Sony’s new NEX-6 shares many of its features with the company’s flagship NEX-7, but is more affordable and offers Wi-Fi control. Read the Sony NEX-6 review...

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Sony NEX-6 review

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£699.00
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Sony NEX-6 review – Metering

All Sony Alpha and NEX cameras use a 1,200-zone evaluative metering system, which, as we have noted before, is both predictable and reliable. Unfortunately, the spot-metering mode is fixed to the centre of the frame. I would like to see a flexible spot-metering mode that covers more of the frame, because fixed spot is less useful for off-centre subjects. For such subjects, the user needs to recompose the scene after the reading is taken through spot metering or auto-exposure lock. Otherwise, exposure compensation can be accessed directly via the control wheel on the camera’s rear.

Image: Using spot metering for the sunlit white wall of the house ensures highlight detail is maintained. The image can then be brightened post-capture and the highlight levels reduced to keep the information. Multi-pattern metering would otherwise lose this highlight detail 

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  1. 1. Sony NEX-6 at a glance:
  2. 2. Sony NEX-6 review - Features
  3. 3. Sony NEX-6 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Sony NEX-6 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  5. 5. Sony NEX-6 review - Metering
  6. 6. Sony NEX-6 review - Autofocus
  7. 7. Sony NEX-6 review - Dynamic range
  8. 8. Sony NEX-6 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Sony NEX-6 review - LCD, viewfinder and video
  10. 10. Sony NEX-6 review - Our verdict
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