Sony Alpha NEX-6 review
The first compromise-free compact system camera: it's a delight to use, and delivers first class image quality
Review Date: 7 Dec 2012
Reviewed By: Ben Pitt
Price when reviewed: £683 (£820 inc VAT)
Features & Design
Value for Money
|Review Date||7 Dec 2012|
|Price ex VAT||£683|
|Price inc VAT||£820|
|Features & Design|
|Value for Money|
|Camera megapixel rating||16.0mp|
|Camera screen size||3.0in|
|Camera optical zoom range||3x|
|Camera maximum resolution||4912 x 3264|
|Camera optical image stabilisation||in kit lens|
|Weight and dimensions|
|Dimensions||120 x 43 x 67mm (WDH)|
|Battery type included||Lithium-ion|
|Battery life (CIPA standard)||360 shots|
|Aperture range||f3.5 - f5.6|
|Camera minimum focus distance||25.00m|
|Shortest focal length (35mm equivalent)||24|
|Longest focal length (35mm equivalent)||75|
|Minimum (fastest) shutter speed||1/4,000|
|Maximum (slowest) shutter speed||30s|
|Bulb exposure mode?|
|RAW recording mode?|
|Exposure compensation range||+/- 3EV|
|ISO range||100 - 25600|
|Selectable white balance settings?|
|Manual/user preset white balane?|
|Progam auto mode?|
|Shutter priority mode?|
|Aperture priority mode?|
|Fully auto mode?|
|Burst frame rate||10.0fps|
|Memory-card type||SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo|
|Secondary LCD display?|
|Body construction||Magnesium Alloy|
|Tripod mounting thread?|
|Data connector type||Proprietary USB|
|Manual, software and accessories|
|Full printed manual?|
|Software supplied||Image Data Converter 4.2, PlayMemories Home 1.3|
|Accessories supplied||USB cable|
Again : This is PC PRO
So why yet another camera review, or could you not pick one from the previous lot just reviewed for your stocking filler.
By davidk1962 on 7 Dec 2012
To be fair PC Pro have been reviewing digital cameras since before they were worth buying (the cameras, not the magazine).
It's probably best just not to click on things you've little interest in, a luxury not available in the printed magazine where I still have to turn unwanted pages to get to the next article. Almost makes me want to subscribe to the digital edition.
By Mark_Thompson on 7 Dec 2012
Who said I was not interested, I am in fact very interested but I visit a site that reviews cameras and nothing else for information on such matters (and independant to boot). All I need to do now is find one that reviews PCs a bit more often.
This was not meant as a direct attack, but I am not the first here to notice that PCPRO seem to be losing direction a little.
By davidk1962 on 7 Dec 2012
Getting back to the camera review for a moment.Very nice, but not as nice as the even more expensive Fuji X-E1 CSC!
By Jaberwocky on 7 Dec 2012
Its PC Pro - which I take to mean not just motherboards and processors related to PCs but also accessories like digital cameras. I find these accessory reviews more useful than the motherboard reviews - if only because I buy more accessories than motherboards
By cyberindie on 10 Dec 2012
I agree with cyberindie
The line has blurred as to what is a "computer" anymore. Cameras that have computers on-board, store to memory cards and you offload the images onto your PC are very different to the film-based cameras of the past.
I'd like to see more accessories reviewed - especially the budget end of the market which is often ignored. Of course this camera is likely to be good - it's ridiculously expensive for a compact camera. The majority of people would be more interested in much cheaper compact cameras.
By artiss on 10 Dec 2012
"...accessories like digital cameras."
That made me laugh! Of course, anyone who takes their photography seriously knows that it is the PC which is the accessory to the camera :)
By martindaler on 10 Dec 2012
Actually Computers and Camera's are the accessories to life......
excuse me whilst I go meditate
By Jaberwocky on 11 Dec 2012
I have no issue with PC Pro reviewing things like cameras, but as a serious photographer I do take exception to their doing a shoddy job. No mention is made of the sensor size in the review nor of the quality/availability of additional lenses - both matters of considerable importance to someone sufficiently interested in photography to be considering spending nearly £700 on a camera & kit lens. Both Canon and Nikon have DSLR kits based on cropped sensors costing less money so either do the review well or leave it to others who can carry out a complete review.
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