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Sony NEX-6

CNET.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning SLR digital camera with average features
SLR 16.1MP CMOS Black Dec 2013
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Sony NEX-6 Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Sony NEX-6 number 563 across all digital cameras.
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90 Reviews + 19 Awards
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 19 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus four other sites and a "Recommended" award from Akam.no plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size, superior product quality and that it is fairly priced.
The NEX-6 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)

Sony NEX-6 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony NEX-6?

The Sony NEX-6 is 119.9mm wide and 66.9mm tall. It is 42.6mm deep and weighs 287g.

Sony NEX-6 front dimensions

Sony NEX-6 size in context

Sony NEX-6 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

19 Industry Awards

This Sony digital camera has received 19 awards from experts in cameras.

The editors of five expert review sites all decided that this camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. This Sony camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com, 3dnews.ru, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.com.au and CNET.com.

This Sony digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Akam.no, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Pocket Lint and Alphr.com all of whom said that this camera was very good.

The authors at review sites Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com, Gadgetspeak.com and Ephotozine all decided that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both endorsed this Sony camera. This camera received a "Silver" award from review website Onfoto.ru who thought it was great and it received a PC Advisor.co.uk "Gold" award.

Three other expert review sites all thought that this Sony camera was very good. Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both gave this camera a "Best in Test 6 Star" award and Expert Reviews gave it an "Ultimate" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 48 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 85%. Digital camera experts think this Sony digital camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

This camera has a marvellous average user rating based on 42 user reviews. 22 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is a Good Size

Five customers who reviewed it considered that it was compact.

Very Good Brand

Based on 32,324 expert and owner reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Five owners reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four owners thought this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Five customers thought it was easy to use and two customers thought the Sony NEX-6 was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Four owners reckoned that the product was able to produce good images.


Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony NEX-6 of 16.1MP is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Sony NEX-6's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is in the highest 11% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony NEX-6 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Sony NEX-6 of 287g is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony NEX-6's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony NEX-6 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony NEX-6 has an anti-dust function. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony NEX-6 has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Sony NEX-6 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony NEX-6 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of cameras is 0.17", the largest is 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41". The Sony NEX-6's viewfinder screen size of 0.5" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony NEX-6 features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Sony NEX-6 of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Sony NEX-6 of 14x is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 8% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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360 Battery Life

The Sony NEX-6 is a camera that takes 360 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony NEX-6 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Sony NEX-6 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony NEX-6 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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4912 X 3264 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-6 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4912 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 4912 x 2760 pixels, 3568 x 2368 pixels and 2448 x 1624 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony NEX-6 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony NEX-6 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony NEX-6 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market since December 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony evsnnex6bkb1bdl, sony nex6ybce, sony w1650mm, sony nex6lb, sony nex6b, nex6bce
Barcodes 00027242856769, 00027242856776, 00617401919888, 00617401946389, 00905524900378, 04905524900309, 04905524900316, 04905524900361, 04905524900378, 04905524900385, 04905524900422, 04905524900439

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Slightly larger maximum aperture number
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Smaller maximum aperture number
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Bigger digital zoom
Larger display diagonal
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