Sony NEX-6/B Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3-Inch LED - Body Only (Black)
|Model Name||Sony NEX6/B|
|Type of product||Mirrorless|
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- 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 10 frames per second continuous shooting
- Hybrid contrast and on-sensor phase detect AF
- ISO 100-25600
- 1080/60p HD video (AVCHD format)
- 3.0 inch articulated LCD with 921,000 dots
- Built-in 2,359,000 dot OLED viewfinder
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|Screen Size||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3.7 inches|
|Has Image Stabilization||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Item Dimensions||4.72 x 1.69 x 2.64 inches||4.33 x 1.38 x 2.44 inches||4.25 x 1.38 x 2.62 inches||4.72 x 1.77 x 2.64 inches||4.72 x 2.63 x 1.78 inches||4.69 x 1.42 x 2.56 inches|
|Item Weight||7.20 ounces||0.59 lbs||0.58 lbs||0.76 lbs||0.63 lbs||0.50 lbs|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p||FHD 1080i||1080p||1080p||1080p||1080p|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic||None||Flexible LCD||Electronic||Electronic||Remote|
Who says you can't have it all? The NEX-6 features a wish list of features and still fits in your pocket. And it's fast, too. Make quick changes with a handy DSLR-like dial. Focus and track fast-moving subjects with the speed and accuracy of phase and contrast detection. It even shoots 16.1MP photos at a blistering up to 10fps. It's the end of compromise as we know it.
From the Manufacturer
Raise your photography to the next level with NEX-6, a remarkably compact
interchangeable-lens camera loaded with big camera features. From the
distinctive dials on top to the large APS-C image sensor inside, you’ll feel
that special sense of quality and performance that is a signature of DSLRs,
minus the bulk. Add ultra-fast phase-detection AF and Sony’s superb XGA OLED
electronic viewfinder in addition to Full HD video recording at 60p and you have
a camera well equipped to take you on a unique photographic journey.
|Small Camera + Big Sensor = Amazing Pictures.||Share and Save Instantly.||Full HD Movies.|
With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C sensor size makes the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs.” This is the same HD sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized α DSLRs.
Wi-Fi® capability – a first for Alpha digital cameras – lets users transfer photos directly to smartphones and tablets with the PlayMemories Mobile™ app. Wi-Fi allows for sharing, viewing and saving photos for expanded photo-shooting enjoyment.4
Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. AVCHD™ codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.
incredible entertainment quality. Explore the full range of features and options below.
|16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor |
The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized α DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C sensor size makes the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs,” delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
Fast Hybrid AF
Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection auto focus for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection auto focus for added precision. A perfect match that delivers optimal Auto Focus for fast, precise focusing in any scene.
Full HD Movies at 60p/60i/24p
Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution.1 AVCHD™ codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.
XGA Tru-Finder™ OLED
For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, the Tru-Finder™ OLED electronic viewfinder is a gem. This eye-level, through-the-lens, viewfinder begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.
Wi-Fi® capability – a first for Alpha-series – lets users transfer photos directly to smartphones and tablets with the PlayMemories Mobile™ app. Wi-Fi capability allows for sharing, viewing and saving photos for expanded photo-shooting enjoyment. Photos can be easily transferred to smartphones and tablets, viewed on large screen TVs or saved to PC’s.4
PlayMemories Camera Apps™
Supports PlayMemories Camera Apps™ service, the world’s first application download service that lets users install new camera functions as needed.4
Advanced Control Dial
Mode control dial and Quick Navi assure quick an intuitive operation comparable to DSLR cameras Control dial, Fn (function) button and touch screen (including touch shutter function) combine to greatly facilitate operation and speed getting the shot.
Picture Effect mode
There are 7 types (11 variations) of picture effects to choose from: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color(R), Partial Color(G), Partial Color(B), Partial Color(Y), High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera. Each is unique and each give you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop.
The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. The camera then combines the data from the 6 different images up to ISO 25600 to create a single image. This method is used to control blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode or to get cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode.
|Accepts Sony® E-mount lenses |
Compatible with Sony’s wide selection of E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for α compact interchangeable lens cameras. Open up a world of endless creative options.
Photo Creativity Touch interface
The Photo Creativity touch interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without the complicated settings. Changes can be easily made using the control dial with results seen in real time on the LCD. Settings include; Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, Vividness and most Picture Effects.
Auto Portrait Framing
Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.
Clear Image Zoom
Utilizing Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using providing greater shooting flexibility.
Convenient USB charging
Easily recharge the camera via USB charging. Simply connect the bundled USB cable and recharge the battery without removing it from the camera, either via AC outlet or PC connection.
New Multi-Interface Shoe
Unlike conventional cameras, the NEX-6 features a newly developed Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Handycam® accessories, thus raising the potential for photo/movie shooting.
Auto HDR built into camera
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)
Sweep Panorama™ Technology
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (18mm focal length).
