Sony NEX-6 review

Sony released first of its mirrorless NEX cameras in 2010. Since then, several improved and new models appeared. Sony NEX-7 was amongst the first “serious” mirrorless cameras on the market but it’s price and high megapixel count were a turn-off for some users. At this year’s Photokina, Sony announced the latest member of NEX family – the NEX-6. It is positioned between NEX-5R and NEX-7, but looks and feels more like the NEX-7.

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Mirrorless cameras – shape of things to come

SLR type cameras have firmly dominated the second part of the 20th century. They proved to be the best camera design for widest range of applications.

The ability to see what the lens sees in the viewfinder was the closest thing to final result (image) at the time. You could preview focus, DOF and exactly see what fits the frame (no parallax error like rangefinder style cameras). Yet, everything else remained a mystery. Is the exposition just right, how the scene will look like on black and white film and what if I missed the focus just a little bit but enough to ruin shallow DOF portrait…

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