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Sony NEX-6Y Digital Camera

SLR 16.1MP CMOS Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Nineteen industry awards
Not quiet
No dedicated battery charger
119 Reviews + 19 Awards
CNET.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Nineteen Industry Awards

This camera has received nineteen awards from camera experts.

This medium megapixel camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites CNET.com, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.com.au, 3dnews.ru and Reviewed.com all of whom decided that this camera was brilliant.

Websites Akam.no, Pocket Lint, Hardwarezone.com.ph and Alphr.com all thought that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Four additional expert review sites all thought that this Sony digital camera was great. Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Gadgetspeak.com all gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites both liked this camera. This Sony camera received a PC Advisor.co.uk "Gold" award and it received an Onfoto.ru "Silver" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 85%. The camera expert review sites think this medium megapixel camera is one of the very best cameras of a similar type and age.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this Sony camera rated this camera as excellent on average. Over 94% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 23,045 owner and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Sony NEX-6Y has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One owner who reviewed the Sony NEX-6Y thought it did not have gps.


Power

No Dedicated Battery Charger

Fourteen owners who bought the product agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Pc Mag said “No dedicated battery charger”. Pocket Lint wrote “Battery life needs to be better, lowlight autofocus lacks feedback” in their review of this digital camera although they still gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Bestbuy.com wrote “Battery life just ok”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony NEX-6Y was not quick to charge. Bestbuy.com wrote four years ago “Have to charge battery in camera” but they gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100.

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Features

Has WiFi Features

Seventeen customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had good features. Reviewed.com wrote four years ago “Masser af nyttige features” . Chip.com.my wrote “Has WiFi features” in their review of this digital camera. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The NEX-6, which features the best”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Kit Lens

Thirty-two customers considered that the Sony NEX-6Y was compact. Four years ago Digit.in rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Compact body with excellent ergonomics”. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag five years ago “Compact kit lens”. Four years ago expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “The Sony NEX-6 is exactly what a compact system camera should be”.

Five people reckoned that it was lightweight. Imaging Resource.com said “Lightweight and compact design, with prominent” . Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Compact lightweight powered kit zoom” . Expert website Theverge.com mentioned “Lightweight body” .

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Easy to carry”. Bestbuy.com wrote “Light and easy to use”.

Two people considered that the product was a good body shape. Theverge.com mentioned five years ago “Small body is still easy to use”. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “APS-C sensor is larger than that found in most CSCs, body integral viewfinder, touch screen control provides best-of-both-worlds operation when used in conjunction with manual controls, tilting high r”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good structurally. One person who bought the product thought it was heavy and bulky.

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Average Weight

The Sony NEX-6Y has a relatively typical weight (287 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the GE X5 (£55.00) (380g).

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Price

Good Value for Money

Twelve customers who purchased it wrote that it was good value for money. Bestbuy.com said four years ago “Easy to use great value for the price” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Great price” in their review. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote five years ago “For the price you get an excellent package—a compact body with a big 16-megapixel image sensor, built-in EVF, Wi-Fi” in their review of the Sony NEX-6Y.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was expensive. Five years ago Pcmag.com mentioned “The Sony Alpha NEX-6 ($999.99 direct with 16-50mm lens) is more expensive than some of the other cameras in the NEX lineup.”. Expert review site Theverge.com wrote “The NEX-6 offers a level of manual control previously only available on the expensive NEX-7”. W. mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Lens lineup is poor to say the least, Sony are all about Full-Frame now and lenses are big, heavy and expensive”.

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Support

Easy Access to Manual Controls

Seven people who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote four years ago “Easy access to manual controls”. Bestbuy.com wrote “Completely manual when I want it” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Amazon.co.uk mentioned four years ago “In my opinion it does help with overall traffic control” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.


Battery

350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony NEX-6Y is a camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony NEX-6Y has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Exposure Control

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it had good exposure controls.

Good Flash

Six owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. Three years ago Mark rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk “+) The provision of a proper flash hot shoe means I have one less adapter to carry around or lose” in his review of this digital camera. Mark also wrote “I hadn't missed built-in flash on the NEX-5” in his review.

Great Images and Video

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony NEX-6Y was good for video recording. Bestbuy.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Video quality auto focus”. Expert review site Gizmodo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “None can do great video and great stills with such ease”. Frances Smith wrote in his review of this digital camera “I have been pleased with all it does especially the video clips, which look terrific played back on the TV” .

Large and Bright Viewfinder

Ten owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Trusted Reviews wrote “Large and bright viewfinder” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “New mode dial, builtin viewfinder and flash” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Digital Versus said “Highend electronic viewfinder and verticaltilt screen”.

Six owners thought the Sony NEX-6Y had an electronic viewfinder. Camera Labs said “2.3 million dot EVF” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Imaging Resource.com wrote “Sharp, bright, responsive OLED EVF”. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Built-in EVF and flash” in their review of this digital camera.

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it was mirrorless. Expert website Digitaltrends.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Despite the camera industry lamenting that smartphones are killing them, there are pockets of prosperity, namely interchangeable lens systems like Compact System Cameras (mirrorless) and DSLRs” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago expert website Cameralabs.com said in their review of this digital camera “Sony NEX 6 review The Sony Alpha NEX-6 is the latest addition to the NEX range of mirrorless compact system cameras”. Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag “The pricey-but-well-rounded Sony Alpha NEX-6 is an excellent camera for mirrorless enthusiasts.”.

Three people who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good screen. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Tiltable LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “This new addition to the NEX range offers a wide range of features such as its APS-C sensor, tiltable screen, high-speed shooting, full HD video recording” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Good Image Quality

Fifty-seven customers agreed that the Sony NEX-6Y was able to produce good images. Theverge.com scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Great images and video”. Four years ago Digit.in mentioned “Sharp and detail rich images” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Also four years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Good general picture quality, noise controlled well”.

