Pritzl: I'm confused. How can you turn the Wifi on/off when it's inside the memory card compartment?
Missed the responses. I was asking how this was that much easier since you most likely will have to turn the camera off, remove the card, flip the switch, return the card and then turn the camera back on.
Pritzl: Just compared specs vs 650D and there are only 2 differences I could spot:1. The 700D is 5g heavier.2. The 700D is $50 more expensive.
Neither spec is one I'm particularly fond of.
It does seem that all you're paying for is the extra weight doesn't it?
Just compared specs vs 650D and there are only 2 differences I could spot:1. The 700D is 5g heavier.2. The 700D is $50 more expensive.
Unless the 700D has a significantly improved sensor and/or delivers on phase-detection AF in Live-View, it's a really poor upgrade over the 650D.
Honestly, I knew it was going to be a let down, but not by this much. Waiting on the 70D before I jump ship for Nikon.
I'm confused. How can you turn the Wifi on/off when it's inside the memory card compartment?
I would have traded the built-in wifi/GPS in a heart-beat for a few more cross-type AF points, a few more fps, on-board flash, a 100% view-finder with a transmissive screen and an articulating rear LCD screen. Yes, I know that would have probably cost a lot more, but for that spec, I would happily shell out the difference.
Come to think of it, those specs sound a lot like the 7D, even if it is <i>only</i> APS-C. Throw in an articulating screen and a better sensor (ISO and DR-wise) and Canon might have a winner on their hands. If there is a mark II in the works along those lines I wouldn't mind waiting.
Sad Joe: Had 24 hours to consider my feelings towards the 6D (as many will know I've been awaiting a decent FF body without a massive price tag for ages) and it strikes me that the 6D should/ will be cheap when it reaches the market - Canon have dug up bits from their parts bin - so costs are low, there is NOTHING innovative or expensive to manufacture here - BUT in doing so they have pi**ed off Canon fans like me - we want more for our money (check out the Nikon D600 spec - just a hint Canon) and when the price begins to fall it'll pi** off even more as it will confirm that this Woolworth's camera was light on spec and at £1800 far too expensive. I hate to say this as a proud Canon owner - if I were able to start over I'd go Nikon, the rot set in with the 50D (poor high ISO) then the 7D (complex, suspect AF) now the 6D (hit out of the park by the Nikon D600) - where has the creative passion and drive gone Canon?
I don't understand why this community is so aggressive?
If you don't like Joe's post just ignore it. He is entitled to voice his displeasure and from what I read he did not overstep any bounds.
When did this become a "positive comments only" forum?
audijam: i think DP should put up a warning sign next when such a mid-level DSLR comes out..."Pros are strictly prohibited"
honestly...this ain't for pros so please don't compare to 5DIII..this is just a 60D packed with a FF sensor without built-in flash.
I own 5DIII so I am laughing my ass off...but if I were a 60D user I would step up and buy this. It will do a fine job : )
I am not a pro. Not by a long-shot. Yet I too think the spec list on this is a bit ridiculous. Apart from the GPS/wireless (which I couldn't care less about) all the tech in this body seems to be from 3 years ago (pre 7D).
gsmithfam: Disappointed. Well that does it for me. Sad to say that I'm strongly considering leaving Canon now. I'll wait on the testing for image quality to make my final decision but based on the specs I'm switching to Nikon and getting the D600. I'm just tired of having a camera that is good enough. I want the best, and for quite some time now Nikon is clearly putting out better equipment.
Same here. I started with Canon because of the interface and, at the time, a decent feature-set at a reasonable price in their rebel models. I was looking forward to this camera hoping that it would be basically a 7D with a full-frame sensor. It's not even close.
Pritzl: I am one of those crop-sensor canon users this camera was supposed to entice to move to FF.
Apart from the fact that the sensor is full-frame (and barring an unlikely jump in quality from the "new" sensor) this camera offers me absolutely nothing. I mean it's sync-speed is worse than my T1i for crying out loud. I also lose the on-board flash with no significant improvement in AF, (spec-wise at least) handling or performance. (4.5fps, really?)
Unless it sells for some ridiculous price, I find myself seriously contemplating jumping ship.
Any Nikon users willing to explain to me the one thing that bugs me about Nikor lenses? Why is Nikon bokeh often so harsh?
Also, I don't have nor want to have an external flash. The less gear I have the easier it is to take it with me. I only use it as fill flash or macro photography. Which reminds me, the absence of flash on this camera is perplexing. Given the rest of the feature-set it seems definitely targeted at lower end users many of whom probably don't have an external flash unit of any type let alone one with a fast sync mode.
I was really looking forward to Canon's answer to the D600 but I find this 6D rather underwhelming.
Full frame is great, and I am looking to go there. But not with this offering, i.e. I want full frame but at what cost?
The D600 looks far more exciting in comparison and I don't even like the Nikon interface.
I am one of those crop-sensor canon users this camera was supposed to entice to move to FF.
I'm surprised people think STM lenses focus faster. Designed for movie autofocus they are slower and quieter for smoother focus transition while recording.
i.e. you need to test a regular EF lens if you are comparing single shot autofocus AND you probably need to make sure the focus target is inside the limited "+" shaped zone in the center of the sensor if you really want to check the hybrid AF's performance.
Pritzl: So when will the IQ results be in? I hope that hybrid AF isn't the only thing new on that sensor. That would make this a very compelling camera, esp. if it's launched at a Rebel price point.
I'm afraid that yes, I am a blind bat who has to wait for someone else to tell him how good or bad a camera really is. Sad, no?
So when will the IQ results be in? I hope that hybrid AF isn't the only thing new on that sensor. That would make this a very compelling camera, esp. if it's launched at a Rebel price point.
Why in the world would a touch-screen be so polarizing?
a) It can be disabled.b) It does not seem to have come at the expense of any manual controls.c) It appears to be well implemented.
It's exactly like the icing on the cake; if you don't like it, scrape it off. :)
The flash metering issue in manual mode is confusing. How is the flash supposed to meter when there is no exposure level set?
I thought that in full manual, you set both shutter and aperture leaving the exposure to fall where it may.
jcmarfilph: Good article . My HS10 + Raynox DCR-150 has a 1 :1.46 magnification ratio. Not bad right?
I think I have the Raynox DCR-250. Great little add-on that allows me > 1:1 with my 55-250 lens.