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Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera - NEX6L/B

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Sony a NEX-6L/B Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera, Model NEX6LB

Who says you can't have it all? The NEX-6 features a wish list of features and still fits in your pocket. And it's fast, too. Make quick changes with a handy DSLR-like dial. Focus and track fast-moving subjects with the speed and accuracy of phase and contrast detection. It even shoots 16.1MP photos at a blistering up to 10fps. It's the end of compromise as we know it.


  • Pocket camera with professional-grade performance
  • 16 MP APS-C sensor with up to 10 fps shooting and Full HD video
  • Fast Hybrid AF includes phase-detection for DSLR-like focus
  • Bright XGA OLED viewfinder for 100% coverage
  • Wi-Fi sharing and downloadable camera apps
  • DSLR-like operation with new intuitive Quick Navi controls
  • Multi-interface Smart Accessory Shoe for system accessories
  • Built-in Guide Number 6 flash brightens the scene
  • 11 exciting Picture Effects for stills and videos
  • Photo Creativity for easy image adjustments
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wi-Fi Sharing
    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.
  • 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.
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps
    Supports PlayMemories Camera Apps, the world's first application download service that lets users install new camera functions as needed.
  • 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.
  • Built-in GN6 Pop-up Flash
    A 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Full HD Movies 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.
  • 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.).
  • 6-image layering
    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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Intelligent Auto Focus
    Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PhotoTV HD compatibility
    Optimizes compatible BRAVIA televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures.
  • 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).
  • Anti-dust sensor
    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.


Advanced Features

  • Face Detection: On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face Selection (maximum 8 detectables)
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
  • Tracking Focus: Yes (object tracking)
  • Advanced User Interface: Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
  • Anti Motion Blur: 6-image layering
  • Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
  • Shooting Tips: Yes
  • Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)

Auto Portrait Framing

  • Still images: Yes


  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount lenses
  • Camera Type: Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount

Convenience Features

  • Self Timer: Yes (10/2 sec delay/Off selectable)
  • Still Image Playback Options: Single, 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Panorama (Standard), Panorama (Wide): 34x), Auto
  • Review, Image orientation, Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection, Delete, Protect
  • Video Playback Options: Forward/Rewind

Drive System

  • Burst Buffer: When used with SD (UHS-I compliant) memory card Continuous shooting Hi: Extra FINE 15, FINE 24, STD 29, RAW 15, RAW+JPEG 12 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (8 fps): Extra FINE 20, FINE 28, STD 31, RAW 19, RAW+JPEG 18 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (10 fps): Extra FINE 20, FINE 26, STD 28 When used with Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Continuous shooting Hi: Extra FINE 14, FINE 18, STD 20, RAW 13, RAW+JPEG 11 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (8 fps): Extra FINE 17, FINE 20, STD 24, RAW 17, RAW+JPEG 16 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (10 fps): Extra FINE 18, FINE 22, STD 24
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous mode: max. 3 fps Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: max. 10 fps
  • Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2s delay selectable), Self-timer (10/2s delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing, Remote Cdr
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/160 s
  • Self-timer: 2s or 10s delay (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
  • Shutter Speeds: Still images: 1/4000 to 30s (Bulb). Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter)
  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Exposure System

  • Picture Effect(s): 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
  • Auto Exposure Lock: AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
  • Exposure Bracketing: With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV increments, 3 frames
  • Exposure Compensation: Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
  • Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
  • ISO: Still images: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-25600) Movies: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-6400)
  • Metering: 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens)
  • Noise Reduction: Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • White Balance Mode: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem (2500 to 9900K), C.Filter (G7 to M7,A7 to B7), Custom


  • Flash Compensation: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
  • Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Rear Sync., Flash Off, Wireless (with external flash sold seperately)
  • Flash Type: Built-in flash. Sony a System Flash (Compatible with Multi Interface Shoe and Auto-lock accessory shoe with the adaptor(ADP-
  • MAA(Sold separately)))
  • Guide Number: 6 (in meters at ISO 100 equivalent)
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec.

