Rumors about the Sony NEX-6 turned out to be true
If youâ€™ve been keeping tabs with the latest news about cameras, then you mightâ€™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 (90Â° upwards – 45Â° downwards vs 180Â° upwards – 50Â° downwards) and its slightly better exposure compensation (Â±5 EV vs Â±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 USD1â€™000 instead of USD1,200.