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Product Highlights

  • 20.2 MP sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide ISO
  • HD Video manual exposure & multiple frame rates
  • 11point AF w high-precision cross-type AF point
  • IFCL Metering
  • 4.5 fps Continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS Receiver
  • Compact and lightweight body
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About Canon 6D

For limited time only, save 18% on the Canon 6D dropping from $1,699.00 to $1,399.00 when you buy this item at Adorama.com and Shipping is free! The Canon 6D also comes in Canon EOS 6D Camera with Accessory Bundle, Canon EOS 6D Camera with Premium Accessory Bundle and a Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Body with Beginner Wedding Bundle.

CANON EOS 6D DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY

The CANON EOS 6D DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY is more than a camera body: it’s an entire professional photography studio built to fit in the palms of your hands. With high capacity for video, multi-lighting shots, and compatibility up the wazoo, the Canon 6D allows you to handle just about any type of shot or video footage you need.

Product Highlights

  • Premier video footage starts with multiple frame rates and ends with automatic file partitioning to the tune of 4GB. That means you can continually record all of the important moments between families and friends without fretting about the quality and length of your video clips.
  • The compact, lightweight design features a 3-inch LCD monitor with an astonishingly wide viewing angle and shutter durability that’s been tested up to 100,000 cycles, giving you the confidence to take this camera with you everywhere you go.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® capabilities make this the ultimate camera body for amateur photographers and photography enthusiasts, as the Canon 6d offers quick uploading to your favorite social networking sites.

Even a used Canon 6D at Adorama would be a major upgrade for many amateur photographers—don’t miss your own opportunity to procure one of the industry’s most trusted names in camera bodies.

 



Learn about the CANON EOS 6D DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY

What’s just as important as the lens of your camera? Try the body. The CANON EOS 6D DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY offers a degree of versatility and crisp imaging in so many different situations that you might not find yourself fretting so much over lens choice in the future. Why? Because this Canon 6D has it all: the ability to handle multiple frame rates for video capturing, a Clear View LCD Monitor for image previewing, and enough raw photographic firepower to please anyone, from amateurs to professionals.

What may separate this body from the herd at Adorama, however, is its raw compatibility. It’s wireless, able to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi ® and upload your images directly to social networking sites. It’s compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including the new Ultra-High-Speed (UHS-I) cards. This makes it more versatile than many camera bodies out there—and when it comes to bodies, versatility is a must.

But let’s take a closer look at this body to see exactly how it delivers on each of these points:



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  • Basic facts: Let’s start with the nitty-gritty. This body’s 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor with 14-bit A/D conversion ensures that you’ll be able to handle the wide range ISO setting from 100-25600, shooting in dim light, bright light, and everything in between. And all the while, you can rely on a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor to shut out all of that processing noise. It helps that the processing works just as quickly as it does quietly.
  • Beautiful video: What makes beautiful video? The ability to shoot in multiple frame rates—for example, 1080p at 30p. The 4 GB automatic file partitioning—which is just a way to say continuous recording—allows you to shoot videos up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds, giving you all of the time necessary to capture that oppressively long bridesmaid speech.
  • Wireless compatibility. We live in a wireless age; similarly, the Canon 6D is a wireless camera for many of its functions, including a Wi-Fi® transmitter that allows you to upload your images to social networking profiles with as much ease as, well, pressing a few buttons. This is great for amateur photographers who want to share their images as soon as possible.
  • Durable and versatile. How does one camera body achieve both durability and versatility? Through a compact and lightweight design. Its shutter durability is tested up to 100,000 cycles, giving you a ridiculous amount of confidence as you use the Canon 6D over and over again.
  • Crisp image previewing. We here at Adorama know that no photographer is good without feedback, and to that end, this body offers a 3-inch Clear View LCD monitor, a 160-degree viewing angle, and (not a typo) a 1,040,000 dot VGA. Reflection resistance, multi coating, high-transparency materials: all part of the package.

Add the CANON EOS 6D DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY or even a used Canon 6D to your professional repertoire or make it the sole piece in your amateur collection: either way you’re sure to give yourself high-quality videos and pictures in all manners of lighting and events. You won’t be able to find discounted Canon cameras with this kind of value anywhere else—which means the time to act? It’s now.



