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.
This is a good camera for beginners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I use this camera to take pictures of my family, wildlife and landscapes. The 6D is everything I expected it to be. Amazing noise control at high ISO. Autofocus works on a star at night (it takes several tries). It can focus using light from a full moon (it also takes several tries). The battery life drops to 50% after taking about 100 shots which is a lot shorter than I had expected. But this could be due to the fact that I have been taking a lot of longer exposure shots(5-10 seconds). The face tracking autofocus for video works very well. At first I was missing the White Balance button but I am used to it now. I set it to sunlight and do white balance during post processing. The lens however is not as good as I hoped. At 24mm and f/4, the vignetting is noticiable but you can correct this easily during post processing. My biggest grief about it is that it gets really soft at f/11 and smaller. This lens gives me an effective usable aperture range of f/4 to f/8. Besides this, it's a great lens.
I upgrade from 40D and the high iso noise performance in the 6D is incomparable. At ISO 3200, the picture is still great. ISO 6400 is about the same as ISO 800 on the 40D. I got the 6D for wildlife photography at dawn and dusk in addition to pictures of my family around the house and during outdoor trips and this camera has been everything I hoped it to be. Autofocus works at night time in poorly lit street lights and it sort of work for astrophotography as well. Autofocus during video is useless. I prefocus and change to manual focus before start recording. Face tracking feature works surprisingly well. I tried to take a pictures of humming birds and autofocus failed every time. For large wildlife, low light, landscape, family pictures, this camera is fantastic. For anything fast moving and for video, better get the 70D
This is a great camera. I wanted to upgrade to full frame but couldn't afford the 5D, so I went with 6D and I love it. Only wish it had dual card slots and a few more focus points.
I was able to shoot great picts... fast. And, the quality of images were better than I desired.