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Canon announces EOS 6D enthusiast-level Wi-Fi capable full-frame DSLR

By dpreview staff on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:00 GMT
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Photokina 2012: Canon has announced the EOS 6D, a smaller, lighter and more affordable full frame DSLR for enthusiast photographers. The 20.2MP camera uses a newly-developed sensor and features an 11-point autofocus system with a single cross-type sensor. Canon says it will focus in lower light than any of its previous cameras. The 6D becomes the company's first EOS model to include GPS and Wi-Fi, to make sharing images easier. It uses its large sensor to offer a native ISO range of 100-25,600, expandable to 50-102,400.

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Press Release:

Enter the full-frame world: Canon unveils its smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR – the EOS 6D

London, UK, 17 September 2012 – Canon today unveils its latest EOS DSLR for serious photography enthusiasts – the EOS 6D. A similar size and weight to the EOS 60D, the EOS 6D is the world's lightest1 DSLR to feature a full-frame CMOS sensor, making it ideal for travel, portrait and landscape photographers. The model creates a new entry point into Canon's full-frame line-up, and is perfect for those who want greater control over depth of field, or to maximise the impact of shooting with the EOS system's extensive range of wide-angle EF lenses.

The EOS 6D combines a powerful, full-frame imaging system and superior low-light performance with a compact, robust and lightweight design. For the first time in any EOS model, Wi-Fi2 and GPS3 connectivity are included, empowering photographers to capture stunning images on the move, tag them with location information and wirelessly transfer them to a computer, the cloud, or smartphones.

Incredible images in all conditions
Benefiting from 25 years of EOS innovation, the EOS 6D features a newly-designed 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that allows photographers to produce poster-sized prints, or to crop into their shots with no compromise in quality. A native ISO range of ISO 100-25,600 (extendable to 50-102,400) also makes capturing crisp, natural shots in near darkness easier than ever before.

A new 11-point AF system also offers the strongest low light performance of any Canon AF system to date. With focusing down to EV-3, the equivalent of moonlight, subjects remain in-focus in even the most challenging lighting conditions – offering the freedom to shoot landscapes or portraits at night and capture the true atmosphere of the scene with minimal noise.

Explore your creativity to the full
The inclusion of a full-frame sensor offers greater control over depth of field in portraits, allowing photographers to easily isolate their subjects with attractive background blur. With the EOS 6D, photographers can now also explore the full potential of their wideangle EF lenses to capture every detail of a sweeping landscape, with models ranging from 8mm to 800mm. Additionally powerful DIGIC 5+ image processing offers a host of automatic modes and creative shooting features, complementing full manual controls to offer total flexibility to a wide range of users.

The EOS 6D is full of advanced features to assist photographers in capturing outstanding quality landscapes and portraits. HDR mode enables the capture of both highlights and low lights in tricky lighting conditions, while Multiple Exposures allows photographers to combine up to nine separate exposures into a single image incamera, creating a dramatic effect in the final picture. A silent drive mode offers a more subtle option for shooting candid portraits or weddings, and a single axis electronic level accessed through the viewfinder or via the LCD screen, ensures that horizons are level during image composition.

Built for sharing
The first ever EOS to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, the EOS 6D enables photographers to share their work immediately after shooting. Images can be wirelessly transferred to external storage devices, uploaded to Facebook and YouTube, or printed wirelessly using a Canon Wi-Fi enabled printer. Alternatively, movies and images can be viewed on DLNA-enabled HDTVs – enabling high-quality, big-screen viewing. By wirelessly connecting to a smartphone, photographers can also remotely control the camera, adjusting shooting settings and focus before remotely triggering the shutter and viewing the captured image.

Using the EOS 6D's integrated GPS, images can be tagged with location data as they are shot. Travellers can also build a more complete record of their trip by using the GPS logger function to track their route, which can be displayed using the supplied Map Utility software

Robust, intuitive design
Measuring just 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighing 770g4, the EOS 6D is the most compact full-frame EOS DSLR ever manufactured. Its dust and drip-proof, part magnesium body offers robust protection and an intuitive button layout for easy control. Photographers can also view their shots in stunning detail and with natural colours on the large, high-resolution 7.7cm (3.0") Clear View LCD screen, which features an enhanced anti-glare design to permit viewing in bright sunlight and at extreme angles.

