Play And Print Functions
Camera Body Only: The Sony NEX-6 box contains
the α (alpha series) NEX-6 digital camera body only. No lenses are
Lens Compatibility: The NEX-6 is compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller,
lighter lenses. The NEX-6 is compatible with the
Note: With the optional
lens adapter, Sony α (alpha) A-mount lenses can be used with this camera.
3" Tiltable LCD Screen: The NEX-6 uses a 3" LCD
screen with 921,600 dots and approximately 100% coverage. The
screen tilts down 45° and up 90° to frame high- and low-angle shots.
OLED Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD screen, the
NEX-6 has a
0.5" Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder with 2,359,296 dots and 100%
coverage. The viewfinder has a diopter adjustment to allow you to set the image
to your eyesight, with or without glasses.
Built-in Flash: The camera has a built-in pop-up flash. The
flash has a recycling time of approximately 4 seconds. The NEX-6 offers the following flash modes:
- Autoflash: In auto mode the flash
automatically fires if it is dark or against light.
- Fill-Flash: In this mode the flash fires
every time the shutter is released.
- Slow Sync: Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a clear image
of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed.
- Rear Sync: In rear sync mode, the objects illuminated by
other light sources are captured first, then the flash is fired right before
the exposure is completed.
- Wireless: Allows you to attach a remote
control-compatible external flash and shoot with a wireless flash placed
away from the camera.
- Flash Off: The flash does not fire.
Multi-Interface Shoe: The NEX-6 has a newly-developed
Multi-Interface Shoe that expands its compatibility with Handycam accessories,
such as video lights or the new
HVL-F60M flash, for improved photo and movie shooting. Standard flash units
using the Auto-lock Accessory Shoe will require an ADP-MAA Shoe Adapter (sold
APS-C-sized HD Image Sensor: The NEX-6 features
an APS-C sized Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm). It has approximately
16.7-million total pixels and 16.1-million effective pixels.
Image Sizes: You can record still images in a 3:2 or 16:9
aspect ratio in three formats: JPEG
(with Fine and Standard compression), RAW (uncompressed images), and RAW + JPEG
(two images--one uncompressed and one compressed--are recorded simultaneously). The image sizes include:
|Ratio ||Image Size ||Resolution |
|3:2 ||Large: 16M ||4912 x 3264 |
|Medium: 8.4M ||3568 x 2368 |
|Small: 4M ||2448 x 1624 |
|RAW Large: 16M ||4912 x 3264 |
|16:9 ||Large: 14M ||4912 x 2760 |
|Medium: 7.1M ||3568 x 2000 |
|Small: 3.4M ||2448 x 1376 |
|RAW Large: 14M ||4912 x 2760 |
Movie Recording: The NEX-6 can record Full High Definition
(1920 x 1080)
movies in AVCHD (H.264). High and Standard Definition movies can also be
recorded in MP4, which can easily be uploaded to social media websites like
Facebook and You. Movie options include:
|File Format ||Average Bit-Rate ||Resolution |
|AVCHD 60i/60p |
|60p 28M (PS) ||28 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (60p) |
|60i 24M (FX) ||24 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (60i) |
|60i 17M (FH) ||17 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (60i) |
|24p 24M (FX) ||24 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (24p) |
|24p 17M (FH) ||17 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (24p) |
|1440 x 1080 12M ||12 Mbps ||1440 x 1080 |
|VGA 3M ||3 Mbps ||640 x 480 |
Dual Media Options: The NEX-6 accepts two types
of media for capturing still images: Memory Stick PRO Duo (including Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo) and SD,
SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. The camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards,
which can upload images from the memory card wirelessly to your computer via
Wi-Fi. Images recorded on SDXC cards cannot be imported to
or played on computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT.
Wi-Fi: The NEX-6 has built-in Wi-Fi capability, allowing
you to transfer photos directly to your smartphone or tablet, using the
PlayMemories Mobile app. You can also view your photos on Wi-Fi-ready TVs or
wirelessly saved to your PC. The camera supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.
Optical SteadyShot: Optical SteadyShot is built into several
E-mount lenses. When a SteadyShot-equipped
lens is attached to the camera, you can turn on the SteadyShot feature to reduce
the effects of camera shake. SteadyShot-equipped lenses include the
SEL18200LE, and the
SEL18200. You cannot set Steady Shot when an A-mount lens is attached via
Camera Operations: The camera can be controlled using the
- Control Wheel: The control wheel, located on the back
of the camera is a 4-way control (up, down, left, right) for selecting
specific functions, as well as a rotary control for browsing through menu
options and selecting still images. Pressing the center of the wheel
confirms the selection or menu item.
