The Canon EOS 6D is a full frame DSLR camera which is aimed at advanced amateurs and photo enthusiastic who are seeking to purchase an inexpensive and lightweight back-up camera. It comes with a built-in Wi-Fi and GPS that clearly distinguish from other players in the market. This DSLR camera is worthy of attention and bears all the resemblance to Canon 60D in terms of control and layout. Continue reading to get a clearer picture.
Canon EOS 6D Features
Earlier a full frame camera was meant only for professionals and was too expensive for purchase. But with the introduction of the Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 6D, the scenario has completely changed. The new EOS 6D brings together a full frame DSLR camera which is reasonably priced and is smaller and lighter than its predecessor 5D Mark II. With a 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS, the Canon EOS 6D includes the latest DIGIC 5+ image processor which greatly speeds up image processing .In addition to the in built Wi-Fi and GPS system, it has some new features like ‘silent’ shutter mechanism and low-light focusing sensitivity. Compared to 5D Mark II, some omissions have been made to EOS 6D. Here the latter has been provided with 11 AF points while the 5D Mark II has 61 AF points. There’s 97 percent viewfinder coverage on the 6D compared to 100 percent on the 5D Mark III. Some additional modes and functions can also be found on the popular 5D Mark III.
Canon EOS 6D Review
Weighing 755g and measuring 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm, the Canon EOS 6D is very small and light camera that is best suited for travel. It is made of a part-magnesium alloy body and weatherproofing protection against dust and moisture has also been incorporated. They have extensively rubberized 6D’s exterior, both on the handgrip and the opposite front and back of the camera. You can also see that the rear right thumb rest of the camera is also rubberized and thereby making the use of 6D very comfy and well protected. As you glance at the layout of the Canon EOS 6D, you can view two control wheels. A small one is located on the top of the handgrip, and a large, spinning dial on the back of the camera. The latter is known as ‘quick control dial’ and is commonly found in all high-end Canon EOS cameras. This is helpful in making rapid exposure adjustments. You have a Live view button on the back of the camera. Here the 6D uses a conventional four-way controller set within the rear control and hence there’s no multi direction joystick as you would find in the 5D Mark II.
The Canon 6D has a nice, 3-inch LCD screen and offers a fantastic VGA resolution with 1,040K dots. Like most DSLR’s, this camera is also provided with manual and semi-automatic shooting modes that are located on the top-left of the camera body. The normal settings include Program, Aperture and Shutter Priority and the full Manual mode. You also have an auto shoot mode known as Scene Intelligent Auto which allows you to change a few key settings and thereby adjusting the aperture and shutter speed for you.
The 6D records high-definition 1080p, widescreen video in 1920×1080 pixel resolution, at either 30fps, 25fps or 24fps in the MOV format. The users can select and adjust the ISO to any one of 12 positions from 50 to 102,400. With such a wide range you can shoot images practically in any lighting conditions and do have to bother about bringing an external source of light. Again as per the CIPA standards the battery life of 6D is expected to last for 1000 shots but this will be reduced if images are shot in live view mode or used with Wi-Fi or GPS. You can also improve the battery life by adding an optional BG-E13 battery grip.
Canon EOS 6D Drawbacks
The full frame Canon EOS 6D camera falls behind 5D Mark II, in comparison to the AF and viewfinder coverage. Nothing is perfect but the question is whether professionals are ready to accept the camera with such limitation.
Canon EOS 6D Price in Dubai
Canon EOS 6D is one of most best DSLR camera which offers full frame sensor with very fast focus speed and powered with the best imaging processing ability. Leaving aside some limitation, this product provides everything that a professional photographer is looking for. Canon EOS 6D is truly worth the money spent.
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