Fast Auto Focus
Some cameras in this class are slow to focus. That can make you miss the shot on fast-moving subjects like sports and unpredictable subjects like pets and babies. Sony’s fast Contrast Auto Focus system typically takes as little as 0.3 seconds and also offers continuous Auto Focus when shooting movies.
|Peaking AF display |
The Peaking AF display makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focal plane can make or break your shot.
Manual Focus Assist
Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only.
Enhanced Tracking Focus
Tracking Focus continuously tracks a user-designated subject and is now more effective at tracking people. If the subject turns away from the camera, face-detection tracking automatically switches to subject tracking and continues tracking.
Face Detection technology
The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.
Smile Shutter™ technology
Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter™ mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity.
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.
Six Creative Style settings
Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.
PhotoTV HD compatibility
Optimizes compatible BRAVIA® televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures.3
Dual Format Media Card Slot
For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ and SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher recommended), (Memory card is required, all are sold separately).
Dust on the image sensor leads to blemishes in the picture. To protect the sensor, Sony incorporates an advanced ultrasonic system, which effectively shakes dust off the sensor surface.
Sony Suggested Accessories
1. Records in up to 29 minutes segments.
2. Attaching Sony A-mount lens requires LA-EA1 (note: Autofocus available with SSM and SAM series lenses when using LA-EA1) or LA-EA2 adaptors (sold separately).
3. Requires compatible BRAVIA® HDTV and HDMI® cable sold separately.
4. Requires an active 802.11 Wi-Fi network (802.11n recommended) or PlayMemories Mobile™ app installed on compatible Android™ or iOS device.
PlayMemories camera apps require download with existing Sony Entertainment Network account. Download available in all countries/areas
where Sony Entertainment Network is available.
© 2012 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony is not responsible for typographical and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Sony, BIONZ, BRAVIA, Exmor, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, PlayMemories Home, Smile Shutter, Stamina, Theatre Sync, Sweep Panorama, and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. AVCHD is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac OS and iMovie are trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
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Are you someone just starting?
Are you a casual shooter who just wants good pictures and either is considering this first an entry level dslr or has one already but is considering a size reduction?
Are you a legacy lens shooter who knows about and is looking towards using vintage glass via adapters?
Are you a professional/semi professional protog looking for a second/third back up or travel focus camera?
The reason why I wanted to start with that is because this camera, can be your boon or our bane largely on what your exceptions coming in.
--The Causal Shooter
Simply put for image quality, kit lens quality, auto focus speed,this camera will be on par with t3i,t4i,t5i or the 3000 series from Nikon, epl/ep series from olympus easily plus or minus some pixel peeping tid bits. This particular APS-C sensor is fantastic at low light while providing plenty of resolution for a crisp decently large size print, cropping, and obviously way more than needed for any sort of online social media sharing. Just let it be known that while smaller, it gives up almost nothing in terms of image quality, don't let size fool you! However, on the subject of size, it comes down to this. It's a smaller, much more compact camera than any DSLR out on the market, and thus way easier to carry around. However a reduction in size does obviously mean a reduction of ease of use. The Nex 6 has more than plenty of buttons and wheels for easy access for most controls, however a dslr simply always has more features and more dials, buttons etc to make it more quicker for setting changes on the go. Thus if your very casual shooter looking for very simple controls towards a nice photo, than the NEX series may be just for you. It gives you all the same ability and quality of a dslr just without the fluff. I also forgot to throw in that with the NEX on board flash, you can tilt it upwards to create a bounce flash that is far better than limiting you to a direct flash alone like other cameras.
--Current Entry Level DSLR Owners
This moves on to those who may already have a entry level DSLR and is considering a switch. This is a tougher situation but what you need to ask yourself is if your someone hoping to grow with photography, or simply looking to scale down. If your one of those people who bought a dslr hoping for those nice images you see other people have but eventually realized the bulk and the amount of buttons and knobs that you never bothered to learn just gets in the way then I'll say a sideways move to a NEX series camera is best for you. Your not giving up any image quality while reducing your size and again ridding of the fluff.
Now if your someone who does want to grow with photography, then you need to seriously consider Canon, M 4/3, Pentax and Nikon systems before you make this jump. I'm not going to lie, the brands simply has much much more to offer in the long run than the E mount at this point. Entry level lenses, mid level IS lenses, L lenses, TTL Flash, etc etc at a much better price point than any E Mount, or full frame E Mount gear currently. For example, Sony wants roughly $300 for a 50mm F1.8 while Canon offers a 50 1.8 for $100? 50mm F1.4 for $330? You get the idea.
