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Verdict:

The best compact system camera to date – start saving up

Review Date: 4 Dec 2012

Price when reviewed: £819

Buy it now for: £455
(see more store prices)

Supplier: http://www.jessops.com

Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 5 stars out of 5

User Rating 4 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code NEX-6L
Review Date 4 Dec 2012
Rating ***** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 16.0 megapixels
CCD size 23.5x15.6mm
Viewfinder electronic, 2.4 megapixels
Viewfinder magnification, coverage 1.09x, 100%
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 921,600 pixels
Articulated screen Yes
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 3.1x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 24-75mm
Image stabilisation optical, in kit lens
Maximum image resolution 4,912x3,264
File formats JPEG, RAW; AVCHD, MPEG-4

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/4,000 seconds
Aperture range f/3.5-22 (wide), f/5.6-36 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 25600
Exposure compensation +/-3 EV
White balance auto, 9 presets with fine tuning, manual, Kelvin
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, noise reduction, dynamic range, lens compensation (peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion), AF micro adjust
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 25cm
Auto-focus modes multi, centre, flexible spot, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, rear curtain, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, HDR, panorama

Physical

Memory slot SDXC and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 360 shots
Connectivity USB, mini HDMI, Wi-Fi
Body material magnesium alloy
Lens mount Sony E mount
Focal length multiplier 1.5x
Kit lens model name Sony SEL-P1650
Accessories USB cable, neck strap
Weight 465g
Size 70x121x70mm

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £819
Supplier http://www.jessops.com
Details www.sony.co.uk
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