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Camera Showcase: Canon EOS 6D Reviews, Specifications, Price

Canon’s EOS 6D DSLR is the world’s smallest and lightest full frame DSLR which certainly grabs a great attention of serious photography enthusiasts. It is very similar in size and weight to the EOS 60D (in fact 3.3 oz or 95 grams less than 60D), that features a full-frame CMOS sensor, making it absolutely ideal in any condition, be it for travel or be it portrait or may be landscape photography. EOS 6D is also said to be similar to the previous 5D MARK III in terms of specification. So, if you are a photo enthusiast searching for a full-frame DSLR for ultimate technical quality and super-fast autofocus for action, but don’t want to pay extra for 5D Mark III or carry extra weight (about 26.8 oz or 760 grams) of the 5D Mark III, with the EOS 6D you will grab the best choice. The model creates a solid place in Canon’s full-frame line-up, and is perfect for those who want greater control over depth of field, or to maximize the impact of shooting with the EOS system’s extensive range of wide-angle EF lenses.

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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, features like Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity are included, empowering photographers to capture stunning images, tag them with location information and wirelessly transfer them to a computer, the cloud, or smartphones. While slimmer front-to-back, and lighter than the Nikon D600, the 6D primarily seeks to distinguish itself on the spec sheet with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a ‘silent’ shutter mechanism and, according to Canon, unprecedented low-light focusing sensitivity.

Canon’s EOS 6D features a newly-designed 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (slightly lower resolution than the 22.3 Megapixel EOS 5D Mark III) 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.

The EOS 6D have features that would must be enhancing your creativity; explore your creativity to the full! 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. 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. 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.

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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.

EOS 6D is the most compact full-frame EOS DSLR ever manufactured, measuring just 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighing 770g. Its dust and drip-proof, part-magnesium body offers robust protection and an intuitive button layout for easy control. You can also view the shots in stunning detail and with natural colors on the large, high-resolution 7.7cm (3.0”) Clear View LCD screen, which features an enhanced anti-glare design to permit viewing in bright sunlight and at extreme angles.

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A new compatible 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.

With the first ever EOS to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, EOS 6D now enables you to share your work immediately after shooting. 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.
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.
Using the EOS 6D’s integrated GPS, images can be tagged with location data as they are shot. Travelers 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.

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In nutshell, when I personally evaluate the goods and bads in this fun-to-use camera, I find a lot to share with you guys. There’s no built-in flash in this camera. But a lot of users won’t be having an issue anyway, particularly not if you use studio lighting in a controlled environment, or you’re happy to buy an external Speedlite for the hotshoe. Also, it provides limited autofocus points which is a bit disappointing. If I ignore these two points, which actually can be ignored, 6D delivers an excellent performance overall due to very high image quality, a powerful full frame sensor and much more new advanced features. The facilities of the built-in-wifi and built-in-GPS also add to the efficiency of the camera. All these attractive features combined with an affordable price; quite less than it actually deserves, make the EOS 6D a solid hit in the photography world.

But again, there’s something that pulls me towards the con side of this camera and Canon’s smart trick behind the idea, i-e no availability of a built-in flash. Canon is publicizing the camera as lightest outdoor full frame adventure, by saving some weight for the internal speedlight unit, but for night outdoor photography, you again would have to add on a little weight on the hotshoe. Eventually, we are there from where we began.

Price and Availability:

The camera is available worldwide, with a price tag of $1,999 (Body Only) in the US markets. In the Indian subcontinent, it is available at INR 1,24,995 for the body only variant and INR 1,66,995 for the 6D kit supplied with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

However, I personally don’t feel that a DSLR at this level being purchased with a kit lens is a wise idea because the pro DSLR owners might already be having a handsome lens inventory of their own by the time of purchasing this shooting ‘Canon’

Full Camera Specifications

The Canon EOS 6D is a featue loded DSLR, and all the specifications as per the Official Canon website is listed below.

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card*, SDXC memory card** Compatible with UHS-I
Image Sensor Size Approx. 35.8 x 23.9mm
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses (except EF-S and EF-M lenses)(35 mm-equivalent lens focal length will be as indicated on the lens)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.20 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Dust Deletion Feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image Type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording enabled
Recorded Pixels L (Large): Approx. 20.00 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M (Medium): Approx. 8.90 megapixels (3648 x 2432)
S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.00 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 20.00 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M-RAW: Approx. 11.00 megapixels (4104 x 2736)
S-RAW: Approx. 5.00 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
File Numbering Continuous, auto reset, manual reset
Image Processing During Shooting
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
White Balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Colour temperature setting (Approx. 2500 – 10000K), White balance correction, and White balance bracketing possible* Flash colour temperature information transmission enabled
Noise Reduction: Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic Image
Brightness Correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight Tone Priority Provided
Lens Aberration Correction Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical / horizontal approx. 97% (with Eye point approx. 21mm)
Magnification Approx. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye Point Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment Approx. -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing Screen Eg-A II provided, interchangeable
Electronic Level Horizontal: 1° increments, ±9°* During horizontal shooting only
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field Preview Provided
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points 11 AF points
Center: Cross-type AF at f/5.6
Center: Vertical line-sensitive AF at f/2.8
Focusing Brightness Range EV -3 – 18(at center AF point [sensitive to f/2.8 and f/5.6], room temperature, ISO 100)
Focus Operation One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AI Servo AF Characteristics Tracking sensitivity, Acceleration / deceleration tracking
AF Fine Adjustment AF Microadjustment (All lenses by same amount or Adjust by lens)
AF-assist Beam Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite
Exposure Control
Metering Modes 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering• Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)• Partial metering (Approx. 8.0% of viewfinder at center)