I personally use my Nex 6 so that I can use the plentiful amount of old legacy lenses out there. If you don't know already, due to the short distance of the mount, your able to use adapters to mount any, and I do mean almost any, film camera lenses , and if you wish modern af lenses (although with no af controls outside of the contax G and A Mount I believe) to your Nex. I currently shoot Konica AR, Canon FD, and a few C Mount, Eos Mount, and Olympus mount lenses and all I have to say, it's the most joyful thing in the world. Obviously they are plenty of times where I wish I had autofocus due to the speed of the subject in which I'm taking my photo, however by shooting manual, I've grown to feel like I'm being more hands on with my photography than simply pressing a shutter button and calling it a day. No dig towards modern AF since well, obviously it's almost better in every way hence why we have it, but having old film lenses, and plenty of them is a joy to use. They render extremely nicely on the NEX 6 sensor (I previously owned a Nex 5n) with no resolution problems as seen on the Nex 7. The extra dial at the top makes it much easier to control shutter speed all the awhile the thicker body and grip of the 6 makes it much easier to balance the weight of the camera since most film lenses are quite heavy. My only grip is that the third wheel that is offered on the NEX 7 would've been nice for say exposure comp or quicker iso change but the downside is that NEX 7 Sensor pushes just a few too many MP and you lose the low light performance of the 6 , which for me personally, I find myself shooting far more often with not enough light than plenty.
--Protogs looking for a 2/3 back up or travel camera
While I want to recommend this camera to you, I might have to say you should at the very least consider the competition. I think it's somewhat agreed that the NEX sensor is amazing, maybe second only to the AA less filter sensor of the fuji line, however the controls, the software, even the lens options, if your use to shooting cameras such as the 5d, 6d 70d etc your going to run into a situation where it baffles you on how limiting the NEX can be at times. Auto ISO almost always checks you in at 3200, histogram menu appears only to take away other information from the screen instead of allowing you to see it all at once or picking and choosing. Like I mentioned above, the price of lenses is insane, there's a massive premium compared to other brand lenses. Limited battery life, sd slot is housed in the same door as the battery slot, no weather sealing, I don't think I need to go on since if your one of these types you most likely already know the spec sheet by heart. The one thing I will say in the NEX favor however, is look at it's price point. For the images you get say NEX 6 + 35 1.8 (~$1046 going by amazon prices as of 2/1/2014 vs $1300 for a 23mm F2 Fuji X100s vs $1300 for body only EM1) the closest thing may be the $800 for XE-1 with Kit vs $748 for NEX with Kit in which case it's nearly a coin toss. In the pixel peeping wars, I believe the XE-1 wins out by a air with a bit better sharpness and obviously better rendering due to the lack of AA. However, it must be said that at what point are you going to need that extra pixel of sharpness? If your making life size prints, then by all means your going to need superior glass and rendering but if you already have a better camera for that then wouldn't anything not your primary camera not as good? This I believe will be hardly left to what sort of subjects your planning to shoot, and how each camera handles to you overall.
-- Last words
Now, I did notice I made no mention of the direct competition in that the M43 sensors cameras. Make no mistake, Olympus and some Panasonic cameras are amazing, especially the OMD Em1, the EP5 etc. I would love to have their 5 axis stabilization but for me personally, with their 2x crop factor, their higher price tag, and their (although such a touch) lower performance in low light high iso, I found the NEX series a better value for price point. M43 does have a much better system in that they have an amazing selection of extremely quality glass. Some bodies and lenses are weather sealed and honestly with enough light in the scene, they perform just as well as any non full frame sensors but overall it's just not for me.
I liked the Fugifilm XT1, kit zoom, 14 mm and other primes but decided against them because of the rather high cost...up to $3000 with a couple of prime lenses added in ...( and because I am not wild about the EV ). Why invest so much in a kit that may not survive the test of time....even a couple of years? I do concede that the setup and controls of the X_mount cameras are more thoughtfully oriented to a serious photographer than those of the Nex 6 and that the Fuji lens selection while very expensive is quite excellent.
However I found that the inconvenient menus of the Nex 6 are irrelevant to my pattern of use. Most of what I prefer to control is very accessible without entering the complicated menus. Specifically I use aperture control and can quickly adjust from auto to manual focus, adjust ISO, control focus location, bracketing, exposure control without delving into menus.
Although I do not enjoy the image seen through the EV and prefer to use the LCD I can live with it as an aid in bright conditions.
Feature I love about this camera:
Excellent image quality...... even with kit lens if you favor midrange apertures.
Kit lens goes wide...to 24 mm equivalent.
Incredibly light to carry hiking!
Flip up LCD and quiet shutter permit discreet photos in street settings.
Flip up LCD in general a pleasure for framing landscapes and architecture.
Can use legacy 35 mm manual focus lenses with inexpensive adaptor. The focusing aids, both magnification of the image and the bright colored highlights of in focus areas make it a snap to focus accurately. A 40 year old Nikkor f 1.4 becomes a superb portrait lens. An 80-200 becomes a 120-300 with a very light, compact camera body option.
Excellent image stabilization combined with auto ISO generate remarkable urban photos at night without a tripod.
Numerous small features such as viewing level, superb video.
For well under $500 this is a winner.