Canon announce the new full-frame EOS 6D
Canon today unveils its latest EOS DSLR – the EOS 6D. A similar size and weight to the EOS 60D, the EOS 6D is the reported to be the world’s lightest DSLR to feature a full-frame CMOS sensor.
The model creates a new entry point into Canon’s full-frame line-up, and is suitable for those who want greater control over depth-of-field, or to maximise the impact of shooting with the EOS system’s range of wide-angle EF lenses.
The EOS 6D combines a full-frame imaging system and low-light performance with a compact and lightweight design. For the first time in any EOS model, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity are included, enabling photographers to tag images with location information and wirelessly transfer them to a computer, the cloud, or smartphones.
Benefiting from 25 years of EOS innovation, the EOS 6D features a newly-designed 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that is said to allow photographers to produce poster-sized prints, or to crop into their shots with apparently no compromise in quality. A native ISO range of ISO 100-25,600 (extendable to 50-102,400) is also included.
A new 11-point AF system also offers improved low light performance. With focusing down to EV-3, the equivalent of moonlight, subjects should remain in-focus – offering the freedom to shoot landscapes or portraits at night with minimal noise.
The inclusion of a full-frame sensor should offer greater control over depth of field in portraits, and photographers can also explore their wide-angle EF lenses with models ranging from 8mm to 800mm. DIGIC 5+ image processing also offers automatic modes and creative shooting features
The first ever EOS to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, the EOS 6D enables photographers to share their work immediately after shooting. Images can be wirelessly transferred to external storage devices, uploaded to Facebook and YouTube, or printed wirelessly using a Canon Wi-Fi enabled printer. Alternatively, movies and images can be viewed on DLNA-enabled HDTVs. By wirelessly connecting to a smartphone, photographers can also remotely control the camera, adjusting shooting settings and focus before remotely triggering the shutter and viewing the captured image.
Measuring 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighing 770g, the EOS 6D is said to be the most compact full-frame EOS DSLR ever manufactured. The EOS 6D has a dust and drip-proof, part-magnesium body which offers protection as well as a simple button layout for easier control.
The 7.7cm (3.0 inch) Clear View LCD screen features an anti-glare design to permit viewing in bright sunlight and at extreme angles.
A new Battery Grip BG-E13 provides additional power for extended shooting, while also making it easier to shoot both vertically and horizontally. When used with two LP-E6 batteries, the battery grip should offer double the number of shots, and it can also be used with AA batteries.
EOS 6D - key features:
*Full-frame 20.2 Megapixel sensor
*Tough, lightweight construction
*Max ISO 25,600 (expandable to ISO 102,400)
*11-point AF sensitive down to -3EV
*GPS3 records your location
*Wi-Fi2 file transfer and remote control
UK body only: £1,799, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM £2519.99 with the US body only $2,099.00, with kit lens $2,899.
For more information please visit canon.co.uk
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