Canon EOS 6D Review

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Canon-EOS-6D-ReviewsThe Canon EOS 6D digital SLR is a mid-range camera with a newly designed 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Digic 5+ image processor with a built-in wireless transmitter and GPS features.

The EOS 6D bridges the gap for budget-minded advanced amateur photographers, videographers and cinematographers looking to step up to full-frame imaging. The 6D has 1080p Full HD video, a 3 inch Clear View LCD monitor, and a 170º viewing angle and live-view shooting with 100% coverage.

The Canon EOS 6D camera delivers full manual options for creative control in addition to intuitive automatic settings to help photographers who are just starting out. It’s tough enough for pros with a 100,000-cycle shutter and EOS integrated cleaning system. Advancements you’ll find in the EOS 6D include the new Digic 5+ image processor that powers the camera’s 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion and continuous shooting at 4.5 frames per second (fps).

The camera’s CMOS sensor and image processor deliver an ISO range from 100-25,600. To support the sensitivity of the sensor, the camera’s autofocus system includes a newly developed 11-point AF sensor with a center cross-type point and EV -3 sensitivity rating for focusing even in extremely low light.

The EOS 6D borrows some of the EOS 5D series’ best features including full manual control over exposure and audio levels while recording video. It offers NTSC and PAL video modes at multiple frame rates, recording 1080p at 30, 24 and 25 fps, 720p at 60 and 50 fps, and standard video at 30 and 25 fps. It provides 29 minutes and 59 seconds of continuous recording (with 4GB automatic file partitioning) in selectable All i-frame or IPB compressions with embedded time code.

The Canon EOS 6D DSLR has a built-in wireless transmitter that lets you share pictures and video with your choice of wireless devices, such as select PowerShot cameras, smartphones or tablets, and cloud-based destinations, including social networking sites through the Canon iMAGE Gateway. In addition, the free Canon EOS Remote app, available for iOS and Android systems, remotely connects a smartphone or tablet to control and operate the connected EOS 6D.

The Canon EOS 6D DSLR will be sold in a body-only configuration for $2,099 and also in a kit with Canon’s EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens for $2,899. Both are expected to ship December 2012.

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