• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha NEX-6
  • Leica SL (Typ 601)
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Sony A6000
NEX-6 vs A6000
Leica SL2
SL (Typ 601) vs SL2
General
Model Number: NEX-6 SL (Typ 601)
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $999.99 $7449.99
Street Price: $549.00 $3,999.00
Date Available: 2012-11-15 2015-11-20
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.5 oz (469 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
29.9 oz (847 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.
(120 x 67 x 43 mm)
5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5 in.
(147 x 104 x 39 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor APS HD  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.78 microns 6.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 78 88
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 25.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.1 13.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,018 1,821
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4912 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4912 x 2760 (13.6 MP, 16:9),
3568 x 2368 (8.4 MP, Other),
3568 x 2000 (7.1 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 1624 (4.0 MP, Other),
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)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.7 10.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​28Mbps/​PS or 60i/​24Mbps/​FX or 60i/​17Mbps/​FH or 24p/​24Mbps/​FX or 24p/​17Mbps/​FH)
1440x1080 (30p/​12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/​3Mbps)
4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Leica L bayonet
Lens: Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm  
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Clear Image zoom; up to 4x Precision zoom; 1.4x / 2x Smart zoom at reduced resolution n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 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 Contrast-detect AF: 49 or 37 zones; Point, Field, Zone (9 Fields); Static, Dynamic (tracking), Auto (face detection); AF-S (focus priority), AF-C (shutter priority), MF, Touch-AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
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) EVF: 0.66-inch, 4.4M-dot SXGA+ LCD, 0.80x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,000 dots 4,400,000 dots (1,470,000 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.73x 0.80x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.09x 0.80x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x  
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 50000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 50
ISO Settings: Auto (100-3200), 100-25600 Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp. (2500-9900K), Color Filter, Custom Auto, Daylight 5200 K, Cloudy 6000 K, Shade 7000 K, Tungsten 3200 K, HMI 5600 K, Fluorescent warm 4000 K, Fluorescent cool 4500 K, Flash 5400 K, Greycard (custom), Manual color temperature 2000K to 11500K
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-field, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync., Rear-Sync.; Red-eye Reduction On/Off TTL Auto, Manual
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 6.0 m / 19.7 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: GN=6(m) at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi-Interface (Mi) Shoe Hot Shoe, X-Sync terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:   Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-I
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG .DNG RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RMT-DSLR2 IR Wireless Wired or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), Multi-Interface (Mi) Shoe USB 3.0 Micro Type B port; HDMI Type A port; Multi Connector supports adapter for 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks or a cable release; X-Sync socket; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.61 0.37
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.66  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 13  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.64 0.37
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 9.7 10.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 12 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.8 10.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 10 33
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.8 10.5
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 9 32
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.26 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.126 seconds 0.061 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.38 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.023 seconds 0.046 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Multi-area AF mode = 0.261s  
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 1.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.1 seconds 0.7 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.5 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 360 shots 400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 270 shots 400 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 Proprietary 8.4V, 1860mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Image Data Converter Ver. 4, PlayMemories Home Remote Control (USB): Leica Image Shuttle SL; Remote Control (Wi-Fi): Leica SL app (Android/iOS)
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.