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 – Dynamic range

The NEX-6 is able to capture a wide range of tones in a single frame. The camera also offers auto DRO and HDR modes, with HDR available in JPEG only. HDR makes use of the camera’s high-speed shutter to record three consecutive frames and then blend them to extend the dynamic range. I found that in good light a tripod was not necessary for a crisp image. DRO auto gives a more subtle lift to tones, generally brightening shadow areas. All in all, for scenes within the camera’s range, I found it best to leave DRO off because shadow detail is brightened a little too much for my liking. However, for scenes of high contrast it is worth keeping the DRO auto function on.

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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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