Summary: Just as with the D600, we were quite impressed with the EOS 6D. There are clear compromises that must be made to reach this price point, but we feel Canon did a good job of cutting costs in the right places to create a camera that is a pleasure to use.
Summary: In our opinion, Canon has hit the target he set for himself: to create a professional SLR accessible for cost and method of use to user’s enthusiasts. Of course, we are not at the levels of a Mark III and even a Mark II.
Pros: Contrast, Sharpness, Detail and excellent color, Focus on fast-3EV point center cross, DIGIC 5 processor, Wi-Fi and GPS, 1080p video at 30fps good quality.
Cons: Only 11 points of focus therefore not very suitable for sports photography, a single slot for memory cards.
Conclusion: You guys know me..I love my small but high quality mirrorless cameras. The Sony’s, The Leica’s, The Fuji X100’s, the Olympus, The Panasonics, and even the Nikon 1 . I love them because they are small at a fraction of the size of a DSLR, a fraction of the weight and they offer sensors from Micro 4/3...
Excerpt: The Canon EOS 6D offers many of the features and benefits of Canon’s professional full-frame bodies, but at a much more accessible price. Some features even out-class those of the company’s EOS 5D Mk III, such as the camera’s AF performance in low light conditions – it is both faster and more...
Summary: After Nikon introduced their "budget full frame DSLR", the Nikon D600, Canon promptly followed suite by announcing the Canon 6D, their much cheaper full frame alternative. The camera, however, received some underwhelming response as it looked inferior to not just the existing Canon cameras (even the...
Pros: Solid build, Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, Extremely light
Cons: Using the jog dial is uncomfortable for moving the focus points, 11-point AF system feels archaic with only one cross type point and relatively small frame coverage, Single SD card slot
Summary: With the Canon EOS 6D as a counterpoint to Nikon’s D600 , full-frame shooting has become more affordable with only a few differences. Of course, if you already have a stash of Canon (EF only) or Nikon glass, your choice is a bit of a no-brainer (unless you want to change systems).
Pros: Excellent image quality, Great low light/high ISO capabilities, Full-frame shooting at an "affordable" price, Built-in WiFi and, Good performance overall, Sophisticated feature set for the price
Cons: No built-in flash, Single SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot (vs. Nikon D600's dual card slot), Slightly soft images on default settings (depending on lens used)
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 6D is a top-notch full-frame camera in a compact body. With a relatively affordable price, enthusiast-friendly features, and spectacular image quality, it's an easy Editors' Choice.
Pros: Compact. Inexpensive for its class. Full-frame sensor. 4.5fps shooting. Superb image quality at high ISOs. Interchangeable focus screens. Integrated GPS and Wi-Fi. 1080p30 video capture. Battery grip available. Supported USB tethered and Wi-Fi remote control.
Cons: Not the fastest camera on the block. Viewfinder only offers 97 percent coverage. Not compatible with EF-S lenses. GPS saps battery life. No flash. Slow focus during video recording. No PC Sync socket.
Conclusion: The EOS 6D is a product that Canon seems to be aiming at “first time” full frame DSLR users. To keep the price down and differentiate it from the 5D MkIII they’ve made some conscious choices about what features to include and what features to leave off.
Conclusion: The 6D has no built-in flash. I prefer my compact old 220EX for family photos; it is superior to the new 270EX II sold today. The 6D is a smaller, lighter version of the world's best DSLR, the 5D Mark III .
Summary: 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.
Pros: Excellent detail in raw file output across ISO range, Class-leading low light focus sensitivity (from central AF point), Very effective JPEG noise reduction at highest ISO sensitivities, Impressively quiet 'silent' shutter drive mode, Quick Control menu provides easy access to shooting settings, ...
Cons: JPEG engine struggles with low-contrast fine detail at low ISO sensitivities, Low density 11 point autofocus array with only one cross-type AF point, Single card slot (SD), Slow burst rate compared to its full frame peers, Cannot configure common live view and movie mode options independently, Vi...