Canon EOS 6D – Canon’s answer to the Nikon D600

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Canon announced its new 6D DSLR this morning, the smallest, lightest, and cheapest full-frame camera in its lineup with a price tag of $2099 USD. At 690g, it’s 20% lighter than the 5D Mark III. The Canon 6D features a 20.2 megapixel full frame sensor, an ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50-102400), an 11-point AF system with a high-precision center cross-type point, 63-zone metering, 1080p HD video recording, 4.5fps continuous shooting, vibration-based dust removal, a shutter rated to 100K actuations, and a 3-inch LCD screen.

What’s unique with the Canon 6D is the built-in Wi-Fi® transmitter which allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites or upload virtually anywhere from your iOS or Android smartphone. You can use your smartphone for remote camera control and operation or even print your images on a Wi-Fi® compatible printer,

It also has a built in GPS, perfect for travel and nature photography which allows location data to be recorded while shooting.

You can pre order yours now at B&H (Canon 6D Body and Canon 6D Kit).

 

 

Check out the features

  • Newly designed 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, a wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light, and the next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.
  • New 11-point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV-3 sensitivity for focusing in extreme low-light conditions and a bright, high-quality viewfinder for easy focusing.
  • iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
  • Continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps for capturing fast-action.
  • EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p) with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time: 29 minutes, 59 seconds), selectable "All i-frame" (UHS-I Card is required) or IPB compressions, embedded timecode, and manual audio level control.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® transmitter allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, share your images with Wi-Fi® enabled Canon cameras, or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS or Android smartphone* with the free download of the EOS Remote app**. 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^.
  • Built-in GPS## Receiver records location information (longitude, latitude, elevation and universal coordinated time (UTC)) as EXIF information for geotagging images when shooting.
  • Compact and lightweight body with shutter durability tested up to 100,000 cycles, enhanced dust and weather resistance, and EOS Integrated Cleaning System for improved vibration-based dust removal.
  • 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor, 160° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure modes expand creative possibilities, and Scene Intelligent Auto and Special Scene Modes lets you achieve high-quality images with ease.

Here is the specs

Imaging
Camera Type Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses
Lens Mount Canon EF
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels Actual: 20.6 Megapixel
Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 20MP: 5472 x 3648 @ 3:2
Other Resolutions 11MP: 4104 x 2736 @ 3:2
8.9MP: 3648 x 2432 @ 3:2
5MP: 2736 x 1824 @ 3:2
2.5MP: 1920 x 1280 @ 3:2
0.35MP: 720 x 480 @ 3:2
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.8 x 23.9 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-bit
Noise Reduction Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points 11
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 97%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment – 3.0 to +1.0 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Live View Yes
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-102400)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec
Metering Method Spot metering, Center-weighted average metering, Average metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Program Shift, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Flash
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 sec
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Continuous Shooting Up to 4.5 fps
Dedicated Flash System eTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
640 x 480p (SD)
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 24 fps, 25 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
@ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
Exposure Control Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Auto
ISO Sensitivity 100 – 12800, Expandable to 25600
Exposure Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Continuous Shooting Time 1920 x 1080
@ 30 fps IPB: 32 min. (235 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB / min.)
1280 x 720
@ 60 fps IPB: 37 min. (205 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB / min.)
640 x 480
@ 30 fps ALL-I: 97 min. (78 MB / min.)
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo, Via Optional External Mic
Performance
Start-up Time 0.1 Seconds
Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
Connectivity AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable (With Optional Transmitter) Yes 1
Power
Battery 1x LP-E6  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1800mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Humidity: 0 – 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8" / 14.5 x 11.2 x 7.1 cm
Weight 27.16 oz / 770 g

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About Kent Yu

Kent is a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He and his team specialise in modern and contemporary weddings. Kent has his work published in international magazines and is a regular author to a number of photographic publication. He is fascinated by photographic equipment and enjoys showcasing the gear used in creating his images. You can find him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+
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