UPDATE: Sorry – turns out there’s a bug in one of the plugins and the side by side in the video didn’t export properly – I’m working with the developers to get that fixed.

Yes, it is a Canon Full Frame Shootout with the Canon EOS 6D, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II! planet5D went to Schiller’s camera on Friday November 30 to have a few minutes with the hot new Canon 6D full frame DSLR camera. We took our Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EOS 5D Mark II to do a side-by-side-by-side comparison of all three full frame cameras while shooting video.

Does the 6D standup to it’s younger sibling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III? Have a look!

Thanks also to our friends who provided some gear:
Schiller’s Camera

Nice Industries for the “calloutsFCPX plugin

Crumplepop for the “SplitScreen XFCPX plugin

RØDE for the new lavalier mic

Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 6D for video?

If you are not able to watch the video, and you might want to know what my final thought was at least with my very first handling of the Canon 6D.

For stills? it’s probably very good to excellent.

For video? buy a Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The moire on this beast is just disappointing – for a camera coming out in 2012, this just shouldn’t be this bad. I realize Canon wants to protect the 5D Mark III, but come on, this should be better than this!

I also wasn’t able to test out any of the Wi-Fi functionality, maybe I’ll get to do that on another day.


I’m sorry that I didn’t make enough time with the camera to shoot some really good stills. I hope to go back to Schillers and get a little bit more time with the camera maybe in a couple weeks when the excitement dies down and maybe I can shoot some more images. These look really good but like I said that video isn’t as nice as we’d like.

Schiller’s Wall – click for full size jpeg
Second building in the moire test – click for full size jpeg
Budweiser – click for full size jpeg

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