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    Canon Announces Its Smallest and Lightest Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera For Serious Photographers

    The EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Includes a New Full-Frame Sensor, Built-in Wireless and GPS

    LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera, a versatile mid-range full-frame camera with the durability and performance professionals require and the creative imaging options serious photographers crave. Canon has coupled the incredible image quality of a newly designed 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor with the creative potential of built-in Wireless and GPS features. The camera also includes an 11-point AF array and 63-zone dual-layer iFCL metering sensor together with 1080p Full HD video capabilities, in an affordable camera body. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D Mark II camera so successful, the EOS 6D bridges the gap for budget-minded photographers, videographers and cinematographers who are eager to step up into the world of full-frame imaging.

    "The introduction of this camera completes a well-rounded ecosystem from input through output for Canon, allowing us to provide the right combination of features for every level of photographer. We believe the EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera along with our new PIXMA Pro printers will help unlock the creative vision of so many who aspire to capture and display their artistic abilities," stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

    Designed for advanced amateurs and videographers making the move to a full-frame Digital SLR, the EOS 6D fits neatly into Canon's professional imaging system with an advanced feature set including full manual options for creative control in addition to new and intuitive automatic settings to help even novice photographers capture great images. The camera's construction helps meet the needs of professionals with a 100,000-cycle shutter durability and EOS Integrated Cleaning System for high-quality vibration-based dust removal. Among the many advancements in Canon's new EOS 6D is the Company's proprietary DIGIC 5+ Image Processor that powers the camera's fast 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion for exceptionally smooth color tones and gradation. The camera offers a full-frame, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and continuous shooting up to 4.5 frames per second (fps).

    Thanks to the combination of its new CMOS image sensor and the powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor, the EOS 6D provides a wide ISO range from 100-25600 with a low setting, L: 50 and two high settings, H1: 51200 and H2: 102400. These outstanding low-light capabilities allow the EOS 6D to easily capture dimly lit scenes such as wedding ceremonies, indoor corporate events, or landscapes at dusk. To support the ample sensitivity of the new camera's sensor, the EOS 6D camera's Auto Focus (AF) system includes a newly-developed 11-point AF sensor featuring a high-precision center cross-type point with an exceptional EV -3 sensitivity rating for accurate focusing even in extremely low-light conditions.

    The EOS 6D has a large 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor with 1,040,000 dot VGA resolution and 170 degree viewing angle, with high-transparency multicoating for maximum protection and clarity when viewing images or navigating menu screens. When used for Live View shooting, the camera's bright high-performance LCD screen provides 100 percent coverage, for easy focusing and framing.

    Full-Frame 1080p Full HD Video
    Videographers, student filmmakers, and creative independent spirits will appreciate the full-frame video capabilities of the EOS 6D in an affordable and compact body. Borrowing from the best of the EOS 5D-series, the EOS 6D provides full manual control over exposure and audio levels while recording video. The camera features NTSC and PAL video modes at multiple frame rates, recording 1080p at 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) and 25 fps, 720p at 60 (59.94) and 50 fps and standard video at 30 (29.97) and 25 fps. The camera provides up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds of continuous recording (with 4GB automatic file partitioning) in selectable All i-framei or IPB compressions with embedded timecode. Especially when used with large aperture lenses, the EOS 6D camera's full-frame sensor offers a tremendous degree of creative control over depth-of-field, helping users to achieve pro-quality cinematic effects in Full HD video recordings.

    Built-in Wireless and GPS
    For the ultimate in DSLR connectivity and control, the EOS 6D features a built-in wireless transmitter which allows the camera to share images and video with the user's choice of wireless devices such as select PowerShot cameras, smartphones, or tablets, as well as cloud-based destinations including social networking sites through the Canon iMAGE GATEWAYii iii. A very intuitive and useful wireless feature is the new, free Canon EOS Remote app available for iOS and Android systems which will allow a smartphone or wireless device such as a tablet to remotely connect, control and operate the connected EOS 6Div. This seamless connection and control will open new opportunities for professional photographers shooting weddings or remote wildlife, without the need for tethered operation or accessories.

