robjons: Strange, all the Canon guys bitching about this new SLR. But its a FF camera for what, maybe $2100, like D600. Many of us are now considering FF for the first time at these prices.And what if Canon decides to undercut Nikon with an $1899 price? Would that make it more palatable?
No, but at $1499 maybe...
Prestidigitator: Seriously, US$2000 introductory MSRP for a 97% VF, 11-pt AF, SD cards-only FF DLSR is a big letdown. This is nothing more than a US$1500 camera. And I'm a long-time Canon shooter. It seems Canon is just imitating crApple in the "pay more, get less" marketing strategy. They would count on the hardcore fanb0is to swallow everything they cough up.
You might have a point there.
PhotoKhan: Late, announcement detached from availability, underspecified in what relates to the competition and in the wrong price-point.It's becoming their trademark and almost like a "death-wish" thing...PK
Right on! Couldn't agree more.
WT21: Does the 6D have micro-adjust?
Being a Canon user, I've been waiting a long time for the company to introduce an affordable full-frame DSLR. Now that it's here, I'm really disappointed! I especially can't believe the incredibly low-spec (apart from low-light sensitivity) AF system! Add to that no built-in flash, single memory card slot and only 97% viewfinder coverage. I think people in the market for this type of camera would of preferred those features to all that built-in wireless gadgetry! You want WiFi/GPS - buy the accessory.
InTheMist: Two major manufacturers both launching a similar camera, down-specced in similar ways within days. Respect to either Nikon or Canon, whoever is doing the great industrial espionage. Either that, or they're talking together. This is amazing.
Personally, I think both the 6D and D600 are a similarly overpriced for the compromises you take on specs. I have not doubt that the images will both be very good.
The Canon does have sealing. But I agree with you totally on everything else, a very disappointing camera.
If both DSLR's sell for the same price, I'd probably go for the Nikon D600, it seems to have a better overall spec. 100% viewfinder (important) coverage to 97% coverage, 5.5 fps rather than 4.5 fps, 39 point AF to 11 point AF, dual SD card slots (important) to one SD card slot, slightly higher res sensor etc...But if it sells for significantly less then I'll go for it, I am currently a Canon user so it would be more convenient.
Prestidigitator: Also, some other sites say max shutter speed is 1/4000, but above it states "1/8000"? So what is it really?
Look again, the spec page above says 1/4000 not 1/8000.
Nikon produce some fine cameras, I just wish they weren't so ugly. Despite that the D600 is now on my short list for a long overdue camera system refresh!
Very minimal, nice.
Higuel: Don't wake up Canon...
I hope so but not so sure they will, the 5D Mk2 I think is still available, and spec wise is quite close to the D600- just older tech.
An interesting camera, but who's going to pay $2800 for a Sony fixed lens compact? Even if it is full-frame. Half the price then maybe...
An impressive lump of a camera. But I think for a full-frame flagship SLR they should of stuck with a traditional pentaprism / reflex mirror layout.
Francis Carver: Hmmm.... great pricing for both models, wow!!
They kept down the pixel count to 16MP instead of 24MP, that is good news indeed.
Fixed LCD screen of average 921K resolution -- not so good.
Video features -- horrible. Single frame rate only in Full-HD, mono audio, arcane M-JPEG codec, not even a separate START/STOP button for video.
Preliminary Summary on Pentax K-5 II: looks like en excellent tool for still photographers, but to be avoided by videographers.
Canon's LCD is slightly higher resolution at 720x480xRGB. As for FC's 'preliminary summary'. Just stating the obvious really.
edph: I am surprised that so many of us get upset with Pentax technology status. The early masters had primitive equipment and yet they made their mark through great images. Photography is food for the soul and a moment of inner peace, where you are absorbed with your art. I wish I had more time to take pictures with my current equipment ( I have a K20D and a K5)...
Didn't Sony buy the camera division of Minolta for their own range of very sophisticated DSLRs?
There's something just right about Pentax's K5 series, the chunky little bricks! As for the minor upgrades - Maybe the company just can't put the kind of resources into the development of this model due to the limited amount of sales it garners. The company is small fry compared to Canikon, even with ownership by Ricoh.
Overall, seems like a pretty good smartphone. Always thought Microsoft's tile interface to be a very innovative and interesting development. Certainly different from anything else out there. But I still really like Apple products, but if I ever switched it would be to this platform, seems promising.
Ahhh! Demon spawn...I'm afraid! Ha-di-ha.
drumsultan: I miss Kodachrome. How Kodak was mismanaged I don't know. But, they should have been dominant in digital photography as I believe they were making the first digital cameras. Shame. Kodak did so much for photography.
Absolutely correct, a great shame.