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Canon EOS 6D Full-Frame DSLR

Canon EOS 6D Full-Frame DSLR - Canon unveils its smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR – the EOS 6D.

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Category : Digital SLRs
Product : Canon EOS 6D
Price : £1,299
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EOS 6D
Canon today unveils its latest EOS DSLR for serious photography enthusiasts – the EOS 6D. A similar size and weight to the EOS 60D, the EOS 6D is the world’s lightest DSLR to feature a full-frame CMOS sensor, making it ideal for travel, portrait and landscape photographers. The model creates a new entry point into Canon’s full-frame line-up, and is perfect for those who want greater control over depth of field, or to maximise the impact of shooting with the EOS system’s extensive range of wide-angle EF lenses.

The EOS 6D combines a powerful, full-frame imaging system and superior low-light performance with a compact, robust and lightweight design. For the first time in any EOS model, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity are included, empowering photographers to capture stunning images on the move, tag them with location information and wirelessly transfer them to a computer, the cloud, or smartphones.

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D key features

  • Full-frame 20.2 Megapixel sensor
  • Tough, lightweight construction
  • Max ISO 25,600 (expandable to ISO 102,400)
  • 11-point AF sensitive down to -3EV
  • GPS3 records your location
  • Wi-Fi2 file transfer and remote control
  • Full-HD video

Incredible images in all conditions

Benefiting from 25 years of EOS innovation, the EOS 6D features a newly-designed 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that allows photographers to produce poster-sized prints, or to crop into their shots with no compromise in quality. A native ISO range of ISO 100-25,600 (extendable to 50-102,400) also makes capturing crisp, natural shots in near darkness easier than ever before.

A new 11-point AF system also offers the strongest low light performance of any Canon AF system to date. With focusing down to EV-3, the equivalent of moonlight, subjects remain in-focus in even the most challenging lighting conditions – offering the freedom to shoot landscapes or portraits at night and capture the true atmosphere of the scene with minimal noise.

Canon EOS 6D

Explore your creativity to the full

The inclusion of a full-frame sensor offers greater control over depth of field in portraits, allowing photographers to easily isolate their subjects with attractive background blur. With the EOS 6D, photographers can now also explore the full potential of their wide-angle EF lenses to capture every detail of a sweeping landscape, with models ranging from 8mm to 800mm. Additionally powerful DIGIC 5+ image processing offers a host of automatic modes and creative shooting features, complementing full manual controls to offer total flexibility to a wide range of users.

The EOS 6D is full of advanced features to assist photographers in capturing outstanding quality landscapes and portraits. HDR mode enables the capture of both highlights and low lights in tricky lighting conditions, while Multiple Exposures allows photographers to combine up to nine separate exposures into a single image in-camera, creating a dramatic effect in the final picture. A silent drive mode offers a more subtle option for shooting candid portraits or weddings, and a single axis electronic level accessed through the viewfinder or via the LCD screen, ensures that horizons are level during image composition.

Built for sharing

The first ever EOS to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, the EOS 6D enables photographers to share their work immediately after shooting. Images can be wirelessly transferred to external storage devices, uploaded to Facebook and YouTube, or printed wirelessly using a Canon Wi-Fi enabled printer. Alternatively, movies and images can be viewed on DLNA-enabled HDTVs – enabling high-quality, big-screen viewing. By wirelessly connecting to a smartphone, photographers can also remotely control the camera, adjusting shooting settings and focus before remotely triggering the shutter and viewing the captured image.

Using the EOS 6D’s integrated GPS, images can be tagged with location data as they are shot. Travellers can also build a more complete record of their trip by using the GPS logger function to track their route, which can be displayed using the supplied Map Utility software.

Robust, intuitive design

Measuring just 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighing 770g, the EOS 6D is the most compact full-frame EOS DSLR ever manufactured. Its dust and drip-proof, part-magnesium body offers robust protection and an intuitive button layout for easy control. Photographers can also view their shots in stunning detail and with natural colours on the large, high-resolution 3.0 inch Clear View LCD screen, which features an enhanced anti-glare design to permit viewing in bright sunlight and at extreme angles.

A new Battery Grip BG-E13 provides additional power for extended shooting, while also making it easy to shoot both vertically and horizontally. When used with two LP-E6 batteries, the battery grip offers double the number of shots, and it can also be used with AA batteries for added convenience and flexibility.

The Canon EOS 6D will be available in December priced at £1,799.00 body only, or £2,519.99 with the EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens. The BG-E13 battery grip is priced at £249.99 For more information, visit the Canon website.

Canon EOS 6D Specifications

ManufacturerCanon
Lens
Effective Magnification1x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels20.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5472
Pixels (H)3648
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeFull-Frame
Sensor Size (width)36mm
Sensor Size (height)24mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1,040,000 dot
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Partial
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity50 - 102400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Incandescent
Exposure Comp+/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting4.5fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS1080p at 30,25,24fps, 720p and 480 recorded at 50/60fps
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Lithium-Ion LP-E6
CIPA Rating1090
Box Contents
Box ContentsEOS 6D, Eyecup Eb, Camera Cover R-F-3, Wide Strap EW-EOS 6D, Battery Pack LP-E6 (Except JP/CN), Rechargeable Li-ion battery LP-E6 Battery
Dimensions
Weight680g
Width144.5mm
Height110.5mm
Depth71.2mm

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Comments


Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 10:39AM
£250 for the grip is just taking the piss. I have 5 Canon SLRs (2 film and 3 digital) and they all take different grips.... Won't be doing that again.

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cameracat 10 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
17 Sep 2012 10:54AM

Quote:£250 for the grip is just taking the piss


LOL, Yer right there Bri, But if you think Canon are extracting the P, Check out Nikons idea of wallet emptying grip prices....Smile

Lets face it, All these companies/corporations now have new departments, That are specifically tasked with finding ways to remove as much cash as possible from the punters.

The speed at which new toys are arriving on market, Is mind boggling, Maybe they see a nose dive on the horizon, Hence its big rush to capitalise whilst the going is good.

Who knows, Still no sign of a DSLR with onboard phone facilities, Not long I guess.

Tra la la....Grin
Niknut e2
4 673 64 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 3:43PM
OMG !!!!.....is there no end to all this desirability !!!!!!!!!!

Cameracat's right on the button with his remarks !!!!!!!!.Smile
parallax e2
5 119 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 6:48PM
97% viewfinder, piss weak focussing system and probably minimum weather sealing at best. Is the best Canon can do? Utter crap compared to the Nikon D600. Canon must get a grip (iiterally) and stop taking the piss.

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