A new Battery Grip BG-E13 provides additional power for extended shooting, while also making it easy to shoot both vertically and horizontally. When used with two LP-E6 batteries, the battery grip offers double the number of shots, and it can also be used with AA batteries for added convenience and flexibility.

EOS 6D - key features

  • Full-frame 20.2 Megapixel sensor
  • Tough, lightweight construction
  • Max ISO 25,600 (expandable to ISO 102,400)
  • 11-point AF sensitive down to -3EV
  • GPS3 records your location
  • Wi-Fi2 file transfer and remote control
  • Full-HD video

1 Correct at time of issue, according to Canon research (17 September 2012)
2 Wi-Fi support varies by device and region
3 GPS use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Use of GPS should comply with the laws and
regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of
electronics
4 In accordance with CIPA guidelines (690g body only)

Canon EOS 6D specifications

Price
MSRPBody: $2,099.00/£1,799; with 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $2899/£2,519
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloy, polycarbonate top plate
Sensor
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Other resolutions3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic 5+
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayRGB Color Filter Array
Image
ISOAuto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3), RAW: RAW (5472 x 3648), M RAW (4104 x 2736), S RAW (2736 x 1824) (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampby optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points11
Lens mountCanon EF
Focal length multiplier1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeClear View II TFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage97%
Viewfinder magnification0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (Hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/180 sec
Continuous drive5 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
FormatH.264
Videography notes1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (HDMI Mini)
WirelessBuilt-In
Remote controlYes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes (Splash and dust resistant)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
Dimensions145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (by cable and PC)
GPSBuiltIn
GPS notesImage tagging and tracking modes

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Comments

Total comments: 96
Nafees A Bazmi
By Nafees A Bazmi (Dec 24, 2012)

D6oo has swept out D6....

0 upvotes
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (Dec 17, 2012)

Well, I've stayed away from this topic for several weeks as it got too heated. My early comments reflected my strong disapointment with the AF system in the 6D. Well, here we are - reviews confirm - my fears have proved to be 100% correct. the 6D has a C**P AF system as does the EOS-M - SHAME ON YOU CANON - the 6D could have been great - now its just OK. Anyone for a Nikon D600 ?

0 upvotes
Homam
By Homam (Sep 26, 2012)

I can't believe there is so much negativity about this Canon already. It seems you have all forgotten how the old 5d mii revolutionized the market with an only 9-point AF system and until the introduction of nikon d800 according to dpreview it stood as the highest image quality dslr in the market.

What many amateurs seem to ignore is that huge differences exist between a camera's specs on paper and how it handles in real life. When d800 and 5dmiii were out in the market, i shot both for around a month and i had many more keepers from my 5dmiii in terms of color rendition, contrast, and focus accuracy. I found miii much more fun to shoot with and much more photographer friendly. d800's menu is way to complicated to handle.

I suppose a multi-billion dollar company like Canon knows what it's doing. Let's wait till 6d is in the market then we can actually compare the cameras better.

2 upvotes
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (Dec 17, 2012)

the 5D2 didn't have to face a Nikon D600 which is cheaper, better made, has a flash gun (system) built in, faster FPS AND a decent AF system. The 6D is second rate - from one Canon fanboy to another Canon could / should have included a decent AF system..... EPIC FAIL.

1 upvote
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Sep 20, 2012)

6D is not intended at all for video shooters, surely. Mono sound (in late 2012!!!), no external microphone input, no headphone jack, USB 2.0, no clean uncompressed video output in active mode via HDMI, and so on.

Nikon D600 at the same exact price has all these features and stereo audio, so it smokes the Canon 6D in a nanosecond.

2 upvotes
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (Sep 21, 2012)

As a Canon fanboy I can only say that Canon have given me the best possible reason to either stick with Canon APS-C - where they do show innovation or junk the whole lot and go Nikon. Frankly if the 6D spec had been the D600 spec I'm have none of these thoughts. The rot set in when the Nikon D3 appeared - Canon seem frozen as what to do next. Such a shame - but I simply couldn't spend all that money on a Canon knowing it was 3rd rate compared to a Nikon costing just a few pounds more. Think me and Canon have come to the end of the road.

1 upvote
jgardia
By jgardia (Sep 21, 2012)

Hi,
It has stereo microphone jack:
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-6d/4
I agree with most of your other complains.