• Spot metering (Approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center)

• Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range EV 1 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.8 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Program AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Auto,
Special scene (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports,
Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight
Control), Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE,
Manual exposure, Bulb exposure
ISO Speed(Recommended Exposure Index) Basic Zone modes*: ISO 100 – 12800 set automatically
* Landscape: ISO 100 – 1600 set automatically, Handheld
Night Scene: ISO 100 – 25600 set automatically
P, Tv, Av, M, B: Auto ISO, ISO 100 – 25600 (in 1/3 – or whole-stop increments), or ISO expansion to L (equivalent to ISO 50), H1 (equivalent to ISO 51200), H2 (equivalent to ISO 102400)
ISO Speed Settings ISO speed range, Auto ISO range, and Auto ISO minimum shutter speed settable
Exposure Compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3 – or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 – or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
HDR Shooting
Dynamic Range
Auto, ±1 EV, ±2 EV, ±3 EV
Auto Image Align Possible
Multiple Exposures
Number of Multiple Exposures 2 to 9 exposures
Multiple-exposure control Additive, Average
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/4000sec. to 30secs., bulb, X-sync at 1/180sec.
Drive System
Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-secs. self-timer / remote control, 2-secs. self-timer / remote control
Continuous Shooting
Continuous shooting: Max. approx. 4.5 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG Large / Fine: Approx. 73 shots (Approx. 1250 shots)
RAW: Approx. 14 shots (Approx. 17 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large / Fine: Approx. 7 shots (Approx. 8 shots)
* Figures in parentheses apply to an UHS-I compatible 8GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and an 8GB card.
External Speedlite
Compatible Speedlites EX-series Speedlites
Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
PC terminal Provided
External Speedlite Control Provided
* Compatible with radio wireless flash photography.
Live View Shooting
Aspect Ratio Settings 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
Focus Methods FlexiZone – Single, Face detection Live mode (contrast detection), Quick mode (phase-difference detection), Manual focusing (Approx. 5x / 10x magnification possible)
Focusing Brightness Range EV 0 – 20 (with contrast detection, at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering Modes Evaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering (approx. 11% of Live View screen), Spot metering(approx. 3% of Live View screen), Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Silent Shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Grid Display Three types
Movie shooting
Recording format MOV
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264Variable (average) bit rate
Audio Linear PCM
Recording Size
and Frame Rate
1920 x 1080(Full HD): 30p / 25p / 24p
1280 x 720(HD): 60p / 50p
640 x 480(SD): 30p / 25p
* 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.976fps, 60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps
Compression Method IPB, ALL-I (I-only)
File Size 1920 x 1080(30p / 25p / 24p) / IPB: Approx. 235MB/min.
1920 x 1080(30p / 25p / 24p) / ALL-I: Approx. 685MB/min.
1280 x 720(60p / 50p) / IPB: Approx. 205MB/min.
1280 x 720 (60p / 50p) / ALL-I: Approx. 610MB/min.
640 x 480(30p / 25p) / IPB: Approx. 78MB/min.
* Card reading / writing speed necessary for movie shooting:IPB: at least 6MB per sec.ALL-I: at least 20MB per sec.
Focusing Same as focusing with Live View shooting
Metering Modes Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor* Automatically set by the focusing mode.
Metering Range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Program AE for movies and manual exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (±5 stops for still photos)
ISO Speed
(Recommended exposure index)
With autoexposure: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 12800), Maximum and minimum ISO speeds can be changed in Creative Zone modes
With manual exposure: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 12800), ISO 100 – ISO 12800 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 16000 / 20000 / 25600)
Time Code Supported
Drop Frames Compatible with 60p / 30p
Video Snapshots Settable to 2secs. / 4secs. / 8secs.
Sound Recording Built-in monaural microphone, external stereo
microphone terminal provided
Sound recording level adjustable, wind filter provided,
attenuator provided
Grid Display Three types
Still Photo Shooting Possible
LCD Monitor
Type TFT colour, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size Wide, 7.7cm (3.0-in.) (3:2)
Dots Approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness Adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Electronic Level Provided
Interface Languages 25
Feature Guide / Help Displayable
Image Display Formats Single image display, Single image + Info display (Basic
info, shooting info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image
Highlight Alert Overexposed highlights blink
AF Point Display Possible
Grid Display Three types
Zoom Magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x, starting magnification and position settable
Image Browsing Methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting
date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating
