Canon EOS 6D review – Full Frame Camera built-in GPS and Wifi

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Released 1 week later in September, 2012 compared to the direct rival named Nikon D600, Canon EOS 6D review is the first full-frame Canon camera built-in Wifi and GPS connection. It’s well-equiped with various advanced technologies with the most attractive price.

Canon EOS 6D review

Formerly, Canon and Nikon launched 2 full-frame camera models, named Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800, respectively with an expensive price.

Hence, most middle and low-income camera enthusiasts find it hard to ugrade their crop camera to the full-frame model.

The launching of Canon 6D and Nikon D600 are an ideal supplement for those who want to experience the professional photography with the reasonable price.

Canon 6D’s images have realistic and wonderful colors, so suitable for most image types. Thus, it satisfies every normal shooting demands such as wedding photography.

It has high-quality images even at the high ISO 25600 and smart Wifi connection. Compared all aspects, Canon EOS 6D is better than 5D mark II, 1D mark III and only slightly less good than 5D mark III.

6D camera is the best at shooting landscape and architectural photos, even with the normal lense such as 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM.

When combinating with the wide-angle lenses such as Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 or Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II, Canon 6D EOS shoots the most amazing images.

6D has only the maximum exposure of 30 seconds. If you want more exposure, you should move into the Bulk model or use the remote control (not included camera).

Also, 6D is one of the most ideal option to shoot the still-life photos with the fantastic quality and details. You can use it to take the portrait photos under nearly all light-conditions thanks to the best ISO control function.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Smart Wifi and GPS connection
  • Wide ISO range supports noise reduction well
  • Silent shutter mode
  • Good movie-recording
  • Creative shooting mode, HDR format
  • Compact design, best travel camera
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Reasonable price for all

Cons

  • Only 11-poiny autofocus and 1-point cross-type
  • Only one sd card slot
  • Hard-pressing buttons
  • Lower resolution sensor than other full-frame cameras

Canon EOS 6D Specifications

  • CMOS sensor with 20.2MP full frame
  • DIGIC 5+ image processor
  • ISO 50-102800 expanded, 100-25600 standard,
  • ‘Silent’ shutter mode
  • 4.5 fps continuous shooting
  • 11 point AF system, sensitive to -3 EV, and center point cross-type
  • 1080p30 video recording
  • 63 zone iFCL metering system
  • 97% viewfinder coverage; Eg-D grid and Eg-S fine-focus, interchangeable screens
  • Single SD card slot
  • 1040k dot 3:2 3″ ClearView LCD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS connection
  • Single-axis electronic level

Full Canon EOS 6D review – Full Frame Camera built-in GPS and Wifi

It’s high time to give you a full Canon EOS 6D Review with all seperate creterion, respectively. Let’s take more carefull looks!

Design and Appearance

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Canon 6D has a more compact design than its rival, Nikon D600. The handling feels longer and fuller than that of Canon 60D.

With the weight of 680 grams, Canon 6D is the world’s most lightweight DSLR full-frame. Thus, it’s good for travel and portable enough to carry.

The 6D body isn’t full made from Magie like 5D mark II but plastic, it creates the feeling of non-durability. This plastic parts help Wifi and GPS connection operate better. And it makes sure the durability of a professional DSLR camcorder.

The right top has an additional display screen of direct-adjustment settings from the button above. Beside other normal features, Wifi and GPS connection display on the screen.

Now, users find it more convenient and easier to adjust the ISO, speed, aperture buttons.

Canon EOS 6D ReviewCanon 6D has a more compact design than its rival, Nikon D600. The handling feels longer and fuller than that of Canon 60D.

With the weight of 680 grams, Canon 6D is the world’s most lightweight DSLR full-frame. Thus, it’s good for travel and portable enough to carry.

The 6D body isn’t full made from Magie like 5D mark II but plastic, it creates the feeling of non-durability. This plastic parts help Wifi and GPS connection operate better. And it makes sure the durability of a professional DSLR camcorder.

The right top has an additional display screen of direct-adjustment settings from the button above. Beside other normal features, Wifi and GPS connection display on the screen.

Canon EOS 6D Review

EOS 6D is the first DSLR full-frame camera of Canon to use sd memory card, instead of normal CF card. And it has only one slot (instead of two) like Canon 5D mark III or its rival Nikon D600.