1 upvote
MKvip Beauty
By MKvip Beauty (Sep 27, 2012)

> 6D is not intended at all for video shooters
FINALLY! If you want 2 shoot video get a SONY video cam!

0 upvotes
Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Sep 19, 2012)

Nikon’s recently released consumer-oriented full-frame sensor DSLR, the D600, has just gone through DxOMark’s image quality evaluation tests. And the verdict is in: the D600 is an affordable camera that places a high premium on image quality, as it ranks just behind the top performing Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E. It is also a significant improvement over the high-end professional flagship DSLRs, the Nikon D3X and the Nikon D4. Here are the DxOMark test results for the D600.

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database/Nikon/D600

2 upvotes
JazzMasta
By JazzMasta (Sep 19, 2012)

It seems to be a winner if you care for
- image quality
- low light capability
- fast auto focus
- good build

Not so good if you want
- brag about specs to the neighbour
- choosing between hundreds of focus points
- taking lots of pictures per second and spending days cleaning the harddrive

Luckily I care most about the first 4 :)

6 upvotes
Donnie G
By Donnie G (Sep 19, 2012)

@JazzMasta

True!

0 upvotes
Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Sep 19, 2012)

real fanboys can even justify the lack of a proper AF system... clowns....

5 upvotes
MKvip Beauty
By MKvip Beauty (Sep 27, 2012)

@Jazzmaster: you're absolutely correct!
@Gothmoth, REAL photographers don't even need an AF! They worry about taking the best picture, not about specs...

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 1 minute after posting
1 upvote
noirdude
By noirdude (Sep 19, 2012)

I like the spec better in the D600.. though it only has 1/4000 shutter speed and 1/200 flash sync.. unless Canon sell it for $1500..

3 upvotes
DeNoBoNeS
By DeNoBoNeS (Sep 18, 2012)

This is a poor mans canon 5D mk III I do not get this camera at all. I will not be buying this camera as I own a mk III canon kinda insulted the 5D people. All this camera is that when they stop making the canon eos mk II for sale this will take it place.

Yes you can buy a new 5D mk II new for $2400 secondhand $1700 when canon stops making this the 6D will replace it. But y did canon make it a full frame they could have made it crop and still worked out.

1 upvote
walnist
By walnist (Sep 18, 2012)

I don't understand all the disappointment for this camera.

For me it'll all boil down to the street price, which hopefully will quickly drop below 2000.
Concerning auto-focus, we can't really judge it from the number of points alone, the tracking algorithms are even more important, and the center point is supposed to work down to -3EV.

I'm not action photographer and 99% of the time i focus using the center point only.

What's really a bummer instead is the maximum shutter speed of 1/4000, although that could be compensated by ND filters, and the slow flash synch speed.

If the price becomes competitive with a 5DmkII (they can still be bought new for around $1700) then this camera could find its market among enthusiast amateurs or as a compact second body for pros.

1 upvote
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (Dec 17, 2012)

The 6D will provide great image and video quality and the price will drop over time. But for just a few bucks more Canon could have included a decent AF system - I'll be holding out for the MK2 version - about 18 mths...of course by the the Nikon D600 MK2 will smoke it even more....I'm a SAD Canon fanboy....

0 upvotes
CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (Sep 18, 2012)

Canon has sadly written the death sentence of it's EF-S lenses... with this affordable Full Frame EF lens mount camera.

While Nikon DX lenses CAN mount Nikon FF cameras... Canon EF-S CANNOT do it on Canon FF cameras!

The EF-S plot has now been dug up beside the FD mount in the family burial lawn...

.

3 upvotes
ivan1973
By ivan1973 (Sep 18, 2012)

Why don't you just say that kids underwear should fit you and vice versa?

5 upvotes
howardroark
By howardroark (Sep 18, 2012)

It never fails to amaze me what people will say online just to hear their own voice.
You've said nothing of value, and, more importantly, nothing supported by reality.
Canon has created the lowest end FF camera they've ever created....an expensive starter camera that will fit many people quite well, especially those like myself who rarely make use of focus points beyond the center point. Fortunately I don't require full frame. That's all they've done, make full frame less expensive. $2,100 still isn't cheap. Considering the many, many models using the their crop sensors to great effect the EF-S line of lenses has a long life ahead of it. The APS-C will always be cheaper than full frame and will always suit a large group of photographers. Considering the proliferation of small ILC cameras the EF-S will always be one step up and very useful.

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3 upvotes
Donnie G
By Donnie G (Sep 19, 2012)

@ howardroark

True!

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
0 upvotes
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (Sep 21, 2012)

We all knew that APS-C or DX were simply fixes as the cost of FF sensors were too high for the mass market, I still think that Canon will continue with APS-C for as long as possible as it has a number of advantages - 1st much cheaper to manufacture, 2nd - possible to make the DSLR smaller and thus help to counter 4 3 mirror less 3rd- millions of APS-C sold and many, perhaps most will not see the need for FF. 4th - millions of current APS-C users who might be tempted MORE by products such as the EOS - M than FF cameras.

I don't think that we all need to sell off our APS-C stuff this weekend, the BIGGER PICTURE (as Nikon says) is that Canon is falling behind its main rival - Nikon on key products. The D600 kicks the 6D out of the ball park and down the street. If anything will make me leave Canon (completely) it'll be that Canon cameras are no longer competitive - see D600 (again) for an excellent example!

0 upvotes
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (Dec 17, 2012)

As a committed Canon APS-C user I have to agree (that shocked you) the future belongs to the EOS -M system (but Canon please get the AF to work) and ever cheaper FF cameras (but Canon please get the AF to work) - frankly if I were starting over again I'd go NIKON (but Nikon please ditch the c**p CX based 1Series) in a heart beat, Canon are losing the market.....

0 upvotes
nffeeee
By nffeeee (Sep 17, 2012)

I have been a Nikon user (D700) for a while (six months, four years ago) before switching to Canon and still very happy about my decision. I have a 5d MKII and a 5d MK III and I would NEVER change to Nikon. Why?
1) Canon glasses
2) Canon colours
3) Canon Services
4) Would you spend your time choosing one of the 345 AF points instead of understand the right focal plane to focus with a single point?
5) Nikon's images look always greenish and artifical, no matters more MP.. I tried the D800.. I am not able to get what I want from Nikon RAWS with PS (I am still a Kodachrome fanboy).. I get great results with Canon in 5 minutes

So please TRY the 6D before judging... when I bought the 5d mk III I just saw the specs and I was sure it was only a real small update.. I change my idea when I started to use it.. USE IT AND JUDGE IT!!!

2 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Sep 20, 2012)

You forgot to add that you work for Canon full time now, hmmm?

3 upvotes
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (Sep 21, 2012)

You don't by any chance work at a company based in Woodhatch, Reigate, Surrey, UK for a company that uses big red letters in its name/logo?

1 upvote
YetiYeti
By YetiYeti (Sep 17, 2012)

> So if you really want a full frame camera with an swiveling screen,
> the Sony A99 is your only option.

Who needs swiveling screen, if you can have live view from camera on iPhone or Android phone...

1 upvote
audijam
By audijam (Sep 17, 2012)

this is GREAT NEWS! but...where is 3D?! I want a 3D!

0 upvotes
Mr Fartleberry
By Mr Fartleberry (Sep 17, 2012)

Finally - pressure on Nikon to put GPS in their bodies and ditch their overpriced GP1 cabled gizmo. Too bad it won't happen until the next product cycle though.

0 upvotes
dmytty
By dmytty (Sep 21, 2012)

Yes...amazing that Nikon left this feature for Canon to be competitive on.

Of course, we all know that the D800 marketers would never allow the flagship to be trumped so thoroughly...wifi is 1 thing, but GPS too?

Hopefully Nikon will do a quick D800 refresh so that the next D600 isn't crippled as well.

Marketing...bah.

Of course, Canon doesn't want their 'video' cameras to be cannibalized...so no uncompressed video out.

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
0 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (Sep 17, 2012)

Why Canon, why? 1 cross type point?

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

4 upvotes
JazzMasta
By JazzMasta (Sep 19, 2012)

I guess you care more about specs than real life usability.
50 more focus points and crosses still won't give you better pictures, just move your camera instead!

3 upvotes
Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Sep 19, 2012)

the cross sensor is f/2.8 get a clue what that means jazzmasta!

and you never heard about this either have you.. SPORTS.... ??
you know what you need for sports? i tell you noob: a good AF coverage and tracking.

you are a point and click user i guess?

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0 upvotes
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (Sep 21, 2012)

Cry !

0 upvotes
Dyun27
By Dyun27 (Sep 17, 2012)

Yes, the 6D features seem underwhelming compared to the Nikon D600, but I'm curious about the ISO performance of this one compared to the D600. I've pre-ordered the D600 when I saw the ISO performance,... but I wonder if the 6D will be slightly better in low light.

Max ISO 25,600 (expandable to ISO 102,400) vs. ISO 100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost).

Should be interesting to watch these two compare in picture quality. Don't give up just yet.

1 upvote
AllOtherNamesTaken
By AllOtherNamesTaken (Sep 17, 2012)

Since canon has been recycling 5 year old sensor technology for a while now, and also since they wouldn't likely release a camera with better ISO performance than the 5D3, I think it is safe to assume it will not be as good as the D600 (which is on par with the D800 for ISO).

ISO performance aside, I expect things like the sub-par viewfinder (97%, no LCD overlay), 1/180 sync speed, no pop up flash, single SD slot, 4.5 FPS and 11 pt AF with single cross point will be bigger dealbreakers for people.

The price needs to be $1299-$1499 IMO, then they can make a case for the thing.

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7 upvotes
Dyun27
By Dyun27 (Sep 17, 2012)

Good point. The price should definitely drop a couple hundred dollars for this model.

1 upvote
mosc
By mosc (Sep 17, 2012)

The viewfinder is indeed below par. If this costs anywhere near as much as the 600 it would be overpriced IMHO. Still, if Canon puts these down for say $1800 with that nice f4 24-105 included, man. Hard to complain about anything.

2 upvotes
Howard
By Howard (Sep 17, 2012)

Underwhelming. Why releasing yet another FF camera within a short span (after the 5DIII). Of course, I understand the 5DIII is a much better camera and the 6D is a crippled FF rebel, but still, considering the 5DII is still for sale (though may be not in production; they could be just clearing out the inventory), from a marketing standpoint, this also does not make a lot of sense.

Had this been a 20MP APS-C camera with better AF (basically a successor to the 7D), it would have made much more sense.

*Not* impressed!

2 upvotes
f5nhg
By f5nhg (Sep 17, 2012)

That’s exactly what I think.
The 5D3 hasn’t arrived yet on the shelves and the 7D, although a good camera is getting old. What a strange decision!
New 20Mp sensor: what for? 5D3’s one seems OK. I must have missed something.
I'll wait and see the high ISO performance. Maybe something is waiting for us...
I didn’t see any new lens.
BTW I can no longer wait for posting my pictures on social network
I hate to tell that but Nikon's set of features looks more attractive!

2 upvotes
DeNoBoNeS
By DeNoBoNeS (Sep 18, 2012)

Bingo OMG YES SOME ONE WITH A BRAIN!!!!!!!!!

0 upvotes
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (Sep 21, 2012)

I totally agree - for me the 6D simply does not make sense - UNLESS Canon are planning to jump start the FF market by dropping the retail price of the 6D to a level that they feel Nikon D600 (because its a better camera overall) can't follow. If that's the plan why not do this from Day One and delight not p**s off your customer base? Its clear that sensor apart the 6D is made up from odds and sods from their parts bin - so why the high early retail ticket ?

0 upvotes
voland354
By voland354 (Sep 17, 2012)

no flash light? damn!! it is a huge mistake. damn i wanna that built-in flash

0 upvotes
nellydesign
By nellydesign (Sep 17, 2012)

Nikon has a full frame camera with a built in flash, arguably the best use of a BIF because the FF sensor is better able to utilize the light produced. Why Canon does not follow suit is beyond me. How hard is it to just add a flash?

1 upvote
FTW
By FTW (Sep 17, 2012)

The body sells 2099$. At that price, the D600 is a better deal

7 upvotes
disasterpiece
By disasterpiece (Sep 17, 2012)

Yeah, something tells me that 11 AF points fit better in a low-end APS-C body. But what do I know...

2 upvotes
Higuel
By Higuel (Sep 17, 2012)

nellydesign: its purely a markting question!!! Otherwise it would be better then 5mkIII for studio&many others like interiors etc

0 upvotes
ageha
By ageha (Sep 17, 2012)

Ops, no hybrid AF... :'(

1 upvote
Scrozzy
By Scrozzy (Sep 17, 2012)

Hmm, bit underwhelmed at first glance.

I really wanted an entry-level FF upgrade path from a 450D, but I think they've cut too much off. Flash-sync is below a 450D, and they're trying to add shine to the AF by banging on about -3EV to distract people from the fact that the AF sensor has been around for eons.

