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...
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.
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...
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.
An affordable choice for enthusiast photographers who want to make the leap to a full-frame camera
Good Gear Guide.au
4 April 2013
Conclusion: 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: The Canon EOS 6D leaves a lot to be considered; it raises as many questions as it answers on the budget full-frame front. On the one hand, it delivers full-frame quality that's undeniably excellent, arguably little-to-no different from any other full-frame Canon DSLRs but at a price that's far more...
Pros: Full-frame image quality, EOS Utility wireless shooting via computer has potential, view images from camera using smartphone device on location, smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR
Cons: Limited autofocus points, central-arrangement of autofocus points, just one SD card slot, no rear joystick-like control, no clean HDMI output, Wi-Fi just isn't user friendly, being forced to use Canon Image Gateway is irritating