Canon announces the EOS 6D, its lightest and smallest full-frame DSLR with Wi-Fi

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I know my trusty Canon 40D is already aging. Maybe it’s time to replace it with a newer version. And guess what? Canon just unveiled something that I might consider as a replacement, and it’s called the Canon EOS 6D. Announced just recently, Canon says that the EOS 6D is their lightest and smallest full-frame DSLR to date. You can also add cheapest to complete the trio of descriptors. The Canon EOS 6D weighs only 6900g, that’s 20% lighter than Canon 5D Mark II. It’s also cheaper and will cost you $2,099 upon release. In addition, the Canon EOS 6D also earns the distinct title of being the first Canon EOS camera to have built-in Wi-Fi  which will enable you to change the camera’s settings, take photos and geotag them using the live remote function. This is provided that you download and install Canon’s iOS or Android apps on your mobile devices. You can even transfer photos you’ve taken using the camera instantly on your Android or iOS devices.

As for the other features of the EOS 6D, Canon packs in a 20.2MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+image wtih 4.5fps shooting capability for still photos, 1080p 30fps video capture, ISO range from 100 up to 102,400 (extended), 11-point autofocus system with EV-3 sensitivity, 3-inch ClearView LCD, and a plethora of other technical specs which might just bore you out of your wits if we continue enumerating them. So, we might as well give you the more important information – pricing and release date. The Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR camera retails for $2,099 (body only) or $2,899 (kit with EF 24-105mm f/4L USM zoom lens).  It’s time to save up for this camera as it will be release sometime in December 2012. Full press release from Canon is attached below.

Via [Canon]

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