Hopefully in practice it will be great, but this remains to be seen, and I bet it's expensive ...

1 upvote
Higuel
By Higuel (Sep 17, 2012)

UAU! a camera that is LESS in almost every important thing then ALL the others!
And yes, ALL photographers were dying for wi-fi instead of a flash (that controls others!) or some 11 CROSS AF points!!!
Maybe in next model they will put an MP3 player and loose ISO manual control!!! X(

Canon user since my first lens in98. But they sure are making an effort to se me changing for nikon! ):(

6 upvotes
Goodmeme
By Goodmeme (Sep 17, 2012)

Me too, I like the wifi actually, but the lck of a flash means I have no reason to change from my 5D. I'd like video but I don't need it. I NEED a popup flash every now and then, don't want to carry speedlites.

2 upvotes
GabrielZ
By GabrielZ (Sep 17, 2012)

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.

4 upvotes
Higuel
By Higuel (Sep 17, 2012)

UAU! a camera that is LESS in almost every important thing then ALL the others!
And yes, ALL photographers were dying for wi-fi instead of a flash (that controls others!) or some 11 CROSS AF points!!!
Maybe in next model they will put an MP3 player and loose ISO manual control!!! X(

Canon user since my first lens in98. But they sure are making an effort to se me changing for nikon! ):(

4 upvotes
Earthlight
By Earthlight (Sep 17, 2012)

How much does it cost?

1 upvote
Prestidigitator
By Prestidigitator (Sep 17, 2012)

$500 too much.

2 upvotes
Earthlight
By Earthlight (Sep 17, 2012)

Seems that way to me too. At least $500. Nikon is winning big time. I know many pros that have gone N this year and just today I got a message from a friend who is about to unload all Canon and go with the D600.

1 upvote
DeNoBoNeS
By DeNoBoNeS (Sep 18, 2012)

You guy's are morons you want a full frame for a grand you know how stupid that sounds. it's a ideal price but the prob is ff they shot it str8 in sight of the 5 line up there best camera line.

Comment edited 23 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
Great British Landscapes
By Great British Landscapes (Sep 17, 2012)

Wow, I have merely one word for this offering; "lol"

2 upvotes
siggo
By siggo (Sep 17, 2012)

That's 3 words!!!

1 upvote
Great British Landscapes
By Great British Landscapes (Sep 17, 2012)

Lol :)

1 upvote
Prestidigitator
By Prestidigitator (Sep 17, 2012)

Also, some other sites say max shutter speed is 1/4000, but above it states "1/8000"? So what is it really?

0 upvotes
GabrielZ
By GabrielZ (Sep 17, 2012)

Look again, the spec page above says 1/4000 not 1/8000.

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Prestidigitator
By Prestidigitator (Sep 17, 2012)

Okay, they must have edited it already. I've read the specs on other sites and it was 1/8000 on some before the official specs on Canon's own site appeared.

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Blackfjord
By Blackfjord (Sep 17, 2012)

Yeah, Canon, but does it have the usual focus issues....we'll see

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Prestidigitator
By Prestidigitator (Sep 17, 2012)

You mean like the non-aligned AF pts. on the left side like in the D800?

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Blackfjord
By Blackfjord (Sep 17, 2012)

Yes, I mean exactly like that or worse.

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SETI
By SETI (Sep 17, 2012)

1/8000 is better than D600's 1/4000

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io_bg
By io_bg (Sep 17, 2012)

While you can easily put a ND filter in front of your lens in case 1/4000 isn't enough, D600's 39 AF points are certainly better than 6D's 11 ones... And there's no way you can improve them.

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fmian
By fmian (Sep 17, 2012)

You could improve the way you handle the camera and take photos instead. Learn to anticipate the action so you don't need so many AF points blocking your view, and become a better photographer in the process.
Just saying.

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magoo_on_safari
By magoo_on_safari (Sep 17, 2012)

with my 5Dmk2 i can only trust the middle focus point. so i get lots of shots with movement where i'm bring the composition back from centred... sorry but i want focus points at 3rds and golden mean for 3:2 2:1 and 1:1

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Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (Sep 17, 2012)

Read again. It is 1/4000s

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Prestidigitator
By Prestidigitator (Sep 17, 2012)

The article says "3.0 inch" LCD, but the specs list below it say "3.2in"??? So what is it really? 3.0 inch is 920K dots, 3.2 would have 1.04M dots, 3.0 inch would have 4:3 aspect ratio, while 3.2 would have a 3:2 one.

