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conclusion:We like it

86

With the EOS 6D, Canon enters the market for affordable, full-frame DSLRs, taking on Nikon's on D600. As with Nikon's camera, Canon's big sensor captures enough light to take very good pictures in almost all lighting conditions, and it can take full advantage of old film SLR lenses . The 6D also includes some useful features you won't find on more expensive full-frame cameras, such as GPS and WiFi. PC Mag says the 6D offers "spectacular image quality" despite being "inexpensive for its class." TechCrunch concurs, saying the "image quality from this camera is phenomenal for the price" and adding that its WiFi connectivity is a "very useful addition." The camera does, however, have some limitations, including slightly slower autofocus and burst-modes compared to the D600, a less-than-perfect movie mode, and the lack of a popup flash, something the D600 includes. Even taking those limitations into account, TechRadar calls the 6D "an excellent choice for the enthusiast and club photographer looking for a full-frame DSLR."

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Critic reviews

8.2
14 reviews
  • Image quality
    9.3
  • Video quality
    7.1
  • Battery life
    7.2
  • Design and form factor
    8.1
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.2
  • Ease of use
    7.6

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User reviews

9.3
10 reviews
9.0
PC Mag Jan 28, 2013

The Canon EOS 6D is a top-notch full-frame camera in a relatively compact body. With a relatively affordable price, enthusiast-friendly features, and spectacular image quality, it's an easy Editors' Choice.

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8.0
TechCrunch Dec 10, 2012

...the Canon 6D is a thrilling, welcome addition to Canon’s line-up, at a price that, while still expensive, won’t break the bank for a photographer looking for the expanded composition capabilities of a full-frame sensor.

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8.0
CNET Feb 4, 2013

The photo quality you get from the EOS 6D makes it well worth the upgrade over a consumer APS-C model, but between this and comparable or higher-end models it's a less obvious choice.

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8.0
Digital Photography Review Feb 13, 2013

The EOS 6D doesn't offer the depth of features that its best competitors can, but it combines very good image quality, impressive high ISO performance and class-leading low light autofocus ability (with the central AF point) as well as impressive built-in Wi-Fi and GPS features.

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6.0
Gizmodo Jan 2, 2013

If you are most interested in stills and don't care that much about video quality, the 6D is a great value—it produces top-notch pictures, with very few compromises, at a lower price than we've ever seen.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Jan 2, 2013

Overall the EOS 6D is a mix of some heady highs mixed up with some minor disappointments that lead to its score slipping down the scale a smidgen. It's still a cracking DSLR, at a welcome price point, but it does have its work cut out when considering the competition.

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10
Digital Versus Jan 22, 2013

The Canon EOS 6D is an attractive full-frame SLR (24 x 36 mm) that's light, responsive and pleasant to handle. Picture quality is excellent in both photo and video modes. Some of Canon's choices are may be questionable (no built-in flash, no swivel screen) but Wi-Fi and GPS bring new possibilities.

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9.0
Camera Labs Mar 19, 2013

... the 6D is a solid, dependable, affordable full-frame DSLR that is ideally suited to the kinds of photographer Canon has pitched it to. For Landscape travel and portraiture, and that covers a lot of ground, the 6D is a superb perfomer and comes highly recommended.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Jan 17, 2013

While some compromises have inevitably been made – most notably in respect of the autofocus system – in order to keep the overall cost down, the 6D remains a very competent camera in its own right.

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8.0
TechRadar Dec 19, 2012

All things considered, the Canon EOS 6D is an excellent choice for the enthusiast and club photographer looking for a full-frame DSLR. These users will find that they have just about everything they need, and a bit more besides.

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8.0
T3 Mar 18, 2013

Canon has pitched the 20.2 effective megapixel EOS 6D as offering an entry point into its full frame professional DSLR line-up for those looking to trade up from an APS-C sensor DSLR.

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10
MSN UK Jan 17, 2013

You’ll get top images from the Canon EOS 6D, of that there is no question, while you’ll also make a huge saving compared to the hugely popular Canon 5D Mark III if that’s still firmly beyond your means. It ticks all the boxes on the design, build and user-friendliness fronts too.

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9.0
Photography Blog Jan 7, 2013

On paper the new Canon EOS 6D seems rather poorly specified compared to its main rival, the Nikon D600, and its big brother, the 5D Mark III, but in reality it proves to be a very capable DSLR that delivers outstanding pictures in both good and bad light.

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10
Perfectance Perfectance

I upgraded from a Canon T1i and I'm not a professional photographer. For my use, this camera is stunning. Images are clear, photos shoot quickly, and the colors are rich. The camera feels solid, there are numerous settings to tweak, and the software is fast. I like this camera, and have no...

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10
bystedt bystedt

The 6D is simply a great value in the Canon DSLR lineup. If you are interested in a full-frame camera and you're not primarily a sports photographer, the 6D is an excellent choice. Image quality is unsurpassed in the Canon DSLR range and the light weight and small size are an advantage compared...

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9.0
danalmasy danalmasy

Stellar image quality out of this camera so far. Getting useable images at ISO 6400 and beyond with little to no noise. The iOS connectivity for remote shooting is fantastic, this is going to be a boon for a lot of folks who do studio or rely on remote camera work. Overall this is everything...

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10
jedy jedy

Bought this to step up from the aps-c to full frame. Having looked at the differences, I decided the 5DIII not worth the extra money (which paid for more batteries and SD cards). As I auto focus using the centre point only, the 61 points on the 5DIII are best left to the likes of jobbing sports...

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9.0
rickschwar rickschwar

Love the new built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile app. Their app needs to be optimized for extremely high-res tablets like the Nexus 10. Pricey, compared to the EOS line, but a good value compared to the 5D, MK III.

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