Canon EOS 6D

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Not to be confused with Canon EOS 60D.
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 6D front.JPG
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Sensor 35.8 x 23.9mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 5,472 x 3,648 [1](20 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
Shutter Electronic focal-plane
Shutter speed range 30 to 1/4000 s, bulb, 1/180 s X-sync
ASA/ISO range 100–25600 (expansion to 50-102400)
Exposure metering TTL, full aperture, 63 zones
Exposure modes Full auto, programmed, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Metering modes Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted average
Focus areas 11 autofocus points
Focus modes One-shot, AI Servo, AI Focus, Manual
Continuous shooting up to 4.5 frame/s.
Viewfinder Optical pentaprism with 97% coverage[2] and electronic (Live View)
Rear LCD monitor 3.0 inches (76 mm), 1,040,000 dots
Storage SD (SDHC, SDXC)
Battery Li-Ion LP-E6 Rechargeable (1800mAh)
Optional battery packs BG-E13 grip allows use of 6 AA cells, a single LP-E6 or two LP-E6 batteries
Dimensions 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2 mm
Weight 680 g (24 oz), body only; 755 g (26.6 oz), CIPA standard
List price $1899.00[3]
Made in Japan

The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS digital single-lens reflex camera made by Canon.

It was publicly announced on 17 September 2012, one day before the start of the Photokina trade show. It was released in late November 2012 with a suggested retail price of US$2,099.00 (body only).[4][5][6]

The 6D is offered as a body only or in a package with an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens; at introduction, the suggested retail price was US$2,899.00.[4]


The EOS 6D is the first Canon DSLR to feature GPS functions and built in Wi-Fi capabilities, which geotag images and allow files to be uploaded directly to Facebook, YouTube, or Canon Image Gateway; transferred to external devices; or sent to be printed on a Wi-Fi-enabled Canon printer. The wifi capabilities also allow remote control and viewing via many smartphones.[7]

Weighing 770 grams (27 oz), the 6D is also Canon's smallest and lightest full frame DSLR; comparable to the APS-C sensor 60D. The camera also features an ISO setting range from 50 to 102,400 which can be selected automatically or adjusted manually, an 11-point autofocus system, and an anti-glare 3.0 inches (76 mm) LED screen.[8] The center autofocus point has a sensitivity of -3EV.

The new BG-E13 battery grip that was made to be used with the 6D allows the use of six AA cells or one to two LP-E6 batteries.[9] The 6D has a maximum burst frame rate of 4.5 frames per second.[8] Like all Canon DSLR full frame cameras, the 6D does not feature a built in flash due to the design of the viewfinder.[10]

Image features[edit]

  • 20.2 megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor.
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor.
  • Fluorinlayered low-pass filter.

Autofocus and metering[edit]

  • 11-point autofocus sensors with 1 cross type sensor in center. (x-type is sensitive down to -3EV)
  • TTL-CT-SIR AF with CMOS sensor.
  • 63-zone Dual Layer-silicon cell.
  • AF Micro Adjust (+/- 20 steps).


  • 100–25.600 (expansion down to: 50 / up to 51,200 & 102,400).


  • 30–1/4 000 sec (and bulb) is the shutter speed range.
  • 4.5 FPS burst rate.

Ergonomics and functions[edit]

  • Optical Pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 97% coverage (0,71 enlargement)
  • Clear View TFT LCD screen (3"/7,7 cm) with 1.040.000 dots resolution with dual anti-glare coating.
  • Wi-Fi functionality.
  • Metal alloy housing (Top is made out of high-grade plastic).
  • Built-in GPS.


According to Canon's website, the EOS 6D model comes equipped with:[4]

  • EOS 6D (WG) Body
  • Eyecup Eb
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS 6D
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EOS 6D Specifications". 2014-10-13. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Canon EOS 6D". Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Canon EOS 6D Camera - Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : EOS 6D". 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  4. ^ a b c "EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera" (Press release). Canon U.S.A., Inc. 17 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Press Release". Canon U.S.A., Inc. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Horaczek, Stan (3 December 2012). "Lensrentals Took Apart A Canon 6D". Popular Photography. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Uy, Melody. "Canon launches entry-level, full-frame EOS 6D". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "About EOS 6D - Specifications". Canon. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Burke, Elaine. "Canon unveils EOS 6D DSLR and three new PowerShot compact cameras". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Atkins, Bob. "Canon EOS 6D Preview". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 

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