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Canon 6D review

We test Canon's most affordable full-frame DSLR

Canon EOS 6D review

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The Canon EOS 6D's iFCL metering is able to handle tricky lighting situations well. In this shot the high contrast and differences in exposures have been well balanced, enabling the capture of an image that retains detail well in both the shadows and highlights.

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Shot at ISO 800, this image retains both vibrant colour and detail. Zooming in to the blurred background shows minimal noise.

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Taken with the Canon EF 70-200mm L series lens, the centre cross type AF point locks on focus quickly, ensuring you get the shot you want. Zooming into the image at 100% shows that, while the image is sharp, the built-in JPEG processing has softened the detail.

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Colours captured are bright and vibrant, and this late afternoon shot shows that the camera's tendency to add warmth really helps to bring this image to life.

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In low light there is a large difference in the exposures needed to capture this landscape. However, the full-frame sensor is capable of capturing a wide dynamic range that avoids burnt out highlights in the sky and lost detail in the shadows.

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The 20.2 million pixel sensor is able to resolve plenty of fine detail, picking out the texture and colour of the goat's coat well.

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Evaluative metering and a low sensitivity of ISO 100 have helped to capture this landscape perfectly, with no visible noise and plenty of rich detail and colour.

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Using evaluative metering for this scene proved tricky, due to the direct light from the sun. But dialling in +1.33 of exposure compensation enabled the camera to capture the warmth of the rising sun well.

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Despite shooting into the sun and plenty of lens flare, the Canon EOS 6D's full frame sensor and metering system still manage to capture the shot, with the AF quickly finding focus.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution20.2 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom4.4x
Brand NameCanon
DurabilityDust Resistant, Weather Resistant
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection, Time Lapse Function, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)680 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, REACH, ErP, WEEE
Minimum Focus Distance450 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution20.6 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedLP-E6
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height111.8 mm
Width144.8 mm
Depth71.1 mm
Autofocus Points11
Focal Length24 mm to 105 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model6D
Product NameEOS 6D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Aspect Ratio3:2
Manufacturer Part Number8035B029AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Unlock Your Vision.

The EOS 6D DSLR camera is the ideal tool for unlocking your creative vision. It features a 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range of 100-25600, expandable to L: 50, H1: 51200, and H2: 102400, for incredible image quality even in low light, and a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor delivers enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed. A new 11-point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity allows focusing in extreme low-light conditions, and with continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps, you are ready to capture fast action. Full HD video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates, and the benefits of a Full-Frame sensor provides stunning performance and creative flexibility. The built-in Wi-Fi® transmitter allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, or upload virtually anywhere from your iOS or Android smartphone* with the free download of the EOS Remote app**. You can use your smartphone for remote camera control and operation (with the EOS Remote app), or even print your images on a Wi-Fi® compatible printer^. Perfect for travel and nature photography, the built-in GPS## allows location data to be recorded while shooting. Compact, lightweight, brilliant low-light performance, and loaded with easy to use features, the EOS 6D is truly the Full-Frame DSLR camera for everyone.

Package Contents
  • EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera
  • EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone