Best DSLR Cameras - Mid-Range for Winter 2015
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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.
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:
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
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Worthy Upgrade for a Rebel User
Canon 6d Review I've now been using my 6d for a bit over a week and feel that I've handled it enough to write a comprehensive review. First, let me tell you that I upgraded from a Rebel T2i, which I absolutely loved. I'm by no means a pro, and I don't typically get paid for my work; but I would classify myself as a photo enthusiast. I travel a lot and size and weight were factors in my decision to go with the 6d. I also like to shoot with available light, which is why I wanted to go full fram...View full Review
Canon 6d Review I've now been using my 6d for a bit over a week and feel that I've handled it enough to write a comprehensive review. First, let me tell you that I upgraded from a Rebel T2i, which I absolutely loved. I'm by no means a pro, and I don't typically get paid for my work; but I would classify myself as a photo enthusiast. I travel a lot and size and weight were factors in my decision to go with the 6d. I also like to shoot with available light, which is why I wanted to go full frame for the high ISO performance. For some reason it says I purchased the body only, but I actually bought the kit. Let me address some of the "cons" that people are complaining about right out of the gate. I'm going to assume that most people considering the 6d are like me - looking to upgrade from a nice point and shoot style camera or a Rebel series or other APS-C style DSLR. Nearly everything that people are stating are "cons" I never had on my Rebel in the first place, so I don't miss these features. The AF system has gotten a lot of attention, but on my Rebel, I used the center point 90% of the time for focusing. The center point on the 6d is just amazing. It focuses in an almost completely dark room. Certainly it will be able to focus for any situation when you are going to shoot hand held. I will take the simplified control of 11 AF points and an absolutely fantastic center focus point over 61 points (caveat: I don't shoot sports or other fast moving objects so I wouldn't really benefit from the addition points for tracking a moving subject). I rarely, if ever, shoot video so not having a headphone jack doesn't bother me in the slightest. Also, not having a built in flash is no big deal to me either. I'm going to assume that people looking at this price range for a camera have an external flash and understand the limitations of a built in flash. I never used the one on my Rebel anyway. Finally, not having two SD card slots doesn't seem like a big loss to me. While I think the redundancy of two slots might be nice, I've never had an SD card fail on me and perpetually back up my images anyway. 24-105mm f/4 Kit Lens: Honestly this was probably what was holding me back the most about going full frame. I previously have been using the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and I have to say that better than 90% of my pictures taken with my T2i were shot using this lens. While the 17-55 doesn't have a red ring or L in its name, it defiantly can run with the L glass. I worried that going from a relatively fast 2.8 (EF-S lenses do not fit on the 6d) to an f/4 would be limiting, but I also didn't want to give up IS and the 24-70mm was out of my price range anyway. Let me say that given the higher ISO performance, I don't really miss the stop I lost going to an f/4 lens. I actually like having a bit more reach with the 24-105. I would defiantly have kept my 17-55 f/2.8 if I could have, but I also don't feel limited by the 24-105 f/4. In the future I plan to get the 16-35 f/2.8 for use alongside the 25-105 f/4. So in summary, if you are like me and hesitating about giving up your 17-55mm f/2.8 for the 24-105 f/4, don't worry - the kit lens is fantastic and you won't regret going full frame for a second. ISO Performance: Let me sum it up in one word: amazing. I hate noisy pictures and I'd hesitate to shoot much above ISO 400 with my T2i. I have no problem shooting at 3200-6400 with the 6d. I took some shots basically in the dark at 25,600 and they were defiantly usable. Low light performance is just amazing. I can't comment on how it compares to other full frame cameras, but I do know there is just no comparison between APS-C sensors and this one. Auto ISO on this camera is awesome. I never used Auto ISO on my T2i (as I said above I hate noisy images and didn't like the camera constantly trying to push up the ISO). The Auto ISO on this camera lets you set a minimum shutter speed (great for people, like myself, who rarely use a tripod). It brings the shutter down to (near) the minimum, and then starts to the boost the ISO. Additionally (like most SLR's) you can set the maximum and minimum Auto ISO speeds. Autofocus: I touched on this above, but for its limitations, I actually like the AF system. I shoot mostly still subjects in available light and absolutely love the center AF point and its ability to focus in near dark conditions. AF is fast and of the few hundred pictures I've taken so far, hasn't missed yet. I like the simplicity of the 11-point AF system. I find the 61-point system hard to navigate. Coming from a Rebel, the AF system is very similar so there was really no learning curve when going to the 6d. Design & Button Layout: The 6d is surprisingly small and light. It's honestly not much bigger than my T2i, and only slightly heavier. It defiantly doesn't feel cheap though. It feels rugged, well built, and substantial in your hand. It doesn't have the plastic feel that the Rebels do. It feels like a pro-level camera. Coming from a Rebel, I felt pretty at home with the button layout. A few things are in different places (e.g. the mode dial is on the other side to make room for the top LCD screen) but I was adjusted within a day or so. The mode dial lock is a cool little feature, but