Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 6D front.JPG
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
Sensor 35.8 mm × 23.9 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 5,472 × 3,648[1] (20 megapixels)
ASA/ISO range 100 – 25,600 (expansion to L1 50 / H1 51.200 / H2 102,400)
Storage SD, SDHC or SDXC card (UHS-I capable)
Focus modes One-shot, AI Servo, AI Focus, Manual
Focus areas 11 autofocus points
Exposure modes Full auto, programmed, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Exposure metering TTL, full aperture, 63 zones
Metering modes Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted average
Shutter Electronic focal-plane
Shutter speed range 30 s to 1/4,000 s, bulb, 1/180 s X-sync
Continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps
Viewfinder Optical pentaprism with 97% coverage 0.71×[2] and electronic (Live View)
Rear LCD monitor 3.0 in (7.6 cm), 720 × 480 pixels, 288 ppi (approx. 1,040,000 dots)
Battery Li-Ion LP-E6 Rechargeable (1800 mAh)
Optional battery packs BG-E13 grip allows use of 6 AA cells, a single LP-E6 or two LP-E6 batteries
Dimensions 144.5 mm × 110.5 mm × 71.2 mm (5.69 in × 4.35 in × 2.80 in)
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 Wi-Fi 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 −3 EV.

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.
  • Fluorine-coated low-pass filter.

Autofocus and metering[edit]

  • 11-point autofocus sensors with 1 cross type sensor in center (x-type is sensitive down to −3 EV).
  • 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 and 102,400).


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

Ergonomics and functions[edit]

  • Optical Pentaprism viewfinder with approximately 97% coverage (0,71× enlargement)
  • Clear View TFT LCD screen (3 "/77 mm) with 720 × 480 pixels, 288 ppi (approximately 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. However, this remains on when the camera is switched off, and quickly drains the battery if not deactivated via setting.



The EOS 6D allows the movie's image size preference to be set, as well as the frame rate per second, and compression method.

  • Image Size
    • 1920×1080: Full High Definition recording quality
    • 1280×720: High-Definition recording quality
    • 640×480: Standard-definition recording quality
  • Frame Rate
    • 30/60 fps
    • 25/50 fps
    • 24 fps

Firmware update[edit]

On 29 September 2016 Canon announced firmware version 1.1.7. Its main improvement was the support for the EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS II USM.[12]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EOS 6D Specifications". 2014-10-13. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  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 2017-05-09. 
  4. ^ a b "Canon Announces Its Smallest and Lightest Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera For Serious Photographers" (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 9 May 2017. 
  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. 
  11. ^ "Canon EOS 6D Instruction Manual" (PDF). Canon. 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  12. ^

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