Canon EOS 6D

Welcome the Canon EOS 6D to the Canon full frame DSLR family and it is their lowest priced full frame DSLR camera ever – plus, it is their first DSLR with internal WiFi and GPS! It has a lower price tag than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, but is also missing some of its older big brother’s features.

Available now for pre-order: Amazon (body) (kit) and B&H (body) (kit)

Let’s cover the big hitting features and then we’ll cover details after the jump.

  • Low priced full frame Canon
  • Wifi! (including new remote control software)
  • GPS!
  • Touch screen
  • $2099
  • 4.5 fps burst
  • 11 AF points
  • no headphone jack
  • same HD video frame rates as 5D3
  • smaller body than the 5D3 – but larger than the Canon Rebel T4i
  • same battery as 5D3
  • available December 2012


Canon EOS 6D details

The Canon EOS 6D will fit in between the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EOS 7D (gee, isn’t it fun when the numbers are in sequence? HA).

Some important additional details:

  • 20.2 megapixels
  • Digic 5+ processor
  • ISO: Auto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
  • 11 focus points
  • 63 zone iFCL metering system
  • EF mount
  • no built in flash
  • 4.5fps burst speed for photography
  • built in GPS
  • built in WiFi – transfer photos
  • free Canon EOS Remote app available for iOS and Android systems allowing control and operation
  • mono built in mic but stereo external plugin
  • ‘Silent’ shutter mode
  • Single axis level
  •  NTSC and PAL video modes at multiple frame rates, recording 1080p at 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) and 25 fps, 720p at 60 (59.94) and 50 fps and standard video at 30 (29.97) and 25 fps
  • 97% viewfinder coverage; interchangeable screens (including Eg-D grid and Eg-S fine-focus)
  • Single SD card slot compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards including the new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards
  • mode dial rotates freely though 360 degrees, with no end-stops (from DPreview preview)
  • 100,000-cycle shutter durability
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System for high-quality vibration-based dust removal.

Missing features:

  • articulating screen
  • stereo mic
  • headphone jack
  • built in Timelapse

Size difference

The folks at DPreview have an image showing the size difference of the Canon EOS 6D as compared to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III:
Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III back
Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III back (click to visit DPreview page for larger sizes)

 

References

The official Canon USA Canon EOS 6D

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Sample images

  • Samples from Canon

Hands on Reviews

Misc

The manual online

ISO and other test videos

Videos