Estimated Street Price: $850
The NEX-6 is about the size of the NEX-7 and shares many of its fine features. But the NEX-6 has a 16.1-megapixel Exmor APS-C sensor in place of the flagship's 24.3-megapixel sensor, goes to ISO 25,600 (vs. 16,000 for the 7) and adds built-in Wi-Fi for linking to TVs, PCs and smartphones. It also adds a mode dial for easy navigation between shooting modes. Like the NEX-7, the NEX-6 has a built-in pop-up flash.
The NEX-6 can shoot still images at up to 10 fps with continuous tracking AF. It also can shoot full HD 1080 AVCHD video at 60p and 24p, as well as MP4 1080, 720 and 480 video at 30p—all with continuous AF.
The NEX-6 can use all Sony E-mount lenses and (via adapter) Sony A-mount DSLR and legacy Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses, but it's especially nice with the new E-mount 16-50mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens, which features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and is just 13⁄16-inches thick when retracted—a pocketable package.
Like to focus manually? The peaking feature outlines in-focus edges in your choice of white, red or yellow, making it easy to see where focus is in the image. Like the camera to do it all? You can use iAUTO and Superior Auto, as well as program, shutter- and aperture-priority AE.
STANDOUT FEATURE: The functionality, performance and control of a DSLR in a compact system camera.