I can't say I ever had an issue with the mode dial moving itself on my Rebel. The 8-way rocker is a bit annoying, but still a step above the four way buttons on the Rebel series. It's also nice to have the wheel on the back to adjust aperture (or shutter speed) in Manual mode, instead of having to press and hold a button and use the main dial on the T2i. The menu system feels well laid out and everything is pretty easy to find. Also having two custom spots on the mode dial is a nice addition (people seems to be complaining there are only 2 instead of 3, but let me say that 2 is much better than the zero I had before!). You can use the custom spots for pretty much anything (I have my set up for exposure bracketing and portraits). The ISO button location also takes a bit of getting used to when moving from a Rebel to the 6d, but the reassessed button and raised dot make it relatively easy to adjust quickly. Also you can customize a lot of the button assignments in the custom functions menu. Battery life seems to be pretty good so far. As expected, using GPS and WiFi considerably shorten the life, but it's certainly still acceptable. A note about aftermarket batteries: they work, but the camera doesn't play nice with them. If you put in an aftermarket battery the camera warns you that it isn't a Canon battery and asks if you want to continue. It also doesn't know how much battery life is remaining. I'm hoping the aftermarket battery manufacturers will update their batteries soon (Wassabi indicated within a month or two they would be releasing an update). WiFi & GPS: I bought this camera not really thinking I would use either of these features very often, but let me say they are welcome additions. The WiFi is pretty simple to set up (if you've ever set up a router or even configured your smart phone to connect to WiFi then you shouldn't have any issues). In less than 20 minutes I tried out connecting to an iPad, Android phone, laptop, and even a uploading directly to Facebook without any issues at all (note that you have to connect to your laptop first to set up Facebook and you have to register with Canon). Transferring images wirelessly from the 6d to a laptop is surprisingly fast and easy. Also, viewing images on an iPad wireless is easy (note that I haven't seen a dedicated iPad app yet, just for iPhone. Hopefully Canon has something in the works so we can see our images in full Retina glory!). I don't have much to say about GPS, other than it works. I stepped outside and it acquired a satellite signal pretty fast. You can view the geotagged information either in the provided Canon Maps application or in Adobe Lightroom. I think this will be really great when I am traveling. Note that the GPS stays on even when the camera is off (WiFi does not, however). You can turn off (or at least turn down the frequency) of the "bread crumb" feature (which tracks your location at set intervals to plot your path) to save some battery life. Advanced Shooting Modes: HDR, white balance and exposure bracketing, and multiple exposure modes are all really great features. I love to shoot HDR and the camera does a pretty decent job of aligning and merging the images when shooting hand held. I do feel limited in that you can only take three exposures in HDR mode. I also find it a pain to have to turn off RAW mode in order to turn on HDR. I actually prefer the exposure bracketing. You can bracket up to seven shots in 1/3 EV steps (note that if you want to bracket more than the default three shots you have to change a setting in the custom functions menu). The camera contains a lot of features for JPEG shooters (since I shoot mostly RAW I don't use these features often, but they seem nice to have for people who don't use post processing software). The camera will now do lens profile corrections (fixing distortion, brightness, vignette, etc.) for the lens that is attached. I always apply this to my photos using Lightroom and it's nice to have in-camera. Summary: In sum, the 6d is a fantastic camera. I don't at all feel hampered by the so called "limitations" pointed out in some of the reviews (lack of pop of flash, only 11 AF points, a single SD card slot, etc.). If you are upgrading from a Rebel you will love the improved center AF point, high ISO performance, speed, build quality, advanced shooting modes, and WiFi and GPS built in. I don't feel the need to compare this camera to Nikon's or Canon's other offering, because honestly this is a fantastic camera in its own right. I was already invested with several lenses in the Canon system, so Nikon was never really a consideration for me. The choice was really between the 6d and the 5d M3 and given the relatively large cost difference the 6d was the clear choice. Also if your considering the 5d M2, I think the benefit of five plus years of development has greatly benefited the 6d, and therefore would highly recommend the 6d over the 5d M2 for the sensor and new Digic 5+ processor. Pros: +Awesome low light / high ISO performance +Great center AF point for very low light focusing +WiFi and GPS built in provide awesome flexibility in shooting, especially for travelers +Relatively light and small (for a full frame) without sacrificing solid construction +Very bright and clear viewfinder (especially when compared to the Rebels) +Digic 5+ processor provides great JPEG improvements and fast enough shooting speed Cons: -Kit lens is only f/4, and the 24-70 f/2.8 is pricey! -HDR mode is slightly cumbersome to use and disappointing with its three shot exposure limitation -Button layout takes a bit to adjust to
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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 cheap." Guess...View full Review
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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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.
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!
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.
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
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