Sony Alpha NEX-6 First Impressions Review$849.99
For better or worse the NEX menu system seems unchanged. Most of your time will be in the quick menu overlay, which is a crossbar-type interface and very convenient, while the main menu is a list-based system that's more complicated and slower to navigate.
Ease of Use
Of course the best new feature for ease of use considerations is the full sized physical mode dial. Other than that, we were worried the design tweak might not leave room for one of the series' best features, a large control dial. But Sony has wisely included both. A new dial is now located underneath the mode dial, and of course they can be adjusted independently. The 3.0-inch tilting LCD is also transferred over from the NEX-7, and this is very helpful for shooting video.
Size & Handling
If you've handled one NEX you've handled them all, but we do appreciate not only the rubberized rear panel, but also the large lip that protrudes from the right side of the thumb rest. The front hand grip is ergonomically shaped, almost like a pistol, so balance and stability are excellent.