The Canon EOS 6D comes with a good feature set and excellent low-light performance at an affordable price. This makes it a compelling first full-frame dSLR for serious enthusiasts.
The good: Excellent low-light performance; lightest full-frame body yet, ergonomic handgrip; inbuilt GPS; wireless connectivity.
The bad: Lack of grid layout in optical viewfinder; 11-point AF array too closely clustered in the center.
Following Nikon's release of the affordable Nikon D600 full-frame dSLR, Canon has finally made its latest EOS 6D full-frame dSLR available. It's the lightest full-frame camera yet, weighing in at 680 grams (body only), while its closest competitor, the D600, comes close at 760 grams.
Other key highlights include its ability to transfer content wirelessly to external devices, such as tablets and smartphones. Users can also remotely control the camera and edit and delete images using the Canon EOS remote app via a smartphone. Besides wireless connectivity, an inbuilt GPS module logs your journey and geotags images at the same time. The snapper comes with an in-camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode and the ability to create multiple exposures.
The Canon EOS 6D is currently available in Singapore stores and will retail at S$2,899 for the body alone. It will also sell as part of a kit with the EF 24-105mm F4 IS USM lens for S$3,899 or S$4,699 with Canon's new EF 24-70mm F4 L IS USM lens.
Design and Features
The 6D's contoured handgrip coupled with a rear thumbrest made holding it comfortable and more secure, even for smaller hands. The new dSLR is as light as they come, weighing in at only 680g (body only) and it is the lightest contender in the full-frame category at time of writing. We think the large handgrip should be ergonomic enough for those looking to use the camera for prolonged shooting sessions.