- Control Dial: The top-mounted control dial lets you set
the aperture value and shutter speed. The setting value assigned to the
control dial changes for each shooting mode.
- Soft Keys: The three soft keys, located next to the
touch screen, have different roles, depending upon the context. The assigned
function of each soft key is displayed on the screen.
Fast Hybrid AF System: The NEX-6's high-performance Fast
Hybrid auto focus
system combines two technologies. Phase Detection uses 99 auto focus points to
give you a quick response, ideal for tracking moving subjects. Contrast
Detection auto focus uses 25 AF points for precise focusing.
The camera offers the
following shooting modes:
- Single Shooting: Default setting for standard
picture taking--shoots one still image.
- Continuous Shooting: When you press and hold the
shutter button, the camera records the images continuously.
- Speed Priority Continuous:
When you press and hold the shutter button, the camera records the
images continuously at a maximum 10 frames per second.
You can set the camera to two different self-timers: 10 second for
self photos, 2 second to reduce camera shake.
- Bracket (Continuous):
The camera can shoot three continuous images with the exposures shifted
automatically. This setting shoots images continuously with exposure value
shifted by plus or minus 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, or 3.0 EV.
- Remote Commander: The camera can be operated using the
optional RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote Commander.
Exposure Modes: The camera offers the following exposure
- Intelligent Auto: The camera analyses the subject, and
allows you to shoot with appropriate settings. It recognizes and
automatically switches to Night Scene, Tripod Night Scene, Night Portrait,
Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Spotlight, Low
Brightness or Baby.
- Superior Auto: The camera automatically recognizes and
evaluates the shooting conditions and sets the appropriate settings
automatically. The recognized scenes are the same, but the range of shooting
functions is wider than those of Intelligent Auto.
- Scene Selection: You can select an appropriate mode for the
subject or the shooting conditions to allow you to shoot the image with a
suitable setting for the subject: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset,
Night Portrait, Night Scene, and Hand-held Twilight, and Anti-Motion Blur.
- Sweep Panorama: You can create a panoramic image from
composed images. To shoot, pan the camera horizontally or vertically while
holding down the shutter button. You can select from the following panorama
- Standard: Vertical--3872 x 2160 (8.4M); Horizontal--8192 x 1856
- Wide: Vertical--5536 x 2160 (15M); Horizontal 12416 x 1856
- Manual Exposure:
This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed
and aperture) manually.
- Shutter Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after
adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the appropriate
- Aperture Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after
adjusting the aperture value manually, letting the camera set the
appropriate shutter speed.
- Program Auto: This mode allows you to shoot with the
exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value), while keeping the custom settings for ISO sensitivity, Creative
Style, D-Range optimizer, etc.
Picture Effects: The NEX-6 allows you to shoot photos with
an effect filter to obtain various images. Available effects include: Toy
Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color,
High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, and Miniature.
Image Layering: In some Scene Selection modes, the camera
captures 6 images in a fraction of a second, then combines the data to create a
single image. This helps to control blur (Anti-Motion Blur mode) and to get
cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures (Hand-held Twilight mode).
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to
alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-3.0 EV in 1/3-step increments (+/-2.0 EV
Face Detection: When activated, the camera detects the faces
of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash exposure, and white balance
settings automatically. You can also select the priority face to be focused on,
or register the faces on which to automatically focus upon.
Auto Portrait Framing: When taking a photo of a person's
face, the Auto Portrait Framing feature analyzes the scene and saves another
image of the face with a more impressive composition. Combining Face Detection
and By Pixel Super Resolution technology with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait
Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced, full resolution
portraits. This feature can be turned off, if desired.
An advanced 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for
superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You
can select from the following methods for measuring the brightness of a subject:
Measures light on each area after dividing the total area into
multiple areas and determines the proper exposure of the entire screen.
While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measures
the average brightness of the entire screen.
- Spot: This method measures light only in the spot metering
circle in the center of the frame.
White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the
lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options:
- Auto WB: This mode adjusts the white balance automatically.
- Daylight: This mode adjusts for outdoors and sunlit subjects.
