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Designed to perform like a pro, the Sony Alpha NEX-6 Black Digital Camera is packed full of advanced technologies similar to that of a digital SLR, yet comfortably sits in the hands like a compact. Housed inside the sleek body of the NEX-6 is a large 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and an ultra-fast Hybrid AF system, to ensure optimal performance with precise autofocus control; stills are sharp and clear, even in low light. As with the NEX-7, the NEX-6 is equipped with an XGA OLED Tru-Finder for accurate framing and is complemented by a 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD that can be angled up to 90 degrees up or 45 degrees down for simple viewing in virtually any shooting position. Shared with the NEX-5R, integrated Wi-Fi with camera app functionality enables you to effortlessly share your images and movies with your friends and family. Other advanced features of the Sony NEX-6 include intuitive DSLR-style operation with dual dials, a Quick Navi interface, full manual control, a hot shoe and built-in flash. More
Interchangeable lenses, one-of-a-kind size
Raise your photography to the next level with Alpha NEX-6, a remarkably compact interchangeable-lens camera loaded with big camera features. From the distinctive dials on top to the large APS-C image sensor inside, you'll get the quality and performance of a DSLR, minus the bulk. Add Wi-Fi for effortless transfers, ultra-fast phase-detection AF, and Sony's superb XGA OLED electronic viewfinder in addition to Full HD 60p video recording and you have everything you'll need from a camera that won't weigh you down.
Make your snapshots
into photographs.The 16.1MP APS-C size HD image sensor, the same sensor format that Sony builds into their full-sized DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, Sony's APS-C sensor size delivers high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
Fast Hybrid Autofocus.
The NEX-6 is as fast as the world you're trying to capture. Sony's advanced Fast Hybrid AF combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection autofocus for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection autofocus for added precision. It's a perfect match that delivers fast, precise, focusing anywhere and everywhere.
What you see is what you get with the XGA Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. This eye-level, through-the-lens, viewfinder begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for massive depth while the OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. See the results of camera adjustments in real time with expert color and detail.
Forget the cable.
Never again be stuck with your photos on your camera instead of where you want them. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you transfer photos directly to smartphones and tablets with the PlayMemories Mobile, app. Share your photos, view them on large screen TVs, or save them to your PC without the hassle and clutter of cords.
Dial in total control.
The NEX-6 includes an exposure and control dial, as well as the Fn (function) control button so you can focus on the shot instead of the menus.
The perfect fit.
Unlike conventional cameras, the NEX-6 sports a newly developed Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with an array of Handycam® accessories. This compatibility cuts down on duplicate accessories and turns this camera into a full production powerhouse.
16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor
The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs,” delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
Wi-Fi® capability – a first for Alpha-series – lets users transfer photos directly to smartphones and tablets with the PlayMemories Mobile app. Wi-Fi capability allows for sharing, viewing and saving photos for expanded photo-shooting enjoyment. Photos can be easily transferred to smartphones and tablets, viewed on large screen TVs or saved to PC’s.
Built-in GN6 Pop-up Flash
2A built-in Guide Number 6 flash is located on top of the camera.2 It is ideal for shooting in dimly lit settings and can be used as a fill flash when shooting in bright sunshine or to produce catch lights in portraits. The flash combines with ultra-high ISO 2500 and a large APS-C HD CMOS sensor for stunningly beautiful low-light photos.
Auto Portrait Framing
Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.
Full HD Movies1 at 60p/60i/24p
Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution.1 AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.
Sweep Panorama™ Technology
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length).
Peaking AF display
The Peaking AF display makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focal plane can make or break your shot.
Face Detection technology
The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.
Creative Styles (6 modes)
Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.
Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor.
XGA Tru-Finder OLED
There’s never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. This eye-level, through-the-lens, viewfinder begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.
New Multi-Interface Shoe
Unlike conventional cameras, the NEX-6 features a newly developed Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Handycam® accessories, thus raising the potential for photo/movie shooting.
Photo Creativity interface
The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without the complicated settings. Changes can be easily made using the control dial with results seen in real time on the LCD. Settings include; Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, Vividness and most Picture Effects.
