With the 5D MK II, Canon revolutionized the way a professional looked at a DSLR—they were no longer just for taking images. The full-frame camera quickly became the go-to for amateur and professional filmmakers alike. Canon has once again stepped up to the plate by offering the cheapest full-frame DSLR on the market today, the EOS 6D, which sells for $2,099.99. (body only) It even has built-in WiFi and GPS.
With the company also recently releasing the aptly named 5D MKIII—succesor to the 5D MKII—which they're still selling, everyone knew it would be just a matter of time until Canon would release an update to the model. The 6D sets itself apart from the older 5D MKII by offering dual SD card slots, along with built-in WiFi and GPS, which ads coordinates and time to your EXIF data so you never will forget where you took an image. Both technologies were before available by-way of add-on modules for other Canon cameras, but this is the first time they're built into the body, as always, it will be interesting to see how it effects battery life.
The 6D's built-in WiFi allows you to transfer files on the fly to social media or other devices through Canon's iMAGE GATEWAY, an extra iOS and Android application, EOS Remote App, enables your smartphone to be used for remote camera control and operation—again, something previously reserved for add-modules.
We're sure that the 6D will continue Canon's trend of revolutionizing filmmaking as we know it with full 1920 x 1080 HD video recording, and specifications that mirror the ever-popular 5D MKII.
- CMOS Full-Frame 35MM Sensor
- 20.2 Effective Megapixels
- 25,600 Max ISO (Expandable to 102400)
- 4.5 Images Per Second
- 1/4000 to 30 Second Shutter Speeds
- Dual SD Card Capability
- 1920 x 1080 HD Video
If you're not drinking the Canon kool-aid, Nikon has released the D600—their newest full frame camera which is competitively priced at $2300 (body only) Which offers 24 megapixels, a shooting speed of 5.5 frames per second, and dual SD card slots. Check it out here on Nikon's website. [link]