Alpha NEX-6

  • Pocket camera with professional-grade performance.
  • 16 MP APS-C sensor with up to 10 fps shooting and Full HD video.1
  • Fast Hybrid AF includes phase-detection for DSLR-like focus.
  • Bright XGA OLED viewfinder for 100% coverage.
  • Wi-Fi® sharing and downloadable camera apps.1 2

  • DSLR-like operation with new intuitive Quick Navi controls.
  • Multi-interface Smart Accessory Shoe for system accessories.
  • Built-in Guide Number 6 flash brightens the scene.
  • 11 exciting Picture Effects for stills and videos.
  • Photo Creativity for easy image adjustments.

Develop for Sony cameras

The Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to develop apps to control a number of Sony cameras wirelessly from another device.

Supported APIs/SDKs

Imaging Sensor

  • Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Imaging sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 16.7 megapixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 16.1 megapixels
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

Recording

  • Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
  • Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9: L: 4912 x 2760 (14M), M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M), S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L: 4912 x 3264 (16M),M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M),S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical : 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Horizontal Std: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical Std: 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
  • Video Format: AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive), AVCHD, MP4
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30fps@12Mbps VGA – 640 x 480/ 30fps@3Mbps
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
  • Microphone: Built-in stereo microphones
  • Speaker: Built-in, monaural speaker (volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7)
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Optics and Lens specifications

  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount lenses
  • Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x (still images and Video) Smart Zoom (M: approx. 1.4x, S:approx. 2x)

Viewfinder

  • Type: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) Electronic viewfinder. 2,359,296 dots. Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece, 21mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(diopter). Display: Basic info, levels, histogram. Brightness control: Auto, Manual (3 steps between -1 and 1)
  • Diopter Adjustment: -4m-1 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
  • Field of View: 100% coverage

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0″ (7.5cm) wide type TFT (921,600 dots)
  • Angle Adjustment: Up: Approx. 90 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees
  • Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
  • Real-time image adjustment display
  • Peaking (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Customization: Graphic display/Display all info/Big font size display/No display info/Levels/Histogram/Viewfinder

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF) with “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Focus Points: 99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
  • AF Modes: AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF
  • Focus Area: Multi Point (99 points(phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-AF)), Center-weighted, Flexible Spot
  • Focus Sensitivity: 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Manual Focus Assist
  • Focus Features: Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (with LA-EA2, sold separately)
  • AF Illuminator: Built-in, LED type (with a range of approx. 0.3-3.0m)

Exposure System

  • 11 of picture effects types (in 15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
  • Auto Exposure Lock: AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
  • Exposure Bracketing: With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV increments, 3 frames
  • Exposure Compensation for Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps)
  • Exposure Compensation for Videos: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
  • Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
  • ISO: Still images: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-25600) Videos: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-6400)
  • Metering: 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens)
  • Noise Reduction: Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • White Balance Mode: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem (2500 to 9900K), C.Filter (G7 to M7,A7 to B7), Custom

Drive System

  • Burst Buffer: When used with SD (UHS-I compliant) memory card Continuous shooting Hi: Extra FINE 15, FINE 24, STD 29, RAW 15, RAW+JPEG 12 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (8 fps): Extra FINE 20, FINE 28, STD 31, RAW 19, RAW+JPEG 18 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (10 fps): Extra FINE 20, FINE 26, STD 28 When used with Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Continuous shooting Hi: Extra FINE 14, FINE 18, STD 20, RAW 13, RAW+JPEG 11 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (8 fps): Extra FINE 17, FINE 20, STD 24, RAW 17, RAW+JPEG 16 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (10 fps): Extra FINE 18, FINE 22, STD 24
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous mode: max. 3 fps Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: max. 10 fps
  • Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2s delay selectable), Self-timer (10/2s delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing, Remote Cdr
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/160 s
  • Self-timer: 2s or 10s delay (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
  • Shutter Speeds: Still images: 1/4000 to 30s (Bulb). Videos: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter)
  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Flash

  • Flash Compensation: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
  • Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Rear Sync., Flash Off, Wireless (with external flash sold seperately)
  • Flash Type: Built-in flash. Sony α System Flash (Compatible with Multi Interface Shoe and Auto-lock accessory shoe with the adaptor ADP-MAA, sol seperately)
  • Guide Number: 6 (in meters at ISO 100 equivalent)
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec.

Other Features

  • Still Image Playback Options: Single, 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Panorama (Standard), Panorama (Wide): 34x), Auto Review, Image orientation, Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection, Delete, Protect
  • Video Playback Options: Forward/Rewind

Advanced Features

  • Face Detection (maximum 8 faces)
  • Smile Shutter™ technology
  • Tracking Focus
  • Advanced User Interface: Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
  • Anti Motion Blur: 6-image layering
  • Auto High Dynamic Range
  • Shooting Tips
  • Sweep Panorama

Interfaces

  • Accessory Shoe: Yes (with the adaptor ADP-MAA, sold separately).
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
  • HD Output: HDMI® (TypeC mini), BRAVIA Sync, Photo TV HD
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • PhotoTV HD
  • USB Port(s): USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
  • Multi Interface Shoe

Weight and Measurements

  • Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/16″ (119.9 x 66.9 x 42.6mm)
  • Weight: 12.2 oz (345g) with battery & media

Power

  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation shooting Still images): approx. 2.5W(with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation shooting Videos): approx.3.9W(with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached))
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation while shooting Still images):  approx. 3.3W(with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation while shooting Videos): approx.4.1W (with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

Software

  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (v10.3-10.8)

Lens compensation

  • Lens compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Other Features

  • Help guide
  • Area Setting
  • Clock Function
  • Eye-Fi ready
  • Shop Front Mode

Shutter

  • Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

Wi-Fi

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  • PlayMemories Camera Apps: Yes
  • Send to Computer: Yes
  • View on Smartphone: Yes
  • View on TV: Yes

In The Box

  • NP-FW50 rechargeable battery
  • AC-UB10 AC adaptor
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • CD-ROM
  • 1. Records in up to 29 minutes segments.
  • 2. In meters, IS0 100