Canon EOS 6D

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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Product description
Announced Sep 17, 2012

The 20MP Canon EOS 6D is Canon's smallest, lightest and most affordable full-frame DSLR yet, aimed at enthusiast photographers. As well as a newly-developed CMOS sensor the 6D features an 11-point autofocus system with a single cross-type point at the center of the array, which can achieve focus down to -3EV, which is little more than moonlight. The 6D becomes the company's first EOS model to include GPS and Wi-Fi built in, 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, and image quality across its ISO sensitivity span is excellent.

Quick specs
Body type Mid-size SLR
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
Dimensions 145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8)
GPS BuiltIn

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Our review

The EOS 6D doesn't offer the depth of features that its best competitors can, but it combines very good image quality, impressive high-ISO performance and class-leading low-light autofocus ability (with the central AF point) as well as impressive built-in Wi-Fi and GPS features.

Good for: Users who've been waiting for full frame DSLR image quality at a more affordable price.

Not so good for: Sports and action shooters who demand a fast frame rate. Video enthusiasts who need to minimize the appearance of moiré.

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