Sony NEX-6

  |   by DigitalCameraReview Staff

Similar in design to its siblings, the NEX-6 is just a tad larger, especially when compared to the new NEX-5R and last year’s NEX-F3 thanks to its grip and built-in electronic viewfinder. Styled in basic black, the NEX-6 isn’t quite pocketable, although with smaller lenses like the 16mm prime, it might fit into a large jacket pocket. But the camera is compact and lightweight, measuring 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/16 inches and weighing 12.2 ounces with battery and media installed. Well-constructed, the NEX-6 features a nice-sized, textured grip. There’s enough room between the grip and the lens barrel for those with smaller hands but larger-handed photographers may find their fingers a little cramped when a longer zoom is attached.

  • Pros

    • new mode dial
    • built-in viewfinder and flash
    • WiFi
    • full feature set, good performance
    • above average image quality
    • full manual exposure control in video
  • Cons

    • confusing menu system
    • even with mode dial
    • still too dependent on menus
    • poorly positioned "red" movie button

Quick Take

The 16MP Sony NEX-6 packs a powerful punch for a compact ILC. Great image quality,EVF, built in flash and Wi-Fi make it a fan favorite. 

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