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Digital Camera Review: Sony Alpha NEX-6

by K.T. Bradford on April 14, 2013

Sony Alpha NEX-6Stepping up to the high-end for entry-level/enthusiast cameras adds significantly to the price, but the extra money is worth it for people chasing great image quality and versatility. The NEX-6 offers excellent performance and speed bolstered by a 16.1MP APS-C sensor (same size as DSLRs). The kit lens has a good built-in optical stabilization system that reduces shaking and blur in images (including panoramas) and movies.

In addition to great photo quality, the videos is produces are excellent, and can be recorded in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 format. To top it off, Sony also included Wi-Fi connectivity for direct upload or connecting to the company's smartphones to transfer images. The implementation isn't as good as what Samsung offers, but is good to have as an alternative. The flash and electronic viewfinder are both tiltable and the LCD in back swings out, so no matter what position or angle you want you'll be able to frame a great shot.


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For more cameras, check out our 2013 Digital Camera Buying Guide

Key Specs

Image Sensor: 16.1 Megapixels (effective), Exmor APS HD CMOS
Kit Lens: 16-50mm (24mm-75mm 35mm camera equivalent)
Lit Lens Zoom: 3x Optical Zoom, 4X digital zoom
Like Lens Aperture Range: f3.5 (W) - f5.6 (T)
Display: 3.0" LCD 921K dots
Dimension: 4.75" (W) x 2.75" (H) x 1.06" (D) body only
Weight: 12.2 oz with battery and SD card, without kit lens

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