Rated 4 out of 5 by Shopaholic Responsive, portable and excelllent IQ
I have been using this camera for over 2 weeks now. Upgraded from my NEX-5 (first generation). Having a viewfinder is nice especially in sunny weather, the pancake lens make the camera more portable, IQ improved a bit. Also auto focus is much faster, especially with lens that support phase detection, like the new pencake 16-50, the tele-zoon 55-210. But not all E-mount lens are supported, like the 50mm F1.8 or 16mm F2.8.
Also, the camera can actually use the old NEX battery, as long as they are genuine battery made by Sony, and not those cheap knockoff someone got from the auction site. Thrust me, no matter how real those batteries look, they are fake. The easiest way to tell genuine from fake is by weighting them. The genuine one is heavier. Hope that helps.
November 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5
by marcelo shows promise
light weight cant beat it
great for street photography
lens are big! and expensive
not that many lenses (i want a 300mm!!!)
tilt-able screen does not fold completely
screen can easily scratch if placed in pocket
********** what would make this camera perfect?
in camera steady shot it works great on sony dslr so why not?save me some money on lenses
foldable screen for when not in use can't protected like that besides thats why i got the one with the view finder! its growing on my thought. and better wider selection of lenses. f1.4 primes and 300mm zoom lens
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meangrain Best Camera I've Bought In A While
I have been buying about 3 cameras a year since I started seriously into videography. I run multi-cam shoots and upgrade several bodies at once. After 3 months with this camera I still have no complaints. It performs as well as any full-bodied APS-C DSLR and has the best control scheme I've seen on a Compact Mirrorless to date. WiFi is nice and works well, but is a feature I rarely use. Hybrid PD/CD-AF is lightning-fast with near-instant focus speeds, though it does not work with video mode, only CD-AF. Lens Compensation settings can fix your jpegs but not raw images or video. Video capture on this camera is superb. IMHO, it crushes everything Canon and stand side-by-side with Nikon (who use Sony sensors on many models). Big win for videographers here, and the crisp EVF is a nice touch too. This camera sits alone at the top of the mirrorless class and stands side-by-side with the best of the APS-C DSLR cameras. Imperceptable differences between the 7D or D7000 in iage quality. Big win for Sony!
March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kendrick This is a great camera
This my entry into the Nex system, but I am a long time Sony user. I have owned alpha cameras and most recently the a77 and a99. I have been looking for a camera that's easy enough to pick up everyday and use. This is that camera! I was first impressed when I took ISO shots from 6400 to 26500 and believe it or not it performed MUCH better than my expectations in low light. The image at 26500 was actually usable straight out the camera! Again since my goal is to make a memorable photo per day, I didn't want to bring out my heavy a99, but still want great quality. After using the Nex-6 for about an hour, I can meet that goal. Sony has been on a roll lately with its sensors and it was a welcome upgrade to the jpeg engine for this system. Not sure what they did to tweak it but they are on the right track. As long as you read over this cameras functions, you can manage your expectations when it comes to battery, accessories and such. I am impressed with the purchase and comparing it to the competition, Sony has done right by the photographer this go around.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by achiu Remote iPhone app is great
I'm sure you read all the other reviews about the image quality and lenses. Here is the addition for the remote mobile phone app, "Smart Remote Control."
It uses WIFI but the camera acts as an access point. So, if you are in the mountains without any WIFI, just turn on the app on the NEX 6, search for the access point using your mobile phone, then they get paired. The NEX 6 acts like a WIFI router. I've used it up to 30 feet away. It can be used anywhere. The phone gives a real time video feed (sometimes half sec delayed) to the phone. It can send the image to the phone each time you take a picture, but this transfer delays time between shots. It uses whatever settings you had for the camera before going into this mode. You can't change anything from the phone, yet. But, I'm sure there will be an update like any app with more functionality.
How does this help you? You can see the picture on your phone in real time and adjust the people in the picture just right to take the perfect shot.
The rest of the reviews here are pretty spot on. 24mm lens is excellent!
September 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MDTexas Great Camera
I just returned my RX100 P&S, while the RX100 isn't a bad camera, I didn't like its size because of the fact that it was too portable. What I mean by that is that, if I had a regular $200-300 P&S I wouldn't mind it if while it was on the lanyard, if it got bumped around accidentally, but this camera (RX100) is so small compared to it's price that I was just too cautious about placing somewhere and it accidentally getting knocked over etc..... Anyway, the NEX-6 is a great camera, I was choosing between this and the 5r but ended up going with this instead because I really like the NEX-6's viewfinder, also from what I understood at the Sony Store, the 6 has an active AF, where if you are continuously shooting and the subject changes distance, then the camera actively readjusts its focus accordingly, whereas the NEX-5n, 5r, and 7 don't have this. I strongly recommend this camera. Keep up the great work Sony!!
November 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by traveler59654 Great camera as long as it doesn't break.
I have been using this camera for about 9 months. Up to this point the camera has been great. The camera is very small and with the retractable lens this camera is very easy to carry around and travel with. It is very comfortable to hold and after learning the manual functions the camera produces great photos.
The bad. After 9 months of use the lens will not protract from its closed position. I sent the camera in for warranty repair and was told the Sony repair facility will not repair a broken motor in the lens without me first paying for a new zoom ring on the outside of the lens. $80 dollars for a zoom ring that has a normal wear and tear scratch from use. I think Sony tried to find an issue with the camera to help cover the warranty repair cost. So...if you want to make sure Sony covers a warranty repair don't ever take it out of the box after you by it. It will not get scratched that way!
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPJr Superb Little Camera!!!!
I've been using pro level, huge and heavy, DSLR's for many years (after many, many years of using BIG AND HEAVY film SLR's). - primarily because of their better image quality when compared to smaller, lighter cameras. It was not unusual for me to lug around a 30 pound gadget bag, full of camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
But, for the past couple of years, I've found myself picking up, carrying around, and using, little, point & shoot cameras because of their lighter weight and bulk - but, I soon found that their image quality was not good enough for "prime time," so I began looking for a premium quality, small, mirror- less camera - and I think I've found just that in my new Sony NEX-6.
Wonderful every day, take everywhere, carry-around,camera. Excellent image quality with the kit 16-50 zoom., Easy to use (although the incredible number and variety of features are a little mind boggling at first). EVF is perfectly satisfactory and certainly better than looking at the screen in bright daylight.
I've only used the camera for less than a week, but I have been extremely pleased with the results. Colors and images are comparable to those I've experienced from pro level DSLR's.
I printed a couple of 13X19 enlargements of NEX-6 images this week and the quality is superb.
Just in case you can't tell, I love this little camera!
November 17, 2012