Sony, rather unexpectedly for some, has just announced a Wi-Fi ready NEX-6, which slots in the middle of the recent NEX-5R and the flagship NEX-7 mirrorless camera, combining features of both. Based on the familiar 16 megapixel sensor, the new mirrorless offer hybrid AF system and camera applications. Along with these useful features of the NEX-5R, it also boasts an OLED EVF with 2.36 million dots (same one you can find in many mirrorless cameras, like the new Fujifilm X-E1 and Sony’s own NEX-7). Another interesting move by Sony is to incorporate the standard flash and accessory hotshoe found on almost any other camera – previously, Sony would use their own specific hotshoe.
Curiously, if you take a closer look at the camera body, you will find “APS-C” written at the lower right corner at the front of the camera. Why would Sony specify sensor size on NEX-6, when the whole system consists of APS-C sized sensor cameras only? I’m not familiar with mount design and least of all would want to start a hot debate on this, but it got me curious if Sony is planning a full-frame NEX camera (if it’s even possible).