> DSLR-quality images and Full HD video, from newly-developed large 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor plus high sensitivity up to ISO 25600
> New Fast Hybrid AF for optimal fast and precise autofocus in any situation; DSLR-like AF tracking for shooting at up to 10 fps
> High-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder™
> Intuitive DSLR-style operation with dual dials and Quick Navi interface
> Easy image sharing through Wi-Fi
> Download new features with PlayMemories Camera Apps™, the world’s first application download service*
> Built-in flash and new Multi Interface Shoe
For interchangeable-lens digital cameras as of August 2012
Step up to an imaging experience that’s in a class of its own. The new NEX-6 compact system camera from Sony packs the imaging power, shooting responses, handling and operability of a DSLR into a pocket-sized mirrorless camera.
Partnered with the growing range of E-mount interchangeable lenses, the NEX-6 appeals to committed DSLR users who need to travel light without compromising picture quality. Offering big-sensor picture performance in a compact body, the new camera also makes an ideal option for step-up photographers looking to significantly expand their creative options.
The NEX-6 shares many imaging innovations with the newly-announced NEX-5R – from a responsive Fast Hybrid AF system to Wi-Fi connectivity and downloadable Camera Apps.
Crafted with discerning photographers in mind, the new camera also features the same precision electronic viewfinder and DSLR-style ergonomics found on the flagship NEX-7.
The large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor inside the NEX-6 offers 16.1 effective megapixels for true DSLR-quality images and detail-packed Full HD video. It’s teamed with the powerful BIONZ image processor that ensures flawless, low-noise images – even when you’re shooting dimly-lit interiors at extended sensitivity settings up to ISO 25600.
Similar to the recently-announced NEX-5R, the NEX-6 features an innovative new Fast Hybrid AF system that combines phase- and contrast-detection autofocus methods to suit virtually any shooting situation. Phase-detection AF that quickly analyses subject distance is complemented by contrast-detection AF to confirm extremely fine focus. In Speed Priority mode, the NEX-5R switches automatically to pure phase-detection tracking AF. You’ll enjoy DSLR-like focusing responses when you’re capturing fast-moving action with high-speed burst shooting at up to 10 frames per second.
From launch, Fast Hybrid AF is supported with these lenses: E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS; E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS; E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS; E 24mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T*; E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. Firmware upgrades will steadily expand the range of lenses offering Fast Hybrid AF support.
As with the NEX-7, the NEX-6 features an XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ for precision framing and focusing. This acclaimed electronic viewfinder gives a bright, detail-packed, high contrast view of still images and video, with 100% frame coverage and a wide field of view to rival pro-grade optical viewfinders. On-screen grid lines and a digital level gauge can be displayed to assist with accurate framing.
The OLED Tru-Finder™ is complemented by a 7.5 cm (3.0") Xtra Fine LCD that can be angled up to 90° up or 45° down (approx.) for easy viewing in virtually any shooting position. The LCD screen assures superb detail and contrast with significantly reduced on-screen reflections, aiding composition when you’re shooting outdoors or in direct light.
Despite its compact body dimensions, the NEX-6 offers instantly reassuring operation for DSLR enthusiasts. A strategically-positioned mode dial on top of the camera allows quick setting of shooting modes – including P/A/S/M and Sweep Panorama – just as you’d expect on much larger interchangeable lens cameras. It’s joined by a control dial located under the mode dial, plus a separate control wheel on the camera back for fine adjustments of exposure, ISO, white balance and other settings.
Also inherited from high-end A-mount cameras by Sony, the pro-focused Quick Navi interface allows fingertip adjustment of settings without taking the viewfinder away from your eye.
Full HD movie shooting is enhanced with a new Auto Slow Shutter feature that adds extra sparkle to low-light clips. The NEX-6 detects dim interiors and night scenes, automatically switching to a slower shutter speed to brighten up your footage.
Shared with the NEX-5R, integrated Wi-Fi allows simple wireless photo and video transfers to various smartphones or tablets running the free PlayMemories Mobile app. Images can also be transferred wirelessly to a networked PC, or viewed wirelessly on any DLNA-compatible TV.
As also featured on the NEX-5R, PlayMemories Camera Apps expands the capabilities of the NEX-6 as your shooting needs evolve. You just need to connect the camera to your PC via USB or directly over Wi-Fi. Then log in to your Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) account and explore the world’s first download service1 that lets you install new functions on demand. From launch, available apps include Picture Effect+; Bracket Pro; Multi-Frame NR; Smart Remote Control and Direct Upload. Sony also plans to introduce further apps such as Photo Retouch, followed by Time-Lapse and Cinematic Photo.
Alongside a handy pop-up flash, there’s a versatile new Multi Interface Shoe that’s capable of ‘intelligent’ linkage with various accessories.
