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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£699.00
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Sony NEX-6 review – Autofocus

Sony describes the NEX-6’s AF system as hybrid, which means it uses a combination of phase and contrast-detection AF. The 99-point phase-detection array is built onto the imaging sensor and can be constantly at work to keep subjects close to focus. A press of the shutter activates the 25-point contrast-detection AF to perform the final autofocus. All the AF points are grouped in the centre of the frame, and for quick focusing over a wide number of shooting situations it is best to keep the subject within the central 99-point array.

For tracking objects, the camera uses a fixed centre point. I found the AF to be snappy in good light, and although less responsive in poor light it is still respectable. Flexible spot AF covers a wider area of the frame, making it handy for off-centre subjects, with 187 areas individually selectable. The camera includes an AF illuminator, which helps no end in low-contrast light, but will obviously not work for distant subjects. Manual focus offers a very handy focus assist, which magnifies the display for clear viewing.

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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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