Sony NEX-6: First sample shots and shooting impressions


posted Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM EDT


Our Sony shooting experience this week included the new Sony NEX-6 compact system camera. And IR founder and publisher Dave Etchell just posted a new gallery of sample shots to show off what the NEX-6 can do.

Here's what Dave said about his experiences with the Sony NEX-6 so far: "You could say that Sony set out to make a NEX model with a UI that would be more familiar to current SLR users, and I think they've largely succeeded with the NEX-6," Dave said. "It's a nice addition to the NEX line, particularly with its hybrid AF that should help video focusing. Image quality looks pretty good, but we'll wait till we get it in the lab before passing final judgment."

The Sony NEX-6 is about the size of an NEX-7 complete with pop-up flash and electronic viewfinder, but with a simplified interface and a 16.1-megapixel sensor instead of 24.3. It features a real Mode dial, Sony's Fast Hybrid AF system that combines contrast- and phase-detection autofocus, 10 frames-per-second continuous shooting capability, full 1080p HD video at 60 fps, integrated WiFi and more for US$850. The NEX-6 is expected to be available sometime in November.


You can read more about the Sony NEX-6 in our hands-on preview, and you can see a selection of sample full-resolution images in our NEX-6 Gallery. (More will be posted later today or tomorrow, so stay tuned for updates.)

Be sure to check out our galleries for two of Sony's other hot cameras, the RX1 and A99, too.