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Rumors about the Sony NEX-6 turned out to be true

If you’ve been keeping tabs with the latest news about cameras, then you might’ve come across some rumors about the Sony NEX-6. Well it turns out that there’s some truth to those rumors as Sony formally unveiled the latest addition to their MILC lineup earlier.

Rumors of the Sony NEX-6 have been making its rounds since last month and it was speculated that the Sony NEX-6 will make its debut in the recently concluded IFA 2012 in Berlin. But the alleged camera is nowhere to be seen in the event, leaving the center-stage for its more affordable counterpart, the NEX-5R.

With the exception of the NEX-6’s built-in electronic viewfinder and pop-up flash, its touchscreen LCD which has a slightly limited movement (90° upwards – 45° downwards vs 180° upwards – 50° downwards) and its slightly better exposure compensation (±5 EV vs ±3 EV), the specs of both this camera and that of the NEX-5R are virtually identical. Both of these cameras are imbued with Fast Hybrid AF that enables it to zero in on your subject at a much faster rate and Wi-Fi connectivity making it easier to upload and manage your photos ages via PlayMemories.

Along with the announcement of the NEX-6, Sony also expanded their E-mount lineup with the addition of the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom lens which will be sold for USD350 starting January.

The NEX-6, with all its added features, will be more expensive than the NEX-5R. The body alone will set you back USD850, which cost $200 more than the NEX-5R. However, if you decided to get the camera with the recently announced lens, you get to save $200 off since the whole package only cost USD1’000 instead of USD1,200.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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