Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong
Hmmm something with better low-light and macro capabilities would be nice.....that's pretty much it.
I've just been looking into system cameras to see if one of these woukd be a huge upgrade for a rasonable price.
No real plans to buy one any soon.
A few things to consider though. In terms of low light capability, the advantage of a large sensor system cam like the NEX6 is that has an EVF. That helps the ergos (you can anchor it to your cheeks), and also EVF cams have an AF and live view that boosts the ISO temporarily for the EVF and AF to help composition and focusing* then takes the shot at the ISO you set manually.
On the other hand, with kit zooms and large sensor cams vs premium compacts the gap for low light performance in practice might not be as wide as you might think. If anything, the pop-up flash is more powerful and can be tilted to bounce off the ceiling. Lenses 1-stop brighter than the kit zoom are much larger than the kit lens - Sony can cram an APS-C sensor into a body the size of micro 4/3, but the lenses aren'tt getting smaller than that especially when they favor zooms (even Fuji's tiny lenses are either built into the X100 or aren't stunningly sharp like the 18mm pancake). For macro work I still suggest having a quality tripod, that way for stationary subjects you can use low ISO and longer exposure. I tend to prefer colors shot at low ambient light at long exposure times.
I was considering the NEX6 too but my needs were very different. I didn't like the plastic body, although it's tough, but I was planning to use a metal, superwide RF lens on it (plus they still had some purple corners like the NEX7). I'm probably just going to wait for later APS-C, EVF cams til all the kinks are worked out.
*on older cams meant for daylight street shooting like the E-P2/1, that doesn't help the fact that it doesn't have an AF beam (omitted presumably because what street shooter will want to blind his subject? until you realize you also use it in other situations and your friends' iPhones worked better during that party)