the first Canon EOS 6D footage has been spotted in the wild and it is from a pre-production camera (thus the label “beta”) and we’d love to know what you think so we’ve posted a poll at the bottom… I’m going to hold off on my comments so as to not influence your voting and commenting.

Johnnie Behiri has delivered the video to the world – he’s a BBC freelance cameraman from Austria.

Note as well that there are some interesting comments posted on the vimeo page – we’ve copied some of them below.

Now, who wants chocolate?


mmmm…Canon 6D (“beta quality”) test footage

Note: you can download large sizes from vimeo if you are a member

Video description

Canon 6D is the latest in Canon‘s full frame HDSLR family and honestly, there is simply no substitute for the full frame sensor “look”.
The footage was taken with a pre production model camera and hopefully the video quality in the final version will be improved.

Camera strengths:
-Full frame sensor
-Clean high ISO in video mode (1250 is very mush usable).
-Manual audio adjusting
-PAL/NTSC

Camera weakness:
-Severe moire
-Soft image
-No headphone socket
-No audio through HDMI while recording (for monitoring audio on new EVF’s)
-No clean HDMI output

Notes:
-Format: 1080/25 All-I
-Video shot with available light. Litepanels 1×1 was used for the interview only
-Audio was recorded directly to the camera. No external audio recorder was used.
-ISO settings 640-1250
-Picture profile: Netural 0,-4,-1, 0
-30% sharpening was added in post (Adobe Premiere CS6)
-No CC was applied
Equipment used in this video:
Sachtler ACE L tripod
Vocas base plate
Lenses: Samyang 35mm, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS, Tokina 11-16mm
Various Kata bags
Litepanels 1×1
TV logic VFM 056 WP
Special thanks to Xocolat
Music: Saint Privat, Tous Les Jours
Johnnie Behiri is a BBC freelance cameraman/editor operating from Vienna Austria.
When not BBCing, Johnnie is filming documentaries, commercials, music videos and testimonials/image videos (johnniebehiri.com)



Canon EOS 6D high ISO sample

Note: there is NO AUDIO in this sample.

Comments from Vimeo

The way it is now, the 5d mark III looks better from the simple reason that moire and aliasing are reduced to minimum.

The sharpening did not contribute in anyway to artifacts.

Lenses are always a concern. The Tokina, Canon and Samyang I was using for this video are all made to resolve up to 21 million pixels while taking photos and they are doing very well with the 2 million pixels dedicating for video….

There was no way to load any picture profile for that beta model to improve skin tones.

This is a pre production model.

Lets hope the final version will do better in the moire and aliasing departement.

Poll

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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)