Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D is a 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor Digital SLR Camera with DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. It features Full HD 1080p Video recording with Manual Controls, 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point, 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor, Extended ISO Range of 50-102400, Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS, Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes, Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity, included a 3.0-inch Clear View High Resolution LCD. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8″ / 14.5 x 11.2 x 7.1 cm and weight 27.16 oz / 770 g.

canon-eos-6d Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Our Review

Features & Design

Canon EOS 6D is the latest full-frame camera that is made for fans of enthusiast camera than the EOS 60D and EOS 7D. It comes with a larger sensor size, that will be the right choice for photographer who want to upgrade their mid-range and semi-pro APS-C camera models. Additionally, the EOS 6D are also equipped with new features such as 20.2-Megapixel full-frame sensor, DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point including WiFi connectivity and GPS. This camera is suitable for photographers who like to shoot in low-light situations, landscape, travel, and portrait.canon-6d-2

Besides those features, the EOS 6D also has a more compact design compared to the EOS 60D and 5D Mark III. The camera has measure of 145x111x71.2mm and weight of 755g that made ​​of Magnesium Alloy and equipped with protection from dust and moisture. In addition, this camera also has an ideal layout and controls are quite intuitive. Moreover, supported with WiFi connectivity that allows users to transfer their files to a compatible device such as a computer or smartphone anywhere. While GPS is very helpful for photographers landscape or travel that allows them to mark where they took photos.

Performance & Image Quality

As expected, the EOS 6D quite responsive from start to finish shooting without annoying shutter lag. Autofocus was fast and accurate even in low light shooting situations. Continuous speed quite well with 4.5 frames per second although not as big as its competitors. If you are only using the viewfinder, you can use the battery to take up to 1,090 shots, but if you turn on Wi-Fi and GPS at the same time will greatly affect the battery life dramatically.

Photo Sample of Canon EOS 6D: 1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO100, crop 100% (credit: in Canon)

Photo Sample of Canon EOS 6D: 1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO100, crop 100% (credit: in Canon)

In the field test by using a lens 24 – 105mm f/4, at the wide angle the image quality of the image produced by the EOS 6D camera seems there were vigneting at the corners frame, but not to worry because it will happen depends on the lens you use. You can also remove the vigneting by using Lightroom and Aperture software. The test is conducted on a sunny day, the EOS 6D did a good job to produce punchy colors. You will get the best picture quality by using the Picture Style parameters that ensures color and image exposure is always right.

With ISO range of 100-25600 which can be expanded to 102,400, the EOS 6D is able to handle noise with very good that makes you comfortable to shoot at ISO 800 and above in RAW format or RAW + JPEG without worrying about the noise that appears. You can use the ISO 12,800 to 102,400 if needed in an emergency situation. In addition, noise reduction system on this camera also works very well.

You can record Full HD video at 30fps, 1280 x 720 at 60fps and 640 x 480 at 60fps in MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264). The resulting video quality is very good with color and detail are very accurate although you record video while walking. You can record video voice by activate the microphone on the camera, but will be disturbed by the noise of the wind so you need to use an external microphone.

Should I buy the camera?

The Canon EOS 6D is an excellent full frame camera for photographers who use Canon DSLR and want to change them to full frame camera without spending so much money. You’ll save more money if you buy the EOS 6D than buying a 5D Mark III. This camera has outstanding picture quality and the best technology combination of 60D and 5D Mark III includes additional features that are attractive as well as Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS. That makes the EOS 6D become a full frame camera that worth to be purchased and the closest competitor of Nikon D600.
Rating: ★★★★½

Specifications

Sensor

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

Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.8 x 23.9 mm

File Formats + Still Images: JPEG, RAW + Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 + Audio: Linear PCM

Bit Depth 14-bit

Noise Reduction Yes

Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

Focus System

Focus Type Auto & Manual

Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M) Autofocus Points 11

Viewfinder/LCD 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 System

ISO Sensitivity 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-102400)

Shutter

+ Type: Electronic & Mechanical

+ Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec

Metering Method Average metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot 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

Built-in Flash No

Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 sec

Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System eTTL

External Flash Connection Hot Shoe

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 Shooting Time

+ 1920 x 1080 (with 8GB memory card) @ 30 fps IPB: 32 min. (235 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB / min.)

+ 1280 x 720 (with 8GB memory card) @ 60 fps IPB: 37 min. (205 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB / min.)

+ 640 x 480 (with 8GB memory card) @ 30 fps ALL-I: 97 min. (78 MB / min.)

Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo,

Performance

Continuous Shooting Up to 4.5 fps

Start-up Time 0.1 Seconds

Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec

Connectivity AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0

Wi-Fi Capable Yes

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%

Weight & Measurements

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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Samples Photos

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User Manual

Canon EOS 6D User Manual (PDF)

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Comment by Андрей
2013-02-04 16:15:21

Thanks for the good review!

 

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