The high-performance features in Sony's new compact NEX-6 digital camera ($1,000, including a power zoom lens kit) prove that bigger certainly has nothing on better. Available in November, the WiFi-enabled, 16.1MP camera holds all the power of a DSLR minus the weight and size. Unlike traditional point-and-shoots, mirrorless cameras like this feature interchangeable lenses with adjustable rings that let you fine-tune focus and aperture settings — just like the pros.
The NEX-6 is the mid-level model in Sony's Alpa NEX line, a cut above the NEX-F3 we looked at in May, but a step below the series' most sophisticated camera, the NEX-7. New features in the NEX-6 include a top-mounted mode dial, OLED electronic viewfinder, 60p HD video shooting, and a multi-interface shoe for external accessories. Get a closer look at Sony's latest camera in the gallery.