Reviews Sony Alpha NEX 6
7.2
RCT SCORE
RCT SCORE 7.2 / 10

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Sony's Alpha NEX 6 is a mirrorless camera system delivering many of the benefits of a d-SLR (interchangeable lenses, advanced image controls, etc.) into a slimmer, more compact body. It boasts a 16-megapixel image sensor, built-in Wi-Fi, the ability to run camera apps and HD video recording at 1080p.

For those just dabbling in more advanced photography, the NEX 6 offers a "Photo Creativity" interface which lets you preview various photo effects in real time on the camera's 3-inch display. You'll enjoy continuous shooting at 3 frames per second in addition to Sony's Sweep Panorama mode for automatically stitching together panoramic images in-camera.

The NEX 6 retails for $999 and includes a 16-50mm lens.

Reviewers really liked Sony's latest mirrorless effort, praising its design, performance and above all, image quality. It lost some points for poor Wi-Fi and apps implementation, but those appeared to be mostly quibbles on an otherwise strong offering.

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Pricey But Well-Rounded
The pricey-but-well-rounded Sony Alpha NEX-6 is an excellent camera for mirrorless enthusiasts, but it doesn't quite edge out the entry-level NEX-F3 as our Editors' Choice.
PC Magazine.com
 
A Really, Really Nice Camera
The Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an as-yet-unbeatable package of image quality, performance, and design, even for its rather high price.
CNET.com
 
A Great Step-up Camera
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...
TechRadar.com
 
Solid, Not Outstanding
Image quality from the NEX-6 can be excellent at times, although minor white balance inconsistencies and poor corner sharpness with the 16-50mm kit zoom can conspire to put a slight...
Trusted Reviews.com
 
It's the Whole Package
There's a lot here, and we expect almost any buyer to walk away happy. It's a pricey tool, no doubt about it, but if you're serious about photography, the NEX-6 really should be your...
Engadget.com
 
One of the Best Compact Cameras
In fact, short of the autofocus system not bettering its rivals, it's one of the best compact system camera we've used.
Pocket-Lint.com
 
This Could Kill Off the D-SLR
The NEX-6 might be my favorite mirrorless camera yet. It's certainly the first one I've tried that feels like it could replace my DSLR.
The Verge.com
 
One of Sony's Best
For a sub-$1000 camera, the Sony NEX-6 is an incredibly complex, mature and full-featured product.
Photography Blog.com
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