From the Manufacturer
The Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera is the ideal tool for unlocking your creative vision. It features a 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range of 100-25600, expandable to L: 50, H1: 51200, and H2: 102400, for incredible image quality even in low light, and a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor delivers enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed. A new 11-point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity allows focusing in extreme low-light conditions, and with continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps, you are ready to capture fast action.

Full HD video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates, and the benefits of a Full-Frame sensor provides stunning performance and creative flexibility. The built-in Wi-Fi transmitter allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, or upload virtually anywhere from your iOS or Android smartphone with the free download of the EOS Remote app. You can use your smartphone for remote camera control and operation (with the EOS Remote app), or even print your images on a Wi-Fi compatible printer.

Perfect for travel and nature photography, the built-in GPS allows location data to be recorded while shooting. Compact, lightweight, brilliant low-light performance, and loaded with easy to use features, the EOS 6D is truly the Full-Frame DSLR camera for everyone.

The Canon 6D is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon 6D is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 6D is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 6D: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Quiet

Canon 6D Features

  • Newly designed 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, a wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L - 50, H1 - 51200, H2 - 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light, and the next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.
  • New 11-point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV-3 sensitivity for focusing in extreme low-light conditions and a bright, high-quality viewfinder for easy focusing.
  • iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
  • Continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps for capturing fast-action.
  • EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080 - 30p(29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720 - 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480 - 30p (29.97) / 25p) with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time 29 minutes, 59 seconds), selectable "All i-frame" (UHS-I Card is required) or IPB compressions
  • Built-in Wi-Fi transmitter allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, share your images with Wi-Fi enabled Canon cameras, or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS or Android smartphone - Use your smartphone for remote camera control and operation (Requires EOS Remote app)
  • Built-in GPS Receiver records location information (longitude, latitude, elevation and universal coordinated time (UTC) as EXIF information for geotagging images when shooting.
  • Compact and lightweight body with shutter durability tested up to 100,000 cycles, enhanced dust-and-weather resistance, and EOS Integrated Cleaning Systemfor improved vibration-based dust removal.
  • 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor, 160° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure modes expand creative possibilities, and Scene Intelligent Auto and Special Scene Modes lets you achieve high-quality images with ease
  • Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High-Speed (UHS-I) cards.

