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Canon EOS 6D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and value for money. The low light performance and image quality also get good comments, but the battery and flash get critical comments. There are mixed opinions on the viewfinder and screen.

usability, image quality, low-light, value for money, portability

flash, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Canon EOS 6D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon EOS 6D


Less than a week after arch-rival Nikon grabbed headlines with the D600, Canon responded with an announcement of its own price-conscious full frame DSLR, the EOS 6D. And just like that, a new market segment was born: the mid-range full frame DSLR. It...

Excellent detail in raw file output across ISO range ; Class-leading low light focus sensitivity (from central AF point) ; Very effective JPEG noise reduction at highest ISO sensitivities ; Impressively quiet 'silent' shutter drive mode ; Quick Control...

JPEG engine struggles with low-contrast fine detail at low ISO sensitivities ; Low density 11 point autofocus array with only one cross-type AF point ; Single card slot (SD) ; Slow burst rate compared to its full frame peers ; Cannot configure common...

The EOS 6D doesn't offer the depth of features that its best competitors can, but it combines very good image quality, impressive high ISO performance and class-leading low light autofocus ability (with the central AF point) as well as impressive...

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Canon EOS 6D (with 24-105mm lens)


In some respects, it's hard to tell who Canon's targeting with the EOS 6D, its "budget" full-frame camera. It's got some fairly consumer-y features and specifications. GPS? Check. Built-in Wi-Fi? Check. Single SD card slot? Check. Viewfinder with less...

The Canon EOS 6D delivers the photo and video quality you expect from a full-frame sensor, in a well-designed and relatively lightweight body.

While the camera has nice extra features, like Wi-Fi and GPS support, it's missing some basics for the price like on-camera flash, multiple card slots, and a 100 percent-coverage viewfinder.

The photo quality you get from the EOS 6D makes it well worth the upgrade over a consumer APS-C model, but between this and comparable or higher-end models it's a less obvious choice.

Editor's Choice!

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Canon EOS 6D


Prior to the announcement of the Canon EOS 6D ($2,099 direct, body only) and the Nikon D600, shooters who wanted a full-frame camera—one with an image sensor the same size as a 35mm film frame—were faced with a small number of choices at $3,000 and up....

Compact. Inexpensive for its class. Full-frame sensor. 4.5fps shooting. Superb image quality at high ISOs. Interchangeable focus screens. Integrated GPS and Wi-Fi. 1080p30 video capture. Battery grip available. Supported USB tethered and Wi-Fi remote...

Not the fastest camera on the block. Viewfinder only offers 97 percent coverage. Not compatible with EF-S lenses. GPS saps battery life. No flash. Slow focus during video recording. No PC Sync socket

The Canon EOS 6D is a top-notch full-frame camera in a relatively compact body. With a relatively affordable price, enthusiast-friendly features, and spectacular image quality, it's an easy Editors' Choice.


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Canon EOS 6D


The Canon EOS 6D is the smallest and lightest full frame sensor format Canon DSLR camera ever (as of review time).The image quality benefits of Canon's full frame CMOS sensors are big, while the footprint of the 6D remains small - as does the relative...

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Canon EOS 6D Preview


Potentially the smallest full-frame dSLR on the camera market, Canon's EOS 6D is a step up from the Canon 5D Mark II, but not quite at the level of the Canon 5D Mark III. The 6D dSLR utilizes Canon's DIGIC 5+ Image Processor and offers a 20.2-megapixel...

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Canon EOS 6D: A “Full-Framer” With Broad Appeal


I don't think there's much doubt that, all things being equal, larger sensors are capable of delivering superior image quality. The very fact that more sensor sites are available means that there's better performance in low light, less noise in shadow...

Entry-level camera with a full-frame sensor ; High-resolution images with very good color ; GPS system ; Wi-Fi system ; Full HD video recording; additional microphone jack for better sound recording

Missing swivel monitor ; No internal flash system (additional flash system is necessary)

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Canon EOS 6D Review: Full Frame with Benefits


With the Canon EOS 6D as a counterpoint to Nikon's D600, full-frame shooting has become more affordable with only a few differences. Of course, if you already have a stash of Canon (EF only) or Nikon glass, your choice is a bit of a no-brainer (unless...

Excellent image quality ; Great low light/high ISO capabilities ; Full-frame shooting at an "affordable" price ; Built-in WiFi and GPS ; Good performance overall ; Sophisticated feature set for the price

No built-in flash ; Single SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot (vs. Nikon D600's dual card slot) ; Slightly soft images on default settings (depending on lens used)

The Canon EOS 6D is an excellent camera for Canon DSLR users who want to step up to a full-frame camera without spending $3500 for the 5D Mark III. This camera combines some of the best Canon technology and features from its surrounding siblings like...

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Camera Test: Canon EOS 6D


Ever since the first full-frame DSLR hit the market, photographers have been begging for less expensive options for large-sensor image capture. Canon's current answer? The 20.2MP EOS 6D ($2,099, street, body only). While that's still a hefty chunk of...

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Camera Review: Canon EOS 6D


Canon's lower priced, full-frame DSLR doesn't skimp on image quality.

Superb overall image quality; excellent performance at high ISOs in low light; built-in Wi-Fi is an improvement over previous models; good overall speed for shooting candids, photographing models in a runway setting and capturing sports; nice,...

Many of the new full-frame cameras that were announced in 2012 have been making their way into the hands of photographers in 2013. It will be interesting to see how the excellent, relatively slimmed down Canon EOS 6D fits into the overall market. On...


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Canon EOS 6D


Canon's EOS 6D is the company's first 'affordable' full frame DSLR. It's positioned above the EOS 60D (and in some respects the EOS 7D), providing a stepping stone into full-frame photography for owners of Canon's mid-range and semi-pro APS-C models....

Tough, moisture and dust resistant body ; Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS ; Great image quality with low noise levels ; AF effective in very low light ; 4.5fps continuous shooting limited by memory for JPEGs

Single SD card slot ; Lacks built-in flash ; 97 percent viewfinder coverage ; Relatively few AF points and only one cross-type ; Lacks on-demand viewfnder overlays

The Canon EOS 6D is an extremely capable and well-designed full-frame digital SLR that provides a clear upgrade choice for anyone looking to graduate from an APS-C model to a full-frame DSLR. It combines excellent image quality with superb high ISO...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD / Optical Viewfinder


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:35.8 x 23.9 mm


Bayonet Compatibility:Canon EF / EF-S
Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon LP-E6


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes