Fingers On With The Canon 6D, An Inexpensive Full-Body With Wi-Fi On Board • TechCrunch


Moreover spending a while with the Canon EOS M, I additionally received 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 truly has a couple of methods 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 barely doable with the 5D3 through an add-0n transmitter that prices practically $800. Utilizing the 6D’s Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to transmit photos to an Android app, which Canon’s Chuck Westfall demoed on the occasion, with a purpose to flick through your photos, switch images to your machine 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 also 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 activity, the 6D actually shines whenever you’re taking pictures, too. The silent shutter mode is totally 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 recognize the numerous distinction between it and the usual shutter sound on any DSLR.

The 6D additionally feels extremely stable, though it isn’t fairly as rugged and weather-resistant because the 5D3, and with the connected 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 have been across the AF system. Now, primarily based on my expertise, these qualms are gone. The 6D could solely have one middle cross-type AF level, in comparison with the 41 cross-type factors on the 5D3’s AF system, however Westfall really mentioned that AF pace 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 ought to be on par with the 5D3 at decrease ISOs, however ought to outperform at larger ISOs, due to bigger pixels on the full-frame sensor.

I didn’t get a lot probability to take a look at the 6D’s video-shooting capabilities, however it appears to carry out effectively sufficient there, too. I’m a nonetheless shooter at coronary heart, nevertheless, and the 6D appears to be a tremendous digicam for images in each respect, particularly for these graduating to full-frame after numerous expertise on extra reasonably priced APS-C entry-level DSLRs.

The Canon 6D is scheduled to hit retail cabinets by December, although I’m instructed Canon is pushing to possibly convey it out even earlier. This could positively make an ideal stocking stuffer for the prosumer crowd, so hopefully we’ll see it sooner quite than later.



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