6D preview

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v_ Senior Member • Posts: 1,926
6D preview

I had a pretty good chuckle about the 6D preview page here on dpreview. On the Summary page of the review there is a specs comparison chart. It would be fair to compare the cam to it's rival, right, but the reviewer decided to drop a higher level cam in middle to make things look a little more balanced. I think this is a bit misleading.

I am not into bashing brands and cameras. They are tools in the artists hands. Competition is great for us users.

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Silverstreaks Regular Member • Posts: 276
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Who on this side cares !!!!!

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u007 Senior Member • Posts: 1,681
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v_ wrote:

I had a pretty good chuckle about the 6D preview page here on dpreview. On the Summary page of the review there is a specs comparison chart. It would be fair to compare the cam to it's rival, right, but the reviewer decided to drop a higher level cam in middle to make things look a little more balanced. I think this is a bit misleading.

I am not into bashing brands and cameras. They are tools in the artists hands. Competition is great for us users.

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I agree, and hopefully it means less people complaining about the D600 here.

100% viewfinder, 24mp, 5.5fps, 39af points
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97% finder, 20mp, 4fps and 11af points

The ISO range of the 6D is larger, but we all know that they will be rubbish anyway. ISO102,400 will be terrible

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It's a poorly thought out hobbled camera built from the bargain basement bin spares Canon had left over. I'm actually quite concerned that Canon are no longer offering any credible competition to Nikon meaning we could all lose out.

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Arretose Senior Member • Posts: 1,093
Hmmmm...

I don't know guys.....it has built in WiFi and GPS. If I was starting out fresh, that would be a deal maker for me. Although Nikon offers Wifi and GPS, not having to plug in extra accessories and such is pretty cool. I hope the next version of Nikon's FF follows the same route.
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Arretose Senior Member • Posts: 1,093
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GREAT! Now I can play Angy Birds on the 6D.
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Maji Contributing Member • Posts: 734
Re: Hmmmm...

Arretose wrote:

I don't know guys.....it has built in WiFi and GPS. If I was starting out fresh, that would be a deal maker for me. Although Nikon offers Wifi and GPS, not having to plug in extra accessories and such is pretty cool. I hope the next version of Nikon's FF follows the same route.
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Not every photographer needs GPS and Wifi, so it is best to have them as add on dongles. Remember, the more gizmos you add, the on board CPU needs to work harder. I rather have the CPU working hard on images and not on accessories. CPU usage also generates heat, which in turn has the propensity to increase noise in the sensors.

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mbecke Regular Member • Posts: 382
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Arretose wrote:

GREAT! Now I can play Angy Birds on the 6D.
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Don't knock wifi. It can make it much, much easier to transfer a photo to a computer or other related device for review. It is a terrific convenience.

pavi1 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,852
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Every photographer needs Wifi, some are just too old to know.

Not every photographer needs GPS and Wifi, so it is best to have them as add on dongles. Remember, the more gizmos you add, the on board CPU needs to work harder. I rather have the CPU working hard on images and not on accessories. CPU usage also generates heat, which in turn has the propensity to increase noise in the sensors.

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pavi1 wrote:

Every photographer needs Wifi, some are just too old to know.

Too slow to transfer images for me, at least compared to USB3. But maybe I'm getting old

The facebook etc. trick is neat. But usually I'm not close to a wifi router I can use when I take pictures. So I would have to wait to be home anyway to transfer the images. Not a much interest to me (YMMV)

GPS built-in: definitely a nice touch IMO. It doesn't do anything to image QC per se so this is a bit on the gadget side. But it can be a very convenient way of tracking where the images where taken without having some gizmo dangling from the camera.
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Rotherhithe Regular Member • Posts: 111
Re: Hmmmm...

I'm testing GPS4phone today and, so far, seems extremely accurate. Not quite as convenient as having built in GPS, but it's certainly handy if you want your images quickly and easily geotagged

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I wonder if the 6d will have the same heavy non-defeatable NR that ruins high iso 5DIII images? The D600 is cleaner and has 2,5 stops better PDR at 100 iso. Nikon has taken the last couple rounds, wonder if Canon ever intends to get serious with IQ?
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Not sure i'm getting all the features of the 6D - but I think the 5d MK 2 is better spec wise than 6D, cheaper and 22mp vs 20mp.

With all the competition mid sector FF we should all be winners and force prices down..

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Rotherhithe wrote:

I'm testing GPS4phone today and, so far, seems extremely accurate. Not quite as convenient as having built in GPS, but it's certainly handy if you want your images quickly and easily geotagged

The trick is to make sure the camera date is properly set. But one advantage is that you're not drawing power from the camera battery.
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Rotherhithe Regular Member • Posts: 111
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Yes, the date and the time. I'm not sure how quickly the camera clock drifts - I bet it doesn't keep time that well

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Yes, the date and the time. I'm not sure how quickly the camera clock drifts - I bet it doesn't keep time that well

Did a quick check. I got my D800e about a month and 3 weeks ago and immediately set the date and clock as everybody does. It was set to match the computer clock within the minute (the computer itself uses a time server to keep its clock precise).

The camera is still within the minute of the computer time. So at most the drift is less than a minute after a month and 3 weeks (unfortunately I don't have a more accurate assessment). This translates in less than a 8 minute drift a year. That's more than enough accuracy for what I need for this purpose.
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