The NEX-6 is a feature packed new offering from Sony who has created it for DSLR fans who don’t want to lug around a heavy camera. The NEX-6 is placed between the NEX-7 and NEX-5R ranges of Sony cameras. Like other models in the NEX range, that model offers a Fast Hybrid AF as well. With a 2,359k dot resolution the NEX-6 comes with an OLED viewfinder 100 percent field coverage. For fine tuning ISO and exposure, a control dial is fitted on the camera while shooting modes can be selected via a physical mode dial. Pre-selected menus can also be quickly accessed via a function button which can be used to call up quickly.
The compact system camera comes laden with APS-C CMOS sensors with 16-megapixel capacity. Mated to a BIONZ image processor, the sensors allow seamless 10 frames per second continuous burst shooting. The NEX-6 shoots movies in 1920 x 1080 50p resolution. The camera even offers quality low-light performance thanks to an ISO range of 100-25600. Standing in at 4.7” x 2.6” x 1.7”, the NEX-6 can be paired to various accessories via a new Multi Interface Shoe while a pop-up flash is offered as a standard feature on the model.
The camera also boasts of a 3-inch LCD display at the rear offering 921,000 dot resolutions. The display can easily be angled up to 45 degrees downwards and up to 90 degrees upwards. The users can easily make setting adjustments without having to take their eyes away from the viewfinder thanks to the camera’s Quick Navi interface.
Users can also virtually upgrade their Sony NEX-5R with various features like Time-Lapse, Direct Upload and Smart Remote Control by using PlayMemories Camera Apps. The Sony NEX-6 will be available in stores from October. The body-only camera will be priced at $850 while the camera bundled with a kit lens will retail for $1000.