Canon 6D SLR Lounge

Hot on the heels of the Nikon D600 is the Canon 6D. We already went over our thoughts on the D600, and it looks like the 6D will be similar in many ways to the D600.


This is the translation from the Canon 6D specs posted by Digicameinfo:

  • 20 MP FF sensor
  • DIGIC5+ image processing engine
  • Body as big as an APS-C body
  • Covered by a Magnesium alloy
  • Built-in W-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • 11 points AF ,central cross sensor F2.8
  • 4.5 frames per second
  • 30sec up to 1/4000 shutter speed
  • second sync at 1/180 shutter
  • speed shutter durability of 100,000
  • Dustproof
  • 3-inch 1.04 million dot LCD screen
  • Full HD (1920×1080)
  • ISO100-25600 (50,51200,102400 extension)
  • Creative Auto
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC media (corresponding UHS-I)
  • 755g weight (battery and card included)
  • Released in December 2012
  • Price around 195 000 yen (at current conversion rate this is 1900 Euro or $2500) But keep in mind that prices in Japan are usually higher than in US. Price should match the Nikon D600 ($2100). With EF24-105mm F4L IS kit around ¥ 295 000 ($3800 or 2900 Euro

  • So compared to the D600, the 6D has 20MP instead of 24MP. Other differences include

  • 11 AF points instead of 39 AF points
  • built-in GPS
  • built-in Wifi
  • 1/180 sec sync instead of 1/200 sec sync
  • December release instead of September release

  • Well, it’s a bit disappointing that the Canon 6D is under-spec compared to the Nikon D600.

    So what do you guys think? If price is similar to the Nikon D600, is the Canon 6D the right camera for you? Did Canon get this right?

    Thanks to CanonWatch for the link!