Sony Nex 6 Mirrorless Camera

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Wi-Fi Capability Built In

Sony NEX-6 16MP Mirrorless Camera Sony NEX-6 16MP enthusiast mirrorless camera with Wi-Fi, a interchangeable lens compact camera that provides high-resolution photos using a 16.1MP APS-C size CMOS image sensor. The NEX-6 records stills plus full 1920 x 1080 HD video using 60p, 60i, or in cinematic 24p. It doesn't matter if you're shooting still images or movies, the high-res sensor works in harmony with the BIONZ image processor to deliver detailed, sharp images.

The camera receives Sony NEX E-mount Alpha lenses, which includes wide-angle zoom, normal-range zoom, wide-thru-telephoto and portrait-thru-long telephoto zooms, wide-angle mid-range, and macro primes, plus wide-angle and also fisheye converters. Using an optional NEX Camera Alpha Mount Adapter, you can also employ A-mount Alpha lenses with the camera. The NEX-6 comes with a big 3 inch TFT 921K-pixel LCD screen. The monitor's angle is also adjustable. The LCD also provides peaking. An OLED XGA Tru-Finder is a through-the-lens eye-level electronic viewfinder (EFV) featuring 2359K-pixel resolution with a high contrast quotient.

The camera delivers a Fast Hybrid Autofocus, an attribute typically found only in DSLR cameras. Phase detection is combined AF for fast response when following fast-moving subjects (imperative when capturing video as fast as 10 frames per second), and contrast-detection provided increased accuracy. A further enhancement for focusing is Peaking auto focus display, which allows manual focusing to be more accurate by highlighting the frame edges in focus by using a color you choose (yellow, red, or white).

The NEX-6 has Wi-Fi capability built in, and it also works with the Sony's PlayMemories camera app. Using these two functions, you'll have the ability to tether your camera directly to your smartphone and be able to see the photo right on your smart phone and have the ability to use your smart phone to press the shutter release on your NEX-6. You can also shoot time-lapse photos, or move photos straight from your Sony NEX-6 straight to your phone (letting you share images directly with family and friends) or instantly upload images to a social media site such as Facebook.

Aperture Priority, Program, Manual and Shutter Priority camera functions are at your fingertips, beside numerous other creative options using Quick Navi control, giving your NEX-6 the feeling of a DSLR without the bulk of a DSLR. A Creativity Photo interface features settings such as Color,, Background Defocus, Vividness, along with most Picture Effects which can be easily switched and instantly seen, by using the control function.

Also the camera provides six-image layering, which quickly acquires six images in poor light and merges them into one image for a sharper photo in when using Hand-held Twilight function, and to take control of blur using Anti-Motion Blur function. Auto High Dynamic Range (HDR) is also built-into the camera. It automatically shoots multiple photos of high-contrast subjects and merges them for a single photo with increased control of contrast.

The on-board flash can also be used as a fill while in low-light conditions. A Multi-Interface Hot Shoe allows you to make use of Sony flashes and works with Handycam accessories like microphones while recording HQ sound, providing further possibilities for capturing video.  Sep 12, 2012 ✓

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Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless  
Max resolution 4912 x 3264  
Other resolutions 4912 x 2760, 3568 x 2368, 3568 x 2000, 2448 x 1624, 2448 x 1376  
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 16.7 megapixels  
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor Bionz  
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization No  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal  
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No  
Manual focus Yes  
Lens mount Sony E Mount  
Focal length multiplier 1.5  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 921,000  
Screen type Xtra Fine LCD with Tilt Up 90 and Down 45  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100 %  
Viewfinder magnification 1.09  
Viewfinder resolution 2,359,000  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash range 6 m  
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in  
Continuous drive Yes (10 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 5 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (Mini Type C)  
Wireless Built-In  
Remote control Yes (InfraRed (optional))  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 360  
Weight (inc. batteries) 287 g (0.63 lb / 10.12 oz)  
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 43 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.69")  
Other features
GPS None


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