Canon Announces EOS 6D, Its Smallest Full-Frame D-SLR to Date
Canon's newest full-frame digital SLR is its smallest yet. The company just announced the EOS 6D, a professional digital SLR with a full-sized, 35mm sensor built into a 1.7-pound body that's several millimeters slimmer than the 1.8-pound 5D Mark II or 1.9-pound 5D Mark III $2,979.00 at PRIMOTRONIX .
The EOS 6D sitll isn't as portable as a Canon Rebel digital SLR or a micro four-thirds camera, but the much larger sensor and improved processing makes it more useful for professional shooting.
The 20-megapixel 6D uses the same DIGIC 5+ processor found in the 5D Mark III, and can shoot approximately 4.5 frames per second according to Canon (slightly slower than the 5D Mark III's 6 fps but faster than the 5D Mark II's 3.9 fps). It has 63 metering zones and can auto-focus as low as EV -3, and has a 3-inch LCD screen with 1.04 million dots. It has a UHS-1-compatible SD card slot, but no longer accepts CompactFlash cards. It also features built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, while the 5D Mark II and III both require accessories for those functions.
The Canon EOS 6D will be available this December for $2,099 for the body only and $2,899 for the camera and Canon's EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens.
For more casual shooters, Canon also announced three new PowerShot point-and-shoot models. The PowerShot G15, S110, and SX50 HS are smaller, much more affordable cameras that feature respectively a 28mm f/1.8 wide-angle lens, built-in Wi-Fi, and a 50x optical zoom.
Just Posted: Hands-on Canon EOS 6D preview
Just Posted: Our hands-on preview of Canon's enthusiast-grade full frame DSLR, the EOS 6D. The 6D features a newly-developed 20.2MP CMOS sensor and a magnesium alloy body. To distinguish it from the more expensive 5D Mark III, the 6D features a simpler, 11-point AF system with a single cross-type focus sensor. It also features a smaller, 97% coverage viewfinder. What do these, and a handful of other, omissions mean for the 6D and how to it match up to Nikon's D600? Read our hands-on preview to find out.
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