Sony Announces Alpha NEX-6 Mirrorless Camera

Submitted by lalit on September 18, 2012 - 3:21pm.

Sony has announced new Sony NEX-6 camera that packs all the imaging power, shooting responsiveness, handling and operability of a DSLR into a pocket-sized mirrorless camera.

The newest addition to Sony’s E-mount camera line-up includes Fast Hybrid AF, Wi-Fi capabilities and the Play Memories Camera Apps platform recently introduced on Sony’s new NEX-5R model, as well as the same high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder found on the flagship NEX-7 model. Additionally, the NEX-6 adds a standard DSLR-style mode dial for fast, simple navigation between settings.

The camera’s large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor offers 16.1 effective megapixels for true DSLR-quality images and detail-packed Full HD video. It’s teamed with a powerful BIONZ image processor that ensures flawless, low-noise images at extended sensitivity settings up to ISO 25600.

The NEX-6 model features an XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF with 2.36 million dot OLED screen and 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display. It also has integrated WiFi that allows photos to be transferred wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet running Sony’s free PlayMemories Mobile app available for both Android and Apple iOS platforms.

The NEX-6 compact system camera will be available this November in a kit with the SELP1650 power zoom lens for about $1,000. It will also be offered as body-only for about $850. Sony NEX-6 is available for pre-order on Amazon.