Convenient USB charging
Easily recharge the camera via USB charging. Simply connect the bundled USB cable and recharge the battery without removing it from the camera, either via AC outlet or PC connection.
The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. The camera then combines the data from the 6 different images up to ISO 25600 to create a single image. This method is used to control blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode or to get cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode.
Intelligent Auto Focus
Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum.
Enhanced Tracking Focus
Tracking Focus continuously tracks a user-designated subject and is now more effective at tracking people. If the subject turns away from the camera, face-detection tracking automatically switches to subject tracking and continues tracking.
D-Range Optimizer (DRO)
Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.
MS Duo/ SD slot
For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ and SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher recommended), (Memory card is required, all are sold separately).
Fast Hybrid AF
Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection AF for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection AF for added precision. A perfect match that delivers optimal Auto Focus for fast, precise focusing in any scene.
Advanced Control Dial
Mode control dial and Quick Navi assure quick and intuitive operation comparable to DSLR cameras Control dial, Fn (function) button and touch screen (including touch shutter function) combine to greatly facilitate operation and speed getting the shot.
Picture Effect mode
There are 11 picture effects modes to choose from: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow), Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal, Cool, Warm, Green, Magenta), Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, and Miniature. Each is unique and each gives you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop.
Clear Image Zoom
Utilizing Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using providing greater shooting flexibility.
Auto HDR built into camera
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Until recently, you needed a computer and editing software. Sony builds HDR in. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)
Anti Motion Blur mode
Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.
Manual Focus Assist
Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only.
Smile Shutter™ technology
Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter™ mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity.
PhotoTV HD compatibility8
Optimizes compatible BRAVIA® televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures.8
1. Records in up to 29 minutes segments.
2. In meters, IS0 100
3. Requires 3D HDTV, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and active 3D glasses sold separately.
5. Attaching Sony A-mount lens requires LA-EA1 (note: Autofocus available with SSM and SAM series lenses when using LA-EA1) or LA-EA2 adaptors (sold separately).
6. Compatible with BRAVIA® Sync or Theatre Sync™ HDTVs connected via HDMI®.
7. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
8. Requires compatible BRAVIA® HDTV and HDMI® cable sold separately.
9. Auto Focus function available with Sony E-Mount lenses and Sony A-mount SSM and SAM series lenses when using LA-EA1.
10. Files compatible with iMovie® '09 or later on Mac. Software not compatible with Mac OS® X.
11. Requires an active 802.11 Wi-Fi network (802.11n recommended) or PlayMemories Mobile™ app installed on compatible Android™ or iOS device. PlayMemories camera apps require download with existing Sony Entertainment Network account. Download available in all countries/areas where Sony Entertainment Network is available.
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This understudy could steal the show
I bought the NEX-6 and Sony SEL18200 lens to be the 'backup' to my Alpha 77 DSLR, or for when I didn't fancy lugging the whole heavy DSLR kit on a day out. The lens was a compromise – it's massive, compared to the body, and the whole thing is not so much a camera plus lens, as a lens with a small camera stuck on the back. However, it gives me all the zoom range I want in one package, and I'm getting used to the ungainly look of it.The NEX-6 has a different menu system from the Alpha DSLRs, more 'consumer' level, but nonetheless has some sophisticated features, and the ability to assign functions to custom buttons or menus for ease of access. Everything is therefore within finger reach, and I can already (after only a couple of outings) make any adjustments needed without having to take my eye from the viewfinder. And the viewfinder was another reason for buying this model – you don't get one on the NEX-5 or NEX-3 models, and I do prefer a viewfinder. Anyone used to the EVF on the Alphas will have no problems with this one.Once you get over its looks, especially with a large zoom attached, the NEX-6 handles comfortably, does everything an enthusiast would want (including the ability to micro-adjust AF on your lenses), and even fits into a (large) jacket pocket if you don't want to carry a bag. 16 megapixels is more than enough for large images, and also allows decent low-light performance. I'm starting to like the NEX-6 a lot, and it may graduate from understudy to star, and end up as my main camera.
Included Accessories: Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50, AC Adaptor AC-UB10, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable, CD-ROM
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