- Shade: This mode adjust for shady conditions on a clear day.
- Cloudy: This mode adjust for a cloudy sky.
- Incandescent: This mode adjusts for incandescent
- Fluorescent: This mode adjusts for fluorescent lighting
with separate positions for Warm White, Cool White, Day White, and Daylight.
- Flash: This mode adjusts for flash conditions.
- Color Temperature: This mode adjusts the white balance
depending upon the light source (color temperature). It achieves the effect
of color compensation (CC) filters for photography.
- Custom: In a scene where the ambient light consists of
multiple types of light sources, use of the custom white balance is
recommended in order to accurately reproduce the whiteness.
Creative Style: This camera is pre-programmed with image styles
optimal for various scenes and purposes. For each setting, you can adjust the
contrast, saturation, and sharpness. You can choose from the following settings: Standard, Vivid,
Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, and Black & White.
ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to
light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can
be set automatically (100-3200) or manually at ISO 100-25600.
Noise Reduction: The camera offers Long Exposure and High ISO Noise
Reduction (NR) to automatically reduce the grainy noise found in photos during
long exposures or high ISO settings.
Play And Print Functions
Playback Options: You can view images on
the LCD monitor with 3 options: with recording data
displayed, without recording data, or histogram display.
Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can
have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor
for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto
Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be
rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright
during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.
Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as
a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index or as a Slide
Show . During Index View mode, you can view 6 or 12 images at
once. You can adjust the Slide Show mode interval from 1, 3,
5, 10, or 30 seconds.
Image Enlargement: During single image
playback you can enlarge an entire image or a select area of
an image, depending upon the image size. Small images
can be enlarged up to 6.8x, Medium images to 9.9x, and
Large images up to 13.6x. Once you have enlarged the image,
you can pan around the image to view the desired portion.
Rotating Images: Images can be rotated
counter-clockwise 360-degrees on the camera's LCD monitor
during single image playback.
Protect Images: You can protect all images on your
memory card or select only certain images to be protected
from accidental erasure.
Printing Options: The camera offers the following
- DPOF Compatible: Using the camera, you can
specify the images and the number of images to print
before you print images at a photo printing shop or with your
- Memory Card: You can print images with a
Memory Stick or SD card compliant printer.
- Computer: You can copy images to a computer
using the supplied "Picture Motion Browser" software and
print the images.
The NEX-6 is powered by the NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery
(supplied). The battery communicates data to the camera, so
that the percentage of battery power remaining can be
displayed. Stamina Battery power allows you to take up to
360 images with the LCD screen, or 270 shots with the
viewfinder, with a fully-charged battery.
Charging: The supplied InfoLithium battery requires
approximately 280 minutes for a full charge, using the supplied AC-UB10 AC
adapter and USB cable. You can also charge the battery in the camera via USB
while plugged into your computer.
Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the
camera to switch to Power Save mode. You
can set the interval to 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the
camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by
pressing the shutter button halfway.
HDMI Output: The NEX-6 has a mini-HDMI output
for connecting the camera to your HDTV, so you can view
and share photos in clarity and detail. You can set the HDMI
Output resolution to Auto, 1080p, or 1080i. When
connected to a Sony BRAVIA TV, you can control the image
playback using the TV remote. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is
Micro USB: The camera is equipped with a
Micro USB terminal for charging the camera, and for
connecting the camera to your computer. The USB port is
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) compliant for high speed data
Application Software CD-ROM: The following software is included with the
PlayMemories Home Ver.1.3:
Compatible with Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, and Windows 7 SP1 only*
Set images shot with the camera and display them on the computer.
Organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them.
Retouch, print, and send images as e-mail attachments and change the shooting date.
Print or save still images with the date.
You can create a Blu-ray disc or DVD discs from AVCHD movies imported to a
*Note: The "PlayMemories
Home" software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems
only. If you wish to play back images on a Mac, you can use applications
that are pre-installed on your Mac.
Image Data Converter Ver.4.2:
Compatible with Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X
You can play back and edit images recorded in RAW mode with various corrections, such as tone curve, and sharpness.
Adjust images with white balance, exposure, creative style, etc.
Save the images displayed and edited on a computer. You can save the image as RAW format, or save it in the general file format.
Display and compare RAW/JPEG images recorded with the camera.
Rate the images on a scale of five.
Set color labels.
Compatible Operating Systems (for USB Connection):
- Windows: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1
- Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.3-10.8