Canon EOS 6D Review

Overall Score

74

Main Features

  • 20 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 145 x 111 x 71 mm, 770g.
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  • Replaced by: EOS 6D Mark II

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Canon EOS 6D Overview


First introduced in February, 2013, Canon EOS 6D is a 20 MP DSLR with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Canon replaced EOS 6D with Canon 6D MII. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 6D with Canon 6D MII


Canon 6D comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.04 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Canon 6D ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Canon 6D has Crop Factor: 1.01

The sensor has a surface area of 855.6 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon 6D


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS 6D with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
4.5 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 1090 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Environmental Sealing
1 Cross Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
External Flash
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
11 Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Continuous Shooting: 1040 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Weight: 770g
Type Scores

Canon EOS 6D has an Overall Score of 74/100 and ranked #44 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #108 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon 6D Scores
Imaging score
71
Features score
67
Value for money score
84
Portability score
72
Overall score
74
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Canon 6D


Canon EOS 6D weighs 770g and has external dimensions of 145 x 111 x 71mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Canon 6D is 13 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 6D
770g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 6D
71mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS 6D with the dimensions:

Canon EOS 6D

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS 6D Dimensions EOS 6D
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 770 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 770 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Canon 6D MII 765 g 770 g 144 x 111 x 75 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 5D MII 850 g 770 g 152 x 114 x 75 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 5D MIII 950 g 770 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Nikon D610 Nikon D610 850 g 770 g 141 x 113 x 82 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 770 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon 7D MII 910 g 770 g 149 x 112 x 78 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS 6D


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS 6D
Announced February, 2013
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 272
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 97%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 1
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 855.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1090 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LP-E6
Physical
Weight 770 g
Physical Dimensions 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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