Introducing the NEX-6, the first of Sony's new 6-series NEX compact interchangeable lens cameras. Conceived to provide users with a first-class photographic experience, this remarkably compact camera is loaded with features, including an XGA OLED TruFinder electronic viewfinder and intuitive two-dial operation. It also comes with a built-in flash and a large Exmor APS-C HD CMOS image sensor for superb image quality. It is the first E-mount camera with Fast Hybrid AF, which includes phase-detection AF to deliver highly responsive, DSLR-like AF tracking for shooting at up to 10 fps. In addition, Wi-Fi support allows effortless transfer of photos to smartphones for easy sharing while compatibility with new PlayMemories Camera Apps expands functionality.
Who says you can't have it all? The NEX-6 features a wish list of features and still fits in your pocket. And it's fast, too. Make quick changes with a handy DSLR-like dial. Focus and track fast-moving subjects with the speed and accuracy of phase and contrast detection. It even shoots 16.1MP photos at a blistering 10fps. It's the end of compromise as we know it.
The Sony NEX-6 is commonly used for Family photos, Travel and more.The Sony NEX-6 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony NEX-6: Compact, Easy to use and Great resolution
Most Liked Positive Review
Superb Little Camera!!!!
I've been using pro level, huge and heavy, DSLR's for many years (after many, many years of using BIG AND HEAVY film SLR's). - primarily because of their better image quality when compared to smaller, lighter cameras. It was not unusual for me to lug around a 30 pound gadget bag, full of camera bodies, lenses and accessories. But, for the past couple of years, I've found myself picking up, carrying around, and using, little, point & shoot cameras because of their lighter weight and bulk - but...View full Review
I've been using pro level, huge and heavy, DSLR's for many years (after many, many years of using BIG AND HEAVY film SLR's). - primarily because of their better image quality when compared to smaller, lighter cameras. It was not unusual for me to lug around a 30 pound gadget bag, full of camera bodies, lenses and accessories. But, for the past couple of years, I've found myself picking up, carrying around, and using, little, point & shoot cameras because of their lighter weight and bulk - but, I soon found that their image quality was not good enough for "prime time," so I began looking for a premium quality, small, mirror- less camera - and I think I've found just that in my new Sony NEX-6. Wonderful every day, take everywhere, carry-around,camera. Excellent image quality with the kit 16-50 zoom., Easy to use (although the incredible number and variety of features are a little mind boggling at first). EVF is perfectly satisfactory and certainly better than looking at the screen in bright daylight. I've only used the camera for less than a week, but I have been extremely pleased with the results. Colors and images are comparable to those I've experienced from pro level DSLR's. I printed a couple of 13X19 enlargements of NEX-6 images this week and the quality is superb. Just in case you can't tell, I love this little camera!
Most Liked Negative Review
Dont buy it if you are upgrading from other nex
camera came without a proper battery charger. it came with a USB charger which use camera as charging device. So if you have a spare battery, no use for that. Also this camera only support the battery that came with the camera. Other nex batteries are not compatible. Good thing about this camera its new design, view finder and power lens. But totally not worth the money.
Reviewed by 15 customers
I'm using this camera for travel and general picture-taking. Although it's not an SLR, It has many or all of the functions of one, without the big size and price. The only thing I don't like about it is I'm constantly feeling like I'm going to lose the lense cover, as it's small and doesn't have a strap attachment. I'm hoping I can find some way to fix that before my next outing.
I'm sure you read all the other reviews about the image quality and lenses. Here is the addition for the remote mobile phone app, "Smart Remote Control." It uses WIFI but the camera acts as an access point. So, if you are in the mountains without any WIFI, just turn on the app on the NEX 6, search for the access point using your mobile phone, then they get paired. The NEX 6 acts like a WIFI router. I've used it up to 30 feet away. It can be used anywhere. The phone gives a real time video feed (sometimes half sec delayed) to the phone. It can send the image to the phone each time you take a picture, but this transfer delays time between shots. It uses whatever settings you had for the camera before going into this mode. You can't change anything from the phone, yet. But, I'm sure there will be an update like any app with more functionality. How does this help you? You can see the picture on your phone in real time and adjust the people in the picture just right to take the perfect shot. The rest of the reviews here are pretty spot on. 24mm lens is excellent!
