As expected by industry insiders, Canon unveiled the new EOS 6D today at the Photokina trade show, by far the company’s smallest and lightest digital SLR camera to have a full-frame image sensor. Created to be an entry-level piece of equipment for the growing “prosumer” market, where there is a need for features on a full-frame DSLR camera yet without the bulk and weight, Canon outfitted the EOS 6D with a newly designed 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, but all within a form factor no bigger than its EOS 60D camera. Together with the DIGIC 5+ image processor, the new camera will have an ISO range of 100-25,600, extendable to 50-102,400. Low light shooting conditions being the biggest challenge for photographers of any skill level, EOS 6D’s new 11-point AF system provides the image quality, even down to EV-3, the equivalent of moonlight. Two other “firsts” for the Canon EOS camera system would be the GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity on the EOS 6D. Now you can geotag your video/images or share them among friends in real time.
To retail for around US$ 2,099.00, the Canon EOS 6D is now available for pre-order at Canon retailers worldwide.
- 20.2 Megapixels CMOS 35mm Full-Frame Sensor
- DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
- ISO 100 25,600 Expandable To ISO 50 102400
- 11 AF Points Auto Focus System
- 3.0-Inch LCD Display With 3,104,000-Dot Resolution
- Fast 4.5 fps Continuous Shooting
- Wi-Fi Connectivity
- GPS Enabled
- Full HD Video With Manual Control
Release Date: September 2012