Sony Alpha A58 vs Sony NEX-6

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Sony Alpha A58
Sony NEX-6

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Sony NEX-6 (16.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 20.4MPMP digital camera. That's 3.7MP more than the Sony NEX-6 (16.7MPMP).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Sony NEX-6 is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 larger).
Moderately longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a maximum focal length of 82.5mmmm, but the Sony NEX-6 is only a 75mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (7.5mm shorter).
700 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Alpha A58 is 700 shots, but the Sony NEX-6 only takes 350 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

4MP bigger image effective megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has an image effective megapixels of 20.1MPMP, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is only a 16.1MPMP image effective megapixels digital camera (4MP smaller).
Cheaper by $482
The Sony Alpha A58 costs $482 less than the Sony NEX-6.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Three more awards
The Sony Alpha A58 has 4 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony NEX-6 has 1 award.
14 Reasons For
30.4 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a maximum aperture of 36, but the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (30.4 bigger).
3mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
Eighty-four more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Sony NEX-6 is 99, but the Sony Alpha A58 only has 15 auto focus points.
9 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9 lower).
6m flash guides Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has 6m flash guides, however the Sony Alpha A58 only has 10m flash guides.
Moderately larger screen size Edit
Sony NEX-6 is 3"" screen, but the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

461 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, however the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (461 pixels lower).
0.21x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.09xx, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 0.88xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.21x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

72% lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 287gg digital camera. That's 205g lighter than the Sony Alpha A58 (287gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot shorter Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a height of 66.9mmmm, however the Sony Alpha A58 is a 95.5mmmm tall digital camera (28.6mm taller).
Hugely thinner Edit
Sony NEX-6 is 42.6mmmm deep, but the Sony Alpha A58 is a 77.7mmmm deep digital camera (35.1mm thicker).
8.7mm narrower Edit
Sony NEX-6 is 119.9mmmm wide, but the Sony Alpha A58 is a 128.6mmmm wide digital camera (8.7mm wider).
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 3 reviews, the Sony NEX-6 has an average expert review score of 92%, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 has an average rating of 80% (based on 66 reviews).
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 17 reviews, the Sony NEX-6 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 has an average rating of 89% (based on 80 reviews).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
6x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 30.4 bigger than the Sony NEX-6 (36).
12% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Sony NEX-6 (24mmmm).
Only 15 auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 15 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony NEX-6 only has 99 auto focus points.
57% lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9 lower than the Sony NEX-6 (25,600).
Negative four less flash guides Edit
The number of flash guides on the Sony Alpha A58 is 10m, but the Sony NEX-6 only has 6m flash guides.
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 2.7"" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony NEX-6 (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

2x lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461 pixels lower than the Sony NEX-6 (921,600 pixels pixels).
24% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 0.88xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.21x lower than the Sony NEX-6 (1.09xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A lot heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a weight of 492gg, but the Sony NEX-6 is a 287gg digital camera (205g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Sony Alpha A58 is 95.5mmmm tall. That's 28.6mm taller than the Sony NEX-6 (66.9mmmm).
Thicker Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 77.7mmmm deep digital camera. That's 35.1mm thicker than the Sony NEX-6 (42.6mmmm).
7% wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 128.6mmmm wide digital camera. That's 8.7mm wider than the Sony NEX-6 (119.9mmmm).
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Sony Alpha A58's average expert score is 80%, however the Sony NEX-6's is 92% (based on 3 reviews).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Sony Alpha A58's average user score is 89%, however the Sony NEX-6's is 91% (based on 17 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a megapixel count of 16.1MPMP, but the Sony Alpha A58 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera (4MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

23% less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a total megapixel count of 16.7MPMP, however the Sony Alpha A58 is a 20.4MPMP digital camera (3.7MP more).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 larger than the Sony Alpha A58 (22).
10% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 75mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 7.5mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A58 (75mmmm).
Three hundred and fifty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony NEX-6 takes 350 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony Alpha A58 only takes 700 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Smaller image effective megapixels Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 16.1MPMP image effective megapixels digital camera. That's 4MP smaller than the Sony Alpha A58 (16.1MPMP).
$482 more expensive
The Sony NEX-6 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A58 by $482.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Sony NEX-6, but 3 shops sell the Sony Alpha A58. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
One year older
The Sony NEX-6 is older than the Sony Alpha A58 by one year.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony NEX-6 has received 1 award, the Sony Alpha A58 has received 4 awards.

Awards

4 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Best of Year
1 Award
gadgetspeak.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 51 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.1MP
BEST
16.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2736 x 1824
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
 2736 x 1824
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
BEST
 5456 x 3632
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.2 x 15.4 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
20.4MP
BEST
16.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 14x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5
BEST
22
Maximum Focal Length
82.5mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
27mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 16 - 50
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4x
Lens Structure
14/11 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony A
 Sony E
 Sony A
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
62mm 35mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
15 99
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25600
 25
 8000
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25600
 25
 8000
Maximum ISO Speed
16,000 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
10m 6m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Recharging Time
4s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 25fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.88x 1.09x
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Adjustment Mode
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 1
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
492g 287g
BEST
Height
95.5mm 66.9mm
BEST
Depth
77.7mm 42.6mm
BEST
Width
128.6mm 119.9mm
BEST
Lens Weight
398g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
86mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
76mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
573g 345g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-FM500H NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,650mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots
BEST
350 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Colour Temperature
2,500K Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Effective Megapixels
20.1MP
BEST
16.1MP

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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