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
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, Wi-Fi-enabled remote camera control via smartphone or tablet, Effective and easy to use multi-exposure HDR mode, Built-in GPS with text log capability, Exposure simulation in ...
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, Video output prone to moiré artifacts, Slightly lower resolution than all of its full frame peers, HDR mode is JPEG-only (unlike the 5D Mark III), Awkward placement of DOF previ...
Summary: There was a time, not so long ago, when the cost of a full-frame DSLR was well beyond the reach of most people who didn't earn their living from photography. Then, within the space of a couple of weeks, Nikon announced the D600, Canon followed close on its heels with the 6D, and the affordable full-frame DSLR became a reality that many could aspire to.
Pros: Tough, moisture and dust resistant body., Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS., Great image quality with low noise levels., AF effective in very low light., 4.5fps continuous shooting limited by memory for JPEGs.
Cons: Single SD card slot., Lacks built-in flash., 97 percent viewfinder coverage., Relatively few AF points and only one cross-type., Lacks on-demand viewfnder overlays.
An affordable choice for enthusiast photographers who want to make the leap to a full-frame camera
Good Gear Guide.au
26 March 2013
Summary: Canon's EOS 6D is a great introduction into the world of full-frame photography. It's a relatively fast camera that's easy to use and its high ISO performance is stellar. Well worth considering if you're an enthusiast, but you will also need some new lenses.
Pros: Full-frame sensor, Comparatively affordable, Great for all types of photography
Conclusion: Released at the same time as Nikon's D600, the 6D is extremely similar in price, features and handling. The 20.2MP sensor produces stunning image quality, and the high-res 3in screen and better ISO response both outperform its Nikon counterpart. The incredible battery life of 1090 shots from a single charge and the Wi-Fi function are features not found on any other full-frame camera. On the downside, the 6D only has 11 focus points and one memory card slot.
Excerpt: Full-frame photography has got a lot more interesting in the last 12 months, especially for people whose next camera isn't a business expense. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III , Nikon D800 and Sony Alpha A99 all helped to redefine what an entry-level full-frame SLR was capable of. Hot on their heels came the Nikon D600 and now the Canon EOS 6D, which both redefine what an entry-level full-frame SLR should cost.