Canon EOS 6D: price, specs, release date confirmed (UPDATE)

Canon EOS 6D: price, specs, release date confirmed

UPDATE 2: Canon EOS 6D price tag set for £1,799 (UK) / $2,099 (US), or £2,519.99 (UK) / $2,899 (US) for the Canon EOS 6D body + EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens.

UPDATE 1: Canon EOS 6D release date slated for December 2012

Canon EOS 6D: price, specs, release date confirmedCanon has just revealed the Canon EOS 6D at Photokina 2012, its entry-level full-frame DSLR camera set to compete with the Nikon D600 announced last week.

The Canon EOS 6D boasts a newly designed 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, and a native ISO range of ISO 100 to ISO 25,600, which is expandable to ISO 50 102,400.

Also on board the Canon EOS 6D is a new 11-point AF system which Canon says allows for focusing all the way down to -3 EV, the equivalent of moonlight.

The new Canon full-frame DSLR also boasts a built-in GPS function that records your location and tags images as you shoot them.

A new Wi-Fi file transfer and remote control functionality enables the Canon EOS 6D to wirelessly transfer images to external storage devices and upload to Facebook and YouTube – or print wirelessly using a Canon Wi-Fi enabled printer.

Photographers can also use the Canon EOS 6D to view movies and images on DLNA-enabled HDTVs. Or by wirelessly connecting to a smartphone, photographers can remotely control their Canon EOS 6D to adjust shooting settings and focus, as well as trigger the shutter and review images.

Canon EOS 6D full frame DSLR announced at PhotokinaLike most cameras, the Canon 6D records full HD video at 1080p, and it offers up to 4.5 frames per second continuous shooting.

The Canon EOS 6D also offers a 97% viewfinder, and Canon’s new DIGIC 5+ processing system which brings a host of automatic modes and creative shooting features, as well as manual controls.

Other key features include an HDR mode allowing Canon 6D users to capture both highlights and shadow in high-contrast lighting conditions, while Multiple Exposures mode lets photographers combine up to 9 separate exposures into a single image in-camera.

Like the Canon 5D Mark III, a silent drive mode allows photographers to shoot quietly in settings like weddings or out in nature where subtlety is needed, and a single axis electronic level accessed through the viewfinder or via the EOS 6D LCD screen helps photographers ensure a level horizon.

Canon EOS 6D full frame camera announced at Photokina 2012Canon also promises a tough, lightweight construction, claiming the EOS 6D is the most compact full-frame EOS DSLR ever manufactured, measuring in at 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighs 770g. The new EOS camera is also dust and drop-proof.

A new Battery Grip BG-E13 (£249.99) provides additional power for extended shooting, and when used with two LP-E6 batteries, the battery grip offers double the number of shots – and it can also be used with AA batteries

We’re still waiting for official confirmation, but reports suggest the Canon EOS 6D price tag will be approximately $2100, with a UK price at £1,799 body-only. The Canon EOS 6D release date will be December.


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