• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha NEX-6
  • Samsung Galaxy NX
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Sony A6000
NEX-6 vs A6000
 
General
Model Number: NEX-6 Galaxy NX
Alternate Model Number(s):   GN120
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $999.99 $1399.99
Street Price: $549.00 $1,199.00
Date Available: 2012-11-15 2013-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.5 oz (469 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
25.3 oz (718 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.
(120 x 67 x 43 mm)
5.4 x 4.0 x 1.0 in.
(137 x 101 x 26 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor APS HD Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 20.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.78 microns 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 78 75
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 23.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.1 12.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,018 910
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)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG, MPO, .SRW 12-bit RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.7 8.2
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)
1920x1080 (30p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (60p/​30p)
320x240 (30p)
640x480 (240p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MP4 (H.264) with AAC 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 Samsung NX
Lens: Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS NX
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm 27 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Clear Image zoom; up to 4x Precision zoom; 1.4x / 2x Smart zoom at reduced resolution Up to 2x i-Zoom
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 Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
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 type with Eye Contact Sensor; SVGA (800 x 600) TFT-LCD; Coverage: Approx. 100%; Magnification: Approx. 1.04X (APS-C, 50mm, -1m-1), Approx. 0.68X (Equivalent to a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera); Eyepoint: Approx. 18.0mm; Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 to +4.0m-
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,000 dots  
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.73x 0.69x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.09x 1.04x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 4.8
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 2,764,800 dots (921,600 px)
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 No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-3200), 100-25600 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp. (2500-9900K), Color Filter, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/6000 - 30 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 221-segment Multi, 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 (1) Portrait : Smart Mode Suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Continuous Shot, Best Face, Color Bracket, Kids, Vignett+, Golf; (2) Scenery : Landscape, Dawn, Snow; (3) Close-up/Indoor : Macro, Food, Party/Indoor; (4) Pro Style : Action freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Animated Photo, Multi Exposure, Drama, Eraser, Sound & Shot, Miniature, Creative Shot, Interval; (5) Night Scenery : Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 with 3/5 shots seconds 2-30 sec in 1 sec steps seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync., Rear-Sync.; Red-eye Reduction On/Off Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 6.0 m / 19.7 ft. 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=6(m) at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent Lens dependant; GN=11m (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi-Interface (Mi) Shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG .SRW 12-bit RAW
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MP4 (H.264) with AAC audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RMT-DSLR2 IR Wireless  
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), Multi-Interface (Mi) Shoe Cellular (3G, 4G LTE), Wi-Fi, Micro (Type D) HDMI, SIM card slot, headphone jack (but not active during video recording)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.61 1.12
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.66 1.33
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 13 20
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.64  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 9.7 8.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 12 15
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.8  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 10  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.8  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 9  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.26 seconds 0.33 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 0.201 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.38 seconds 0.55 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.023 seconds 0.146 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Multi-area AF mode = 0.261s Full AF shutter lag, auto-area mode = 0.422s
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 2.7 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.1 seconds 3.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.5 seconds 6.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 360 shots 440 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 270 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 3.8v 4360 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary 4360 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Image Data Converter Ver. 4, PlayMemories Home Samsung Kies, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7; Mac OS X 10.5 or later. (PlayMemories Home is Windows only.) Windows, Mac
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. 20.3MP APS-C Sensor, DRIMe IV Image Processor, Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System, 8.6fps Burst Mode, 30 Smart Modes, Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor, Cellular (4G LTE, 3G), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), GPS, GLONASS.