Review of Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF24-105mm IS Lens Kit
$1550.00-$1999.00 (For Body Only)Price Range
Reviewed on: July 17, 2013
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Pros & Cons
The EOS 6D DSLR Camera is an ideal tool for unlocking your creative vision. It features a 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range of 100-25600, expandable to L: 50, H1: 51200 and H2: 102400, for incredible image quality even in low light, and a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor delivers enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed. A new 11-point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity allows focusing in extreme low-light conditions, and with continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps, you are ready to capture fast action. Full HD video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates, and the benefits of a Full-Frame sensor provides stunning performance and creative flexibility. With its High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, the camera can merge 3 images of varying exposure in camera and save them as one final image, capturing a broad range of shadow and highlight detail with stunning tonal range. The camera offers a Multiple Exposure mode for film-like image creation with the convenience of in-camera processing. It offers two different compositing methods for proper exposure and composition: additive or average. Multiple exposure shots from 2 to 9 are stored as one final image and can be taken in both RAW and JPEG shooting modes. Scene Intelligent Auto mode analyzes the image, accounting for faces, colors, brightness, moving objects, contrast, even whether the camera is handheld or on a tripod.
The EOS 6D features a variety of Special Scene modes that achieve high-quality images: Handheld Night Scene and HDR Backlight Control. The Handheld Night Scene mode captures nightscapes with bright highlights and detailed dark areas. The HDR Backlight Control mode ensures that backlit subjects are not recorded too dark by shooting three consecutive shots at different exposures (underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed) and then combining the images. The camera offers a silent, low vibration shooting mode. The built-in Wi-Fi transmitter allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (Requires one time registration), or upload virtually anywhere from your iOS or Android smartphone (Compatible with iOS version 5.0 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0 or later. Data charges may apply) with the free download of the EOS Remote app (The EOS Remote app will be available soon). You can use your smartphone for remote camera control and operation (with the EOS Remote app), or even print your images on a Wi-Fi compatible printer (DPS over IP certified printer is required). Perfect for travel and nature photography, the built-in GPS (In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted) allows location data to be recorded while shooting. The Integrated Cleaning System feature delivers great dust removal for clearer images. To prevent dust accumulation, the system removes particles on the surface of the glass filter by vibrating the glass ultrasonically.
However, just a couple of drawbacks that were noticed in this unit is that it features only 1 card slot. Also, some reviewers mentioned that some special modes shooting like, Scene Handheld and HDR, can only be saved as a jpeg and it does not have an built in flash.
Overall, the EOS 6D DSLR Camera is compact, lightweight, brilliant in low-light performance, and loaded with easy to use features. Added to all the advantages it is considered to be priced right for the features it offers and thus is truly the Full-Frame DSLR camera for everyone.
- Dimensions: 5.7” W x 4.4” H x 2.8” D
- Weight: 26.7 oz. (CIPA Standard) and 24.0 oz. (Body only)
Review Group #: 1
High image quality • Great quality low light photography • Full frame camera • Very compact and light • Good HD video quality • AF points hunt slightly in low light at wide apertures
Review Group #: 2
Good in medium light shooting without flash • Really good ISO Sensitivity • Full frame sensor • Top notch image quality even for portraits and landscapes • Best in all autofocus • Perfect if focus or compose is used with the center point • Better RAW image • Better color processing • Marginal improvement over 5D Mark II
Review Group #: 3
Awesome price range for a lot of features and full frame sensor • 50 mm lens is pretty loose in a full frame camera • Significantly the second best full frame after Mark III
Review Group #: 4
High ISO performance • Stunning and crisp image quality in low light • Integrated WiFi and GPS • ISO button is easily accessible in Nikon models unlike 6D
Review Group #: 5
Fast and accurate shots • Advanced shooting modes • Fantastic center focus point with -3 ev • Improved center AF point over 61 points • Amazing low light AF • Simplified control of 11 AF points • Good build quality
Review Group #: 6
Large and bright viewfinder • Low noise with high ISO settings • Top picture and video quality with full frame • Live mode shooting, continuous shooting, review images, review histogram etc., can drain the battery rather quickly • Useful features like WiFi, GPS, leveling, HDR
Where to Buy
|42photo.com||$1549.99||EOS 6D Body Only|
|eBay||$1629.95||EOS 6D Body Only|
|Amazon||$1999.00||EOS 6D Body Only|
|BHPhotoVideo||$1999.00||EOS 6D Body Only|
|adorama.com||$1999.00||EOS 6D Body Only|
|BestBuy||$1999.00||EOS 6D Body Only|
|Amazon||$2599.00||EOS 6D and EF24-105mm IS Kit|
Amazon.com Rating: 4.70 stars from 217 reviews, Price: $2.00