that much more. I’ve written before that this isn’t a camera to [More]
2012 was an incredible year for mirrorless cameras and hybrid photography.  It was a year that saw the launch of several breakthrough cameras and lenses as well as serious advancements in sensor technology, lighting and innovations such as Wi-Fi.  The world of photography is changing, folks…  Hybrid isn’t just coming, it’s already here, and as we look back on 2012 a few years from now, we just might recognize that THIS was the year that started it all. The following are the favorite cameras, lenses and technological breakthroughs in 2102 of the MC contributors and Hybrid Heroes on DiscoverMirrorless.com.   There [More]
Steve Huff of SteveHuffPhoto.com takes a look at the Sony NEX 5R and NEX 6, the newest additions to the NEX Lineup, and while he stops short of calling them “revolutionary”, he does call them “evolutionary” – even stating that he believes the NEX 6 to be a better camera (that offers better image quality) than the flagship of the line, the NEX 7. Some of the strong points of the evolution… Wi-Fi New Hybrid Autofocus System (Blends Contrast Detection and Phase Detection) Great High ISO Performance Here’s some highlights from Steve’s Review: Are the new NEX’s worth an upgrade [More]
From CNET:  An OS X update lets iPhoto, Aperture, and other software handle images from several of the latest mirrorless cameras and high-end compacts. Apple released an update yesterday to let Mac software handle raw photos from eight new cameras, most of them high-end compact models. The Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 4.02 lets Aperture 3, iPhoto 11, and other software handle raw photos from the following cameras: • Nikon Coolpix P7700 • Olympus Pen E-PL5 • Olympus Pen E-PM2 • Olympus Stylus XZ-2 • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 • Sony Alpha NEX-5R • Sony Alpha NEX-6 • Sony Alpha SLT-A99 [More]
He loves it, he loves it not.  He loves it, he loves it not. Kai W from DigitalRevTV takes a look at the new Sony NEX 6 from two extreme points of view, as only DigitalRevTV can.  (Language Warning:  Kai can get a little saucy at times.  So if that kind of thing offends you, please be warned that Kai’s S bombs and phallic references may or may not be offset by Alamby’s sweetness.) Our Take:  The Sony NEX 6 is one of the best new mirrorless cameras around.  With it’s 16 mp CMOS sensor that produces such delicious images [More]
The Camera Store‘s Chris Niccolls and Dave Paul put the Fuji X-E1 and the Sony NEX 6 to the test in a head to head shootout! The Camera Store writes:  If you’re looking for a small mirrorless camera with a viewfinder, the Fuji X-E1 and Sony NEX-6 are two of the best options out there. But which is the better choice for your style of shooting? Editor’s note:  Looks like the Camera Store guys came to the same conclusion that we did.  The X-E1 is a better stills camera while the NEX 6 is better for video and all around [More]
(Video above from SGNL shows the Sony NEX 6 and new e-mount lenses, including the 35mm f/1.8, which can be seen towards the end of the video) For the last several years, Sony have been making some of the best mirrorless camera systems around, and their NEX lineup has been gathering more and more acclaim.  Yet the achilles heel of the lineup has been the lack of quality native lenses.  Now it seems that Sony are striving to address that issue and have released some new high quality e-mount lenses for the line, including the new 35mm f/1.8. ePhotozine wrote [More]
Steve Huff of SteveHuffPhoto.com got his hands on the new Sony RX1 fixed lens digital camera for an exclusive first look.  Sony touts the RX1 as the World’s First Full Frame Digital Camera, as it sports a full sized 35mm Sony Exmor CMOS sensor, and there’s no doubt that this little beastie can produce some of the finest quality images that you’ll ever see – on par with or even surpassing the DSLR market.  Steve even mentions that he feels the RX1 produces better images than the A99, which is equipped with the same sensor, and the RX1 comes in [More]
This hands-on look at the Sony NEX 6 by Matt from PhotoNewsReviews includes image samples and side by side comparison to NEX 5 and NEX 7. 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). [More]
To launch the new Sony NEX-6, two photographers, Luca Rossini and Mike Palmieri, were recruited to participate in a photography assignment in the wilderness of Kodiak, Alaska. Their challenge was to capture the best photo of the trip, and they were asked to travel with only a single carry-on bag each for all their gear, clothing, etc. Along the way they fully tested the capabilities of the NEX-6, and the experience was documented in a short promotional film called “Into Alaska” (Watch it >>HEREHERE
To launch the new Sony NEX-6, two photographers, Luca Rossini and Mike Palmieri, were recruited to participate in a photography assignment in the wilderness of Kodiak, Alaska. Their challenge was to capture the best photo of trip, and they were asked to travel with only a single carry-on bag each for all their gear, clothing, etc. Along the way they fully tested the capabilities of the NEX-6, and the experience was documented in a short promotional film called “Into Alaska” (Watch it >>HERE
Which? takes a first look at the new SONY NEX 6, the new addition to the NEX lineup that sits right between the new NEX 5R and the high end NEX 7. The NEX 6 is very similar to the NEX 7 except that it has Wi-Fi capabilities and a 16 megapixel processor vs the 24 megapixel processor on the NEX 7. That being said however, it should still produce stunning quality images and video as the older NEX models like the 5N are renowned for their quality. It will be interesting to see if SONY have found a solution [More]
Just when you thought the NEX line was complete, here comes the NEX-6! Happily nestled between the NEX-5R and the NEX-7, the NEX-6 has the DSLR features you love, like a 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, up to 25600 ISO, and a built-in OLED viewfinder. But it still keeps its compact size with the addition of the new retractable power zoom 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. But that’s not all; check out SGNL’s first-hand look at the NEX-6. Get the NEX 6 and New E-Mount Lenses NOW!
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com discusses what he sees as a shift in the Pro and Enthusiast Photography World. Are DSLRs on the way out in favor of smaller and less expensive yet highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems with BIG Image Quality and HD Video Capability? Will writes… We have been nice and busy here working on a few really inspiring consulting projects with the “new breed” of camera systems. We are mezmorized by their small size+low cost+BIG image quality. Dunno if you have noticed, but the mirrorless (aka Compact System Cameras) are making impact with consumers and starting to get [More]