In addition to spending a while with the Canon EOS M, I additionally acquired to check out the Canon 6D, a brand new full-frame providing from the camera-maker that’s set to reach later this 12 months. The $2,099 DSLR lowers the barrier to Canon full-frame possession, and really has a couple of tips up its sleeve that the costlier and intensely succesful 5D Mk III doesn’t even provide.
The massive one is Wi-Fi built-in, which is just doable with the 5D3 by way of an add-0n transmitter that prices almost $800. Utilizing the 6D’s Wi-Fi, you may transmit photos to an Android app, which Canon’s Chuck Westfall demoed on the occasion, with a view to flick thru your footage, switch pictures to your system and even change digicam settings. An iOS app is coming quickly, which, just like the Android app, shall be a free obtain. Ultimately, the plan can be to make it in order that the 6D can talk immediately with Canon’s Wi-Fi-enabled printers, too, which means you’ll be capable of print from digicam with out utilizing any middleman.
Whereas Wi-Fi makes publish processing a a lot simpler job, the 6D actually shines whenever you’re capturing, too. The silent shutter mode is completely whisper quiet, and whereas nonetheless audible in a silent room, nature and road photographers, and people hoping to be much less auspicious in a crowd will certainly admire the numerous distinction between it and the usual shutter sound on any DSLR.
The 6D additionally feels extremely stable, regardless that it isn’t fairly as rugged and weather-resistant because the 5D3, and with the hooked up Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II lens it wasn’t overly heavy, however positively has a premium, weighty really feel in comparison with the 60D and 7D. The management format is barely tweaked from the 5D3, and will make it a lot simpler for these stepping as much as a full-frame DSLR from entry-level units just like the Insurgent line.
When this digicam was initially introduced, my solely qualms about placing down a pre-order had been across the AF system. Now, primarily based on my expertise, these qualms are gone. The 6D might solely have one heart cross-type AF level, in comparison with the 41 cross-type factors on the 5D3’s AF system, however Westfall truly mentioned that AF velocity on the 6D might doubtlessly outperform the 5D3 in low-light conditions utilizing that single cross-type. With picture high quality, too, Westfall mentioned that the 6D needs to be on par with the 5D3 at decrease ISOs, however ought to outperform at increased ISOs, because of bigger pixels on the full-frame sensor.
I didn’t get a lot likelihood to take a look at the 6D’s video-shooting capabilities, but it surely appears to carry out effectively sufficient there, too. I’m a nonetheless shooter at coronary heart, nonetheless, and the 6D appears to be an incredible digicam for images in each respect, particularly for these graduating to full-frame after a lot of expertise on extra reasonably priced APS-C entry-level DSLRs.
The Canon 6D is scheduled to hit retail cabinets by December, although I’m advised Canon is pushing to perhaps convey it out even earlier. This may positively make an excellent stocking stuffer for the prosumer crowd, so hopefully we’ll see it sooner relatively than later.