Yep. My wife asked if there could be sales, or how much could change with new models later this year. I said I don't know, but this is all digital technology so anything could happen in four months
There could be big things coming this year or early next year, take a look at link below, basically it's a new sensor.
This is what the German review site says about the NEX 6. Note Google Translate isn't perfect.
The Sony Alpha NEX-6 reached a very convincing for a digital camera with an APS-C image sensor image quality . To about ISO 800, no adverse effects are visible, even the finest details come out easily. If you look closely at ISO 1,600 can be a first, slight image noise are detected, the reproduction of detail but this is only minimally impaired. At ISO 3200 then the first details are smoothed by the noise filter, except for minor cuts but the images are used without any problems. As of 6400, the reproduction of detail then falls naturally increasingly apparent at ISO 12,800, the noise filter destroyed many details. However, in an emergency, this ISO value can be used only at ISO 25,600 image quality drops to an almost unusable level. But overall a good to very good performance.
In the dark, some details are no longer quite perfectly resolved at ISO 800, it is a stronger image noise visible. With some restrictions, 3,200 captured images can be used by ISO, the images above from a strong image noise are superimposed and give only a few details again.
At the rate the mirrorless system cameras Alpha NEX series of best values are known. No wonder, therefore, that the Sony Alpha NEX-6 is a very good result. The burst rate falls to just under 10 frames per second in each image format very highly of. With JPEG images, this frame rate is achieved for twelve consecutive shots in RAW images for ten and the combined record JPEG and RAW images for nine. Then the frame rate to 2.9 and about one frame per second drops. Equally impressive drop the shutter lag of 0.01 seconds, and the focus time of 0.27 seconds. A little more time, the Sony Alpha NEX-6 can in turn and the first image recording: 2.57 seconds and 2.05 seconds, but are still good average. Overall, the Sony Alpha NEX-6 can thus among the best digital cameras, because waiting is for the owners of the Sony Alpha NEX-6 is a foreign word.
The color reproduction of the Sony Alpha NEX-6 moves at a good to very good level. With the average deviations can be only a small difference to the target value measure, the maximum deviations are slightly worse, but still good.
As a kit lens for the Sony offers the Sony Alpha NEX-6 E 16-50mm F3 0.5 to 5, 6 to PZ OSS. This has as a special feature of a zoom lens motor, with the desired focal length - as usual with compact cameras - is set by switch. This is possible with the Sony E 16-50mm F3 0.5 to 5, 6 PZ OSS for one over the lens ring to the other through a small separate slide switch on the lens. At the Alpha NEX-6 the PZ lens covers a small image equivalent focal length 24-75 millimeters (3.1-fold zoom), an optical image stabilizer is of course also available. This works well and can effectively compensate for camera shake.
The optical performance of the lens gave us the test puzzles. In a particular local area (see Figure performance charts) is an extreme blur visible - and not just at the edges. Since we first believed a defective lens here, we tested another lens, but which also had the same blur. A similar problem a few years ago we were already in the kit lens of the Samsung NX10 find (Review) .
Quite different is the situation in more distant. Open the image edges of the Sony E 16-50mm F3 0.5 to 5, 6 PZ OSS lens here somewhat blurred, especially at wide angle, but this is the case with most kit lens.Although already corrected-camera falls at the images on a slight vignetting. Why this is so despite the correction, you can see the comparison with the RAW images. Although these have a small but very intense vignetting, and also an extreme distortion. The automatic lens correction and the correction of digital camera RAW converter will thus become a required setting. A lens with such small dimensions to design for an APS-C image sensor seems, so not too easy to be optically. Overall, the Sony E 16-50mm F3 0.5 to 5, 6 OSS PZ lens a recommendation, despite the sometimes very poor image quality for close but worth it because so compact fell far only fixed focal lengths and the blurring problem in practice has little relevance.