    For on-location shooters, landscape photographers or enthusiast photo travelers, the EOS 6D features a built-in GPS receiver to record longitude, latitude, elevation and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as EXIF data for seamless geo-tagging while shooting. The GPS coordinates are appended to each image and easily syncs with Canon software or mapping apps on social network sites to show image locations. Use of UTC data allows images to be chronologically mapped and trails plotted and recorded.v

    Boundless Creativity
    To help photographers unlock their full creative potential and explore all the different avenues of digital photography, the EOS 6D includes several creative modes for image capture. First is the HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode allowing the camera to capture three separate exposures and combine them in-camera for a stunning image capturing both enhanced shadow detail and bright highlights. Next is the camera's Multiple Exposure mode where users can combine up to nine individual images into a single composite image, with no need for later computer post-processing. Four different compositing methods are provided for maximum creative control, including Additive, Average, Bright and Dark. Compositing results can be viewed in real time on the camera's LCD monitor, and there is a one-step Undo command that allows photographers to delete an image and try again if desired. The EOS 6D will even allow photographers to specify a previously captured RAW image as the starting point for a new Multiple Exposure composite image. In addition to HDR and Multiple Exposure modes are Canon's standard Scene Intelligent Auto and special scene modes to capture great images with ease. The camera is compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards including the new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards.

    Pricing and Availability
    The EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $2,099.00 and it will additionally be offered in a kit version with Canon's EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $2,899.00. Both configurations are expected to be available in December 2012.
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    Re: Canon 6d Press release

    That camera seems to be an ideal travel camera for those of us using alternative lenses, with interchangeable focusing screen and compact size. It will be very interesting to see what the image quality looks like.

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    I wonder how it compares to the GH3 for video? I have Canon and 43s lenses, so I want to best video. My EM-5 doesn't do so well with video -- maybe there will be a firmware upgrade to fix it?

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    Re: Canon 6d Press release

    Looks like the Canon and Nikon people got together and came out with very similar cameras at the same price point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Stephens View Post
    Looks like the Canon and Nikon people got together and came out with very similar cameras at the same price point.
    I agree on the price point, but the specs are quite different.

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    Re: Canon 6d Press release

    Quote Originally Posted by ramosa View Post
    I agree on the price point, but the specs are quite different.
    Yep, looks like the Canon and Nikon people got together and came out with very similar cameras with somewhat different specs at the same price point

    I'm quite sure they did. Instead of competing on price, it's much more useful for them, and in reality also for the customers, to offer something slightly different, to cater for different needs.

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    >I wonder how it compares to the GH3 for video? I have Canon and 43s lenses, so I want to best video.

    Video quality maybe nice but did you ever try to shoot handheld video with a HDSLR? GH2 works fine with EVF.
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    Re: Canon 6d Press release

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    >I wonder how it compares to the GH3 for video? I have Canon and 43s lenses, so I want to best video.

    Video quality maybe nice but did you ever try to shoot handheld video with a HDSLR? GH2 works fine with EVF.
    But having both would be perfect. They can both use alternative glass with adapters, they both most probably generate excellent video, and while the GH3 will be the most convenient for most shootings, the 6D will be the one to choose for extremely shallow DOF and possible extreme low light, although the latter remains to be seen.

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    >the 6D will be the one to choose for extremely shallow DOF

    With the focusing issues you get.
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    Re: Canon 6d Press release

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    >the 6D will be the one to choose for extremely shallow DOF

    With the focusing issues you get.
    Obviously, but the option is available for those who need or want it

    Another possibility is to use the same lens for different focal lengths, let's say a Zeiss 50/1.4 which becomes a 100/1.4 on the GH3 and then even longer with the crop option on the GH3 (which I suppose is still available).

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    > for those who need or want it

    Normal movie film had more DOF than FF for a long time :-). So need is a stretch but want is true because it can be done.
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    Re: Canon 6d Press release

    so 6d or markiii? Hmmmm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamadophotography View Post
    so 6d or markiii? Hmmmm?
    I opted for the 5dIII mainly because of the advanced AF (I have two young kinds and I do like sports) and the speed. I also like the joystick for moving the AF points around.
    If I was more of a landscape and nature shooter I would have taken the 6d (or maybe a d600 or d800) It sounds like the sensor of the 6d might have some advantages over the 5diii.
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    The better AF (much better AF) of the 5D3 is definitely worth the higher price.

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    Re: Canon 6d Press release

    Center point af seems to beat the MarkIII in low light! Focus and recompose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Center point af seems to beat the MarkIII in low light! Focus and recompose.
    doesnt work for continues AF;
    I am not saying the 6d AF would be bad - I just felt "on the safe side" with the AF of the 5dIII.

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    Re: Canon 6d Press release

    Oh, I think you made the right choice. Better features and body all around.(exept wifi remote control, if you like that)

    It's just something people mention about that one cross type center focus point for single frame shooting in low light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Oh, I think you made the right choice. Better features and body all around.(exept wifi remote control, if you like that)

    It's just something people mention about that one cross type center focus point for single frame shooting in low light.
    I read that too. And I think both D600 and 6d are great value.

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