Sony a57
DSLR Camera
vs Sony NEX-6
Mirrorless Camera

What’s good about the Sony Alpha SLT-A57

Best price $1,000
  • Weighs a lot less than the NEX-6 5.7 oz vs 12.2 oz
  • 119% more battery life 590 shots vs 270 shots
  • Quicker Flash Recycle Time 3 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Has 3D capture capabilities NEX-6 does not have 3D
  • Has an External Mic jack NEX-6 does not

What’s good about the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Best price
  • Significantly smaller body size 14 in³ vs 66 in³
  • Cheaper street price $699 vs $1,000
  • Newer camera November 2012 vs April 2012
  • Has Wi-Fi photo upload capabilities a57 does not have Wi-Fi

What the Sony a57 and Sony NEX-6 have in common

  • Similar sensor resolutions 16.1 MP
  • Similar image sensor size 367 in²
  • Similar viewscreen resolutions 921k dots
  • The same maximum ISO setting 25600 ISO
  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • Same quality video capture 1080p 60fps
  • interchangeable lenses
  • HDR processing
  • HDMI port
  • panorama mode
  • RAW capture
  • hot shoe
  • flip out viewscreen

What’s missing from both the Sony a57 and the Sony NEX-6

  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing

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