No doubt the most basic of questions for this forum ...

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yardcoyote Senior Member • Posts: 6,917
No doubt the most basic of questions for this forum ...

But please bear with me.  As the only person in my immediate circle with a DSLR at all, I get asked all the questions, and I've been presented with "what's the difference between a Canon 5D and a Canon 6D?" by someone who knows someone who is thinking of going FF.  A quick look at the listings at B+H gives me the mouthy answer of "quite a bit of money", and also a large pile of specs to compare.

But I'm looking for a more humane answer-- what are the comparative purposes of these camera bodies, and what kind of photographer are they aimed at?  Please be patient with someone who is not by nature a Canon person.  Though I do know someone who has an older, earlier generation 5D, and I admire it very much ... if he ever decides he wants one of the new ones I might find myself a Canon person after all.

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