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Canon EOS 6D DSLR: full frame sensor and WiFi

Posted by David Read on Tuesday September 18 2012

Canon’s just unveiled its EOS 6D, the smallest, lightest and cheapest full-frame DSLR it’s ever made. Weighing 690g, the 6D is 20 percent lighter than the 5D Mark III, and at $2,099, it’s a full $1,400 less than its heftier stablemate. In addition to that mammoth sensor, the 6D’s the first EOS camera to have built-in WiFi. When paired with the company’s free iOS and Android apps, you can use your phone to change the 6D’s settings, take and geotag photos using the live remote function, and even transfer those shots to your handset wirelessly.

The 6D packs a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor that shoots stills at 4.5fps, does HDR (though it only saves the composite image, not the individual shots), and 1080p 30fps video in 29 minute 59 second clips. Its sensitivity runs from ISO 100 up to 102,400 (extended) and has an 11-point autofocus system with an EV -3 sensitivity rating for better low light performance. There’s a 3-inch, 1.04 million dot ClearView LCD on the back to supplement the optical viewfinder, plus it’s got a stereo mic jack to ensure the audio matches the quality of your HD videos. To store your imaging masterpieces, the 6D has a single SD card slot that’s SDHC and SDXC compatible. When it goes on sale this December, the 6D will be sold in two configurations: $2,099 USD for the body only, and a kit that throws in a 24-105mm f/4L USM zoom lens for $2,899 USD

For more info and pics head over to engadget.

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