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF) with "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Focus Points: 99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
  • AF Modes: AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF
  • Focus Area: Multi Point (99 points(phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-AF)), Center-weighted, Flexible Spot
  • Focus Sensitivity: 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Manual Focus Assist: Yes MF assist (4.8x, 9.6x)
  • Focus Features: Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (with LA-EA2(Sold separately)
  • AF Illuminator: Built-in, LED type (with a range of approx. 0.3-3.0m (with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached))

Focus system

  • AF micro adjustment: Yes, with LA-EA2 (sold separately)

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ™ image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 16.7 megapixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 16.1 megapixels
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters


  • Multi Interface Shoe: Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes (with the adaptor ADP-MAA(Sold separately)). Features Multi Interface Shoe.
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
  • HD Output: HDMI® (TypeC mini), BRAVIA Sync, Photo TV HD
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • USB Port(s): USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0" (7.5cm) wide type TFT (921,600 dots)
  • Angle Adjustment: Up: Approx. 90 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees
  • Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
  • Real-time image adjustment display: On/Off
  • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Customization: Graphic display/Display all info/Big font size display/No display info/Levels/Histogram/Viewfinder

Lens compensation

  • Lens compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion


  • Lens Type: E-mount 16-50mm F3.5-5.6
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount lenses
  • Aperture (Max.): f/3.5-5.6
  • Aperture (Min.): f/22-36
  • Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x (still images and movie) Smart Zoom (M: approx. 1.4x, S:approx. 2x)
  • Smart Zoom® Technology: M: approx. 1.4x, S:approx. 2x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24mm-75mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Filter Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Lens Groups-Elements: 8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8" (0.25m)
  • Angle of View: 83o - 32o
  • Aperture Blade: 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Aspheric Elements: (4 aspheric surfaces)
  • Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length): 2-5/8" x 1-13/16 (64.7 x 29.9mm)
  • Distance Encoder: Yes
  • Exterior Finish: Black
  • Internal Motor: Yes (Stepping motor)
  • Lens Weight: 4.1 oz (116g)
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.215x
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active: Lens-based Image Stabilization (OSS)

Other Features

  • Help guide: Yes
  • Area Setting: Yes
  • Clock Function,Setting: Yes
  • Eye-Fi ready: Yes
  • Shop Front Mode: Yes


  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
  • Number of Still Images: Approx. 270 images (Viewfinder), Approx. 360 images(LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): Still images:approx. 2.5W(w/ E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies:approx.3.9W(w/ E 18-
  • 55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached))
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): Still images: approx. 3.3W(with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies:
  • approx.4.1W(with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached))


  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
  • Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9: L: 4912 x 2760 (14M), M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M), S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L: 4912 x 3264 (16M),M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M),S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical : 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Horizontal Std: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical Std: 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
  • Video Format: AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive), AVCHD, MP4
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x
  • 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30fps@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30fps@3Mbps
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in stereo microphones / Built-in, monaural speaker (volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7)
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)


  • Electronic Front Curtaion Shutter: Yes (On/Off)


  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (v10.3-10.8)


  • Type: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) Electronic viewfinder. 2,359,296 dots. Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece, 21mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(diopter). Display: Basic info, levels, histogram. Brightness control: Auto, Manual (3 steps between -1 and 1)
  • Diopter Adjustment: -4m-1 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
  • Field of View: 100% coverage


  • PlayMemories Camera Apps: Yes
  • Send to Computer: Yes
  • View on Smartphone: Yes
  • View on TV: Yes

In The Box

  • 16-50mm SELP-1650 E-mount Power Zoom Lens
  • NP-FW50 rechargeable battery
  • AC-UB10 AC adaptor
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • CD-ROM

Dimension (Approx.):

  • 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/16" (119.9 x 66.9 x 42.6mm) (WxHxD)

Weight (Approx.):

  • Unit: 10.1 oz (287g) (excl battery & media) Approx. 12.2 oz (345g) (w/battery & media)
  • Shipping: 4 lbs.

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

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Effective Pixels16.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.75
Width (inches)4.75
Depth (inches)1.06
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length1.5x
Focus ModesPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec., 10sec.
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 seconds
Storage MediaMemory Card Slot: Dual slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Power SourceInfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
White BalanceAuto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem (2500 to 9900K), C.Filter (G7 to M7,A7 to B7), Custom


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Sony NEX-6 with 16-50mm lens


from Northbrook

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer


  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution
  • Small / Compact


    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera:

      So far I like this camera. Didn't try yet HD recording, but still images have good quality when I pictured my son during tournament in fluorescent lights with zoom in.
      Tried to make few pictures at night during the snowfall and they had the same good quality. No complains.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Excellent supplement to full size DSLR


      from Hudson, Oh

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer


      • Easy to Use
      • Great Resolution
      • Small / Compact


      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera:

