Newly designed 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor
The EOS 6D features a newly developed Canon Full-Frame 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor for high resolution, perfectly detailed images delivered with incredible speed and performance. A 35.8mm x 23.9mm sensor captures images of 5472 x 3648 pixels with a pixel size of 6.55 µm square for fantastic detail and a superior signal-to-noise ratio, resulting in great images from the start. With no conversion factor, the EOS 6D’s sensor ensures that lenses mounted on the camera will deliver the same angle of view they would on a traditional 35mm camera. Working in tandem with the EOS 6D’s DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, the sensor containing a new photodiode structure delivers ISO sensitivities of 100-25600 (with expanded sensitivities of L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) and can shoot at up to 4.5 frames per second. Wrapped up in the EOS 6D’s compact and lightweight body, photography with a full-frame sensor has never been so easy and so portable.
14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)
The EOS 6D offers 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, delivers high standard and expanded ISOs, and a score of new options to enhance shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations. The EOS 6D has a standard range of ISO 100-25600 but thanks to the improved signal-to-noise ratio of the newly designed sensor and powerful noise reduction, the camera can shoot at expanded sensitivities down to ISO 50 (L) and up to ISO 51200 (H1), and even expand to ISO 102400 (H2)! Beyond the obvious advantages of its wide ISO range, the EOS 6D has automatic ISO settings, which can be found on the dedicated ISO menu. Minimum and maximum ISO settings can be specified, as can a user-defined range, plus full auto and manual.
DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed
For a whole new level of performance, the EOS 6D uses a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. Working with two 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits, and delivering speeds of up to 4.5 fps (RAW + JPEG), the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor improves data processing performance and features new algorithms that promote greater noise reduction at higher ISOs. In addition to conventional image processing functions, the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor offers real-time compensation for chromatic aberration in both still and motion images. With the power of this processor, speed improvements are noticeable from the instant the camera is turned on and the stunning results speak for themselves.
Outstanding in Everything that Really Counts
This camera is outstanding in all of the features that really count. I am an advanced amateur enthusiast primarily using the 6D for landscape, travel and portrait photography. For those purposes you can't ask for anything more. Image quality is fantastic. This was an upgrade for me from a 50D. I was waiting for the rumored 7D Mark II when the 6D came along. I'm sure glad it did. Having used the 6D for several months I much prefer the full frame over the APS-C sensor. The low noise at low light with higher ISO's that a full frame gives is well worth the price. Another really nice feature of the 6D is the ability to bracket 3, 5 or 7 shots for HDR. Coming from a 50D (and a 20D before that) the menu system was a breeze - no real learning curve at all.
It is true that this camera is somewhat "lacking" in features compared to the 7D or 5D Mark III. But the question I asked myself is would I really avail myself of those features, and the answer was "no." The auto focus is more than adequate and, with the possible exception of a built-in flash, this camera does everything needed for the type of photography I do. As a practical matter, the only time I ever used the built in flash on my 50D was for a little bit of fill light in outdoor portraits. It's really not that big an issue not to have it.
The Wi-Fi / iPhone app is exceptionally easy to use. It's great for long exposures - since it uses live view you don't have to worry about mirror shake or stray light coming in the view finder. I can get about 40-50 feet away from the camera and still have a connection as long as I'm not inside a building. There are some features I'd like to see in the iPhone app, principally a built in timer for long bulb exposures. But all in all, it functions really well, as does the GPS.
I have not had an issue with battery life. I keep the GPS on but the GPS tracker off, and only turn on the WiFi when in use. I've gone 7+ hours shooting 250+ images and still have battery life left.
Make no mistake, this is NOT the right camera if you're primarily into action or sports photography. If that's your forte you need the 7D with its extra auto focus points, higher fps and the "enhanced" telephoto range the APS-C crop factor gives you. But for landscape, travel and portrait, you can't go wrong.
May 15, 2013
Amazing - simply amazing
New to the game of this range/quality of cameras but have been a canon person for 30+ years. This is simply the nicest camera I have owned. All the functions and requirements that I have as an amateur. Having had Canons, all the functions were as old, so learning time was minimal. The 25,000+ ASA is icing on cake!
May 9, 2013
Great all around camera
I got the camera when it first came out. I'm coming from the 60d to now the 6d full frame camera and I have to say I love it. I have shot 2 weddings and also shot some music videos with it. I have to say shooting in low light is a dream with the camera. I still use my 60d as a back up but i dont use it much..
April 23, 2013
Best one yet
Been a photographer since 1970. Got away from it for a while. In 2004 while visiting the Grand Canyon the bug bit me hard. Since '04 I've had 5 Canon DSLRs, plus a G10 and a G12.
The full frame 6D is buy far the best yet. Great low light capability. Every time I use it I'm a little more amazed than the last time. I have five canon lenses and three flashes. All work perfectly together. After 40 years I finally found the one I've been waiting for . Full frame or nothing !!!
April 10, 2013
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