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Canon EOS 6D
8.8 out of 10

Canon EOS 6D

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Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera
Recording Media
SD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card
Image Format
35.8mm x 23.9mm (Full-Frame)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses (except EF-S and EF-M lenses)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
CMOS Sensor
Effective: Approx. 20.2 megapixels
Pixel Unit
6.55 µm square
Total Pixels
Approx. 20.6 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion Feature
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Recording System
Recording Format
Complies with Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and EXIF 2.30
Image Format
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), RAW+JPEG
File Size
(1) Large: Approx. 20.0 megapixels (5,472 x 3,648)
Backup Recording
File Numbering
The following three types of file numbering methods can be set:
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Large RAW and JPEG images are recorded simultaneously
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
White Balance
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash), Custom (Approx. 2,000° - 10,000°K), Color Temperature (Approx. 2,500° - 10,000&degK), White Balance Correction, and White Balance Bracketing
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Color Temperature Information Transmission
Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentaprism)
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 97%
Approx. 0.71x / 33.3°
Eye Point
Approx. 21mm (At -1m
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0m
Focusing Screen
Eg-A II provided. Interchangeable with Eg-D and Eg-S. Incompatible with Eg-A.
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
- AF information
Depth Of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
11 points
AF Working Range
Center AF Point: EV -3 to 18 (at 73°F/23&degC, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
1) Autofocus
AF Point Selection
(1) Automatic selection
Selected AF Point Display
Displayed or indicated by superimposed display in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.
AF Assist Beam
1) Enable
Exposure Control
Metering Modes
Max. aperture TTL metering with 63-zone SPC with the following selectable modes:
Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.8 II lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Creative Zone
ISO Speed Range
For Stills: Manual setting range of ISO 100-25600 (expansion possible to ISO 50, ISO 51200 and 102400) in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments)
Exposure Compensation
(1) Manual : ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30 sec., X-sync at 1/180 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Shutter Lag Time
(1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure: approx. 0.060 sec.
External Speedlite
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering and average flash metering)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock
Drive System
Drive Modes
(1) Single shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous shooting: Max. approx. 4.5 fps
Maximum Burst
Based on 8GB memory Card:
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes
Still photo shooting and video shooting
(1) Autofocus
Metering Modes
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Metering Range
EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display
Provided (three grid displays)
Exposure Simulation
Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Video Shooting
File Format
MOV (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
File Size
Recording Size:
Frame Rates
1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p
Continuous Shooting Time
Based on 8GB Memory card
(1) Autofocus
Full Range (0-255)
Exposure Control
(1) Program AE for movie shooting
Exposure Compensation
Provided (±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments)
LCD Monitor
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.0-inches (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2)
Approx: 1,040,000 dots
Approx. 100%
Brightness Control
Manually adjustable to one of 7 levels
Resin cover and anti-reflection AR coating
Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Display Format
Single image display
Highlight Alert
With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink.
Brightness and RGB can be displayed.
Quick Control Function
When you press the Quick Control function button under the following conditions, you can set the functions below:
Image Protection and Erase
Erase protection can be applied/canceled for a single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the card.
Erase single image, erase selected images, erase all images on folder, erase all images in a card, or erase only unprotected images.
Direct Printing
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
RAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
Complies to DPOF Version 1.1
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible Images
Not Provided
Custom Functions
20 Custom Functions
Custom Controls
The following camera controls can be customized by assigning the desired function: Shutter button halfway pressing, AF-ON button, AE lock button, Depth-of-field preview button, Lens AF Stop button, SET button, Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, and Multi-controller
My Menu Registration
Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal
(1) AV stereo OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
Power Source
One Battery Pack LP-E6
Battery Life
1) Camera Body Only:
Battery Check
Automatic battery level check when power is turned ON
Power Saving
Power turns off after the set time of non-operation elapses
Date/Time Battery
Built-in secondary battery
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8 in./ 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm
Approx. 26.7 oz. / 755g (CIPA standard)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Release Date
First seen
6 October 2010