Canon’s new 6D is the corporate’s try and make full body images extra reasonably priced and accessible to extra photographers. Our preliminary impression of the digicam is strictly what the corporate is boasting about: that it’s small and lightweight. The digicam’s lightness makes it really feel way more Insurgent-y than its beefier full-frame siblings, however on the identical time it doesn’t really feel low cost. It’s not merely a full body sensor stuffed inside a Insurgent physique. Canon has chosen to make use of magnesium alloy for key elements of the digicam, giving it energy the place wanted, whereas utilizing lighter supplies for different elements to scale back the burden.
In case you’re already capturing with a full body Canon physique, you most likely received’t discover a lot distinction in the best way the digicam behaves — you’ll simply be struck by the truth that it’s noticeably lighter. In case you’re at present on a crop sensor digicam and want to soar to full body on the (relative) low cost, the 6D looks like a really worthy improve.
The again of the digicam has much less choices and dials than the 5D Mark III. Lacking is the thumb controller used to pick an AF level with one directional push:
The highest of the digicam is similar to the 5D Mark III, however has some minor variations. The mode dial lacks a 3rd Customized Mode however positive aspects a “CA” (Artistic Auto) mode. As a substitute of getting Autofocus and Drive mixed right into a single button on the suitable aspect, the 6D options separate buttons for these settings. There additionally isn’t a Multi-Operate button (M.Fn) subsequent to the shutter:
Except for the spec and comparatively minor design variations, the Canon 6D matches proper into the brand new area of interest carved into the Canon DSLR lineup.
The digicam’s viewfinder is massive and vivid — one of many huge advantages of capturing full body — and the 4.5 body per second steady capturing fee is fairly good:
So long as the picture high quality of this digicam is equal with the standard of different full body DSLRs, this digicam ought to be a severe consideration for these seeking to soar into full body for the primary time. Pointing to the truth that the 5D Mark II at present sells for cheaper isn’t fairly truthful, since that digicam has had loads of time to see worth drops because it was introduced again in 2008.
When put next face to face with the 5DMkII, the 6D presents some good benefits: a a lot increased most ISO (51200 vs 6400), a bigger LCD display screen (3.2-inch vs 3), HDR, GPS, sooner in startup/shutter lag/fps, and extra moveable.
In the long run, your selection will seemingly be decided by the worth of the cameras on the time of buy, since each the 5D Mark II and 6D appear to be worthy “entry-level” full body choices.