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Nikon Z6 vs Sony NEX-5R

The Nikon Z6 and the Sony Alpha NEX-5R are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in August 2018 and August 2012. Both the Z6 and the NEX-5R are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on a full frame (Z6) and an APS-C (NEX-5R) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 24.3 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 16 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon Z6 versus Sony NEX-5R
Nikon Z6 Sony NEX-5R
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Nikon Z mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
24.3 MP, Full Frame Sensor 16 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 100-51,200 (50 - 204,800) ISO 100-25,600
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Viewfinder optional
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 3.0 LCD, 920k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
12 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
310 shots per battery charge330 shots per battery charge
134 x 101 x 67 mm, 675 g 111 x 59 x 39 mm, 276 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Z6 and the Sony Alpha NEX-5R? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon Z6 and the Sony NEX-5R is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The NEX-5R can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the Z6 is only available in black.

Size Nikon Z6 vs Sony NEX-5R
Compare Z6 versus NEX-5R top
Comparison Z6 or NEX-5R rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony NEX-5R is considerably smaller (52 percent) than the Nikon Z6. Moreover, the NEX-5R is substantially lighter (59 percent) than the Z6. It is worth mentioning in this context that the Z6 is splash and dust resistant, while the NEX-5R does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the Z6 gets 310 shots out of its EN-EL15b battery, while the NEX-5R can take 330 images on a single charge of its NP-FW50 power pack. The power pack in the Z6 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z6 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 310 Y Aug 2018 1,999 i
2.
 
Sony NEX-5R 111 mm 59 mm 39 mm 276 g 330 n Aug 2012 749 i
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark II 144 mm 111 mm 75 mm 765 g 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 i
4.
 
Nikon Z5 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 470 Y Jul 2020 1,399 i
5.
 
Nikon Z6 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 410 Y Oct 2020 1,999 i
6.
 
Nikon Z7 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 330 Y Aug 2018 3,399 i
7.
 
Nikon D750 141 mm 113 mm 78 mm 750 g 1230 Y Sep 2014 2,299 i
8.
 
Panasonic GH5 139 mm 98 mm 87 mm 725 g 410 Y Jan 2017 1,999 i
9.
 
Ricoh GR 117 mm 61 mm 35 mm 245 g 290 n Apr 2013 799 i
10.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
11.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
12.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499 i
13.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999 i
14.
 
Sony NEX-3N 110 mm 62 mm 35 mm 269 g 480 n Feb 2013 499 i
15.
 
Sony NEX-5T 111 mm 59 mm 39 mm 276 g 330 n Aug 2013 699 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-5N 111 mm 59 mm 38 mm 269 g 460 n Aug 2011 699 i
17.
 
Sony NEX-3 117 mm 62 mm 33 mm 297 g 330 n May 2010 599 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The NEX-5R was launched at a markedly lower price (by 63 percent) than the Z6, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon Z6 features a full frame sensor and the Sony NEX-5R an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the NEX-5R is 57 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Nikon Z6 and Sony NEX-5R sensor measures

With 24.3MP, the Z6 offers a higher resolution than the NEX-5R (16MP), but the Z6 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 4.78μm for the NEX-5R) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Z6 is a much more recent model (by 5 years and 11 months) than the NEX-5R, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon Z6 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Z6 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30.2 x 20.1 inches or 76.8 x 51.1 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24.2 x 16.1 inches or 61.4 x 40.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20.2 x 13.4 inches or 51.2 x 34.1 cm. The corresponding values for the Sony NEX-5R are 24.6 x 16.3 inches or 62.4 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 19.6 x 13.1 inches or 49.9 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 16.4 x 10.9 inches or 41.6 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Z6 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Nikon Z6 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 50-204800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha NEX-5R are ISO 100 to ISO 25600 (no boost).

Z6 versus NEX-5R MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). Of the two cameras under review, the Z6 provides substantially higher image quality than the NEX-5R, with an overall score that is 17 points higher. This advantage is based on 1.6 bits higher color depth, 1.2 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.9 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon Z6 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p25.314.33299 95
2.
 
Sony NEX-5R APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.1910 78
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.92862 85
4.
 
Nikon Z5 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40164K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Nikon Z6 II Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/60p...... ..
6.
 
Nikon Z7 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.314.62668 99
7.
 
Nikon D750 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/60p24.814.52956 93
8.
 
Panasonic GH5 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p23.913.0807 77
9.
 
Ricoh GR APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.613.5972 78
10.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.03434 93
11.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73730 96
12.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.33517 92
13.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.62449 90
14.
 
Sony NEX-3N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i22.812.51067 74
15.
 
Sony NEX-5T APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60p23.613.01015 78
16.
 
