Canon EOS 6D review

29 Jan 2013
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Flawless image quality at a tantalising price, but the basic autofocus won't suit everyone

Basic Specifications

Rating ****
CCD effective megapixels 20.0 megapixels
CCD size 36x24mm
Viewfinder optical TTL
Viewfinder magnification, coverage 0.71x, 97%
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 1,040,000 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom N/A
Zoom 35mm equivalent N/A
Image stabilisation Available in lenses
Maximum image resolution 5,472x3,648
File formats JPEG, RAW; QuickTime (AVC)


Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 1,090 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, mini HDMI, wired remote, microphone minijack input, Wi-Fi
Body material Magnesium alloy front and rear body covers. Polycarbonate top cover
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length multiplier 1.0x
Kit lens model name N/A
Accessories USB and AV cables, neck strap
Weight 755g
Size 113x146x72mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £1,499

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/4,000 seconds
Aperture range N/A
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 102400
Exposure compensation +/-5 EV
White balance auto, 6 presets with fine tuning, manual, Kelvin
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, color tone, auto lighting optimiser, noise reduction, chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, colour space
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus N/A
Auto-focus modes 11-point (one cross-type)
Metering modes multi, partial, centre-weighted, spot
Flash External flash only
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, WB bracket, HDR

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