shop by

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens + SEL 55-210 Lens Ultimate Bundle - E2SNNEX6LB

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

4 out of 5
Total Reviews
Overall Satisfaction
Ease of Use

Terrific Little Camera

on 4/12/2013

This is a terrific little camera. I could easily recommend it to others looking for picture quality, size, weight, and flexibility of interchangeable lenses.

Was this review helpful to you?


Product Overview

Sony's Alpha NEX-6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Zoom Lens (Black) is a compact interchangeable lens camera that delivers high-resolution images using an APS-C size 16.1MP CMOS sensor. In addition to still photos, the NEX-6 records full HD 1920 x 1080 video in 60p, 60i, or cinematic 24p. Whether shooting stills or video, the high-resolution sensor works with the BIONZ processor to create sharp, detailed images.

The camera accepts Alpha NEX E-mount lenses, including normal-range, wide-angle, wide-to-telephoto and portrait-to-long telephoto zooms, mid-range, wide-angle and macro primes, and wide-angle and fisheye converters. Using optional Alpha NEX Camera Mount Adapters, you can also use Alpha A-mount lenses on the camera.

The included 16-50mm Retractable Zoom Lens has an electrically-driven zoom mechanism. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-75mm, it has a normal zoom range allowing you to capture wide-angle shots, portraits, and everything in between. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5 - 5.6, with a minimum aperture of f/22 - 36 for greater depth of field. ED glass and aspherical lens elements correct for curvature of field on the wide-angle end and spherical and chromatic aberration on the telephoto end, improving the accuracy and quality of the entire image. Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization enables clear, blur-free images and video. The lens measures 2.6 x 1.8" / 6.60 x 4.57 cm (maximum diameter x length), but its retracting mechanism allows it to collapse to only 0.19" (0.48 cm) long for easy storage and transport. The lens has an angle of view of 83-32°, with a maximum magnification of 0.215x.

The camera is equipped with a large 3" (7.6 cm) 921K-pixel TFT LCD monitor. The screen's angle can be adjusted. The LCD also features peaking. The XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF is an electronic, eye-level through-the-lens viewfinder with a 2359K-pixel resolution and a high contrast ratio.

The NEX-6 has Fast Hybrid Autofocus, a feature commonly found only in DSLRs. It combines phase detection AF for quick response when tracking fast-moving subjects (vital when shooting at up to 10 fps), and contrast-detection for more precision. A further refinement in focusing is Peaking AF display, which makes manual focusing more precise by highlighting the edges that are in focus using a color of your choice (white, red, or yellow).

Wi-Fi capability is built into the NEX-6, and it's also compatible with Sony's PlayMemories camera apps. Using these two features, you'll be able to do things like tether your camera to your smartphone with the ability to see the image on your phone and use your phone to trigger your NEX-6. You can also do time-lapse photography, or transfer photos directly from your NEX-6 to your smartphone (allowing you to share them directly with friends) or immediately upload photos to social media sites like Facebook.

Quick Navi control puts Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual functions at your fingertips, along with many other creative options, giving the NEX-6 a DSLR feeling without the DSLR bulk. A Photo Creativity interface has settings like Background Defocus, Color, Vividness, as well as most Picture Effects that can be easily changed and seen in real time, using the control dial.

The NEX-6 features a six-image layering technology, which quickly takes six photos in low light and combines them into one photo for a sharper picture in Hand-held Twilight mode, and to control blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode. Auto HDR (High Dynamic Range) is also built-in. It automatically takes multiple images of high-contrast scenes and combines them for a picture with improved contrast control. The built-in flash is also useful as a fill light in low-light situations.

The Multi-Interface Shoe on the top of the camera not only allows you to use Sony flashes, it's compatible with Handycam accessories such as microphones for recording high-quality sound, opening up further possibilities for shooting video.


Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# E2SNNEX6LB
SKU 245365536
UPC 845251047370
UPC 14 00845251047370
16.1MP Exmor APS-C Size CMOS Sensor
Fast Hybrid AF With Phase-Detection AF
3" 921K-Dot TFT LCD
Captures 1080 HD Video
Wi-Fi Capable
Built-In Flash
Fast 10fps Burst Shooting
PlayMemories Camera Apps
What’s in the Box
Sony Alpha NEX-6 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Retractable Zoom Lens
Sony SEL55210 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens
Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
AC Adapter
32GB SD Card
Card Reader
Body Cap
Eyepiece Cup
Shoulder Strap
Micro-USB 2.0 Cable
Carrying Case
Cleaning Kit
UV Filter
3 piece filter kit
1-Year Limited Warranty
Tech Specs
Lens Mount Sony E Mount
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 16.7 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel / Movies: MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVCHD / Audio: AAC / 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 24 fps / 640 x 480: 30 fps / Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec in Bulb Mode / Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps) / Mac: OS X 10.3 or later / Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 75 mm / Minimum: f/22 - 36 / Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 82.5 - 315 mm / Minimum: f/22 - 32
Max Resolution 16MP: 4912 x 3264 @ 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Dust Reduction System Yes
Noise Reduction Yes
Memory Card Type Memory Stick Pro Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
Resolution 1440 x 1080: 30 fps
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M) , Focus Lock AF Area Mode
Autofocus Points 99
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.5"
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2359296
Viewfinder Eye Point 23 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Diopter Adjustment - 4.0 to +1.0 m
Display Screen 3.0" Widescreen Tilting LCD (921600)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-3200 (Extended Mode: 3200-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Bracketing, AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 10 fps for up to 16 frames
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Off, Second-curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 19.69' (6.0 m) ISO100
Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 sec
Flash Compensation -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
Continuous Shooting Up to 3 fps
Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec
Connectivity HDMI C (Mini), Micro-USB
Software Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7
Battery 1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC
AC Power Adapter AC-UB10 (Included)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.1" / 12.2 x 7.1 x 2.8 cm
Weight 10.1 oz / 286 g camera only / 4.1 oz (116 g) / 12.1 oz (343 g)
Kit Lens /
Focal Length 16 - 50 mm / 55 - 210 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6 / Maximum: f/4.5 - 6.3
Angle of View 83° - 32°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8" (24.89 cm) / 3.2' (0.98 m)
Magnification 0.215x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 01:04.7
Groups/Elements 9-Aug / 13-Sep
Diaphragm Blades 7 / 7
Autofocus Yes / Yes
Image Stabilization Yes / Yes
Filter Thread 40.5 mm / Front: 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.6 x 1.8" (6.60 x 4.57 cm) / Approx. 2.51 x 4.25" (63.8 x 108 mm)
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Tripod Collar No
Sold Out
Sorry, you missed the deal!
This product is currently not available.
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
Recent Product Reviews

Terrific Little Camera on Apr 12, 2013