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Sony NEX-6 Hands-On Preview

Sony NEX-6 Hands-On Preview - Joshua Waller goes hands on with the new Sony NEX-6 - the latest mirrorless camera from Sony.

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Category : Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product : Sony NEX-6
Price : £710
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Technical Editor, Joshua WallerThe new Sony NEX-6 is a new mirrorless camera designed to fit in-between the NEX-5R and NEX-7.  It is targeted towards DSLR users, with Wi-Fi built in. Sony sees the market trend of ILC (interchangeable lens cameras) reaching maturity / saturation in Sony's eyes, but with CSC (compact system cameras) continuing to grow.  

Sony NEX-6 Key Features:

  • APS-C 16.1mp, ISO25600
  • Phase detection + contrast-detection AF, 10fps shooting, continuous AF
  • intuitive dslr like operation, mode dial, control dial underneath mode dial, rear control wheel, Fn buytton
  • EVF, OLED XGA, 2359k dot resolution, 100% coverage, (A77/NEX-7 same)
  • Built in flash, multi-interface shoe - standard hot-shoe socket with pins to access sony accessories (camcorder accessories) HVL-F60M (generic hot-shoe socket!)
  • Expanded frunctionality with Playmemories camera app (same apps as Sony NEX-5R)
  • Wi-Fi support
Sony Nex 6 Black (10)
The Sony NEX-6 will be available as three different kits: NEX-6 body only £710, NEX-6 kit with 16-50mm power zoom lens, £830, NEX-6 dual lens kit with 16-50mm, 55-210mm kit, £1030 all black. Due for November shipment. 

Sony Nex 6 Black (6)

It's worth noting that the Sony NEX-6 features a standard flash hot-shoe on top, and we are particularly impressed by the compact 16-50mm lens, which is wider than the standard kit lens, giving the equivalent of 24mm at the wide end, and the lens is particularly compact. 

Sony E 16 50mm Lens (2)

Sony NEX-6 Hands-On Photos of Equipment



Sony NEX-6 Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4912
Pixels (H)3264
Sensor TypeExmor CMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution2.369 million dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
Video FPS25
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FW50
CIPA Rating360
Box Contents
Box ContentsPower cord, rechargeable battery pack, micro USB cable, AC adaptor, shoulder strap, eyecup piece, shoe cap, body cap, CD-ROM and instruction manual
Dimensions
Weight345g
Width119.9mm
Height66.9mm
Depth42.6mm

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Photographs taken using the Sony NEX-6

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josa 2 25 Czech Republic
16 Sep 2012 6:36PM
Looks great but waiting for a lens test, wondering if Sony made onother nothing special or the good one!

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