Image Rotate Possible
Ratings Provided
Movie Playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video / audio OUT, HDMI OUT),
built-in speaker
Slide Show All images, by date, by folder, by movies, by stills, or by rating
Background Music Selectable for slide shows and movie playback
Image Protect Possible
Post-Processing of Images
In-camera RAW Image Processing Brightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto
Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction,
JPEG image-recording quality, Colour space, Peripheral
illumination correction, Distortion correction, and
Chromatic aberration correction
Resize Possible
Direct Printing
Compatible Printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images JPEG and RAW images
Print Ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions
Custom Functions 20
My Menu Registration Possible
Custom Shooting Modes Register under Mode Dial’s C1 / C2
Copyright Information Entry and inclusion enabled
Audio / Video OUT / Digital Terminal Analog video (Compatible with NTSC / PAL) / stereo audio
Computer communication, Direct printing (Hi-Speed USB
or equivalent), GPS Receiver GP-E2 connection** GPS Receiver GP-E2 is not compatible with the EOS 6D (N, W)
HDMI Mini OUT Terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External Microphone IN Terminal φ3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control Terminal Compatible with N3-type remote controller
Wireless Remote Control Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi Card Compatible
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6 (Quantity 1)* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6.* With Battery Grip BG-E13 attached, size-AA / LR6 batteries can be used.
Battery Information Remaining capacity, Shutter count, Recharge
performance, and Battery registration possible
Number of Possible Shots(Based on CIPA Testing Standards) With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 1090 shots at room temperature (23°C / 73°F)
Approx. 980 shots at low temperature (0°C / 32°F)
With Live View shooting: Approx. 220 shots at room temperature (23°C / 73°F)
Approx. 190 shots at low temperature (0°C / 32°F)
Movie Shooting Time Approx. 1hr. 35mins. at room temperature (23°C / 73°F)Approx. 1hr. 25mins. at low temperature (0°C / 32°F)(With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6)
Wireless LAN (WG)
Standards Compliance IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n
Transmission Method DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b)
OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n)
Transmission Range Approx. 30m / 98.4ft.* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio interference* With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point
Transmission Frequency(Central Frequency) Frequency: 2412 ~ 2462MHz
Channels: 1 ~ 11ch
Connection Method Infrastructure mode*, ad hoc mode, camera access point mode* Wi-Fi Protected Setup supported
Security Authentication method: Open system, Shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Encryption: WEP, TKIP, AES
Network Functions (WG)
Transfer Images between Cameras Transferring one image
Transferring selected imagesTransferring resized images
Connection to Smartphones Images can be viewed, controlled, and received using a smartphone.
Remote control of the camera using a smartphone
Remote Operation using EOS Utility Remote control functions and image viewing functions of EOS Utility can be used via a wireless LAN
Print from Wi-Fi Printers Images to be printed can be sent to a printer supporting DPS over IP
Send Images to A Web Service A link can be sent to Facebook*, Twitter, or email address.
Send movies in the camera to YouTube.* You can also upload images directly to Facebook.
View Images Using A Media Player Images can be viewed using a DLNA-compatible media player
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm / 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8 in.
Weight (EOS 6D (WG)) Approx. 755g / 26.7oz. (CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 680g / 24.0oz. (Body only)
Weight (EOS 6D (N)) Approx. 750g / 26.5oz. (CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 675g / 23.8oz. (Body only)
Weight (EOS 6D (WG)) Approx. 750g / 26.5oz. (CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 675g / 23.8oz. (Body only)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
Battery Pack LP-E6
Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated Voltage 7.2V DC
Battery Capacity 1800mAh
Dimensions(W x H x D) Approx. 38.4 x 21.0 x 56.8mm / 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2in.
Weight Approx. 80g / 2.8oz.
Battery Charger LC-E6
Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E6
Recharging Time Approx. 2hrs. 30mins.
Rated Input 100 – 240V AC (50 / 60Hz)
Rated Output 8.4V DC / 1.2A
Working Temperature Range 5°C – 40°C / 41°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
Dimensions(W x H x D) Approx. 69.0 x 33.0 x 93.0mm / 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7in.
Weight Approx. 130g / 4.6oz.
Battery Charger LC-E6E
Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E6
Power Cord Length Approx. 1m / 3.3ft.
Recharging Time Approx. 2hrs. 30mins.
Rated Input 100 – 240V AC (50 / 60 Hz)
Rated Output 8.4V DC / 1.2A
Working Temperature Range 5°C – 40°C / 41°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 69.0 x 33.0 x 93.0mm / 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7in.
Weight Approx. 125g / 4.4oz. (excluding power cord)

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