Alpha NEX-6 Camera Body
Liked it so much I bought a second
I now carry a pair of NEX-6,. one with the telephoto, the other with a wide angle, so I'm ready for any shot. The whole package weighs and cost less than my old "Pro" SLR kit. The quality of images is generally the same,
I have no problem with the plastic case, but I do wish they were weather sealed and had sensor motion stabilization. This camera could be better, but at this price, it must be the best value around. I have been a serious photographer for 65 years.
January 22, 2014
Works very well
I bought this camera to test out shooting manual focus lenses (Leica) with focus peaking. I bought the Voigtlander Leica M to Sony E mount adapter and I've been shooting my Leica glass to see how accurate focus peaking is. With most Leica glass it has been perfect. I am nailing about 95% of shots which is a much higher percentage than shooting with my M9. In lower light situations the focus peaking is a little weak but overall I've been very pleased. This camera works particularly well with the Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 lens and the Leica 75mm APO Summicron lens. I've also been very pleased with the Auto WB… much much better than my M9. I am now looking forward to trying my Leica glass on the new A7r.
As an aside, I'd read that the NEX menus were annoying to many of the reviewers. While the Sony NEX menus are a little long, I did not have any problems adapting to the menus. Overall this has been a very nice little camera to use. Even the plastic body feels pretty solid. I highly recommend it.
December 1, 2013
A great camera, but it lacks Auto ISO functionality in M mode. Even the Canon T3i has this feature. I wonder if this is something that could be amended in a firmware update. The addition of this feature would make M mode much more useful and elevate the camera to five starts out of five.
August 15, 2013
awesome pocket camera
Thw NEX 6 with the Carl Zeiss 50X zoom from the HX 300 cyber-shot would make an awesome pocket camera.
July 31, 2013