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GENERAL
Model Sony Alpha a6000 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha NEX-7
Release Date 2014-04-23 2013-03-25 2011-12-13
Camera Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Current Price $548.00 $898.00 $799.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
24

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

24

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 6000 x 4000 4912 x 3264 6000 x 4000
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area
366mm2
366mm2
366mm2
Max ISO

51200

25600

16000

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Sony Alpha a6000 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha NEX-7
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 11 fps 10 fps 10 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing 5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) (at 1/3 EV steps) (at 1/3 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.00 m 6.00 m
Max Flash Sync 1/160s 1/160s 1/160s
Flash Modes Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1,440k dots 2,359k dots n/a
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 1.09× 1.09×
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Tilting Tilting Tilting
Technology TFT LCD Xtra Fine LCD with Tilt Up 90° and Down 45° n/a
Screen Size
3″
3″
3″
Resolution 922k dots 921k dots 921k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Sony Alpha a6000 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha NEX-7
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • XAVC S
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 344 g 345 g 400 g
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 45 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm 120 x 67 x 43 mm
Body Sealing No No No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

360 Shots

360 Shots

430 Shots

Storage Media SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Sony Alpha a6000 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha NEX-7
Lens Mount Sony E Sony E Sony E
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5 1.5× 1.5×
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 179 99 25
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $548.00 $898.00 $799.00