Palms-on with the New Canon 6D Entry-Degree Full Body DSLR

Canon’s new 6D is the corporate’s try to make full body images extra reasonably priced and accessible to extra photographers. Our preliminary impression of the digital camera is strictly what the corporate is boasting about: that it’s small and lightweight. The digital camera’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 digital camera, giving it energy the place wanted, whereas utilizing lighter supplies for different elements to scale back the load.

In case you’re already capturing with a full body Canon physique, you in all probability gained’t discover a lot distinction in the best way the digital camera behaves — you’ll simply be struck by the truth that it’s noticeably lighter. In case you’re presently on a crop sensor digital camera and want to bounce to full body on the (relative) low-cost, the 6D seems like a really worthy improve.

The again of the digital camera has much less choices and dials than the 5D Mark III. Lacking is the thumb controller used to pick out an AF level with one directional push:

The highest of the digital camera 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” (Inventive Auto) mode. As an alternative of getting Autofocus and Drive mixed right into a single button on the correct facet, the 6D options separate buttons for these settings. There additionally isn’t a Multi-Perform button (M.Fn) subsequent to the shutter:

Apart from the spec and comparatively minor design variations, the Canon 6D suits proper into the brand new area of interest carved into the Canon DSLR lineup.

The digital camera’s viewfinder is giant and shiny — one of many large advantages of capturing full body — and the 4.5 body per second steady capturing price is fairly good:

So long as the picture high quality of this digital camera is equal with the standard of different full body DSLRs, this digital camera ought to be a critical consideration for these trying to bounce into full body for the primary time. Pointing to the truth that the 5D Mark II presently sells for cheaper isn’t fairly truthful, since that digital camera has had loads of time to see value drops because it was introduced again in 2008.

Compared face to face with the 5DMkII, the 6D presents some good benefits: a a lot greater most ISO (51200 vs 6400), a bigger LCD display (3.2-inch vs 3), HDR, GPS, quicker in startup/shutter lag/fps, and extra transportable.

In the long run, your selection will probably 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.

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