Playback Screens & Menus


Pressing the playback button on the back of the NEX-6 enters it into playback mode. Here you can view all of the images and videos that you captured and stored on your memory card. Pressing the DISP button allows you to change the amount of information that is shown on the LCD screen. Ranging from no information at all to a full list of settings and full color histogram, everyone can find a setting that they like.

Index mode allows you to see 6 thumbnail images at a time. They can be sorted to show everything or just images or videos. You can also delete images from this screen, allowing for faster sorting on the camera. 

Pressing the middle of the 4-way controller allows you to zoom in on an image. Turning the dial allows you to change the amount of magnification, while pressing a direction allows you to scroll around the image.

Play menu options:
  • Delete - Remove files from the memory card
  • Still/Movie Select - Choose an image or video for playback
  • Slide Show - Start an automated slide show
  • View on Smartphone - Allows you to view the images on a smartphone via wifi connection
  • Send to Computer - Saves images to a computer via wifi connection
  • View on TV - View images on a TV via wifi connection
  • Specify Printing - Sets images for DPOF printing
  • Image Index - Enter the Index playback function
  • Enlarge Image - Magnify an image for critical inspection
  • Rotate - Rotate the orientation of an image
  • Protect - Protect files from deletion
  • Volume Settings - Adjust the volume settings of playback
  • Display Contents - Control the amount of information on the LCD

The application menu explains the new PlayMemories app system and allows you to connect to the  store to download and purchase. Here you will find an ever growing set of apps for the camera. Some are free and some can cost up to $9.99. 

Setup Menu:
  • AEL w/ shutter - sets whether half-pressing the shutter release will perform the exposure lock
  • AF Illuminator - Auto, Off
  • Phase Detection AF Area - On or Off
  • Red Eye Reduction - On or Off
  • FINDER/LCD Setting - Auto, Viewfinder, LCD monitor
  • Live View Display - On or Off
  • Auto Review - Off, 2, 5, 10 seconds
  • Grid Line - Off, Diag. + Square Grid, Square Grid, Rule of 3rds Grid
  • Peaking Level - Enhances outlines to show focus
  • Peaking Color - Sets the color that enhances the outlines
  • Clear Image Zoom - On or Off
  • Digital Zoom - On or Off
  • Superior Auto Image Extract - Choose how the camera picks the best image when multiple are taken automatically
  • MF Assist - On or Off
  • MF Assist Time - No Limit, 2 or 5 Seconds
  • Color Space - sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • SteadyShot - On or Off
  • Release w/o Lens - Enable, Disable
  • Eye-Start AF - allows the camera to automatically focus when looking through the viewfinder
  • Front Curtain Shutter - On or Off
  • Long Exposure NR - On or Off
  • High ISO NR - Normal, Low
  • Lens Comp.: Peripheral Shading - Auto, Off
  • Lens Comp.: Chromatic Aberration - Auto, Off
  • Lens Comp. Distortion - Auto, Off
  • Face Priority Tracking - Allows you to give priority to a face during object tracking
  • Auto Slow Shutter - On or Off
  • Movie Audio Rec - On or Off
  • Wind Noise Reduct. - On or Off
  • AF Micro Adj. - On or Off with a selectable amount of adjustment
  • Menu Start - Top, Previous
  • Function Menu Setting - Choose the 6 settings that you want listed under the Fn menu
  • Movie Button - Choose the modes in which the dedicated video record button will work
  • Custom Key Settings - Set the functions for smart keys in P/A/S/M
  • Beep - On or Off
  • Language - Select the display language
  • Date/Time Setup - Set the date and time
  • Area Setting - Set the region of the world you are shooting in
  • Help Guide Display - On or Off
  • Power Saving - Max, Standard
  • Power Saving Start Time - 10 or 20 seconds, 1, 5 or 30 minutes
  • LCD Brightness - Adjust the LCD brightness and color
  • Viewfinder Bright - Set the brightness of the viewfinder
  • Display Color - Change the Menu Color
  • Wide Image - Normal, Full Screen
  • Playback Display - Auto Rotate, Manual Rotate
  • HDMI Resolution - Auto, 1080p, 1080i
  • CTRL for HDMI - On or Off
  • USB Connection - Auto, Mass Storage, MTP
  • Cleaning Mode - Cleans the image sensor
  • Version - Displays the camera's software and lens versions
  • Demo Mode - Plays a demonstration of movie playback
  • Initialize - Reset Default, Factory Reset
  • Format - Format the memory card
  • File Number - Series, Reset
  • Folder Name - Standard Form, Date Form
  • Select Shoot Folder - Choose the folder that the images are stored in
  • New Folder - Create a new folder to store images
  • Recover Image DB - Recovers the image database file
  • Display Card Space - Shows how much space is left on the memory card
  • WPS Push - Allows you to connect the camera to WiFi through WPS
  • Access Point Settings - Manually register access points
  • Edit Device Name - Change the name of the device
  • Disp MAC Address - Display the MAC address
  • Reset View on Smartphone - Resets the connection to a smartphone
  • Reset Network Settings - Reset all the network settings

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