Canon EOS 6D Price in USA

Canon EOS 6D Price in US

A little over a week after Canon’s archrival Nikon made news with the release of the D600, Canon announced the EOS 6D, its own budget-friendly full-frame DSLR camera. The entry-level to mid-range full-frame DSLRs quickly became a distinct subset of the digital single-lens reflex camera industry. Only ten years ago, individuals with deep enough finances to purchase the 11-megapixel Canon EOS 1Ds for $7,999 were the only people who could take advantage of the full frame DSLR’s capability. Even if there has been a significant reduction in the difficulty of entering the market since then, the price of the EOS 6D is likely to be the aspect that attracts the most attention from prospective customers. It begins sales at a price that is $1400 lower than the company’s flagship EOS 5D Mark III.

The market for full-frame DSLR cameras is becoming increasingly competitive; Canon, Nikon, and Sony each have at least two full-frame models available. Despite this, the attractiveness of Canon’s 6D may very well lie in aspects such as its handling and feature set. While it is obvious that Canon needs to maintain clear distinctions between the 6D and the more expensive 5D Mark III, the challenge for Canon is to offer enough incentive for current EOS owners who do not have a substantial lens investment to resist the temptation to purchase the Nikon D600, which is priced similarly but has a slightly higher resolution.

And as is typical for Canon, they have chosen to go with the tried-and-true method of embracing the comfort of the familiar and being consistent. It is possible that the EOS 6D is best understood as a full frame version of the popular EOS 60D. In fact, it has a fairly similar control arrangement as well as size with its predecessor. Although it is thinner front-to-back and lighter than the Nikon D600, the 6D primarily seeks to differentiate itself on the spec sheet with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a’silent’ shutter mechanism, and, according to Canon, unprecedented low-light focusing sensitivity. This is because the Nikon D600 has a larger optical viewfinder and a higher resolution than the 6D. It remains to be seen whether or not this combination would be sufficient to please photography aficionados who would value the D600’s noticeably more advanced focusing system, twin card slots, and built-in flash.

The EOS 6D utilizes a brand new Canon CMOS sensor that has a pixel count of 20.2 megapixels (this is in comparison to the Nikon D600 and Sony SLT-A99, both of which have 24 megapixels, and the 5D Mark III, which has 22 megapixels). In conjunction with the DIGIC 5+ processor, it enables an expanded ISO range that can go as low as 50 and as high as 102,400. The typical ISO range is 100-25600. There are 11 points in the AF system, but only the central one is of the cross-type (sensitive to both vertical and horizontal detail). However, the 6D’s ace in the hole is its ability to focus in extremely dim light, all the way down to a stated -3 exposure value, which is one full stop darker than the 5D Mark III’s lowest focusing light setting. This number may not signify much to you, but just as a point of reference, -3 EV is about similar to the amount of light that is cast by the moon when it is full.

Notable upgrades include a built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, the latter of which enables you to operate the camera from a distance using your smartphone. The 6D also takes use of several capabilities that were introduced with the EOS 5D Mark III, such as Canon’s silent shutter mode, which allows for shooting that is less audible and more covert. Disappointingly, these in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposure modes are implemented as JPEG-only options, in contrast to the Canon 5D Mark III, which also captures Raw files. This mode is inherited from the Canon 5D Mark III.

Additionally, the Canon EOS 6D lacks some of the more exciting features that were included with the Canon EOS 650D. In live view or movie mode, there is no on-chip phase-detection to assist focusing, and the excellent touchscreen interface that Canon has become known for is absent as well. The back screen of the EOS 60D is not articulated like it is on other full-frame DSLRs, with the exception of the Sony SLT-A99. This is the only full-frame DSLR that does not have a fixed rear screen. According to Canon, this was done to ensure the camera is as durable as possible while also minimizing its size.

Canon EOS 6D Specifications

Price
MSRPBody: $2,099.00/£1,799; with 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $2899/£2,519
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloy, polycarbonate top plate
Sensor
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Other resolutions3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic 5+
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayRGB Color Filter Array
Image
ISOAuto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
File formatJPEG (Exif 2.3), RAW: RAW (5472 x 3648), M RAW (4104 x 2736), S RAW (2736 x 1824) (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampby optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points11
Lens mountCanon EF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeClear View II TFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage97%
Viewfinder magnification0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (Hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/180 sec
Continuous drive4.5 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
FormatH.264
Videography notes1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (HDMI Mini)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Remote controlYes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes (Splash and dust resistant)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)1090
Weight (inc. batteries)770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
Dimensions145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (by cable and PC)
GPSBuilt-in
GPS notesImage tagging and tracking modes
7.6Expert Score
Good

The EOS 6D does not offer the same breadth of features that its best competitors can, but it does combine very good image quality, impressive high-ISO performance, and class-leading low-light autofocus ability (with the central AF point), as well as class-leading built-in Wi-Fi and GPS features. In addition, the EOS 6D has impressive built-in Wi-Fi and GPS features.

Build quality
7.5
Ergonomics & handling
8
Features
7.5
Image quality
9
Performance
5.5
Value
8
Pros
  • Excellent detail in raw file output across ISO range
  • sensitivity to focus that is unmatched in its class in dim light (from central AF point)
  • JPEG noise reduction that is quite effective even at the highest sensitivities.
  • Impressively quiet 'silent' shutter drive mode
  • The Quick Control menu allows you convenient access to the shooting settings.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity for remote camera control on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet
  • Control of the remote camera with a smartphone or tablet that is equipped with Wi-Fi
  • Integrated GPS with the ability to text record data
  • On and off switches are available for the exposure simulation in live view.
  • Full manual control in video mode
  • IPB and All-I video compression options are available for your selection.
  • Conversion to Raw format in-camera
  • Long life of the battery (except when GPS and Wi-Fi are turned on)
  • High-quality raw converter that comes packaged (Digital Photo Professional)
Cons
  • At low ISO sensitivities, the JPEG engine has trouble capturing fine information when there is a low contrast.
  • Autofocus array with a low point density of 11 points and just one cross-type AF point
  • Single card slot (SD)
  • Compared to other full frame cameras, it has a slow burst rate.
  • It is not possible to individually customize the common live view and movie mode parameters.
  • Video output prone to moiré artifacts
  • a resolution that is marginally lower than that of any of its full frame competitors
  • Only JPEGs may be saved in HDR mode (unlike the 5D Mark III)
  • The preview button for depth of field is awkwardly located while shooting in portrait position.
  • Because it does not have an integrated flash, an external controller is necessary in order to take pictures using multiple flashguns.
  • Auto ISO is a rather simple setting to use.
  • Monoaural microphone
  • There is no jack for headphones for listening to audio.
  • When both GPS and Wi-Fi are active, there is a gradual but significant decrease in battery life.

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