Sony NEX-6 full review
Minimalist proportions yet the Sony has the ability to swap lenses in order to improve the variety of your video clips and amateur film-making prowess
Don’t want the expense or bulk of a DSLR but want interchangeable lenses and almost pocket-sized proportions comparable to a camcorder’s dimensions? Then a compact system camera could be just the ticket. In our opinion the best of the bunch for shooting video comes from Sony’s large 16.7 megapixel APS-C sensor incorporating NEX-6, its chip being a match for consumer DSLRs whilst falling just short of the EOS 5D Mark III’s full frame offering.
Recording 1920x1080 pixels clips at a cinematic 50fps, and with the choice of AVCHD or MP4 compression, this mirror-less ‘hybrid’ is also one of the most advanced CSC’s in offering Wi-Fi and downloadable digital effects apps from Sony’s PlayMemories site. In short it will offer even beginners or those used to more regularly pointing and shooting with a camcorder consistently high quality video results. The power zoom maintains detail across the frame, even if there are familiar bugbears visible such as pixel fringing between areas of high contrast.