Canon EOS 6D Brief Review


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  • 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 1080/30p HD video capture with mono sound
  • 11-point autofocus system
  • 4.5fps continuous burst
  • Built-in GPS Receiver and Wi-Fi Transmitter
  • RAW Capture
  • Manual modes
  • Captures to SD memory cards
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-09-17
  • Final Grade: 92 4.6 Star Rating: Recommended

Canon EOS 6D
20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor; 1080/30p HD video capture with mono sound; 11-point autofocus system; 4.5fps continuous burst; Built-in GPS Receiver and Wi-Fi Transmitter; RAW Capture; Manual modes; Captures to SD memory cards; Lithium-ion battery
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 7/19/2017

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon EOS 6D Mark II.

Just as Nikon announced their entry-level full frame camera, the D600, a few days ago, Canon has also entered into the fray with their 6D. Built upon what is essentially an enlarged 60D design, the 6D houses a 20.2 megapixel full-frame sensor, an 11-point autofocus system rated to a remarkable -3 EV using the center point, built-in wireless and a GPS tracker. The camera isn't particularly speedy at only 4.5 fps, and don't expect great tracking from the autofocus, but we like where Canon has gone with this model. They have cut a few corners here that might turn off some users: there's no built-in flash (ala 5D), the viewfinder isn't 100%, and there's just one SD card slot, but these are relatively minor issues for most. It's about time manufacturers started putting useful features like GPS and WiFi into higher-end models. The 6D will hit in December with an asking price of $2,099 body only or $2,899 with the 24-105mm lens.

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