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Sony NEX-6

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A multi award winning and fully featured 16.1 megapixel camera
SLR 16.1MP CMOS Black Dec 2013
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Sony NEX-6 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony NEX-6 number 455 across all digital cameras.
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91 Reviews + 19 Awards
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Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size, good product quality and that it is fairly priced.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Supports Full HD video
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the NEX-6 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras, but good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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Sony NEX-6 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony NEX-6?

The Sony NEX-6 is 119.9mm wide and 66.9mm tall. It is 42.6mm deep and weighs 287g.

Sony NEX-6 front dimensions

Sony NEX-6 size in context

Sony NEX-6 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

19 Industry Awards

This Sony digital camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Reviewed.com, 3dnews.ru, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.com.au and CNET.com all of whom concluded that this Sony digital camera was terrific.

The experts at websites Akam.no, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Pocket Lint and Alphr.com all endorse this Sony camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at review websites Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com, Gadgetspeak.com and Ephotozine all decided that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites endorsed this Sony camera. The writer at review site Onfoto.ru decided that this camera was very good and gave it a "Silver" award and it received a "Gold" award from website PC Advisor.co.uk.

Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both gave this camera a "Best in Test 6 Star" award and it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 48 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 85%. Digital camera experts think this Sony camera is one of the better cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 42 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is marvellous. 22 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is a Good Size

Five customers reckoned that the product was compact.

Very Good Brand

We checked 29,814 expert and owner reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Five owners who reviewed the product thought it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three customers concluded that it was good looking.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Five owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use and two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Four customers reckoned that this digital camera was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Pricey

After checking the price of 417 cameras they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this digital camera looks expensive compared to other cameras.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Sony NEX-6 has a pretty standard megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 287 grams, the Sony NEX-6 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony NEX-6 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony NEX-6 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony NEX-6 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75 millimeters, the Sony NEX-6 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony NEX-6 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony NEX-6 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers (36) amongst cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras range from 1.8 to 130.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony NEX-6 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony NEX-6 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony NEX-6 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony NEX-6 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony NEX-6 features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,600 pixels, the Sony NEX-6 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 600,000 pixels.

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4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-6 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4912 x 2760 and 3568 x 2368 and 2448 x 1624. The still image resolution of all digital cameras ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony NEX-6 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Sony NEX-6 supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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360 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Sony NEX-6 which takes 360 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the Sony NEX-6 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The average digital zoom of cameras is 11x.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony NEX-6 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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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 a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras. This digital camera also support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony NEX-6 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The Sony NEX-6 has a quite large viewfinder screen size (0.5 inches) compared to most of the other cameras. The average viewfinder screen size of cameras is 0.41".

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony NEX-6 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony NEX-6 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Live View

The Sony NEX-6 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since December 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony evsnnex6bkb1bdl, sony nex6ybce, sony w1650mm, sony nex6lb, sony nex6b, nex6bce
Barcodes 00027242856769, 00027242856776, 00617401919888, 00617401946389, 00905524900378, 04905524900309, 04905524900316, 04905524900361, 04905524900378, 04905524900385, 04905524900422, 04905524900439

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