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zzapamiga
By zzapamiga (Sep 17, 2012)

I see that the interchangeable focus screens have returned on the 6D after being eliminated on the 5D3.

http://4.static.img-dpreview.com/files/news/8307471868/sensor.jpg?v=1581

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CFynn
By CFynn (Sep 17, 2012)

Well that's at least one good point.

I really wish Nikon would re-introduce proper interchangeable focusing screens screens too.

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Rooru S
By Rooru S (Sep 17, 2012)

"Its dust and drip-proof."

hahaha that made me smile. Good camera overall. Wondering about the price...

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Archer66
By Archer66 (Sep 17, 2012)

It's drip-proof so 6D owners can safely drool over other cameras.

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acidic
By acidic (Sep 17, 2012)

"Images can be wirelessly transferred to external storage devices, uploaded to Facebook and YouTube,..."

OMG OMG OMG!!! I can finally upload quality photos to my social networking sites on the fly! Bye bye, stupid iphone!

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mgblack74
By mgblack74 (Sep 17, 2012)

Lol. 20mp images to Facebook for the world to rip off! Just what I wanted in a camera!!

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spidermoon
By spidermoon (Sep 17, 2012)

Yeah, 20mpx shot of you singing drunkly half naked on a table :)

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fmian
By fmian (Sep 17, 2012)

Please, don't be silly.
L RAW + S JPEG quality mode solves your imaginary problem.

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siggo
By siggo (Sep 17, 2012)

Is the screen 102,400 dots as above or 1040k (1,040,000)as in preview key spec list?

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Chaitanya S
By Chaitanya S (Sep 17, 2012)

built in GPS and wireless are big plus for this SLR. pixel count is decent(more than enough for most photographers).

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siggo
By siggo (Sep 17, 2012)

Why is it necessary to make a NEW battery grip necessary for EVERY model? (Other than to extract more dollars of course).

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Sep 17, 2012)

Wow the 7D really doesn't look so good next to this 6D.

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Chaitanya S
By Chaitanya S (Sep 17, 2012)

true, though AF on 7D might perform better than 6D.

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LKJ
By LKJ (Sep 17, 2012)

This just in: brand new camera looks better on paper than three year old camera. More as it happens.

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kikiriki
By kikiriki (Sep 17, 2012)

1 cross AF point? Incredible!!!

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Tan68
By Tan68 (Sep 17, 2012)

didn't the 5D start out as a camera with lesser specification? features have been added to the 5D II & III. the 5D had 11 focus points, i think. i don't recall if only one was cross type.

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Prestidigitator
By Prestidigitator (Sep 17, 2012)

Yes, but that was in 2005. It was already an atrocity when Canon had the gall to reuse it on the $3000 5D2. And it had 9-pts., not 11.

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LKJ
By LKJ (Sep 17, 2012)

An... atrocity?

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Sunny15
By Sunny15 (Sep 17, 2012)

I like mine. I mean....it's no 1DX or D800, but atrocity seems harsh. Oh wait, I get it now: you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Phew.

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Prestidigitator
By Prestidigitator (Sep 17, 2012)

LOL. You must be new here. If it wasn't a two-time atrocity Canon wouldn't have given the 5D3 the same AF as the 1Dx. That's how much it was ridiculed.

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mgrum
By mgrum (Sep 17, 2012)

Why the new sensor? Surely Canon are missing a great opportunity to shift a huge number of these units and really get the cost down on the full frame sensor, which will allow them to drop the price of the 5D mkIII

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mgblack74
By mgblack74 (Sep 17, 2012)

That's how smart people think. Corporations are a different story. :-)

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magoo_on_safari
By magoo_on_safari (Sep 17, 2012)

hope it fixes the mk3 11.5stop dynamic range.. i don't want a jpg hdr i want it in the raw file!

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bradleyg5
By bradleyg5 (Sep 17, 2012)

Robust, intuitive design
Measuring just 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighing 770g4, the EOS 6D is the most compact full-frame EOS DSLR ever manufactured. Its dust and drip-proof, part magnesium body offers robust protection and an intuitive button layout for easy control.

*Laugh* "drip-proof" I take it that's worse than "splash-proof" I can't think of much that would be destroyed by a drip of water.

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