Canon launches entry-level, full-frame EOS 6D
The DSLR is the first EOS to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS support.
Singapore – Canon today launched the full-frame EOS 6D, equipped with a 20.2-megapixel 35mm CMOS sensor with a precise 11-point AF system. Currently the lightest DSLR camera in the market (with the magnesium alloy body weighing 680 grams), the 6D is also the first EOS camera with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS support.
“[More consumers] are recognizing the benefits of having a full-frame sensor, which capable of producing images with shallower depth of field, more details and less noise,” said Andrew Koh, Senior Director and General Manager of the Consumer Imaging and Information Products Group, Canon Singapore.
Canon's 11-point AF system for the EOS 6D boasts of accurate focusing even in low light up to EV -3 rating (the first and the lowest in the EOS range) for sharper photos. The AF sensor is operational with lenses with an aperture of f/5.6 or faster; it delivers and even more accurate focus with lenses with an aperture of f/2.8 or faster. Exposure control features include the iFCL (Focus Colour Luminance), which has a 63-zone dual layer metering sensor. Moreover, Canon's DIGIC 5+ processor enables the EOS 6D to reach maximum continuous shooting speeds of up to 4.5 fps.
The EOS 6D can also take videos at full HD quality with resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080 at a smooth 24 fps. The image quality has been improved by the reduction of moiré and colour fringing. Users can shoot up to 30 minutes of video depending on memory card capacity. Other movie compression methods are available, including ALL-I to compress each frame (ideal for frame-specific editing), and IPB for higher compression and lower file sizes.
The first-ever EOS to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, the EOS 6D allows users to transfer images wirelessly to external storage devices, upload to Facebook and YouTube, or printed wirelessly using a Canon Wi-Fi enabled printer. Alternatively, movies and images can be viewed on DLNA-enabled HDTVs. By wirelessly connecting to a smartphone with the new iOS and Android-supported EOS Remote app, photographers can also remotely control the camera, adjusting shooting settings and focus before remotely triggering the shutter and viewing the captured image. A built-in GPS logger function allows users to track their route and geotag their images.
The Canon EOS 6D will be available in late November. The retail price for the region has not been officially announced but it is estimated at around US$2,099 (body only).
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