Canon 6D Specifications

Type
Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera
Recording Media
SD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card
* Compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards.
Image Sensor Size
35.8mm x 23.9mm (Full-Frame)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses (except EF-S and EF-M lenses)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
CMOS Sensor
Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 20.2 megapixels
Total Pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 20.6 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Pixel Unit
6.55 um square
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion feature
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
Manual cleaning
Recording Format
Complies with Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and EXIF 2.30
Image Type
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Yes
Large RAW and JPEG images are recorded simultaneously
Size
Large: Approx. 20.0 megapixels (5,472 x 3,648)
Medium: Approx. 8.9 megapixels (3,648 x 2,432)
Small 1: Approx. 5.0 megapixels (2,736 x 1,824)
Small 2: Approx. 2.5 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
Small 3: Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 20.0 megapixels (5,472 x 3,648)
M RAW: Approx. 11.0 megapixels (4,104 x 2,736)
S RAW: Approx. 5.0 megapixels (2,736 x 1,824)
File Numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Backup Recording
Not Availabled
White Balance Settings
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash), Custom (Approx. 2,000° - 10,000°K), Color Temperature (Approx. 2,500° - 10,000°K), White Balance Correction, and White Balance Bracketing
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
* Correction based on the current WB mode's color temperature
Color Temperature Info Transmission
Provided
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 97%
Viewfinder Magnification / Angle
Approx. 0.71x / 33.3 Degree
Viewfinder Eyepoint
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Eg-A II provided. Interchangeable with Eg-D and Eg-S. Incompatible with Eg-A.
Viewfinder Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
AF information:AF points and focus confirmation
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level, exposure warning
Flash information:Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock
Image information:Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card information
Battery check
Composition information: Electronic level
Warning Symbol
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
AF Points
11 pointsall cross-type AF (f/2.8 at center: Dual Cross Sensor)
Center: cross-type at f/5.6; vertical line-sensitive at f/2.8.
Upper and lower AF points: vertical line-sensitive AF at f/5.6.
Other AF points: Horizontal line-sensitive AF at f/5.6.
AF Working Range
Center AF Point: EV -3 to 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Other AF points: EV +0.5 to 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
Autofocus: One-Shot AF - AI Servo AF - AI Focus AF
Manual focus
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection
Manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Displayed or indicated by superimposed display in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.
AF-assist Beam
Enable
Disable
IR AF-assist beam only
Metering Modes
Max. aperture TTL metering with 63-zone SPC with the following selectable modes:
1) Evaluative metering
2) Partial metering (center: approx. 8% of viewfinder)
3) Spot metering (center: approx. 3.5% of viewfinder)
4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control
Creative Zone
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb, Custom shooting mode,
Basic zone
Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE / non-shiftable), Creative Auto
Special Scene
Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control mode
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto and Manual setting range of ISO 100-25600 (expansion possible to ISO 50, ISO 51200 and 102400) in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments)
Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB : ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
Yes
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30 sec., X-sync at 1/180 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Shutter Lag Time
(1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure: approx. 0.060 sec.
(2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.144 sec.
* Time lag with the aperture stopped down by 3.5 stops or less (Excludes AF operation time).
Self-timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Compatible Speedlites
EX-series Speedlites
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering and average flash metering)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Speedlite Control
Provided
* Compatible with radio wireless flash photography.
FE Lock
Provided
Drive Modes
(1) Single shooting
(2) Continuous shooting
(3) Silent single shooting
(4) Silent continuous shooting
(5) 10-sec. self-timer/Remote control
(6) 2-sec. self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous shooting: Max. approx. 4.5 fps
Silent continuous shooting: Max. approx. 3.0 fps
Maximum Burst
Based on 8GB memory Card:
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 73 Shots
RAW: Approx. 14 Shots
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: 7 Shots
Based on 8GB UHS-I memory card:
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 1250 Shots
RAW: Approx. 17 Shots
RAW + JPEG Large/Fine: 8 Shots
Focusing
(1) Autofocus
1. FlexiZone - Single * One-point, contrast AF. Switching to another AF point is possible.
2. Face Detection Live mode
* Face detection, contrast AF. Face is selectable.
2. Face Detection Live mode
* Face detection, contrast AF. Face is selectable.
3. Quick Mode AF
* Phase-difference AF with 11 AF points.
(2) Manual Focus 1. Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.
Grid Display
Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Exposure Simulation
Provided
Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Video File Format
MOV (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Video Frame Rates
1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p
1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p
640 x 480 (SD): 30p (29.97) / 25p
Video ISO Range
Auto ISO range: ISO 100-12800
Manual ISO range: ISO 100-12800 in 1/3- or whole-stop increments (expandable to H: ISO 16000/20000/25600)
* If highlight tone priority is set, automatically set within ISO 200 or higher.
Video Shooting Time
Based on 8GB Memory card
[1920 x 1080]
30 fps/25 fps/24 fps:
32 min. with IPB compression
11 min. with All-I compression
[1280 x 720]
60 fps/50 fps:
37 min. with IPB compression
12 min. with All-I compression
[640 x 480]
30 fps/25 fps:
97 min. with IPB or All-I compression
LCD Monitor Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.0-inches (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2)
7.7cm diagonal (6.37cm wide, 4.25cm high)
Monitor Dots
Approx: 1,040,000 dots
Monitor Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustment
Manually adjustable to one of 7 levels
Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian,Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Image Playback Display Format
Single image display
Two types of single-image full display, two types of shooting information
Index display
o 4-image index and 9-image index
Jump display
Jump 1/10/100 images, Shooting Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, or Rating
Highlight Alert
With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink.
Histogram
Brightness and RGB can be displayed.
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Audio/Video (Out) Terminal
Audio/Video (Out) Terminal (1) AV stereo OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal (Type C)
Remote Control Terminal
N3-type terminal
Battery
One Battery Pack LP-E6
With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, AC power is possible.
With Battery Grip BG-E13, two battery packs (LP-E6) can be used. Or six AA-sized/LR6 batteries can be used
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8 in./ 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm
Weight
Approx. 26.7 oz. / 755g (CIPA standard)
Approx. 24.0 oz. / 680g (Body only)
Mfr #
8035B002
SKU
ICA6D

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4.6

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Exceptional for low light.

