Sony NEX-6 official: $850 mirrorless camera with Wi-Fi and three new lenses

Sony has announced the latest in its NEX line of mirrorless cameras, the NEX-6. As previously leaked, the NEX-6 has a large 16-megapixel APS-C sensor inside a body similar to that of the company’s flagship NEX-7. The layout has been tweaked a bit, with a traditional DSLR-style PASM dial sitting on top of a mode-specific control wheel, but otherwise the buttons, OLED electronic viewfinder, and rear dial are laid out in the same way.

Like the recently-announced NEX-5R, the NEX-6 features Wi-Fi support, both for transferring photos to mobile devices and for using apps and uploading to Facebook directly from the camera itself. The NEX-6 also uses the 5R’s new hybrid autofocus system which combines both phase and contact detection methods for…

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