April Fools Day?
maboleth: The biggest issues here for me are:
1. No CompatFlash. Sorry, using SD for a professional work is a serious no-no for me.2. Only 97% coverage. I like to get what I see or WYSIWYG.
Built-in Wi-fi is a great thing though. It just proves the fact that Canon had wi-fi technology at their disposal when they made 5DMK3, but they intentionally left it behind. Sad.
All in all, I'm still saving for 5DMK3.
SD cards write just fine.Better to have 97% than 103% and find you have lost the boarders.If you were shooting professionally you would have the EOS 1D ????or still be using 35mm film.
Amtext: I had my 7D stolen in March, have been using an old, beat-up Nikon since then and was anxiously awaiting what Canon would release so I could spend the insurance money that's dying to be spent. Would love to go FF and thought the 6D would be it but.... no. No fill flash is a deal breaker for me, slower frames per second a huge disappointment, and the layout - more like a 60D - not appealing since I'm used to the 7D, though this is not a deal breaker. As for fewer auto-focus points, it remains to be seen, but it sure seems underwhelming on first glance. (I never had any problems with the 7D's auto focus.) The 6D is a huge disappointment on paper. Nice though they are, I don't really care about GPS and WiFI. I'm leaning toward replacing the 7D and am even tempted by the 5D MK II (and welcome any advice) given the appealing prices for each,
The built in flash are really a total waste of time Far better off to have a dedicated flash. I always hated the damn things and the no flash is a winner in my view. Three cheers!
JohnB71: I agree,if your not shooting sports or fast moving wildlife,11 focus points and 4.5fps should be fine,now hopefully the new sensor works good and I'll take one.
Still should be good on the sports 4.5 FPS is pretty adequate. in the good old days of FILM it was never a problem.
dnral: Sad Joe:
I feel sorry for you. Canon should have picked you up in a Limo and taken you to the Photokino show for its unveiling. You should have also been given a gift bag with all of the new cameras.
It's not too late to write an angry letter to Canon letting them know exactly how you feel.
I do feel sorry for you and all the others here that whine and bemoan all the shortcomings of a product that you know absolutely nothing about.
I did not know, like the many, that you had been awaiting a decent ff body with the bargain price tag. Try Craig's List.
Sadly Joe, I am not venting my frustration directly at you, as you are to Canon, I just think you really are a sad person.
Please, don't be afraid to ask for help. There is no reason to go through life as Sad Joe:)
Your new friend,
Canon should buy him something simple like a Fuji finepix - something he does not have to use his' one and only brain cell' to operate
Abhijith Kannankavil: Many peple are complaining here that 6D is even lower speced than a 7D. Yes. it is. In fact, the only camera a 7D owner may want to upgrade to (in canon lineup) without missing on anything is the 1D-x.
7D is their flagship APS-C. Whatever it is, it's a flagship still. Even after years after the launch, it's still attractive if you look for what you need (not what you want).
While 6D is the cheapest Full frame in canon lineup. It is an entry level model. Do not compare it with the flagship.
Only thing 6D will do better than 7D is low light pics. And the insignificant 2MP added to it.
It'll be better resolution and be better in low light. I didn't think the 7d was all that good when the 60 had basically the same sensor.THE 7d might shoot at a faster FPS rate but that's a snatches difference.the image quality will blow you away
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?
you are an idiot
Canoman21: The 6 D was designed to be enthusiast level Full Frame. I upgraded from the 40 D to the 60 D. I could've got the 7D for a little extra but was pleased with the spec of the 60.It takes some great pictures.I will be getting the 6D as it will give me, at last, full frame image captureIt's all down to budget and taste and more importantly it is down to the operator looking through the glass composing the picture.My very first camera some 30 years ago was a cheap Zenith 35 mm. That had no auto focus the metering was a needle + /- and that was it.When Canon released the EOS 35mm cameras in the late 80's it was a dream come true. I got me a EOS 600 and still have it Canon are on to a winner as those who aspire to a 5D3 will look at the price and compare the basics. The 6D offers full frame at a cheaper cost.The auto focus will work just fine and to those whingers complaining about the 11 point AF - just use manual focus. it gives your eye the chance to govern the picture not a processor!
You obviously dont get it. If you want all the bells and whistles buy a 5 D3. Just wait and see if the auto focus will work - or not. The Samyang/ Optika lenses are manual focus but are impressive bits of glass for the money. I have mostly EF lenses as the crop factor on the 60D gives us more magnification but when composingin I'll always use the centre focus point anyway. I dont think it has brought us back to manual focus but you always have that option.Auto focus has just made us lazy. If you cant take a decent picture with you in control than but a compact. And if you dont like the 6D spec's then dont buy it.
montygm: Having been a Canon user for many years now I am also rather dissapointed with this new addition to the Canon line. They are trying to target the entry level consumer market to lure them to full frame and lens sales as "cameralabtester" mentioned but are going about it in a very stupid way. The fact that they have ommited a pop up flash is a huge mistake for one thing. Be it small as it is, it does come in very handy for fill in light, many people don't want to drag a bulky Speedlight around with them everywhere. Having worked in camera sales for over 7 years now I know of a great deal of customers ( some pros as well ) who often lammented on this missing on the 5D's. Why doesn't Canon listen to what customers want!!!! The fact that Nikon have also incorporated the ability to use DX` lenses as well is brilliant marketing on their part. Why would you want to buy this camera when the Nikon D600 has higher specs and lets the buyer be able to use DX and FX lenses? And the flash sync!Geez
I loath pop up flashes. Sadly my 40 D and 60 D have the damn things. They are at the best of times useless and how many DSLR owners have a separate flash unit sitting on the top anyway..... I rest my case.
The 6 D was designed to be enthusiast level Full Frame. I upgraded from the 40 D to the 60 D. I could've got the 7D for a little extra but was pleased with the spec of the 60.It takes some great pictures.I will be getting the 6D as it will give me, at last, full frame image captureIt's all down to budget and taste and more importantly it is down to the operator looking through the glass composing the picture.My very first camera some 30 years ago was a cheap Zenith 35 mm. That had no auto focus the metering was a needle + /- and that was it.When Canon released the EOS 35mm cameras in the late 80's it was a dream come true. I got me a EOS 600 and still have it Canon are on to a winner as those who aspire to a 5D3 will look at the price and compare the basics. The 6D offers full frame at a cheaper cost.The auto focus will work just fine and to those whingers complaining about the 11 point AF - just use manual focus. it gives your eye the chance to govern the picture not a processor!