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Sony NEX-6
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Sony NEX-6 Digital Camera

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SLR 16.1MP CMOS Sep 2012
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40 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Gadgetspeak.com strongly endorse this SLR camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review website gadgetspeak.com scored this SLR camera 92%. If all the digital cameras of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the top 5%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 26 owner reviews the average owner rating of this SLR camera is brilliant.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who purchased the product wrote that it was easy to use. Kris mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to use”. Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review of the Sony NEX-6 on Amazon “RX10, which are easy to use” but he only scored it 2 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony NEX-6 was able to produce good images. Antony rated this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Sony NEX-6 on Amazon two years ago “I shot a film last week and the images are great to look at”. Frances Smith gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said three years ago “Thr camera arrived quickly and so far photos taken with it have been up to my expectations”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony NEX-6 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Two years ago Michael J. Davies mentioned “Worst of all is the EVF”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony NEX-6 was mirrorless. Three years ago A. Spratt said “For The Price & Options This Is The Best Introduction Into Mirror-Less Interchangeable Photography You Can Get” in their Sony NEX-6 review.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 14,929 user and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its SLR cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Video Capture

Several Sony NEX-6 owners agreed that it was good for video recording. Frances Smith wrote in his review on Amazon “I have been pleased with all it does especially the video clips, which look terrific played back on the TV”. Postable_founder said “The quality of video captured is the best I've ever worked with”.

Nice Design

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Three years ago Postable_founder said on Amazon “Added the SEL35F18 lens, which in itself is a gorgeous piece of glass” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Postable_founder also said “The view finder is pretty decent”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Sony NEX-6 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good lens. Michael J. Davies mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Went on holiday to Cornwall for a few days and almost exclusively used the 18mm lens for landscape” in his review of the Sony NEX-6. Postable_founder mentioned “With the right lens, this is the best camera I've ever used for video capture”.

Good Size

One Sony NEX-6 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Y H Tang wrote “This camera is the best compact system camera at this moment !” in their review of the Sony NEX-6 and scored this digital camera very highly.

One person reckoned that it was lightweight.

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Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Two years ago Nigel Otter he wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is fantastic”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony NEX-6 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-6 also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon EOS 6D ($1,250.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-6, the Sony NEX-6 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 6D ($1,250.00), or the Nikon Df ($429.95).

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Across all the SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x. At 14 times zoom factor, the Sony NEX-6 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-6.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon EOS 6D ($1,250.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Df ($429.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Light

The Sony NEX-6 is one of the lighter SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 287 grams) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The weights of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 230g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 6D ($1,250.00), or the Nikon Df ($429.95).

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Sony NEX-6 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder is actually the best viewfinder across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the NEX-6.

The worst viewfinder amongst comparable types of camera is Electronic.

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Features Two Image Adjustment Modes

The number of image adjustment modes featured on the Sony NEX-6 is more than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly featured image adjustment mode is Brightness, but this image adjustment mode is not featured on this digital camera. The image adjustment modes Saturation and Sharpness are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

At 36, the Sony NEX-6 has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-6 the maximum apertures range from 3 to 38.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 210,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 18,000. With a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, the Sony NEX-6 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-6 has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this Sony digital camera have a still image resolution of 2448 x 1624 and 3568 x 2368. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-6 is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Sony NEX-6 has a greater number of photo effects than most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found photo effect is Neutral, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Black&White and Vivid are also found on this Sony camera.

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99 Auto Focus Points

99 auto focus points

The Sony NEX-6 is a 99 auto focus point digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of digital cameras of this spec and age is 780,000 pixels. The Sony NEX-6 has one of the higher display resolutions (921,600 pixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Four Aspheric Elements

The Sony NEX-6 is a four aspheric element camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type have between 1 and 10 aspheric elements.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The Sony NEX-6 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-6.

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Very Narrow

The average width of similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 130mm, and the widths range from 100mm to 160mm. At only 119.9 millimeters, the Sony NEX-6 is quite narrow compared to most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-6.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony NEX-6 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Twenty-One ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony NEX-6 is more than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this type and age. The ISO speeds "125", "160", "200", "320", "400", "500", "640", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "12800", "16000" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Thin

Cameras of a comparable type and age to the NEX-6 have depths of between 32mm and 130mm, and the average depth is 79mm. At only 42.6 millimeters, the Sony NEX-6 is quite thin compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-6.

