Sony Alpha Nex-6

The new Sony Alpha Nex-6 is a compact interchangeable lens camera that it is about the size of an Nex-7 complete with pop-up flash and electronic viewfinder but with a simplified interface. The Sony Nex-6 mirrorless digital camera combines the built-in Wi-Fi and downloadable app feature of the Nex-5R with the phisical buttons and knobs of the Sony Nex-7.

The Sony Alpha Nex-6 uses an APS-C size 16.1 MP CMOS sensor that in addition to the BIONZ processor delivers high-resolution sharp and detailed images. The Sony Nex-6 also can records full HD 1920 x 1080 video in 60p, 60i or cinematic 24p.

The Sony Nex-6 is equipped with a large 3″ 921k-pixel TFT LCD monitor with adjustable angle. The Nex-6 has Fast Hybrid Autofocus that combines phase detection AF for quick response when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection for more precision. This feature is commonly found only in DSLRs. The Nex-6 also features a six-image layering technology that quickly takes six photos in low light and combines them into one photo. Auto High Dynamic Range is also built-in and the continuous shooting is available at up to 10 fps.

The Sony Nex-6 mirrorless digital camera


Sony Alpha Nex-6 specs:

  • Lens: Sony E-mount lenses
  • Sensor: EXMOR APS HD CMOS (23.5 x 15.6mm), 16.1 MP
  • Sensitivity: Auto (ISO 100 – 3200), Selectable (ISO 100 – 25600)
  • Display: 3.0″ wide type TFT (921,600 dots) with angle adjustment (up: 90 degrees, down: 45 degrees)
  • Viewfinder: 1.3 cm Electronic viewfinder; 2,359,296 dots; 100% coverage
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory Card, Memory Stick PRO duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG DUO
  • File format: still image – JPEG, RAW; video – AVCHD, AVCHD ver2.0, MP4
  • Connectivity: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI Type C mini

Sony Alpha Nex-6 image


Sony Alpha Nex-6 reviews:

The most substantial physical difference between the Nex-6 and its version 5 predecessors is the former’s inclusion of a viewfinder (a 2.3 million dot OLED panel with 1.09x magnification). You can find more about this on Sony Nex-6 review from website.

The images from Sony Nex-6 impress. They are well exposed, vibrant and full of detail. Noise is well controlled up to around ISO 3200. Colours are vibrant straight from the camera and the automatic white balance system copes well with most conditions. Other details about the performance of Sony Nex-6 you can read on NEX-6 review from website. The author of this review concludes:

 Sony has produced a very likable, capable camera that is complemented well by the new powerzoom lens. Its controls can be customised to suit the photographer, it has helpful technology borrowed from a smartphone and it delivers images of impressively high quality.


The comments of some professional photographers about Sony Nex-6 can be found on website.

Sony Nex-6 new mirrorless camera


A plenty of images made with Sony Nex-6 in different conditions and with various settings can be seen on photographyblog and websites.

Just like NEX-5R, the Nex-6 has advantage of a combination phase detection plus contrast detection autofocus system. This technology is extremely rare in the mirrorless market and represents a competitive advantage for the Nex series. More about controls and menus of Sony NEX-6 you can find in Sony NEX-6 review from

The Nex-6 is a solid and well-built camera. The hard grip is deep enough to get a good grip of the camera with, while the rubberised finish also makes it feel secure in the hand. More about NEX-6’s design you can read on

The tilt-display of Sony Nex-6


Sony Nex-6 front picture


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