• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony NEX-6 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1 IR

  • Less expensive
    $1000 vs $1700 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.7 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T1 IR advantages over Sony NEX-6

  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    6 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Buy the Sony NEX-6

Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; More consumer-friendly control setup than NEX-7 but more advanced (actual Mode dial) than step-down models; OLED EVF and 3-inch tilting LCD monitor provide viewfinder flexibility; Fast and decisive AF on stationary subjects, and good continuous AF on normal moving subjects; Full HD 1080p video recording at up to 60p.

  • Hybrid AF system speed and accuracy still lags somewhat behind higher-end DSLRs; Wi-Fi features still rudimentary (join the club); LCD is not a touchscreen; User interface foibles.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro1

Sony NEX-6
Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $499
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony NEX-F3

Sony NEX-6
Sony NEX-F3
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Sony NEX-F3
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-6
Sony NEX-5R
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Sony NEX-5R
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • External Mic Jack
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Sony NEX-6
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony A6500

Sony NEX-6
Sony A6500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1348
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Sony A6500
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $1348
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
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