Canon EOS 6D Mark Peters : September 18th 2012 - 06:55 CET
Photokina 2012 - Canon EOS 6D Full Frame D-SLR camera : Canon unveils at the Photokina 2012 Show in Germany its latest EOS Digital SLR camera for serious photography enthusiasts - the Canon EOS 6D. A similar size and weight to the EOS 60D, the Canon EOS 6D is the world’s lightest D-SLR camera to feature a full-frame CMOS sensor, making it ideal for travel, portrait and landscape photographers. The EOS 6D 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 maximize the impact of shooting with the Canon EOS system’s extensive range of wide-angle EF lenses. The Canon EOS 6D camera combines a powerful, full-frame imaging system and superior low-light performance with a compact, robust and lightweight design.
Canon EOS 6D with Wi-Fi and GPS functionality
For the first time in any Canon EOS camera, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity are included, empowering photographers to capture breathtaking pictures on the move, tag them with location information and wirelessly transfer them to a personal computer, the cloud, or your smartphone. Benefiting from 25 years of EOS innovation, the Canon 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.
Canon EOS 6D body
Measuring just 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighing just 770 grams, the new Canon EOS 6D digital SLR camera is the most compact full-frame EOS 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 pictures in great detail and with natural colours on the large, high-resolution 3-inch Clear View LCD display, which features an enhanced anti-glare design to permit viewing in bright sunlight and at extreme angles.
Canon EOS 6D features
• Full-frame 20.2 Megapixel sensor
• Tough and lightweight construction
• Max ISO 25.600 (expandable to ISO 102.400)
• 11-point Autofocus sensitive down to -3EV
• 3-inch Clear View LCD screen
• GPS functionality records your location
• Wi-Fi support for file transfer and remote control
• 1080p Full HD video recording
• DIGIC 5+ image processing
• Optional Canon BG-E13 battery grip
Canon BG-E13 battery grip
A new Battery Grip provides additional power for extended shooting, while also making it easy to shoot both vertically and horizontally. When used with two Canon LP-E6 batteries, the EOS 6D battery grip offers double the number of shots, and it can also be used with AA batteries for added convenience and flexibility. The Canon BG-E13 battery grip for the EOS 6 body carries a suggested retail price of € 300,- Euro.
Canon EOS 6D price & review availability
The EOS 6D body carries a suggested retail price of € 1999,- Euro. Availability of colors and optional Canon EOS 6D accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Canon Imaging website in your region for more information. As soon as we receive a Canon EOS 6D test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution sample pictures, followed by an in-depth Canon EOS 6D review.