On September 17 2012 Canon announced the new DSLR camera 6D. With 690g it is 20% leighter than the 5D. Canon clearly wants to adress the entry level full-frame camera segment.
The main product details:
- 20.2 megapixel full frame sensor
- ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50-102400)
- 11-point AF system with a high-precision center cross-type point
- 63-zone metering
- 1080p HD video recording
- 4.5fps continuous shooting
- vibration-based dust removal
- a shutter rated to 100K actuations
- 3-inch LCD screen
- built in Wi-Fi
- built in GPS
- built in HDR
The price will be $2.099 in US stores. So the big question will be: Is it “cheap” enough to go for this entry full frame device or should you go for the 5D Mark III? Or even stay with the 5D Mark II.
For filmmakers an important fact could be if it will work with alternative firmwares like “Magic Lantern“. This upgraded software package turns your camera into a real pro-device. Currently Magic Lantern supports the 60D, 600D, 50D, 500D, 550D, and 5D Mark II