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Sony NEX-6 review

Another NEX with Wi-Fi and apps

Our Verdict

For

  • Wi-Fi and apps
  • High image quality
  • Range of effects

Against

  • Screen doesn't twist around
  • No touchscreen

As part of our image quality testing for the Sony NEX-6, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Sony NEX-6 is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

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ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 25600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

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ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX-6 review

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX-6 review

ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX-6 review

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX-6 review

ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX-6 review

ISO 3200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX-6 review

ISO 6400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX-6 review

ISO 12800, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX-6 review

ISO 25600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Product Familyalpha NEX
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesNoise Reduction, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Face Detection, Live View, External Flash Shoe, Smile Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)287 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Minimum Focus Distance250 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeExmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Total Camera Resolution16.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNP-FW50
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height66.9 mm
Width119.9 mm
Depth42.6 mm
Autofocus Points99
Product SeriesNEX
Focal Length16 mm to 50 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAC3, AAC-LC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Fill Flash, Rear Flash Sync, Slow Sync, Flash OFF
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelNEX-6
Product NameAlpha NEX-6 Camera with 16-50mm Lens
Product Linealpha
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNEX6LB.CE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Get it all with the Sony Alpha NEX-6 camera and included 16-50mm retractable zoom lens (SELP-1650). This powerful little shooter will fit in your jacket pocket yet still boasts a wish list of incredible features. Like an XGA OLED TruFinder™ electronic viewfinder and DSLR-like dials for intuitive, hands-on control of camera functions. Focus and track fast-moving subjects with the speed and accuracy of phase and contrast detection thanks to Fast Hybrid AF, then shoot 16.1MP photos at a blistering 10 fps so you never miss a moment of the action. The NEX-6 comes complete with a built-in pop-up flash and a large Exmor APS-C HD CMOS image sensor for superb image quality. Plus, Wi-Fi capability means you can transfer photos directly to your smartphone or tablet with the PlayMemories Mobile™ app for instant sharing of your photos and videos. The included retractable zoom lens collapses to just 3/16" making it the perfect choice for on-the-go shooting when a compact, lightweight lens is ideal.

Battery Life360 Shot
Package Contents
  • Alpha NEX-6 Camera with 16-50mm Lens
  • 16-50mm SELP-1650 E-Mount Power Zoom Lens
  • NP-FW50 Rechargeable Battery
  • AC-UB10 AC Adaptor
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • CD-ROM
  • Micro USB Cable
Display Resolution921600 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone