Well, now we know all about the second full-frame DSLR, compact and lightweight with a more affordable price that promises to make waves (slowly) in an industry-first attended only by a few professional photographers and enthusiasts with a rich budget. The presentation in Cologne of the Canon EOS 6D comes a few days those of competitor Nikon D600 (read our presentation). The prices, to tell the truth, we expected them lower for both machines, but we are confident that this is just the beginning: the competition, the market, the arrival of full-frame models of other brands will do the rest. The ” full-frame DSLR for all ” ? This is, perhaps, no, but the “full-frame DSLR for many” will come.
The Canon EOS 6D shows a new sensor full frame 20.2 Megapixel CMOS and DIGIC 5 image processor (such as the Canon 5D Mk III). The 11-point auto focus system has a single cross-type sensor (f / 2,8). An AF system which, according to Canon, has a precision and speed, in the shots in low light, better AF system than any seen before in an EOS. ” The auto focus – Canon says – is reliable up to -3 EV, the equivalent of moonlight. ” The ISO range – 100 to 25.600 – expandable to ISO 50-102400.
Reflex important turning point in the history of the Canon, for many reasons, the Canon EOS 6D is the first EOS SLR to offer as much as the built-in GPS Wi-Fi, for easy photo sharing on social networks, or to transfer to the same computer, or to a cloud service. GPS and Wi-Fi are also available for the Nikon D600, but such an option. You are charged separately.
The Canon EOS 6D measuring 144.5 x110, 5×71.2 mm. The weight in the camera body only is 690 grams (ready to shoot. The car weighs, however, 770 grams). The most compact full frame EOS ever is, however, a strong reflex: magnesium in the body, seals against dust and moisture, buttons to control the function’s solids. The LCD display 3-inch Clear View is the type. The anti-glare solution allows viewing even in bright sunlight and at extreme angles. The screen resolution is 1,040,000 points. The viewfinder has a coverage of 97% and a magnification of 0.71 x.
The Advantages of the Full-Frame Sensor. And mandatory photographed with a machine equipped with a full-frame sensor? Absolutely not, with an SLR (or mirrorless) APS-C there is often more than enough. But the full frame offers something more: a minor presence of ” noise ” in photos taken in low light, more control over depth of field (background blur more pronounced on the subject in evidence) and a more efficient use on the range of objectives wide-angle, in the case of Canon EF. For example, the excellent 24-70 mm f / 2.8, when mounted on an APS-C is equivalent to 38.4 to 112 mm. You earn something on the canvas, which becomes a portrait lens, but you lose 24 mm, 28 mm, 35 mm. With full frame, however, all three are there. In short, no longer have to worry about the ” conversion factor ” for the optics.
Easy sharing thanks to Wi-Fi. Images can be transferred wirelessly to external storage devices, uploaded to Facebook and YouTube, or print wirelessly to a printer or multifunction Canon with Wi-Fi. Alternatively, images and movies can be viewed on DLNA-compatible HDTVs. By connecting the camera wirelessly to a smartphone, photographers can remotely control the scene, adjusting shooting settings and focus, activating the shutter and then viewing the image obtained. With integrated GPS EOS 6D, the images can be tagged with location data at the time of shooting. Travelers can also achieve a fuller record of their journey with the GPS logger function, which allows you to view the route using the supplied Map Utility software.
Grip BG-E13 – Along with the Canon EOS 6D, Canon has unveiled the new battery grip BG-E13, which provides extra energy and at the same time makes the best outlet for both vertical and horizontal shots. When used with two LP-E6 batteries, the battery grip BG-E13 doubles the number of possible shots with one charge, also can be used with AA batteries for added convenience and flexibility. The memory slot accepts SD / SDHC / SDXC. EOS 6D. For now, we have no prices for the USA: $1,800 for the camera body only, $2,400 for the kit with zoom 24-105 mm IS f/4.