Canon introduces its latest, lightest, and smallest full frame DSLR, the EOS 6D

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Cameras, News

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Published on November 21, 2012 with No Comments

While not quite yet available here, we did get a sneak peek at Canon’s latest full-frame camera, the EOS 6D, one of the world’s lightest and smallest full-frame DSLR cameras at the Canon event yesterday.

It boasts a 20.2MP CMOS sensor with an 11-point center cross point Autofocus system, utilizing a DIGIC 5+ processor, with enhanced noise reduction, that’s three times faster than the regular DIGIC 5 used by the EOS-M. The EOS 6D is capable of burst shooting of up to 4.5 fps and can take Full HD quality 1920 x 1080 videos at 24 fps.

Difficult shots are made easier with a few multi-shot features on the EOS 6D. Night shots are a breeze with the Handheld Night Scene which rapidly snaps four images and automatically compositing them into a single image. HDR Backlight Control mode takes three shots at low, normal, and high exposures and integrating them into one image. Multiple Expore Shots takes up to nine shots and merges them into a single shot, perfect for capturing action sequences. The ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 25,600 but can be expanded to 50 to 102,400.

The EOS 6D is outfitted with WiFi capabilities that can connect to wireless networks for data transfer and photo printing, accessible via the 3.2-inch Clear View LCD. To utilize the WiFi capabilities of the 6D, Canon introduces the iOS and Android app, EOS Remote, that allows you to control your camera through your phone or tablet as a wireless remote. Your device’s screen can double as your camera’s live view screen where you can take shots, adjust settings, or take videos away from your camera.

Price and availability of the Canon EOS 6D haven’t been announced yet, but we’ll update you once we know.