Sony Alpha NEX-6 First Impressions Review$849.99
We're not sure what Sony's game is here, but hey, from a consumer's perspective the NEX-6 looks like an amazing deal. Other than reduced megapixel resolution, it seems like the NEX-6 offers almost all of the NEX-7's best features, plus the best new features of the NEX-5R, all for much less than the NEX-7's current street price.
Sony was pretty clear that the NEX-6 would not be replacing the NEX-7 in their lineup, but if everything goes to plan and the NEX-6's performance is up to par, we're not sure why anyone would buy an NEX-7 anymore.
Sony's decision to cannibalize their own lineup is puzzling, leaving us to wonder if a new flagship NEX is around the corner. Either way, this is a camera to watch. We weren't able to carefully inspect our sample photos with the camera, but the shots we saw were flattering on the rear LCD.
Like you, we'll need to wait until October to find out when we can get a production-level camera into out labs. We don't have an NEX-5R in the office yet either, so the new sensor design these cameras share is totally untested. If the scores impress, it could be a bit of a coup within Sony's imaging line, and represent one of the best mirrorless values on the market.