Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots – New Book

Sony NEX-6 From Snapshots to Great Shots

Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from Jerod Foster for users of the new Sony NEX-6 mirrorless camera.

The book allows you to “[f]ollow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, pro photographer Jerod Foster, and you will:

  • Set up fast and learn the top ten things about shooting with the Sony NEX-6
  • Understand the photographic basics of composition, focus, and depth of field
  • Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits
  • Find out how to create images in low light
  • Use the HD video capability for recording memorable live action
  • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter”

Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for $14.88 on

Apple Digital Camera RAW Update 4.02 Adds Support for Sony NEX-5R, NEX-6, A99, Panasonic GH3 and More

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.02

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.01, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

Sony NEX-6 Mirrorless Camera Announced

Sony NEX-6

As expected, the Sony NEX-6 is a 16.1MP mirrorless camera situated in Sony’s NEX lineup between the NEX-5R and the NEX-7.

The NEX-6 features an advanced, hybrid AF system comprised of phase-detect (read: DSLR AF system) and contrast-detect AF methods, which is the same system found on the new NEX-5R that was introduced last month.  The NEX-6 also offers 10fps still image capture with AF tracking and a sensitivity up to ISO 25600.

The NEX-6 features the same XGA OLED viewfinder found on the NEX-7, as well as a DSLR-style mode dial.  The camera captures 1080/60p HD video and offers integrated WiFi sharing and camera apps via Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app on iOS and Android devices.

Along with the Sony NEX-6, a new 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 powered zoom lens, a 35mm f/1.8 lens and a 10-18mm OSS zoom lens were announced for the Sony NEX line of cameras.

The Sony NEX-6 will be available in November with the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 powered zoom lens for $1000.  It will also be available as a body-only option for $850.  You can order the NEX-6 here at B&H Photo.

The SELP 16-50mm power zoom lens will be available in January for $350.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The SEL 35mm f/1.8 lens will be available in November for $450.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The SEL 10-18mm zoom lens will be available in November for $850.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

More Sony NEX-6 Images Leak Out


Sony NEX-6

At this point, the official announcement of Sony cameras this week will be a little unsurprising; however, it still looks to be a heck of a product lineup for Sony.

In the latest leak, we have more views of the Sony NEX-6, which we know as a 16MP mirrorless camera situated in Sony’s NEX lineup between the NEX-5R and the NEX-7.

We also get a little better look at the EVF placement and the ISO standard hot shoe atop the NEX-6.

As a refresher, the expected spec list is below. [Read more...]

New Look at the Sony NEX-6

Sony NEX-6

Here’s yet another leaked image of the upcoming Sony NEX-6.  Note the electronic viewfinder that can be seen on the back left corner of the camera.  Some readers had asked about it in prior posts.

The Sony NEX-6 is due to be announced on September 12 as a mid-range mirrorless camera situated between the Sony NEX-5R and NEX-7 in the lineup.  As a refresher, the expected specifications are listed below. [Read more...]

Sony A99 and NEX-6, PLUS More New Cameras, Lenses and Accessories Coming Sept. 12

Sony is dropping a massive load of new gear next week.  According to massive leakage at Photo Rumors, the full frame Sony A99 and NEX-6 will be officially unveiled on September 12.  But that’s not all…

There are several new lenses and accessories for these cameras coming, as well as an impressive NEX-VG900 full frame camcorder priced at $3300 and a new NEX-VG30 camcorder (presumably serving as an update to the NEX-VG20) priced at $1800.

Check out the full list of new Sony gear below. [Read more...]

Sony NEX-6 Specs Leak Out


Ahead of the September 12 expected launch of the NEX-6, several detailed specifications have leaked out for the new mirrorless camera.  The camera should be situated neatly between the new NEX-5R and the top-end NEX-7 in both price and features.

We’ve been expecting a 16MP APS-C sensor with phase detection pixels built into the senor, but check out the rest of the specs below. [Read more...]