Earlier this morning, Canon announced the EOS 6D, the most compact and lightweight full-frame DSLR yet, feat. WiFi and GPS.

The action at Photokina is heating up as Canon announced the EOS 6D DSLR earlier this morning. Not to be outdone by the new Nikon D600, the Canon 6D also features a full-frame 35mm CMOS sensor in a compact body and at a more affordable price point. It’s an exciting time for full frame digital technology.

Canon also announced a few updates, the PowerShot G15 and PowerShot S110, as well as the brand new PowerShot SX50 HS, which features 50x optical zoom. We’ll have more details on these cameras soon.

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Sporting a newly developed 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the Canon 6D is the company’s lightest and most compact full-frame camera yet, similar in size to the Canon 60D. The 6D also features a new 11 point autofocus system, featuring Canon’s most sensitive AF sensors to date, capable of locking focus at -3 EV i.e. in very low light!

Also new and unique to the Canon 6D, is built-in WiFi and GPS, which no other DSLR on the market currently features. With the included WiFi connection, photographers will not only be able to wirelessly transfer images to a computer, but will also be able to control their DSLR with a new EOS Remote app for iOS and Android. In addition, the built-in GPS will geotag every photo you take without the need for an external accessory.

It almost goes without saying, but the 6D will also capture detailed Full HD 1080p video, with impressively narrow depth of field thanks to the large 35mm sensor. For more about the 6D’s video capabilities, see the video embedded below.

Here’s a quick rundown of the key specs:

  • Full-frame 20.2 Megapixel sensor
  • Tough, lightweight construction
  • Max ISO 25,600 (expandable to ISO 102,400)
  • 11-point AF sensitive down to -3EV
  • GPS records your location
  • Wi-Fi file transfer and remote control
  • Full-HD video

Local Pricing and Availability

Canon SA expects the 6D to be available towards the end of October, with pricing to be confirmed within the next few weeks. Once we have more detailed information, we will make the Canon 6D available for pre-order on Orms Direct. The 6D is now available for pre-order! Use the links below.

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Canon EOS 6D Body Only
Canon EOS 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Hands-On Previews


Official Video Capabilities Demo

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Press Releases

London, UK, 17 September 2012 – Canon today unveils its latest EOS DSLR for serious photography enthusiasts – the EOS 6D. A similar size and weight to the EOS 60D, the EOS 6D is the world’s lightest1DSLR to feature a full-frame CMOS sensor, making it ideal for travel, portrait and landscape photographers. The model creates a new entry point into Canon’s full-frame line-up, and is perfect for those who want greater control over depth of field, or to maximise the impact of shooting with the EOS system’s extensive range of wide-angle EF lenses.

The EOS 6D combines a powerful, full-frame imaging system and superior low-light performance with a compact, robust and lightweight design. For the first time in any EOS model, Wi-Fi2 and GPS3 connectivity are included, empowering photographers to capture stunning images on the move, tag them with location information and wirelessly transfer them to a computer, the cloud, or smartphones.

Incredible images in all conditions
Benefiting from 25 years of EOS innovation, the EOS 6D features a newly-designed 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that allows photographers to produce poster-sized prints, or to crop into their shots with no compromise in quality. A native ISO range of ISO 100-25,600 (extendable to 50-102,400) also makes capturing crisp, natural shots in near darkness easier than ever before.

A new 11-point AF system also offers the strongest low light performance of any Canon AF system to date. With focusing down to EV-3, the equivalent of moonlight, subjects remain in-focus in even the most challenging lighting conditions – offering the freedom to shoot landscapes or portraits at night and capture the true atmosphere of the scene with minimal noise.

Explore your creativity to the full
The inclusion of a full-frame sensor offers greater control over depth of field in portraits, allowing photographers to easily isolate their subjects with attractive background blur. With the EOS 6D, photographers can now also explore the full potential of their wideangle EF lenses to capture every detail of a sweeping landscape, with models ranging from 8mm to 800mm. Additionally powerful DIGIC 5+ image processing offers a host of automatic modes and creative shooting features, complementing full manual controls to offer total flexibility to a wide range of users.

The EOS 6D is full of advanced features to assist photographers in capturing outstanding quality landscapes and portraits. HDR mode enables the capture of both highlights and low lights in tricky lighting conditions, while Multiple Exposures allows photographers to combine up to nine separate exposures into a single image incamera, creating a dramatic effect in the final picture. A silent drive mode offers a more subtle option for shooting candid portraits or weddings, and a single axis electronic level accessed through the viewfinder or via the LCD screen, ensures that horizons are level during image composition.

Built for sharing
The first ever EOS to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, the EOS 6D enables photographers to share their work immediately after shooting. Images can be wirelessly transferred to external storage devices, uploaded to Facebook and YouTube, or printed wirelessly using a Canon Wi-Fi enabled printer. Alternatively, movies and images can be viewed on DLNA-enabled HDTVs – enabling high-quality, big-screen viewing. By wirelessly connecting to a smartphone, photographers can also remotely control the camera, adjusting shooting settings and focus before remotely triggering the shutter and viewing the captured image.

Using the EOS 6D’s integrated GPS, images can be tagged with location data as they are shot. Travellers can also build a more complete record of their trip by using the GPS logger function to track their route, which can be displayed using the supplied Map Utility software

Robust, intuitive design
Measuring just 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighing 770g4, the EOS 6D is the most compact full-frame EOS DSLR ever manufactured. Its dust and drip-proof, part magnesium body offers robust protection and an intuitive button layout for easy control. Photographers can also view their shots in stunning detail and with natural colours on the large, high-resolution 7.7cm (3.0″) Clear View LCD screen, which features an enhanced anti-glare design to permit viewing in bright sunlight and at extreme angles.

A new Battery Grip BG-E13 provides additional power for extended shooting, while also making it easy to shoot both vertically and horizontally. When used with two LP-E6 batteries, the battery grip offers double the number of shots, and it can also be used with AA batteries for added convenience and flexibility.

EOS 6D – key features

  • Full-frame 20.2 Megapixel sensor
  • Tough, lightweight construction
  • Max ISO 25,600 (expandable to ISO 102,400)
  • 11-point AF sensitive down to -3EV
  • GPS3 records your location
  • Wi-Fi2 file transfer and remote control
  • Full-HD video

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