I'm just an enthusiast and travel photographer, not a pro. I never use a flash so the low-light reputation was of great interest to me. In practice the camera goes far beyond its reputation. The images, taken in almost zero light and at very high ISO's (6400+) are unbelievably clean. Color is amazingly well-rendered and vibrant, provided you're using the appropriate white balance. That said, like the 5D Mark II, don't rely on the Auto White Balance for all situations. If you're a former...

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I'm just an enthusiast and travel photographer, not a pro. I never use a flash so the low-light reputation was of great interest to me. In practice the camera goes far beyond its reputation. The images, taken in almost zero light and at very high ISO's (6400+) are unbelievably clean. Color is amazingly well-rendered and vibrant, provided you're using the appropriate white balance. That said, like the 5D Mark II, don't rely on the Auto White Balance for all situations. If you're a former Mark II shooter like me, there is a slight adjustment period between the 5D-style control layout and the 6D's more 7D-ish layout, but it's fairly intuitive and ergonomic. The camera is also very light and a bit smaller, which along with a small lens like the Canon 35mm f/2 or 40mm pancake makes it really light and compact. I haven't gotten into the GPS functionality yet, but by all accounts it's effective, and I have tried the Wi-Fi functionality through a smart phone and it's a very unique, very useful capability. Long story short, if you want to go full-frame or upgrade from a 5D classic or Mark II, you're willing to shell out a little cash for a nice fast lens, and you want incredible low-light ability, this is it.

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It's a dud

I normally don't pre-order, but went from Canon D-20 to D50 to 7D and figured I would be safe, based on history, with a dream upgrade to 1 D-6 with full frame. My new D-6 arrived today. Boo! What a disappointment, without even shooting a single thousand pics! I knew that my lonely EF lenses and prized L lens needed a new good home. That's why I "upgraded". Cheaper than a 5D or 1D, so I thought. Here's what my lenses said: "I'd rather be mounted on a Brownie. It makes me feel so chea

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I normally don't pre-order, but went from Canon D-20 to D50 to 7D and figured I would be safe, based on history, with a dream upgrade to 1 D-6 with full frame. My new D-6 arrived today. Boo! What a disappointment, without even shooting a single thousand pics! I knew that my lonely EF lenses and prized L lens needed a new good home. That's why I "upgraded". Cheaper than a 5D or 1D, so I thought. Here's what my lenses said: "I'd rather be mounted on a Brownie. It makes me feel so cheap." Guess that's the message? A point a shoot hybrid / cross with semi pro capabilities" " I am out out of balance." Now the weight balance needs to come from the grip. What did they do?" Oops. We changed the add on grip mounting so it's not compatable with the D7. Have to buy a new one now. ): Tough luck! Oh, we decided that pop up flash was not 'pro' enough so we dropped it. Well you might have asked, Canon, 'cause that little gadget, limited as is was, actually served a use, now and then. Sorry Canon, this is a catch up to Nikon wannabe. I am a Canon Guy and I am disappointed!!

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5.0

Excellent Camera

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I bought it a month ago, I so happy! This is a good photocamera with a lot of opportunities.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very pleased with this camera

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I'm primarily a green screen photographer but, occasionally I do work outdoors. I upgraded to this camera from a crop (half) frame camera and I couldn't be more pleased. The photos I take are sharper, clearer, and this camera works very well for me in low light situations. So, far I can't find anything I don't like about it. I would recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A meaningful upgrade

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A meaning grade from my 50D. The difference became obvious when I enlarged a cropped image 100%. One good reason to pay more to get a full frame sensor.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm in LOVE

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A full frame DSLR that I could afford! It's ISO range has little noise at the high end. And I LOVE the multiple exposure feature! Can't wait to get a 2nd body now!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great full frame camera

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Pro Portrait and wedding photographer Great Image quality. Fast and Sharp. Easy to use. Lots of great features. Still hard to focus in low light.

 
3.0

A Rebel Body with a 5DMkIII sensor.

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This is a good camera for beginners.

 
4.0

<3 6D

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Why I bought the 6D? I had fun with the 7D for over 2 years and figured it was time to buy a full frame to add diversity to my creative process. What do I miss about the 7D that the 6D doesn't have? The speed. I loved how fast my 7D was at burst as well as using the joystick for focus selection. What do I love about the 6D? ISO, Full Frame, WiFi for on the spot proofing with clients.

