We all are aware of the fact that Canon and Nikon are the self-proclaimed rivals of each other. As Nikon launched D600, Canon came up with EOS 6D as a fitting reply. This article gives a quick review on Canon EOS 6D, guiding you to know more about the camera.
It is a full-frame DSLR camera at an affordable budget. In fact, the budget conscious price is the most discussed feature of this product. A few years back, middle-class people had to think twice before purchasing a DSLR, but this has been changed with the launch of this camera. According to the expert review of Canon EOS 6D, it has been launched at a price of $1400, less than the company’s another remarkable product – EOS 5D Mark III.
Features of Canon EOS 6D
As per the critics, Canon EOS 6D is very much similar to one of the other popular products of Canon – EOS 60D. In terms of control layout and dimensions, both of these two products show quite a similarity. It is a slimmer version of EOS 60D, making it much lighter in weight. The distinguishing features of this camera are that it has a spec sheet with inbuilt Wi-Fi and GPS. The reviews further indicate the presence of a silent shutter mechanism and an unparalleled focusing capability, even in the dimmest of light.
Key Technicalities of Canon EOS 6D
In order to understand the functioning of the camera, it is prime to take a look at its specifications.
- 20.2 MP full-frame CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 5+ image processor
- ISO 100-25600 standard (expandable up to 50-102800)
- 4.5 fps continuous shooting
- Silent shutter mode
- 1080p 30 video recording, stereo sound via external mic
- 11 point AF system, center point cross-type and sensitive to -3 EV
- 63 zone iFCL metering system
- 97% viewfinder coverage; interchangeable screens (including Eg-D grid and Eg-S fine-focus)
- 1040k dot 3:2 3″ ClearView LCD (fixed)
- Single SD card slot
- Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
- Single-axis electronic level
Some in-depth features of Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 6D review gives us a detailed analysis of the product. It is built around a new Canon CMOS sensor which offers a pixel count of 20.2 MP. While in concert, the DIGIC 5+ Processor offers a standard ISO range of 100-25600, expandable up to 50 and up to 102, 400. The AF system has 11 points but only the one in the middle is responsive to both the horizontal and vertical details of the object. However, the feature which attracts everybody’s attention is the ability of the lens to focus on objects even under the poorest light conditions.
Canon EOS 6D can even focus down to -3 EV which is more or less equivalent to the light cast by a full moon. Integrated GPS and Wi-Fi are among the unique features of Canon EOS 6D which help to control the camera with the help of a smartphone. It also has silent shutter mode enabling a silent shooting. The in-camera HDR and Multi-Exposure modes are specifications to be proud of.
The reviews of Canon EOS 6D also tell us that there is no on-chip phase detection which helps in autofocusing in live view or movie mode. The rear screen is fixed and as claimed by Canon, this is for greater durability and to keep the size of the camera down. Canon EOS 6D is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR. In fact, as per experts, this is the world’s second best DSLR, irrespective of its price.