Canon 6D Features

The Canon 6D features a full frame sensor that will make anyone who obsesses over image quality quite happy.

Canon 6D
Release Date: December 2012
List Price (no lens): $2,100 USD
List Price: $2,700 USD
Available at:
Amazon  •  Adorama  •  B&H Photo Video

It's not the 20.2 megapixels that I find impressive - Canon and others have packed this many megapixels onto a sensor before.

Instead the feature that I find most interesting is the ISO range: from a low of 50 to a high of 102400.

The very first Canon digital SLR that I ever owned had a maximum ISO of 3200 and I still found it quite capable in low-light situations. With 5 ISO levels higher, I fully expect that the Canon 6D will be able to see in the dark.

To go along with its night vision, the Canon 6D features an 11-point autofocus system that will lock on to subjects quickly even in very dim available light.

And - last but not least - the Canon 6D is a very capable film camera.

The massive sensor allows videographers to selectively blur background elements, and shift focus to create a real cinematic look.

The ability to blur the background paired with the capacity to shoot in virtually any type of available light (thanks again to the absurdly high ISO) makes the Canon 6D a versatile tool for aspiring movie-makers.

Canon 6D Features

StabilizationIn Lens
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture4.5 per second
ISO Range50 to 102400
Movie ModesQuicktime MOV
1920 x 1080p (30, 25, 24fps)
1280 x 720p (60, 50fps)
640 x 480 (30, 25fps)
LCD3.2in (1,040,000 dots)
ViewfinderPentaprism (97% coverage)
Autofocus11 point
Face Detect AFYes
Sensor Dimensions36 x 24mm (no crop factor)
HDMI PortYes
Live ViewYes
Built-in FlashNo
Compatible LensesAll Canon EF
BatteryLP-E6 LiIon
Dimensions5.71 x 4.4 x 2.8in
145 x 111 x 71mm
Weight27.16oz (770g)

Canon 6D Sample Video

If you're curious about the Full HD video quality of the Canon 6D, the video below should set concerns to rest.

The second half of the video illustrates how the images were captured and the massive assortment of lenses that were used.

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