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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ISO:100 - 25600 equivalent
White Balance:Auto, 6 preset, Custom
Lens Mount:NEX E-Mount
Built-in Flash:Yes
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO-HG Duo
Exposure Comp:Yes (+/- 3EV in 1/3 EV increments)
Cable Release:No
Compression:L, M, S
Viewfinder Type:XGA OLED Tru-Finder
PC Socket:No
Output Size:L (4912 x 3264), M (3568 x 2368), S (2448 x 1624)
LCD:3in, 921k-dot wide type TFT
Field of View:Approx 100%
AF Points:99 points (phase) / 25 points (contrast
Colour Temp Control:Yes (stepped
White Balance Bracket:No
Sensor:16.1MP Exmor CMOS sensor, 23.5 x 15.6mm APS-C size
Max Flash Sync:1/160 sec
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
DoF Prview:No
Dust Reduction:Yes
Metering System:1200-zone evaluative metering; Multi, Center weighted, Spot
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No
Movie Mode:1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50i
Live Mode:Yes
Exposure Modes:iAuto, PASM, Scene
Connectivity:HDMI Out, USB 2, Wi-fi
Power:NP-FW50, approx 360 shots
File Format:JPEG, Raw, AVCHD, MP4
Drive Mode:Single; Continuous up to 10fps
Dimensions:119.9 x 66.9 x 42.6 mm
Shutter Speeds:30 - 1/4000 sec
Focusing Modes:Phase and Contrast Detect AF; Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
  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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