The Sony NEX-6 features an excellent viewfinder, articulated LCD and wireless technology. What's not to like? What Digital Camera takes a closer look in the Sony NEX-6 review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony NEX-6

Overall score:88%
Image Quality:85%


  • Operational speed; Fast write times; Large, bright viewfinder; Tiltable LCD; Large grip


  • Recessed buttons; Inconsistent AWB under artificial light; Lack of space between lens and grip


Sony NEX-6 Review


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Sony NEX-6 Review – Verdict

Sony NEX-6 front view

The Sony NEX-6 fills an admittedly small gap between the Sony NEX-5R and the Sony NEX-7, with the large and bright viewfinder giving it a significant advantage over its viewfinder-less rivals. At a slightly lower price NEX-7, but with a similar feature set, it’s also good value for money if you envisage using the viewfinder and/or the flip-out LCD – otherwise, there are slightly cheaper comparable options.

Its only significant issue with handling concerns the small space between the generously-proportioned grip and the lens mount.

Image quality can be excellent at times, although minor auto white balance inconsistencies, poor corner sharpness with a number of lenses and occasionally lacklustre performance with the 16-50mm power zoom lens all make themselves known.

Still, with prompt write and shot-to-shot times, as well as a competent AF system, it’s an excellent choice for situations in which rapid response is required.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
  6. 6. Sample Image Gallery
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