Shunda77: Gee whiz, Nikon are even more than a generation ahead of Canon now. Catch up is becoming harder with every new release it would seem.
Having seen a review of the D600 the AF system wasn't that good. Let's wait and see the head to head reviews. I don't buy that Nikon is way ahead. On paper maybe but in practice I don't think there is much in it and of course it depends on your needs.
I know a lot of people are commenting about how the 6d will compare to the 5d ii. On price they are comparing the 6d RRP against the 5d ii selling price. I thought it would be worth comparing the RRP of both. These are UK prices but I would imagine they are similar everywhere.
5d ii £2,299.996d. £1,799.99
So if you can wait until the retailers start to discount it the 6d should be cheaper in the long run.
008 LicensetoShoot: same lousy AF system as the old 5DII. I wonder why they chose the 5DIII for comparison, and not the Nikon D800 (I don't really wonder, t'would be a rout :)
Not the same as the 5D Mk II
leogarber: I believe that the 6D allows the use of EF and EFS lenses. If that is true, all of us that have purchased and worked with EF lenses will be able to use the FF 6D with our old lenses, and keep the 7D for what it does. As profesional photographer in a developing nation where our work does not pay very high wages, the purchase of an expensive body may be an over kill. If you divide the numbers of shutter clicks that the body is programed to work (150.000) by the price and then as I most do, multiply that figure by our exchange rate 13.000 to 1 (US$) each click counts! As a travel writer and nature photographer my 7D works just fine. I had a 5D MK II stolen from me with the 70-200 f/4 L and it was a set back, that I am still paying. So the 6D could be a great option for a full frame before moving back to a camera that requires the more expensive "L" glass. Can anyone help me with this info?
You cannot use EFs lenses. Only EF.
oysso: Seems like the 5DIII is a much better all-round camera than the 6D. Especially concerning the AF system , and frames per second.
Well it should be look at the price difference.
mixxtapekid: Hmm. This kind of disappointed me. Like others have said, i too would have much rather seen a 70D or 7D Mark II, something to reassure me sticking with the Canon brand.
It just seems like they recycle the same seemingly ancient technology in every new device.
So, I need some advice.
I have a T3/1100D. I bought it December of last year. It is my first DSLR. I had no idea what to look for in a DSLR when i bought it, but i do like the picture i can get out of it. It was $420 for the 18-55 IS II kit. Later on i bought a Sigma 50-200mm HSM OS for $150 and a 50/1.8 for $90. Needless to say i have outgrown its basic features and im itching for a new body and new glass.
Should i hope pray that maybe Canon will pull it together for the 70D or 7D Mark II soon and buy some good glass. Or jump ship with a D5100 or D7000? Both are pretty cheap now.
Also since the T3 is such a basic DSLR my mom said she'll be glad to have it.
Wait for the 70D or buy a 7D now.Remember if you go FF you'll be spending a lot for the new lenses. If you stay with the crop format you can slowly replace your glass over time.This depends on what you need in a camera of course. What type of photography you do. There are a lot of 7D owners commenting on this camera but it was never meant to be a FF version of the 7D.
OK from my point of view this is a great camera.As a 5D user I've been waiting to upgrade for quite a while.Now the 5D mk 2 has come down in price that was an option but then I'd have a camera with older tech in it. Same AF as my 5DI have several L series lens and other Canon gear so switching to Nikon would be expensive. I'd love a 5D mk 3 of course but this was way too expensive for me. Now the RRP on this camera is less than the RRP of the mk 2 so once its fully available I think the selling price will drop below the current mk 2 price.
Now don't get me wrong this is not a camera for everyone. If you shoot sports then wait for the 7D replacement or go for a higher model.
My wish list was the following1. Cheaper FF2. Improved AF / Metering3. Built in Remote Flash.4. Higher ISO
So I got 3 out of 4.
I'll wait for the full tests and the price to drop before deciding though.