 
2.0

Wish I bought the 5DIII

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This camera has the image quaity of a high end camera but none of the features. Upon pulling it out of the box, it almost went right back. the frame is small (built on the 70D platform)and the layout really doesn't favor the pro. Way to easy to bump buttons and change settings when shooting in manual. The deal breaker was NO PC SYNC port! A camera in this price range should have a SYNC port. I wish I found this return period. I thought this was going to be an upgrade to my 7D, in some ways it was. The sensor size creates images that no crop sensor can. The image quality and ISO performance is amazing. Unfortunatly that is where everything ends. I deceded on this camera because on paper the differences I saw between the 6D and 5DIII didn't justify the price difference for me and I really liked the wifi and GPS capability built in. But these fell short as well. GPS is great and works as it should, but indoor is still problematic. The real issue though is it is ALWAYS on. even with the camera turned off it is on, killing the battery. So taking the camera out for a short 1 hour shoot, a few days later the battery is dead already. So I tend not to use it and have it turned off in the settings. WI-FI would seem to be a natural but it does not nterface with Lightroom. Yes there is a wrk around but my Eye-fi card does so much better with this. It is really only good for transfering ALL files so you don't have to remove your card or use a cable but it is also slow. Where WIFI shines is being able to download direct to phone/tablet and remote view. I love being able to download to my phone and go right to social media or review images on my iPad. The remote view function is terrific... for images. I am now moving into video and very dissappointed to find out I cannot use it as remote monitor for video. Overall the camera takes stunning images but the cheap frame and lack of usefulness of key unique features make this camera more of a gimmick then a serious pro camera. Image quality 5 STAR, but overall I have to give it a 2.

 
4.0

Avid Pro Photographer tries out the 6d

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I use this for commercial photography, editorial, weddings and cinematography. I'm a big Canon 5d II & III fan and kept a Canon 7d as my backup camera, I sold the Canon 7d and purchased the Canon 6d as my backup camera. I shoot both stills and video, so having an extra camera is important. Right off the bat, it's quieter, it shoots great in low light and performs almost as well as my Canon 5d and 5d Mark II. The menus are full of new features that might be great for JPEG shooters, but I shoot mainly RAW files, so some of those features don't matter much to me. As far as low light high ISO shooting, you'll have to use noise software like Lightroom to manage the noise. At 3200 ISO, it's pretty good but it is a bit noisy, but the LR software smooths it away with just a little loss in sharpness. So far I'm happy to be shooting at 3000 ISO, when shooting at 5000 ISO be on the lookout for noise in the shadows and dark backgrounds. From all the reviews I read, I thought there would be very little noise, well folks, it's noisy at high ISO, but it seems to be tighter pixels, so noise reduction doe's a great job and repairing that. But having the ability to shoot at 3200 to 5000 ISO is great for lowlight situations that wedding photographers face. I noticed that typically I shot wedding receptions on my 5D at 1600 ISO to brighten up my backgrounds and mix ambient light with flash, shooting the 6D at 3200 ISO seems to be comparable. One note: I had to lower my flash settings quite a bit when mixing flash at 3200 ISO, as the flash on manual settings at 1/16 was pretty hot. I shot a lot at 1/32 and 1/64 to compensate for the high ISO brightness. This is actually a plus, as it should reduce battery consumption, and I can shoot a bit faster shutter speed too. I can't wait to try it out more in the next wedding season. I also read that shooting in low light with flash was better than the 5d, sorry, it's just as bad shooting in low light. It sometimes struggles to lock focus, or even find focus to fire off a shot. As most wedding photographers know, that dark reception time is a challenge for focus. It's a solid camera, comparable to the 5d, and it definitely is worth the money. My only concern is dealing with the white balance inside the menu, but again, I shoot mainly RAW. I do shoot a lot of video and trying to dig into the menu to change white balance is a bear that I'll have to learn to deal with while shooting video. If you have the money, go for the 5dIII, but if you want to save on some money, this is a great camera.