Camera and lens are almost perfect, easy to use, comfortable in hand, very compact package, with almost any function you can think of. 1. Would like to be able to set upper limit of ISO setting rather than a specific ISO setting. 2. WiFi image transfer to computer far too slow.
* pro light weight cant beat it image quality great for street photography view finder tilt-able screen *con lens are big! and expensive not that many lenses (i want a 300mm!!!) tilt-able screen does not fold completely screen can easily scratch if placed in pocket ********** what would make this camera perfect? in camera steady shot it works great on sony dslr so why not?save me some money on lenses foldable screen for when not in use can't protected like that besides thats why i got the one with the view finder! its growing on my thought. and better wider selection of lenses. f1.4 primes and 300mm zoom lens
I really like the NEX 6, especially the active viewfinder, and I keep wanting to buy it. I just can't find a lens I want to carry with it. I want a walkaround camera with the APS-C sensor to replace the Sony HX9V I now carry in a cell phone belt pouch. I want a pocket camera, not a pocket camera with a backpack of accessories. If Sony took the lens from the CyberShot and put it on the NEX 6, I would buy it in a heartbeat
Great lens with a great focal length for travel and walk around.
So simple to use yet very powerful and capable.
Travel to trade shows over the past three weeks, great for people, outdoor & indoor landscape. Easy to change out lense and compact enough to be able to bring along. AutoFocus can get itself a little confused at times.
Wow ! What a delight to work with, brings the fun back to photography. Easy to use , a comfort to hold, IQ that wows !, so intuitive. I love this Camera. When a product like the IPAD is released and you get to using it and it feels like an extension of your mind and body, you know your on to something special an engineering marvel. I can say that this is the same feeling I felt with the NEX 6. with its compact size and large sensor the same one in the likes of such excellent camera's like the Nikon D7000, D5100, Pentax K30 this little marvel holds its ground on IQ against the above mentioned. But unlike the big black bricks they call camera's, you'll be more up to carrying this Camera out and making the shot, its the travelers dream. A compact power house! The NEX 6 also has photo apps that can be downloaded directly via its WIFI capability, these apps add a whole other dimension of possibilities for pre and post picture editing and features. The video in this Camera is also fantastic in pure HD 1080 with image stabilization, you'll look at your video and think you shot it using a Hollywood camera costing thousands. As with everything we must also list it short coming which I feel are very small. One the View finder in very dark scenes can get a little grainy this is due to it being a mirrorless camera and it does not have an optical viewfinder but an OLED viewfinder so its like having a small TV to look through , this does not effect picture image quality in the least just what you are framing through the viewfinder in the dark. In the light, viewing your taken photo's through the viewfinder adds a dimension of 3D effect to the photo's a really nice effect, one thing I wanted to mention about the viewfinder that's a positive is that if your a little unfamiliar with the Pro camera settings - manual settings and want to venture into this as you learn, all adjustment made can instantly be seen in the viewfinder - ISO settings, shutter settings etc.. you will be able to see in real time the effects they have on the image, this is an excellent learning tool. Second Con - would be the battery life. You'll be able to take about 300 -400 photo's before having to recharge- easy fix purchase a second or third battery. So there you have it I love the NEX 6 and believe you will also. Enjoy!
I have been buying about 3 cameras a year since I started seriously into videography. I run multi-cam shoots and upgrade several bodies at once. After 3 months with this camera I still have no complaints. It performs as well as any full-bodied APS-C DSLR and has the best control scheme I've seen on a Compact Mirrorless to date. WiFi is nice and works well, but is a feature I rarely use. Hybrid PD/CD-AF is lightning-fast with near-instant focus speeds, though it does not work with video mode, only CD-AF. Lens Compensation settings can fix your jpegs but not raw images or video. Video capture on this camera is superb. IMHO, it crushes everything Canon and stand side-by-side with Nikon (who use Sony sensors on many models). Big win for videographers here, and the crisp EVF is a nice touch too. This camera sits alone at the top of the mirrorless class and stands side-by-side with the best of the APS-C DSLR cameras. Imperceptable differences between the 7D or D7000 in iage quality. Big win for Sony!