The Sony Alpha NEX-6 (hands-on video) is unmistakably the big sister of the Sony Alpha NEX-5R (Review)and is made of this by a slightly better service and better equipment from. In addition to the real good picture quality which provides up to at least ISO 3200 anytime usable recording results, the Sony Alpha NEX-6, has a very high work rate and an overall very good equipment. With almost ten frames per second - and every image format - Sony shows once again the frame rate is currently possible. In addition, the focus and the shutter lag time of fall very short.
Some points on the Sony Alpha NEX-5R (Review) are not optimal, the Sony Alpha NEX-6 makes even much better: Here are the available at the Sony Alpha NEX-6 program dial, the integrated viewfinder and the integrated to call lightning. Three features that do not want to miss a lot. And also a hot shoe is available. The camera body is very well made, and is thanks to handle well in the hand, with the flash and the high-resolution viewfinder to allow more Situations. Furthermore convince the tilting screen, the buttons and dials provide and the many configuration options. Despite the significantly better equipment, the Sony Alpha NEX-6 falls out but not much bigger. That the digital camera can also expand beyond the PlayMemories platform that brings at least one software-based security for the future. With the Wi-Fi module you are in data transmission also up to date and very flexible.
In video mode offers the Sony Alpha NEX-6 (as shots) a good to very good picture quality, 50 frames per second in AVCHD format and fast and quiet autofocus. The Sony E 16-50mm F3 0.5 to 5, 6 PZ OSS lens is optically not the best lenses, provides for its compact size really - except at close range - but a satisfactory performance from. Also, the zoom motor, absolutely not part of the standard for interchangeable lenses, just in video mode brings up points. You can almost nothing to criticize about the Sony Alpha NEX-6 So.Only the facts that the image effects can be applied only in JPEG format and PlayMemories platform currently offers only a few apps would be to call here.
Short and sweet: The Sony Alpha NEX-6 (practice) is a mirrorless system camera that can compete both in image quality and in speed and in recruitment opportunities with significantly larger digital cameras.Who wants to give despite its compact dimensions to anything, is the right place for the Sony Alpha NEX-sixth Compared to Sony Alpha NEX-5R (Review) must be noted: it is clear that "rounded" model and without doubt the best choice.
Pros & Cons for Sony Alpha NEX-6
- Very good image quality and high resolution at ISO 100-200 and ISO 400-800 very good
- Good image quality in high ISO range from ISO 1600
- Very well made camera case
- High-resolution (3.0-inch, 921,600 sub-pixels) display can be tilted up and down
- Very high resolution electronic viewfinder (2.36 million sub-pixels)
- Fn key with key settings
- Fast and snapshot-compatible autofocus
- Good full and half automatics
- Manual Exposure Mode available
- Diverse Creative and Scene Modes
- Good panorama mode
- Peaking support during manual focusing
- Full HD video at up to 50 frames per second (1080p50) ( that will be 60fps for USA )
- Good to very good image quality in video mode (see our two example videos)
- Fast and accurate autofocus in video mode
- Supports RAW image format possible (and of course JPEG + RAW)
- WLAN module for wireless communication
- Built-in flash (GN 6) available
- PlayMemories apps allow for future function expansion
- Compatible with all we tested memory cards up to 128GB
- Sony E 16-50mm F3 0.5 to 5, 6 OSS PZ: Very compact, good image quality, fast and quiet AF
- Sony E 16-50mm F3 0.5 to 5, 6 OSS PZ: zoom motor available: Smooth zooming while filming possible
- Sony E 16-50mm F3 0.5 to 5, 6 OSS PZ: Very strong distortion and vignetting (uncorrected)
- Sony E 16-50mm F3 0.5 to 5, 6 OSS PZ: Strong blurring in the vicinity (in practice hardly relevant)
- Until now only a few PlayMemories apps available, some also charge
- Image effects available in JPEG image format
Edited by FoxyMulder, July 07 2013 - 12:48 PM.