Canon EOS 6D Camera Body - 20.2 Megapixels, Full Frame CMOS Sensor

The EOS 6D DSLR camera is the ideal tool for unlocking your creative vision. It features a 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range of 100-25600, expandable to L: 50, H1: 51200, and H2: 102400, for incredible image quality even in low light, and a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor delivers…
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By Big Stig

from Tampa FL

About Me Power User

Best camera for the money... Bar None!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Low Light Performance
  • Color Rendition
  • Amazing Detail

CONS

  • Only One Card Slot
  • No Flash
  • Battery life

BEST USES

  • Landscapescenery
  • Portraits
  • Weddings

Comments:

First let me say that Abe's if Maine does a good job but they will test your patience. After placing your order they call to "confirm" and then try to up-sell you on everything from accessories to warranties. It's an annoying practice but seems to be the new norm from online retailers. They also are painfully slow at shipping taking almost 3 weeks to get me my camera. In the end though I got exactly what I wanted at the best price I could find. On to the camera. It meets or exceeds my expectations in every way. It is incredible what this camera can do in low light. I shoot almost 100% in natural light and the fact that this camera can capture images in virtual darkness at high ISOs with almost no noise is amazing. A lot of the criticism of this camera is aimed at the autofocus system. As a primarily portrait and event shooter I have had no issues. My belief is that if you set the camera up properly, utilizing its strengths, you will get great results. In extremely low light the auto focus will hunt. You can alleviate some of the problem by switching to single shot mode and turning off all but the center point focal point but it doesn't go away completely. The detail that this camera captures and the color rendition are flawless. We also own the Mark III and 50d. There is no comparison to the 50. The 6D is better at high ISO than the Mark III, although the Mark III does have some advantages although most only a pro would appreciate. At $1500 less than the Mark III the 6d is a better buy in my opinion. The wifi function which initially seemed gimmicky is really quite useful. I set up the app on my phone or tablet and then can see pictures in almost real time and see them in a much larger format than the cameras LCD. When using it for personal use it allows me to send the pics instantly by text or email. Your friends will be impressed! The biggest issue was the lack of dual card slots. We just upgraded to 32 gig memory cards and with only one slot this camera almost needs a 64. I usually shoot in Raw + jpeg and the large files fill up a 32gig card pretty fast. At raw + jpeg the cameras buffer does fill up quickly 6-7 shots. In jpeg only the camera can shoot indefinitely with a 400 speed card. In raw only it starts to big down at about 14-18 shots. My other wish is that they had done away with the GPS and added a flash. On board flashes are usually perfect for those bright days when you need just a little full flash to brighten the exposure. Without it I now have to carry a heavy, bulky, and expensive speed light. However these are minor issues compared to what you get. I'd recommend this camera to anyone from the enthusiast to the prosumer to the avid pro. There are obviously some specialty applications where this camera body won't fit your needs but I'm sure you already know who you are. All in all I think this is the best camera for the money.



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