Summary Canon 6D

Prices Price
Body only $1,899 With 24-105mm lens $2,299 - $2,572
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 3 Among similar cameras #n/a of 8
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help Full frame 35.8x23.9mm Screen resolution Help 1,040k dots
Megapixels Help 20.9 MP Movie format Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 25,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Pros

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The Canon 6D vs other recent DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.71x
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Popularity Very popular Help
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Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,340 ISO
Light sensitivity Good maximum light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
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The Canon 6D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Thickness Thin Help
2.8"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$1,699.00
Size Quite small Help
Professional size 145x111x71 mm
Weight Light Help
770 g

Cons

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The Canon 6D vs other recent DSLRs

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
12.1 EV
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
290 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
July, 2012
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The Canon 6D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Screen size Below average sized screen Help
3.0"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4.5 fps
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
11
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
1
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
82.0
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
97%
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
1
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses

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Avatar for Thomas_686 Thomas_686 (5:13 AM, July 07, 2014)
What is the reason the 6D do not have the flash? I am considering the 6D or 7D...am learning pros and cons of both. Would it be due to the better ability to handle in low light conditions? Thank you
 
Julio Aesus (2:05 PM, May 16, 2014)
Do you feel like you've accomplished something since you got that off chest now. I doubt you were O so knowing from day one pal.

And seriously "NEWB idiots", that's the best you could come up with? Your are joke dude. If anybody's a kid its you for posting that lame comment. -__- Grow up and get a life pal....
 
jordan (10:25 PM, April 27, 2014)
$1700. amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Canon-20-2-Digital-Camera-3-0-Inch/dp/B009B0MZ8U/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1398637420&sr=8-7&keywords=canon+5d+mark+ii
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (6:18 PM, April 10, 2014)
There are no winners or losers. We all just agree that Sony's fullframes suck and move on. Canon and Nikon both make outstanding cameras. Respect them both.
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (6:16 PM, April 10, 2014)
Yah, I did check it out. The single point works amazingly well: it locks on even in extremely dim environments. However, it locks on as well as the outside points on the K20D. Not that impressed... Had all the points been like that it would have been a seriously awesome system.
 
Avatar for Burn a Koran a Day Burn a Koran a Day (4:43 PM, April 09, 2014)
..and I've never seen someone post as an anonymous coward and imply they're a professional with such hateful disrespect to others. (yes, you don't have to point out the irony.)

You were new once too, I was too, and I've been shooting for 30 years, kid.
 
Avatar for Burn a Koran a Day Burn a Koran a Day (4:40 PM, April 09, 2014)
Don't underestimate it, it actually works very well in low light. It'll lock onto things that the 5d can't even grab focus on.
 
Avatar for محمد الكندي محمد الكندي (8:19 PM, March 07, 2014)
In all Full Frames comparing Nikon to Canon always Nikon wins.
 
Tabitha (1:27 AM, February 27, 2014)
Don't be so disrespectful of people, it's childish. Must be nice being able to insult others from the safety of your computer. You started at the bottom too so stop acting like your above these people.
 
Guest (6:37 AM, February 18, 2014)
I've never seen so many NEWB idiots comenting on one thread. Stick with your REBELS kids. LOL
 
Avatar for ahsan shafi ahsan shafi (6:57 AM, February 01, 2014)
love u 6D :*
 
Avatar for BokehNinja BokehNinja (8:04 AM, January 08, 2014)
wow... 1/4000 is a REALLLLYYYY a slow shutter speed... I'm going to need something so much faster. -_-"
 
Chi Hyun (6:00 AM, December 24, 2013)
No. The Canon 6D DOES HAVE ONLY 1 CROSS TYPE focus points. It has 11 Focus points. It just have 1 Cross type focus
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:14 PM, June 10, 2013)
Just checking, where do you see on our review that the Canon 6D has a built in flash?
 
Avatar for ozzy ozzy (9:44 AM, June 10, 2013)
you shouldn't believe that because it doesn't have any pop up flash
 
Sebas (1:03 PM, May 22, 2013)
it was a typo. the 6d has 11.
 
eagles7403 (2:57 PM, January 20, 2013)
Do you mean to say you can't shoot at 1/4000? I have had a Rebel Digital for the last 9 yrs and I have never needed higher than 1/4000
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (3:15 PM, September 27, 2012)
One cross-type focus point?! What the hell is Canon playing at!?
I was seriously considering getting the 6D...
 
Avatar for Klimets Aleksey Klimets Aleksey (8:59 AM, September 19, 2012)
I do not believe that the shutter operates at its maximum speed of 1/4000
 
Avatar for Klimets Aleksey Klimets Aleksey (5:32 AM, September 19, 2012)
I do not believe that the shutter operates at its maximum speed of 1/4000
 
Avatar for Jacob Jacob (2:08 AM, September 18, 2012)
I do not believe the 6D has a pop up flash.