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Sony NEX-6: Image Quality - Real World Tests

By Paul Nuttall


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Review Price £820.00

Sony NEX-6 sample image

1/60sec @ f/4.5, ISO 125, 45mm

Sony NEX-6 sample image 1

1/125sec @ f/7.1, ISO 400, 75mm

Sony NEX-6 sample image

1/500sec @ f/6.3, ISO 6400, 75mm

Sony NEX-6 sample image 3

1/60sec @ f/6.3, ISO 400, 55mm

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December 2, 2012, 9:59 pm

Why no mention of the ISO standard hotshoe? Along with the EVF, for many that is also a big reason to go for 6 over the 5R.

Scott 2

December 3, 2012, 3:19 pm

Good review as usual. Couple of points/questions. The phrase "JPEGs are processed effectively enough to elevate them over the standard of Raw files" doesn't make sense. Possibly worth a sentence of explanation in future reviews if you're going to mention raw files, or leave out completely.

Separate but related point, White Balance accuracy is irrelevant for a lot of raw shooters.

Also, probably unfair to base the view of camera quality on the kit lens. They're not usually that good are they? Apart from rare examples in more expensive kits (when you could argue they're not really "kit lenses"). I know lots of people stick with the kit lens (yes yes, why buy an ILC etc etc) but the shouldn't the point be "the kit lens isn't great so that's your first upgrade"?

Martin Daler

December 3, 2012, 4:56 pm

I'm happy with the camera being judged as sold, with maybe a caveat that IQ improvements are available to those who wish to spend more money on replacement lenses. But if so, then the total cost of achieving the higher IQ needs to be shown in contention with alternative solutions at the higher price.

In other words, if I want to realise the camera's maximum potential IQ over the focal lengths covered by the kit lens, how much extra will I need to spend on replacing the kit lens, and what else could I buy at that higher total price?


January 3, 2013, 6:13 pm

Really 7 out of 10? BS review and one website to take off my list...trusted reviews my A

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