Five people concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “9fps burst shooting”. Four years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I use a lot of continuous shooting to catch my athlete in action”. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600, Fast Hybrid AF for optimal fast and precise autofocus, 10fps burst shooting, XGA OLED Tru-Finder, Wi-Fi connectivity”.

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good ISO range. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent high ISO performance” . Bestbuy.com mentioned four years ago “Easy to control the adjusts on the spot for shutter speed and iso” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “We have posted sample photos from our studio showing the full ISO range and different white balance set” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers agreed that it had a good image sensor. Bestbuy.com said “Large sensor” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. W. rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent camera and sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought the product wrote that it was good in low light. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Low light performance” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

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Kit Lens Could Be Sharper

Twelve owners who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good lens. Theverge.com said “Lens ecosystem still lags competition” in their Sony NEX-6Y review. Macworld.co.uk said four years ago “Costs as much as a very good DSLR if buying lens too”. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag five years ago “Kit lens could be sharper”.

Three customers considered that this digital camera did not have a good zoom. Bestbuy.com wrote “Flash blocked by zoom lense” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Three people who purchased the product reckoned that it did not have a good autofocus. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Not easy to manually change focus point” but despite that they rated it 4 stars out of 5.

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Picture Quality

4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-6Y has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2448 x 1624 and 3568 x 2368. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4912 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-6Y has a 4912 X 3264 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera the worst image resolution is 4288 x 3216 pixels and the best is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Lens System

Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony NEX-6Y has a very small maximum aperture number (36) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. Across all the cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony NEX-6Y has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Cameras that have been available for more than two years have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 18mm, the longest is 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75 millimeters, the Sony NEX-6Y has a very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. With a minimum aperture number of 22, the Sony NEX-6Y has a very large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony NEX-6Y has an anti-dust function. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an anti-dust function.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony NEX-6Y features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Sony NEX-6Y supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also support live view.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony NEX-6Y features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Sony NEX-6Y features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony NEX-6Y has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony NEX-6Y has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony NEX-6Y has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony NEX-6Y supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony HX100V which has better reviews.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Samsung Camera (£22.90) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony NEX-6Y supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Sony camera also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony NEX-6Y is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony NEX-6Y has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At 921,600 pixels, the Sony NEX-6Y has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Noticeable Noise At ISO 3200

Two owners mentioned that this digital camera was noisy. Four years ago Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph mentioned “Noticeable noise at ISO 3200”. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I do not like the shutter noise”.

Not Quiet

Two owners mentioned that this digital camera was noisy. Four years ago Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph mentioned “Noticeable noise at ISO 3200”. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I do not like the shutter noise”.

One customer said that this digital camera was not quiet. Bestbuy.com mentioned “In a quiet setting it is distracting” .

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Design

Good Build Quality

Nine people who purchased it thought it was well made. Pocket Lint said in their review of this digital camera “Builtin EVF, decent image quality, mode dial and thumbwheel, hotshoe, small yet sensible size, sturdy build quality”. Macworld.co.uk scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Compact yet with a rock solid construction”. Four years ago Digital Versus wrote “Good build, quality materials, nice to handle”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Mark wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The view finder can be used reliably whatever the light”.

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A Fine Shooting Design, Great Photo

Seven people said in their reviews that the product was well designed. Cnet.com scored the Sony NEX-6Y 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “A fine shooting design, great photo”. Cnet.com also wrote “The Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an arguably better design and speedier performance than its Editors' Choice Award-winnin” in their review. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “The NEX-6 is well designed for comfortable”.

Four customers who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Digitalversus.com said “Our camera lab is pretty busy at the moment, with all k” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Cameralabs.com wrote “The Sony NEX-6 is a pretty remarkable camera”. Imaging-Resource.com said on expert website Imaging Resource.com “It's pretty clear that there's not much to dislike about this compact system camera”.

Two customers who reviewed the product considered that it was ergonomic. Expert website Mobilephonereviewss.com said “A tilt-swivel screen and great ergonomics”.

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Good Image Quality

Thirty-seven people who reviewed the product wrote that it was good quality. Digitalcamerareview.com said “WiFi, full feature set, good performance, above average image quality, full manual exposure control in video” and rated the Sony NEX-6Y the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Hardwarezone.com.sg said “Good image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Exceptional stills and quality videos”.

Just Plain Fun to Use

Twenty-seven customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Just plain fun to use”. Camera Labs rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their Sony NEX-6Y review four years ago “Wi-Fi enabled with picture sharing, remote control and downloadable apps”. Expert review site Alphr.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It's a delight to use”.

Six customers who purchased it mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Hardwarezone.com.sg gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Comfortable to hold”. Expert website Digit.in wrote “The segment held (and continues to hold) massive potential”. Four years ago Sherburninelmet mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Comfortable to wear and cheap enough to be thrown about as you can always buy another pair for £25”.

Five people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Chip.com.my wrote in their review of this digital camera “Takes great shots with the right settings and lens”. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Quick Navi menu”. Also four years ago expert review site Hardwarezone.com.my said in their review of this digital camera “The NEX-6 has a control dial and rear control wheel which makes it easy to switch manual settings like aperture”.

Four people who purchased it considered that it was easy to setup. Bestbuy.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Easy to setup great technical features”. Amazon.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Does exactly what its supposed to do with nothing to setup or configure”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Easy to setup, zero configuration” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good interface. Digital Versus rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “Photovideo interface is simple”.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nex6ybce, sony nex6lb, nex6bce
Barcodes 00027242856769, 00905524900378, 04905524900309, 04905524900316, 04905524900361, 04905524900378, 04905524900385, 04905524900422, 04905524900439

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