Lens Mount Sony A-mount NO Sony E-mount YES Lens Compatibility All types of Sony A-mount lenses YES (Requires A-mount adaptor) All types of Sony E-mount lenses YES Minolta & Konica Minolta α/MAXXUM/DYNAX lenses YES (Requires α-Mount adaptor) *xi-lenses are not compatible Image Sensory Image sensor type CMOS sensor Image sensor colour filter R, G, B, Primary color Size (mm) 23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C size) Camera Total sensor Pixels (megapixels) Approx. 16.7 Effective Pixels (megapixels) Approx. 16.1 Automatic White Balance YES White balance: preset selection Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash White balance: custom setting YES White balance: types of color temperature YES (G7 to M7,15-step) (A7 to B7,15-step) White balance bracketing NO ISO Sensitivity Setting ISO100 - 25600 equivalent SteadyShot INSIDE System: Sensor-shift mechanism NO SteadyShot INSIDE scale (in viewfinder) NO Camera-Shake warning (in viewfinder) NO SteadyShot INSIDE capability NO SteadyShot INSIDE compatibility NO Anti-Dust Charge protection coating coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism Auto Focus System TTL phase-detection system YES Contrast AF system YES Focus point*1 99 points(phase-detection AF)/25 points(conotrast-detection AF) Sensitivity Range (at ISO 100 equivalent); EV 0 to 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached) Eye Start AF System (on off selectable) YES (with LA-EA2(Sold separately)) AF Area: Wide focus area NO AF Area: Spot NO AF Area: Local focus area selection NO AF Area: Multi Point YES AF Area: Center Weighted YES AF Area: Flexible Spot YES AF Modes Single-shot AF, Continuous AF Predictive Focus Control YES Focus Lock YES AF Illuminator YES (with built-in LED type) AF Illuminator range (meters) Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS) Auto Exposure System Light metering type 1200-zone evaluative metering Light metering cell Exmor™ HD CMOS Sensor Light metering: Multi segment YES Light metering: Spot YES Light metering: Center weighted YES Exposure: Automatic YES Exposure: Program Auto YES Exposure: iAUTO YES Exposure: AUTO+ NO Exposure: Shutter priority YES Exposure: Aperture priority YES Exposure: Manual YES Exposure: Scene selection YES Sweep Panorama YES (2D) Anti Motion Blur YES AE Lock AE is locked when the shutter is half pressed, AEL button (toggle/hold) Exposure compensation YES (+/-3EV with 1/3EVsteps) AE Bracketing With1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV increments, 3frames Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type Shutter Speed Range (seconds) 1/4000 - 30 and bulb Flash Sync Speed; second 1/160 Flash Type Built-in flash Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL Flash Compensation +/-2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps) External Flash Recycling Time (approx. time in seconds) 4 Flash Mode Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.,Wireless (with external Flash(Sold separately)) Wireless flash mode YES Red-Eye Reduction YES Flash Popup YES Viewfinder Type XGA OLED Tru-Finder Field of View (%) 100% Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity) Approx. 1.09x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter) Eye Point Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece, 21mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(diopter) Diopter Adjustment -4m-1 to +1.0m Live View Live View YES LCD screen Screen Size 7.5cm(3.0type) Monitor Type Wide type TFT LCD Total Dot Number 921.6 Brightness adjustable YES Rotating screen NO Recording Drive Mode Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, Self-timer continues (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing Continuous-Advance Rate (approx. frames per second at maximum) Speed priority continuous shooting: 10 fps Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo™,Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card Recording Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format) Image Size L - JPEG (pixels) 4912 X 3264 (16M) Image Size M (pixels) 3568 X 2368 (8.4M) Image Size S (pixels) 2448 X 1624 (4M) Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(focal length 16mm/18mm) Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M) 3D Panorama size NO Still Image quality RAW, RAW + JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard Movie Recording Format AVCHD / MP4 Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Audio recording Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch Movie recording mode - AVCHD 1920 x 1080(50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M FX), 1920 x 1080(50i, 17M FH), 1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH), 1440 x 1080 (25fps), 640 x 480 (25fps) Movie recording mode - MP4 1440 x 1080(25fps, 12 Mbps), VGA(640 x 480, 25fps. 3Mbps) Noise Reduction (Long exp.NR) On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second Noise Reduction (High ISO NR) YES Noise Reduction (Multi Frame NR) NO Color Space (sRGB) YES Color Space (Adobe RGB) YES Color mode/DEC/Creative styles Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W, Saturation, Sharpness Playback/Edit Index Playback YES Enlarge (Maximum magnification) L: 14x, M: 11x, S: 7.3x, Panorama (Standard): 24x, Panorama (Wide): 34x Image Rotation YES General InfoLITHIUM Battery Indicator YES Histogram Indicator YES Exif Exif Ver.2.3 Exif Print YES PictBridge NO Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish PRINT Image Matching III YES Remote Release Terminal NO IR Remote Control YES (Compatiable RMT-DSLR-2 is not supplied) DPOF(Digital Print Order Format) YES Operating Temperature (degrees C) 0 - 40 Jacks Video Out NO HD/HDMI® Out YES USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES USB Mode Mass-storage, MTP Power/Others Battery System NP-FW50 Supplied Battery NP-FW50 Stamina (battery life in CIPA condition) Approx. 360 shots Weight (g) (Body only) 287 Dimensions Width (mm) 119.9 Height (mm) 66.9 Depth (mm) 42.6