I’ve always had a thing for night photography; when I chose to purchase the Sony NEX-6 one of my questions was how it would perform for longer exposures at night.
Shortly after acquiring the camera I headed down to the Portland waterfront to see what I could do.
I found the camera has performed quite well for the long nighttime exposures (up to 15 seconds). The Sony NEX-6 features an APS-C sized sensor, and the long exposure noise seems comparable to that on my Nikon D7000. This makes sense because they have a very similar sensor (I know that the D7000 sensor is made by Sony… I’m not sure if it’s the exact same or just very close).
I did have an interesting conversation while making these images… I was set up with my NEX on a tripod next to another gentleman with a large DSLR on his tripod… he gave me a couple interesting glances and then asked if my cameras was a Micro 4/3rds. Apparently I looked like I knew what I was doing but I was doing it with a tiny camera. If you’re the type of photographer who wants to go around and compare gear length, you’re going to feel inadequate with a mirrorless camera.
I’m pleased. The NEX-6 has performed quite well for nighttime images.
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