It’s a 16.1 megapixel interchangeable lens camera, that in addition to taking still shots it will shoot full HD video. Like the NEX-5R, the NEX-6 will have built-in Wi-Fi, electronic viewfinder, Fast Hybrid AF system, and a (growing) selection of downloadable camera apps – such as ”Picture Effect+”; “Bracket Pro”; “Multi Frame NR”; “Photo Retouch”; “Smart Remote Control” and “Direct Upload”. The sensor is a Large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. The screen is a 7.5 inch Xtra Fine LCD Screen that can be angled approximately 90 degrees up or 45 degrees down.
The zoom story? Clear Image Zoom: approx. 2x (for still images) Smart Zoom: approx. 1.4x/2x (again, still images) Digital Zoom: approx. 4x (still images and video).
In-camera effects include Posterisation (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, and Miniature.
Sony NEX-6 price and availability
The Sony NEX6 goes on sale in early November, with pricing as follows:
- NEX-6 Camera Body Only – $1,099 RRP
- NEX-6 Single Lens Kit with SELP1650 lens – $1,299 RRP
- NEX-6 Twin Lens Kit with SELP1650 and SE55210 lenses – $1,599 RRP
Sony NEX-6 video
See the Sony NEX-6 in action in this short video, with two pro photographers putting the camera through its paces on in Alaska.
Sony NEX-6 image gallery
Click the thumbnail images below to view the larger images of the Sony Alpha NEX6 compact systen camera.