Thought the slew of new products would slow down after IBC? Think again. Canon have picked up the slack by announcing ten new products, including the 5D MkIII’s younger sibling, the EOS 6D. Now some of these – the printers with WiFi, the obviously consumer-focused compact cameras – we’re going to choose to ignore. The 6D, however…
Canon EOS 6D – is it a pro camera?
A 20.2 megapixel DSLR with a full-frame sensor, Canon are pitching the EOS 6D as the ‘first full sensor camera’ for prosumer photographers. However, it is capable of full 1080p HD video and will work with all your EF lenses, so you may also want to bear it in mind if you’re thinking of moving into video for the first time.
As well as full manual control and the excellent shallow DoF we’ve come to expect from DSLR video, the 6D offers excellent low light performance, allowing you to shoot at up to ISO 25,600 natively, or expand that up to 102,400, so you can shoot in conditions as dark as -3EV. It’s also extremely light, coming in at 770g, and according to Canon very weather-resistant and easy to handle, all of which will come in useful if you’re thinking of taking it on a shoot.
There are a couple of specs which show the camera is aimed more at enthusiasts than pros – burst shooting mode tops out at 4.5fps, there are only 11 stops of autofocus – but on the plus side it supports WiFi control and GPS tagging right out of the box.
At £1799 ex VAT for the body only version and £2519 ex VAT if you want it bundled with a 24-105mm f/4 EF lens, ultimately it’s one of the most affordable, lightweight full frame cameras out there.
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