Sony Alpha NEX-6 First Impressions Review

Sony says their new NEX-6 won't replace the NEX-7, but it sure feels like it.

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Video Review

Introduction

Fans and critics alike have pined for the addition of proper mode dial to the NEX lineup, and it seems like Sony has been listening. When they gave us an early look at the new NEX-6 last month, we breathed a collective sigh of relief. But that's not the only impressive feature, as the NEX-6 will also borrow the OLED viewfinder from the NEX-7, as well as the hybrid contrast / phase detection focus from their recently-announced NEX-5R.

The NEX-6 should be available starting in November for around $1000 kitted with the 16-50mm powered zoom lens that Sony has also announced with the NEX-6. The body-only price of the NEX-6 is expected to be roughly $850 when it ships.

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Sections

  1. Our First Take
  2. Product Tour
  3. Handling
  4. Modes
  5. Controls
  6. Hardware
  7. Conclusion
  8. Photo Gallery
  9. Specs

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