In the second of the entry level full frame cameras released this past week, we have the aptly named 6D from the Canon camp. I have known in very scarce details about an entry level full frame camera for a couple of months since my talk with someone high up at Canon over lunch It’s good to see that Canon has followed through and delivered a great camera at that newly established Entry Level Full Frame camera price point. For those who want to read my speculation from way back, check it out here. Unfortunately for me, it wasn’t called the 7D Mark II!
The Canon 6D is a 20.2MP Full Frame camera that packs a DIGIC 5+ processor, shooting stills at 4.5fps, ISO 100-102,400 and records video up to 1080p at 30fps. The 6D has also trimmed quite a bit of weight off from its bigger brother the 5D3, coming in at just 690g. The 6D takes a single SD card and is the first EOS camera that has WiFi built in. When used with the companion iOS or Android app, you can easily change the 6D’s settings, geotag photos and even transfer shots to your mobile wirelessly. Usually found on compacts and more recently Sony’s NEX 5R, this will be quite useful on a Full Frame DSLR, file size and transfer time is another question altogether.
The Canon 6D will be available come December with no local price at the moment. The US price that was given is a cool US$2,099 for the body only and a 24-105 f/4 L kit for US$2,899.