Sony NEX-5N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.612.71079 77
17.
 
Sony NEX-3 APS-C 14.0 4592 3056720/30p22.112.0830 68

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the Z6 provides a higher video resolution than the NEX-5R. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Sony is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the Z6 has an electronic viewfinder (3690k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the NEX-5R relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the NEX-5R can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the FDA-EV1S. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Nikon Z6, the Sony NEX-5R, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon Z63690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
2.
 
Sony NEX-5Roptional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n
4.
 
Nikon Z53690 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 4.5 n Y
5.
 
Nikon Z6 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y
6.
 
Nikon Z73690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
7.
 
Nikon D750optical Y 3.2 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
8.
 
Panasonic GH53680 n 3.2 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
9.
 
Ricoh GRoptional n 3.0 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
10.
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
11.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
12.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
13.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony NEX-3Noptional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
15.
 
Sony NEX-5Toptional n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
16.
 
Sony NEX-5Noptional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
17.
 
Sony NEX-3optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 7.0 n n

One feature that is present on the Z6, but is missing on the NEX-5R is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The NEX-5R has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the Z6 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Z6 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon Z6 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The Z6 writes its imaging data to XQD cards, while the NEX-5R uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Z6 and Sony Alpha NEX-5R and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon Z6YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Sony NEX-5RYstereomono--mini2.0Y--
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
4.
 
Nikon Z5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon Z6 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
6.
 
Nikon Z7YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
7.
 
Nikon D750YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
8.
 
Panasonic GH5YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
9.
 
Ricoh GRYmonomono--micro2.0---
10.
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
11.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
12.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
13.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony NEX-3N-stereomono--micro2.0---
15.
 
Sony NEX-5TYstereomono--mini2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony NEX-5NYstereomono--mini2.0---
17.
 
Sony NEX-3Ystereomono--mini2.0---

It is notable that the Z6 has a microphone port, which is missing on the NEX-5R. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

Both the Z6 and the NEX-5R have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The NEX-5R was replaced by the Sony NEX-5T, while the Z6 was followed by the Nikon Z6 II. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Nikon Z6 or the Sony NEX-5R – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon Z6:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (24.3 vs 16MP) with a 23% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (17 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (1.6 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (1.2 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.9 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 920k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 10 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years and 11 months of technical progress since the NEX-5R launch.

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Reasons to prefer the Sony Alpha NEX-5R:

  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • More compact: Is smaller (111x59mm vs 134x101mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 399g or 59 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (63 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in August 2012).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the Z6 is the clear winner of the match-up (23 : 5 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Z6 23:05 NEX-5R

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon Z6 and the Sony NEX-5R place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the Z6 or the NEX-5R. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z65/5....4.5/55/5 Aug 2018 1,999 i
2.
 
Sony NEX-5R......4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2012 749 i
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark II4/5+80/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 i
4.
 
Nikon Z54/5..89/1004.5/54/5 Jul 2020 1,399 i
5.
 
Nikon Z6 II4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 1,999 i
6.
 
Nikon Z75/5+89/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2018 3,399 i
7.
 
Nikon D7505/5+ +90/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 2,299 i
8.
 
Panasonic GH54.5/5+ +85/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2017 1,999 i
9.
 
Ricoh GR5/5..79/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 799 i
10.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
11.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
12.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499 i
13.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999 i
14.
 
Sony NEX-3N3/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 499 i
15.
 
Sony NEX-5T......4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2013 699 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-5N3/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2011 699 i
17.
 
Sony NEX-3....70/1004.5/54/5 May 2010 599 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Nikon Z6 vs Sony NEX-5R

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon Z6 Sony NEX-5R
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon Z mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date August 2018 August 2012
    Launch Price USD 1,999 USD 749
    Sensor Specs Nikon Z6 Sony NEX-5R
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 23.9 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 858.01 mm2 365.04 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.1 mm 28.1 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24.3 Megapixels 16 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6048 x 4024 pixels 4912 x 3264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.94 μm 4.78 μm
    Pixel Density 2.84 MP/cm2 4.39 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 51,200 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 204,800 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor EXPEED 6 BIONZ
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 95 78
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 25.3 23.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.3 13.1
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 3299 910
    Screen Specs Nikon Z6 Sony NEX-5R
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Viewfinder optional
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.80x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon Z6 Sony NEX-5R
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 12 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium XQD cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Nikon Z6 Sony NEX-5R
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Nikon Z6 Sony NEX-5R
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type EN-EL15b NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)310 shots per charge330 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 134 x 101 x 67 mm
    (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.6 in)
    111 x 59 x 39 mm
    (4.4 x 2.3 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 675 g (23.8 oz) 276 g (9.7 oz)

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