Canon introduces its smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR camera, the mid-range EOS 6D with built-in WiFi and GPS. The camera sports a new 20.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor for smooth operation and high quality images. Thanks to this combination, the 6D offers a wide ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 25,600 with a a low setting of ISO 50 and two high settings, H1: 51200 and H2: 102400. The DIGIC 5+ also powers the camera’s fast 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion for exceptionally smooth color tones and gradation.
The EOS 6D packs also an 11-point AF array with high-precision center cross-type AF point EV -3 sensitivity rating for accurate focusing, even in extremely low-light conditions.; and the 63-zone dual-layer iFCL metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality. It includes several creative modes for image capture, such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode that capture three separate exposures and combine them in-camera for image capturing both enhanced shadow detail and bright highlights, and the Multiple Exposure mode where users can combine up to nine individual images into a single composite image, with no need for later computer post-processing. The camera provides Scene Intelligent Auto and special scene modes to capture great images with ease. You can also expect RAW+JPEG shooting and in-camera RAW processing.
As the lightest full-frame camera, the new 6D weighs 680g that is about 21% lighter than the 5D Mark III. It comes with WiFi 802.11n and GPS built-in, unlike the 5D Mark III that needs additional accessories for that features. Using WiFi, users can share images and videos to other wireless devices such as smartphone, tablet, notebooks or WiFi-enabled PowerShot cameras. iOS andr Android smartphone or tablet users can also use the free Canon EOS Remote app to remotely connect, control and operate the connected EOS 6D. On the other hand, the built-in GPS receiver will record longitude, latitude, elevation and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as EXIF data for seamless geo-tagging while shooting.
Canon’s new EOS supports continuous shooting up to 4.5fps and Full HD 1080p video recording at up to 30p. There is a mini HDMI output for showing images and HD videos on a HDTV. The 6D gets a viewfinder with 97% coverage and a 3-inch Clear View LCD monitor with 1,040,000 dot VGA resolution and 170 degree viewing angle and high-transparency multicoating. It supports SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I cards.
Canon will release the compact EOS 6D DSLR in December in body-only for $2,099.00, or in kit set with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens at $2899.