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Canon 6D Review Canon just released its first entry level full frame DSLR - Canon 6D in late 2012, ahead of holiday shopping season. If you are wondering how Canon 6D stacks up against competitors such as Nikon D600, or even Canon's own more expansive 5D Mark III and others, you've come to the right place. With features like 20.2 effective megapixel, 11 Point AF points, build-in GPS and Wi-Fi capability, full HD 1080p video capture, it is the one the you really should seriously consider as your full frame camera. Click here to see the best Canon 6D price.

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Full-frame 20.2 Megapixel sensor DIGIC 5+ image processor ISO Range 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 102400) 11-point AF sensitive down to -3EV First Canon Camera with GPS records your location for geo tagging First Canon Camera with Wi-Fi file transfer and remote control Full HD 1080p video recording Continuous shooting speed up to 4.5 frames per second Weighting at 3 pounds for body only MSRP: $2099, body only

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Detailed Review Exposure Due to the excellent high ISO performance, Canon 6D offers great exposure especially in low light or indoor conditions, along with very fast focus even in those situation. Image Quality From my personal experience, Canon 6D produces an excellent JPEG picture quality as Canon has the best JPEG engine. The need for RAW files can be reduced greatly. Build in Wifi Canon 6D has build-in wifi connectivity for easy photo sharing and remote camera control from any iPhone or Android smart phones. Photos and videos can be uploaded to YouTube, FaceBook, external storage device or the cloud. With Canon's EOS Remote apps for iPhone and Android, your smart phone can adjust the camera's shooting settings and focus, trigger the shutter and view images, all remotely and wireless. Photos and video can be downloaded to your smart phone right after they are taken. This is a big plus for the professionals on the road.


GPS This feature allows you to do geo-tagging, i.e., it will record the location where photos and videos are taken. With a GPS logger and Map Utility software, folks who love travel can actually log their travel path automatically. This is a really nice to have feature. Weight The body itself weighs only 3 pounds, making world's lightest DSLR to feature a full-frame CMOS sensor, according to Canon. Nikon D600 weighs about 7 pounds. This make it much easier for people like me who loves to travel with family and children. Sports mode Canon 6D's 4.5 fps on continuous shot falls a little short compared with Nikon D600's 5.5 fps. So if you are serious about shot in sports mode, you might want to consider Nikon D600. Better Kit Lens than Nikon D600 If you buy Canon 6D with the Canon 24-105L lens (sold separately retails for $ 1,149), it is actually a better deal than Nikon D600 with 24-85 mm lens. Although Canon 6D with the kit lens is $200 more expansive than Nikon 600D, you get 20 mm more in lens reach and the lens is of Canon luxury line of lens for excellent optical quality and weather sealing.

Comparison with Similar Models

Canon 6D

Nikon D600

5D mark iii

Nikon D7000

Nikon D800

Resolution

20.2

24.3

22.3

16.2

36.3

Kit Lens

24-105mm

24-85mm

25-105mm

27-158mm

n/a

ISO

50-102400

50-25600

100-25600

100-25600

60-1/8000

30-1/8000

50-25600

Shutter

30-1/4000

30-1/4000

Max Aperture

4

3.5

Body Weight

3 lbs

7 lbs

Sports Mode

4.5 fps

5.5 fps

6.0 fps

6 fps

MSRP (Body)

$2,099

$2,099

$2,975

$1,199

$2,995

More Info

Details

Details

Details

Details

Details

5.6 6 lbs

* Compiled after data collection from various sources

30-1/8000

3.5

n/a

7 lbs

6.4 lbs 4 fps


The Verdict Even though Canon is a few month late into the full frame camera market, it offers excellent hardware and design, great exposure, high ISO range, build in wifi and GPS. It is a solid full frame camera for beginners and offers the best bang for your bucks. Click here to see the best Canon 6D price.


Canon 6D Review