      This is a fun and versatile camera that yields outstanding photos in a variety of shooting conditions. i bought this camera after lugging my Canon DSLR and accessory lenses on vacation in Great Britain. The Sony would have been a far easier system to carry and the results, based on comparison shots I have made between the two systems, would have been every bit as good. Having said that, for action photography such as sports or even taking pictures of small children who don't stop to pose, the Sony is still no substitute for a real, through the lens view finding, DSLR in terms of speed. The Sony is far, far better than a point and shoot in that regard, but there is a lag between taking one photo and the ability to compose, focus, and shoot another shot. I am not talking about continuous shooting, the camera does that well. I am talking about snapping one shot, then having the ability to refresh the viewfinder and recompose and shoot another shot. So, I can see my Sony being my go to camera for traveling, hiking, and all general purpose uses while my DSLR will sit at home waiting for those instances that need its speed capabilities. The Sony is a very good camera, I highly recommend it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Remote iPhone app is great


      from New York, NY

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera:

      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!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      comments about NEX-6L/B


      from Burlington, MA

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera:

      Camera and lens are almost perfect, easy to use, comfortable in hand, very compact package, with almost any function you can think of. 1. Would like to be able to set upper limit of ISO setting rather than a specific ISO setting. 2. WiFi image transfer to computer far too slow.


      shows promise


      from va usa

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera:

      * pro light weight cant beat it image quality great for street photography view finder tilt-able screen *con 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

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


      limited NEX 6 lens


      from Jacksonville, Fl

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera:

      I really like the NEX 6, especially the active viewfinder, and I keep wanting to buy it. I just can't find a lens I want to carry with it. I want a walkaround camera with the APS-C sensor to replace the Sony HX9V I now carry in a cell phone belt pouch. I want a pocket camera, not a pocket camera with a backpack of accessories. If Sony took the lens from the CyberShot and put it on the NEX 6, I would buy it in a heartbeat

      (29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)


      The IPAD of Camera's


      from Northern California

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera:

      Wow ! What a delight to work with, brings the fun back to photography. Easy to use , a comfort to hold, IQ that wows !, so intuitive. I love this Camera. When a product like the IPAD is released and you get to using it and it feels like an extension of your mind and body, you know your on to something special an engineering marvel. I can say that this is the same feeling I felt with the NEX 6. with its compact size and large sensor the same one in the likes of such excellent camera's like the Nikon D7000, D5100, Pentax K30 this little marvel holds its ground on IQ against the above mentioned. But unlike the big black bricks they call camera's, you'll be more up to carrying this Camera out and making the shot, its the travelers dream. A compact power house! The NEX 6 also has photo apps that can be downloaded directly via its WIFI capability, these apps add a whole other dimension of possibilities for pre and post picture editing and features. The video in this Camera is also fantastic in pure HD 1080 with image stabilization, you'll look at your video and think you shot it using a Hollywood camera costing thousands. As with everything we must also list it short coming which I feel are very small. One the View finder in very dark scenes can get a little grainy this is due to it being a mirrorless camera and it does not have an optical viewfinder but an OLED viewfinder so its like having a small TV to look through , this does not effect picture image quality in the least just what you are framing through the viewfinder in the dark. In the light, viewing your taken photo's through the viewfinder adds a dimension of 3D effect to the photo's a really nice effect, one thing I wanted to mention about the viewfinder that's a positive is that if your a little unfamiliar with the Pro camera settings - manual settings and want to venture into this as you learn, all adjustment made can instantly be seen in the viewfinder - ISO settings, shutter settings etc.. you will be able to see in real time the effects they have on the image, this is an excellent learning tool. Second Con - would be the battery life. You'll be able to take about 300 -400 photo's before having to recharge- easy fix purchase a second or third battery. So there you have it I love the NEX 6 and believe you will also. Enjoy!

      (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)


      Best Camera I've Bought In A While


      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera:

      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!

      (16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)


      Simply awesome!


      from CA

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera:

      This is a great camera at pocket size. I will no longer carry my old Canon DSLR on trips.

      (75 of 76 customers found this review helpful)


      Superb Little Camera!!!!


      from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Comments about Sony 16.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Digital 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!

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