My new to me NEX 6 arrived and I have a few observations as a NEX 5n owner and as a Fuji XE1 owner. short but eventful life by kevin dixey, on Flickr mystic stump by kevin dixey, on Flickr The XE1 is a very nice camera to be sure and is much touted as a photographers camera and for the most part it lives up its reputation but there are some things on the NEX that really stand out by comparison. First off the EVF is incredibly nice. The XE1 and the NEX 6 both have high resolution EVFs but that is where the similarity stops. The EVF on the NEX is sharper, less laggy and huge. Also, if you take off the fiddly eye cup the EVF seems gigantic. The NEX is fast. We're not talking AF with adapted lenses (although the XE1 AF is nothing to get excited about) but when using it the NEX goes about its business very quickly. I have always thought that my 5n seemed a lot like shooting film (speed wise) and the NEX 6 is no different. By comparison the Fuji seems positively pokey. It's not but the difference in quickness is very noticeable. Finally, I have to say that the build quality of the NEX is IMHO a bit nicer than that of the Fuji. They're both nice but the fit and finish of the NEX 6 is definitely a step up (which was definitely not the case with the 5T i briefly had). I had originally thought I would keep the XE1 as a second body but after an afternoon of shooting with the 6 I don't see that happening.