 
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My Dreams Came True

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I decided to pay the money and step up to a full frame camera and spent a couple months researching and finally decided to go with the Canon 6D and with the rebate offer at the time including the kit 24-105mm L series lens I couldn't be happier. Even if I hadn't got the rebate I still would have gone the same way. I wanted a few specific things; I wanted tack sharp images, the ability to get clean (noiseless) shots at higher ISO and even do some great night stuff at very high ISO. I've got all that and lots more with my 6D. I could have spent another $1300 and got the 5D Mark III but now I can apply that $1300 to another great lens and have the best of both worlds. Bottom line: I'm a happy camper/photographer.

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Frances M  Just bought my new 6d and went to try out the iso settings. I can't find a way to get the iso any higher than 6400, is there somewhere else other than iso settings to do this? Thanks Frankie
CARL E  In the third menu from the left, you see "iso speed settings". Make sure "ISO speed Range" and "auto ISO range" are set to include, and go higher than, ISO 6400. I don't recall my camera's default setting, but it seems odd that the default would only be set to 6400. In any case, you probably have already figured this out by the time you are reading it. You start to notice a lot more color noise when you go higher than 6400, but really you can get usable shots up to 25,600. I hope you enjoy your 6D. I absolutely love mine! I've shot over 11,000 pictures since March 2013, and it never gets old! I've also rented or tried most of the other Canon models including the 1Ds3, the 1D4, the 5D2 and 3, and the 1DX. The 6D is my favorite of all these, but they all have their various advantages and uses. The weak point of the 6D is the autofocus sensor, but with practice you can work around its shortcomings (by leaving only the center point active while in servo mode, especially with a telephoto lens). Cheers!
Frances M  Thanks Carl, that's exactly what it was. Have since adjusted the iso limit in menu and the iso button can be adjusted as I want. Glad to hear you're enjoying the camera and I'm really looking forward to getting into it,
Frances M  Just bought my new 6d and went to try out the iso settings. I can't find a way to get the iso any higher than 6400, is there somewhere else other than iso settings to do this? Thanks Frankie
CARL E  In the third menu from the left, you see "iso speed settings". Make sure "ISO speed Range" and "auto ISO range" are set to include, and go higher than, ISO 6400. I don't recall my camera's default setting, but it seems odd that the default would only be set to 6400. In any case, you probably have already figured this out by the time you are reading it. You start to notice a lot more color noise when you go higher than 6400, but really you can get usable shots up to 25,600. I hope you enjoy your 6D. I absolutely love mine! I've shot over 11,000 pictures since March 2013, and it never gets old! I've also rented or tried most of the other Canon models including the 1Ds3, the 1D4, the 5D2 and 3, and the 1DX. The 6D is my favorite of all these, but they all have their various advantages and uses. The weak point of the 6D is the autofocus sensor, but with practice you can work around its shortcomings (by leaving only the center point active while in servo mode, especially with a telephoto lens). Cheers!
Frances M  Thanks Carl, that's exactly what it was. Have since adjusted the iso limit in menu and the iso button can be adjusted as I want. Glad to hear you're enjoying the camera and I'm really looking forward to getting into it,
Frances M  Just bought my new 6d and went to try out the iso settings. I can't find a way to get the iso any higher than 6400, is there somewhere else other than iso settings to do this? Thanks Frankie
CARL E  In the third menu from the left, you see "iso speed settings". Make sure "ISO speed Range" and "auto ISO range" are set to include, and go higher than, ISO 6400. I don't recall my camera's default setting, but it seems odd that the default would only be set to 6400. In any case, you probably have already figured this out by the time you are reading it. You start to notice a lot more color noise when you go higher than 6400, but really you can get usable shots up to 25,600. I hope you enjoy your 6D. I absolutely love mine! I've shot over 11,000 pictures since March 2013, and it never gets old! I've also rented or tried most of the other Canon models including the 1Ds3, the 1D4, the 5D2 and 3, and the 1DX. The 6D is my favorite of all these, but they all have their various advantages and uses. The weak point of the 6D is the autofocus sensor, but with practice you can work around its shortcomings (by leaving only the center point active while in servo mode, especially with a telephoto lens). Cheers!
Frances M  Thanks Carl, that's exactly what it was. Have since adjusted the iso limit in menu and the iso button can be adjusted as I want. Glad to hear you're enjoying the camera and I'm really looking forward to getting into it,
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