The leaked pictures had been genuine and the specs had been spot on: Canon introduced its new 6D DSLR this morning, the smallest, lightest, and least expensive full-frame digital camera in its lineup. At 690g, it’s 20% lighter than the 5D Mark III. The digital camera is Canon’s entry within the rising “reasonably priced full-frame” DSLR phase, which Nikon entered final week with its equally named and equally priced D600.
The Canon 6D includes a 20.2 megapixel full body sensor, an ISO vary of 100-25600 (expandable to 50-102400), an 11-point AF system with a high-precision middle cross-type level, 63-zone metering, 1080p HD video recording, 4.5fps steady capturing, vibration-based mud elimination, a shutter rated to 100K actuations, and a 3-inch LCD display screen.
Because the rumors acknowledged, the digital camera affords built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. The wi-fi transmitter permits the digital camera to beam photos to wi-fi gadgets, whether or not it’s one other Wi-Fi-capable digital camera, a smartphone, or a pc. It may be paired with a brand new Canon EOS Distant app for iOS and Android gadgets for distant operation.
The GPS unit contained in the digital camera permits photographers to geotag their pictures, recording the longitude, latitude, elevation, and UTC time inside the pictures’ EXIF knowledge.
For non-traditional photographers, the 6D affords some fascinating inventive modes. One is the built-in HDR characteristic, which helps you to simply create HDR pictures by capturing three bracketed exposures after which combining the pictures in-camera.
Need to shoot clone pictures with out Photoshop? No sweat. There’s a A number of Publicity mode that allows you to rapidly shoot composite photos, capturing 9 separate pictures and stitching them right into a single picture. It affords 4 completely different compositing modes: Additive, Common, Brilliant and Darkish.
Right here’s a video introducing the digital camera, which Canon calls “your entry into the full-frame world”:
The Canon 6D will value $2,099 when it hits retailer cabinets in December 2012.
As we acknowledged yesterday, though the 6D is a whopping $1,400 lower than its older sibling, the 5D Mark III, it’ll face fierce competitors from its outdated older sibling, the 5D Mark II. The Mark II continues to be in manufacturing, and prices a pair hundred much less. The 6D’s benefits over the Mark II are its portability, its quicker velocity (higher processor and fps), its wider ISO vary, and its particular options.