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. The Canon EOS 6D has some limitations compared to a high-end professional model, especially if we consider only the 11 points of focus.
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.
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 effective in darker situations.
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 APS-C ones), but Nikon's as well.
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
Excerpt: 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). On the other hand, if you're stepping up--or crossing over from another brand to gain the benefit of full-frame--then the choice is more difficult.
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: Despite a few quibbles, the 20.2-megapixel Canon EOS 6D lives up to its promise of housing a glorious, full-frame CMOS sensor inside a smaller, lighter, and more affordable digital SLR camera body designed for prosumers, enthusiasts, and even novice photographers. Are we in love with everything about this camera? No, but Canon's done a great job of not dumbing down, or cheapening the 6D to fit its $2,000 "sweet spot" pricing. First, the good stuff.
Pros: Offers the glories of a full-frame sensor in a more affordable, smaller and lighter digital SLR body, Excellent image quality (similar to 5D Mark III) and resolution from 20.2-megapixel, 35.8 x 23.9mm CMOS image sensor, Portable but fairly robust camera build with a comfy handgrip and responsive shutter, Generally good performance all around, with virtually no shutter lag when you pre-focus, Fast start-up and shot-to-shot speeds, Generous camera buffer lets you keep s...
Cons: Offers the glories of a full-frame sensor in a more affordable, smaller and lighter digital SLR body, Excellent image quality (similar to 5D Mark III) and resolution from 20.2-megapixel, 35.8 x 23.9mm CMOS image sensor, Portable but fairly robust camera build with a comfy handgrip and responsive shutter, Generally good performance all around, with virtually no shutter lag when you pre-focus, Fast start-up and shot-to-shot speeds, Generous camera buffer lets you keep s...
Summary: The Canon EOS 6D is a beautiful full-frame SLR camera last generation which officially opens the world of full-frame Canon (almost) all budgets. The performance and features of this SLR are of high standard as is high-level build quality and materials used for durable, lightweight construction of the camera body (not to mention ergonomics that distinguishes this camera).
Pros: Built-in GPS, 20.3 MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5, Full HD (1080p), ISO 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 102,400); HDR Mode, Camera body in magnesium alloy; Robustness and ergonomics; WiFi integrated; Display Clear View high-resolution continuous shooting (4.5 fps), sensitivity 11-point AF up to -3 EV
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. I’m sure everyone wishes something was included that’s been excluded, but then the 6D would end up with the same features and price as the 5D MkIII. Compromises obviously had to be made.