Canon Announces New Full Frame EOS 6D

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Canon unveiled the newest member of it’s DSLR lineup this morning, making the cost of going FULL FRAME a little less expensive. Canon describes the new EOS 6D as a “versatile mid-range full-frame camera with the durability and performance professionals require.” The EOS 6D is priced at $2,099 USD, the same price as Nikon’s D600, another viable full-frame option. The 6D comes in priced slightly higher than the 5D Mark II did when it hit the market, and below the $3,500 USD price tag of the new 5D Mark III. Canon’s announcement comes on the heels of Panasonic’s news on it’s newest DSLR offering, the GH3.

The EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera will be sold (body only)for $2,099.00 USD, with a kit version complete with Canon’s EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens available at a price point of $2,899.00 USD. Canon expects both configurations to be available in December 2012… just in time for Christmas.

Under the hood, the 6D gets Canon’s newly designed 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor (same as the EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EOS-1D X). For the high-end photographer, the 6D comes with built in Wi-Fi and GPS features, eliminating the need for dongles and other add-ons. The camera’s full-frame, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor offers continuous shooting up to 4.5fps, which may be a disappointment to some, especially when compared to the Nikon D600 (5.5fps). The new body utilizes the same LP-E6 battery pack as the 5D Mark II/60D/7D.

While Canon certainly isn’t planning to phase out the APS-C sensor anytime soon, the announcement of the 6D means more Canon shooters will now have full-frame capabilities in their price range.

 

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