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Sensor and Image Processor

Canon EOS 6D design a great combination between crop 60D and full-frame 5D mark III. The built-in flash is out of, which is like 5D mark III. Because Digic 5+ processor functions reducing noise, shooting low-light well and supporting high ISO range.

All movie-recording, zooming buttons are the same as 5D mark KKK, yet the convenient media joystick button doesn’t appear.

It has CMOS sensor with the high resolution off 20.2 megapixel and Digic 5+ image processor. Plus, the extended ISO range up to 102,400 and smart Wifi direct and GPS connection.

Canon EOS 6D Review

The shutter speed of Canon EOS 6D is 1/8000, which is higher than Nikon D600 of 1/4000. But, the shutter longevity of this line is much lower than that of Canon 5D mark III and Nikon D600.

Despite the lower sensor, the image pixel size of Canon EOS 6D is higher (6.55 micron and 5.9 micron, respectively). The sensor has automatic-cleaning mechanism while turned on.

The noise reduction chip attached on the sensor helps the data clean and clear all the time.

Digic 5+ is one of the new high-overestimated processors that is first integrated for the Canon’s high-end 1DX camcorder. It continually appears on Canon 6D at the lower level, namely only one instead of two processing core like the high-end 1DX.

According to the very Canon, this processor is 17 times as good as Digic 4 of 5D mark II. Now, users find it more convenient and easier to adjust the ISO, speed, aperture buttons.

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Wifi and GPS connection

Wifi direct and GPS connection are the two most prominent features which are first introduced to the Canon’s DSLR full-frame camcorder.

Canon EOS 6D is capable of Wifi interaction within 30m and fast connecting with smart mobile devices within a few dozen of seconds. It’s far faster than PowerShot S110.

Therefore, users easily share more images and videos with other devices. Plus, you can use a remote control to shoot and control it via free Canon EOS Remote (running on iOS 5 or Android 1.3.3 operationg system or newer).

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GPS allows camcorders to locate and record the parameters of the photos. So, you can re-check these places on Map ltility in need.

Continuous shooting

High Dynamic Range allows cameramen to combinate 3 continuous images with different contrast level into a perfect work with the higher dynamic range and details.

Shooting process requires to keep the camera stable. Hence, you need to shoot at the high speed or the best idea is the best budget tripod. Canon EOS 6D offers 3 HDR effects, which is fewer than 5D mark III.

Canon EOS 6D Review

Multiple Exposure includes 2 methods, allowing camera to pack 2-9 images for the sharpest-effected image. You can preview on LCD screen and cancel the latest operation.

Accessories

Accessories of Canon EOS 6D include the camera body, battery charger, DVD, cables and cleaning kit.

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Image Quality

Canon EOS 6D has the lower shooting speed than Nikon D600, namely 4.5fps and 5.5fps, respectively.

Low-light shooting

Len Pancake fix 40mm, M perture, f/3.5, f1/40s, Partial metering. At night, the subjects aren’t clear-colored so the details are very dark. Set up ISO higher and remain the parameters, and gain perfect results.

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Noise reduction

As you can see, much noise appears at ISO 25600 and the lower level of 12800 is, still acceptable. This image is 100% cropped, so under the normal conditions, if you don’t zoom-in maximum, all details are sharper and less noise effects.

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Moview Recording

Canon 6D allows users to record full HD videos 30fps, at lower quality than HD 720p with videos 60fps. The video length limit is within 30 minutes and automatically devide into seperate shorter videos after full 4GB saved data.

Battery life

Like Canon 60D, 5D mark II and 5D mark III, Canon EOS 6D use a standard Lithum-ion LP-E6 with the capability of 1800mAh. This battery life is long lasting within 1090 and 980 images at 23°C and 0°C.

Ratings and Verdict

The following is the rating based on the full Canon EOS 6D review in the previous parts. Check out and decide to buy it now!

Canon EOS 6D review

The apperance of Canon EOS 6D creates more fierce competivity among afforable full-frame cameras. I’m really into this Canon camcorder line increasingly because of various prominent features and improvements with super reasonable price.

If you’re impressed with the shooting control via Wifi connection with mobile devices, bulti-in locating technology on a compact DSLR full-frame camera, why don’t you choose Canon EOS 6D?

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