This Canon 6d Review was originally written about a year after the EOS 6d was released by Canon in 2012.
One year's time was ample enough to get real worthwhile reviews, not only from professional camera reviewers, but also real live everyday photographers who had purchased and used the EOS 6D. Now that so many more DSLR and mirrorless cameras have been released, it's a great time where you can get a new 6D or a used 6D in great condition from my friends over at KEH.
One of the empirical pieces of data I calculate is what I call the Canon Geek 4-5 user index. It is calculated by adding up the 4 and 5 star ratings of buyers on Amazon and figuring the percentage of total reviewers that gave that rating.
In the case of the Canon 6d ratings, 95% of reviewers gave this camera a 4 or 5 start rating. That is remarkably high and a green BUY IT flag goes up if I am in the market for that specific camera or accessory.
I've been a big proponent of getting full frame sensors (not to be confused with just more megapixels) since I purchased my Canon 5D many years ago now.
The original Canon 5D has only 12.8 Megapixels, but the fact that it had a full-sized sensor and was so much more affordable than the Canon 1D series of cameras motivated me to buy it and it was a great decision at the time.
The original manufacturer's Suggested Retail price at the time of its release was over $2000.00. NO you can get a 6D for less than 1/6 of that price. It's the Canon EOS 6D. Don't confuse the 6D with the Canon EOS 60D.
20 MP Full-frame Sensor
1080p HD Video
Maximum ISO 102,400
Shooting RAW Mode
Fixed LCD Screen
Older Digic 5+Processor
4.5 fps burst rate
Only 11 focus points
No 4K Video
No dual pixel auto-focus
You may have additional questions about the Canon EOS 6D and this next section will answer the frequently asked questions about the 6D.
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If you are using both the WiFi and GPS features, power usage is more intense and you should consider getting your hands on a Canon 6D battery grip.
For me the best feature is the full-frame sensor bundled with all of the extra capabilities at this price. If you are shooting landscapes, doing travel photography or are into geo-tagging the GPS capabilities are super cool.
WIFI gives you the ability to share images to a myriad of other devices or locations and control your Canon 6d remotely with apps. Ah, it truly is a great time to be interested in photography.
Here are some of the essential, uncommon and best Canon EOS 6D accessories.
Conclusion of Canon 6D Review:
I believe that Canon (and Nikon with its D600 offering) opened up the door to full sized sensor quality at reasonable prices for the photo enthusiasts with the release of the Canon 6D.
The 5D was my first full-sized sensor and the improvement in quality at higher ISO settings that comes with a bigger sized sensor (not more pixels) is well appreciated.
Professional photographers looking for a good backup will love this camera too!
Shoot more Canons. Watch less TV.