Sony NEX-6 review: can a pocket-sized camera finally kill your DSLR?

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I still use a DSLR. Unlike my colleague Dan Seifert (and a handful of other staffers at The Verge), I’ve never been willing to sacrifice the speed and control of my Nikon D7000 to get a smaller, lighter camera. It’s really not an image quality issue — Sony’s NEX lineup typically takes excellent pictures, as do a number of Micro Four Thirds cameras. I carry the back-breakingly enormous D7000 around because it’s so incredibly easy to control thanks to myriad buttons, dials, and wheels.

I’m the exact user Sony had in mind as it designed the latest round of NEX lineups, particularly the NEX-6. The company’s successfully found a place between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR, but now its sights are set squarely on the five-pound chunk of…

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