Just got my NEX 6 last week, and since I'm upgrading from a P&S I'm learning a lot. One thing that still puzzles me though is how the NEX 6 acts in low light. A few things that I noticed: - The camera automatically chooses ISO 3200 a lot. When I shot the exact scene with my Nikon J3 with the same aperture (3.5), the J3 chooses 800 or 1600. When I manually set the ISO of the NEX lower, the picture actually looks better. Just seems like the ISO the camera automatically picks seems too high. - When metering using multi-zone vs center - the camera underexposes quite a bit in multi-zone. On my J3, multi-meter results in a much brighter picture. - Related to the multi-zone issue, in Intelligent Auto mode, since multi-zone is the default and you can't change it, the picture is frequently underexposed if i'm taking a picture indoors with less light. Sometimes the resulting picture is pretty bad to the point where it's unusable. The auto mode of my J3 seems to result in a better picture in darker scense. Of course I didn't get the NEX to use it in Auto - I really want to learn and have achieved better results using A or P modes. But I expected the Auto mode to at least give a decent picture. And I would like the option to hand the camera off to my wife or friends to take a quick shot easily in Auto. Are these all normal observations? I understand that the J3 is a more amateur friendly camera so it's more idiot proof - and I can already tell that I can do so much more with the NEX 6 - but I'm confused as to why things such as multi-zone or the Auto modes seem so much worse in the NEX?