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Very Short

The shortest comparable spec digital camera that was launched around the same time as the NEX-6 is 34mm tall, the tallest is 160mm, and the average height is 100mm. At only 66.9 millimeters, the Sony NEX-6 is fairly short compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony NEX-6 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Sony digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the NEX-6. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1", "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony NEX-6 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-6.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of this spec and age is 28mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Sony NEX-6 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst digital cameras of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer wrote that this digital camera was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Borocavalier said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Needs someone who knows what they doing to get the most out of it.I was disappointed no TV HDMI lead was included”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age support video recording, however the Sony NEX-6 does not support video recording.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support video recording including the Canon EOS 6D ($1,250.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony NEX-6 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NEX-6 also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to look at including the Canon EOS 6D ($1,250.00), or the Nikon Df ($429.95).

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony NEX-6 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony NEX-6 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-6 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at including the Canon EOS 6D ($1,250.00) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-6, the Sony NEX-6 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony NEX-6 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the NEX-6 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

At only 1.4 times zoom factor, the Sony NEX-6 has a quite small extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the NEX-6. The average extra / smart zoom of cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-6 is 15x, and the extra / smart zooms range from 1.3x to 30x.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the maximum focal lengths range from 3mm to 880mm, and the average maximum focal length is 140mm. The Sony NEX-6 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 75 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Sony NEX-6 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on SLR cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-6. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The Sony NEX-6 has a fairly low JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the NEX-6. The JPEG frame rates of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 3fps to 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps.

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Only Six Flash Guides

Most SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have between 6 and 23 flash guides, including the Sony NEX-6 which has six flash guides.

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Very Small Image Effective Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-6 the image effective megapixels range from 16MP to 25MP. With an image effective megapixels of only 16.1 megapixels, the Sony NEX-6 has one of the smaller image effective megapixels amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only 350 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Sony NEX-6 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots shots per battery charge.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-6

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the NEX-6 over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Sony NEX-6 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the NEX-6.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 6D ($1,250.00).

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Nikon Df ($429.95) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Sony NEX-6 has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Df ($429.95) (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Auto Exposure
Image Effective Megapixels

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Expert Reviews

(3)
25 February 2013

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Since reviewing The NEX5 a couple of variety?s have emerged, however new cameras from Sony are not frequent so when I saw a prototype some months ago I immediately requested to review one when it... Read more…

25 November 2012

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WiFi and apps
High image quality
Range of effects
Wi
Fi and apps
Screen doesn't twist around
No touchscreen
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13 December 2014

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Takes great shots with the right settings and lens
Has WiFi features
Comfortable to hold
Easy access to manual controls
Good image quality
Artifacts in images after 3200 ISO
Weak builtin flash
Costs as much as a very good DSLR if buying lens too
NEX range design continues to be blandly functional rather than inspired
Inelegant menu interface

User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 25 October 2013 by 1tekky
1tekky would recommend the Sony NEX-6L (Verified Purchase)

Great back up camera to a DSLR. Takes great pics. Portable and light weight. Perfect for daily events like going out...

Small compact and easy to use. Takes great pictures
Ease
Compact
Portable
Great pictures
Poor battery life
Distortion in higher ISO's
Battery life just ok
Remote control App
Range of lens that comes with the camera
Reviewed 12 February 2014 by Twiggy32
Twiggy32 would recommend the Sony NEX-6L (Verified Purchase)

This is an excellent alternative to the larger DSLR with the same great picture quality in a smaller more compact size. I like that I can travel and not need a huge shoulder bag to carry everything...

Small and compact with great picture quality
The ability to fix up picutres you take and option to select many angles of the picture your take
Completely manual when I want it
Point and shoot when I don't feel like it
Everything
Slow recovery time between pictures
The options menu is cumberson and later when using it
You have to do it over again
Price
Wifi picture transfer
Reviewed 5 November 2015 by Kris
(Verified Purchase)

This is my 3rd upgrade of Sony NEX camera.. Very easy to use,great size (not to big,not to small) and does amazing pictures (without spending hours on settings). Sony know how to satisfy its... Read more…

The flaws really detract from what could be a very good camera

Reviewed 24 June 2014 by Michael J. Davies "Creosote"

I really wanted to love this camera. APC sized "SLR" sensor, in a small body, with a lot of lenses available, at good prices, and at relatively small size and light weight. Also, for me, it had... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nex6lb, nex6bce, nex6lbce, nex6ybce, sony nex6ybc, sony nex6ybce
Barcodes 00027242856769, 00905524900378, 04905524900309, 04905524900316, 04905524900361, 04905524900378, 04905524900385, 04905524900422, 04905524900439

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