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Model Name: Sony Alpha NEX-6 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: NEX-6 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $999.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2012-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 16.5 oz (469 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.
(120 x 67 x 43 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor APS HD 
Total Megapixels: 16.7
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.11"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4912 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4912 x 2760 (13.6 MP, Other),
3568 x 2368 (8.4 MP, 3:2),
3568 x 2000 (7.1 MP, Other),
2448 x 1624 (4.0 MP, 3:2),
2448 x 1376 (3.4 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, .ARW RAW (v2.3), RAW+JPEG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1440x1080, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 60p/28Mbps/PS or 60i/24Mbps/FX or 60i/17Mbps/FH or 24p/24Mbps/FX or 24p/17Mbps/FH, 30p/12Mbps, 30p/3Mbps
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo 
Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E-mount 
Kit Lens: Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture 
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Clear Image zoom; up to 4x Precision zoom; 1.4x / 2x Smart zoom at reduced resolution 
Filter Thread: 41mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid AF (99-point phase detect; 25-point contrast detect): Multi-point, Center, Flexible Spot; with Face Detection and Predictive Tracking 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF 
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2,359K-dot XGA OLED, 1.09x magnification (0.71x 35mm eq.), 100% coverage, -4 to +1 diopter, 21mm eyepoint from eyepiece frame at -1 diopter (CIPA standard) 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (100-3200), 100-25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp. (2500-9900K), Color Filter, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur), Auto Portrait Framing 
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 with 3/5 shots seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync., Rear-Sync.; Red-eye Reduction On/Off 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=6(m) at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Multi-Interface (Mi) Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed, WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional RMT-DSLR2 IR Wireless  
Other Connection: Mini HDMI (Type C), Multi-Interface (Mi) Shoe 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 360
Software
Included Software: Image Data Converter Ver. 4, PlayMemories Home 
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7; Mac OS X 10.5 or later. (PlayMemories Home is Windows only.) 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New "Fast Hybrid AF", built-in OLED EVF, tilting 921K-dot LCD, built-in Wi-Fi, built-in flash, Multi-Interface Shoe, Full HD movies at up to 60p, 10 fps burst mode. 

 


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