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EOS 6D

EOS 6D

EOS 6D

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Marketed November 2012

Developed for users wishing to effortlessly enjoy the high image quality afforded by a 35 mm full-frame camera, the Canon EOS 6D features a lightweight, compact body design, making it ideally suited as the next-step model for entry-level SLR camera users or as a secondary camera for advanced-amateur enthusiasts.

Incorporating a newly developed approximately 20.2-megapixel 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor, the Canon EOS 6D delivers the impressive background image blur unique to full-frame cameras while also realizing a maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 4.5 images per second. By combining the newly developed CMOS image sensor with the high-performance DIGIC 5+ image processor, the camera realizes a wide dynamic range with exceptional color reproduction and rich gradation. Furthermore, the 6D offers a maximum ISO setting that has been expanded to 25600,*1 which can be extended to 102400, making possible high-quality image results with reduced noise even in low-light environments.

Featuring a body that weighs approximately 680 g, making it the world’s lightest*2 35 mm full-frame digital SLR camera, the EOS 6D enables effortless handheld shooting and contributes to the expansion of imaging possibilities. By reducing the size of the shutter unit, mirror motor drive and CMOS sensor package, the model is the same approximate size and weight as the EOS 60D (released in September 2010), which employs an APS-C sensor.

The Canon EOS 6D’s built-in wireless LAN function*3 allows the capture, playback and sharing of still images and video to be performed wirelessly. Still image and video data can be sent to devices that support a Wi-Fi connection, such as smartphones, PCs and Canon-brand cameras*4 and printers,*5 as well as DLNA-compatible televisions*6 and the online photo service Canon iMAGE GATEWAY*7. The EOS Remote*8 application for smartphones supporting Wi-Fi enables the 6D to be operated remotely, allowing users to confirm the camera’s Live View display and capture still images from a smartphone. Furthermore, still images (JPEG) saved in the camera’s memory card can be transferred to a smartphone.

*1 Maximum ISO sensitivity during video recording is 12800.
*2 Among digital SLR cameras incorporating a 35 mm-equivalent full-frame image sensor. As of September 13, 2012, based on a Canon survey.
*3 The first EOS-series camera.
*4 Includes models announced after February 2012 that feature built-in wireless connectivity.
*5 Includes printers that support PictBridge (DPS over IP) enabling the use of a wireless LAN.
*6 Requires a wireless LAN access point.
*7 For information on countries and areas supporting CANON iMAGE GATEWAY services, refer to the Canon Web site (http://canon.com/cig).
*8 Although supported by iOS and Android devices, performance cannot be guaranteed on all models.

Type
Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card*, SDXC memorycard*

* Compatible with UHS-I

Image sensor size Approx. 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (except EF-S and EF-M lenses) (35 mm-equivalent lens focal length will be as indicated on the lens)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 20.20 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust delete feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording enabled
Recorded pixels L (Large) : Approx. 20.00 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M (Medium) : Approx. 8.90 megapixels (3648 x 2432)
S1 (Small 1) : Approx. 5.00 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
S2 (Small 2) : Approx. 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3) : Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
RAW : Approx. 20.00 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M-RAW : Approx. 11.00 megapixels (4104 x 2736)
S-RAW : Approx. 5.00 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
File numbering Continuous, auto reset, manual reset
Image Processing During Shooting
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
White balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (Approx. 2500-10000K), White balance correction, and White balance bracketing possible

* Flash color temperature information transmission enabled

Noise reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic image brightness correction Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight tone priority Provided
Lens aberration correction Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 97% (with Eye point approx. 21 mm)
Magnification Approx. 0.71x (-1 m-1 with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eye point Approx. 21 mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment Approx. -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Eg-A II provided, interchangeable
Electronic level Horizontal: 1° increments, ±9°

* During horizontal shooting only

Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Provided
Autofocus
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF points 11 AF points
Center: Cross-type AF at f/5.6
Center: Vertical line-sensitive AF at f/2.8
Focusing brightness range EV -3 – 18 (at center AF point [sensitive to f/2.8 and f/5.6], room temperature, ISO 100)
Focus operation One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AI Servo AF characteristics Tracking sensitivity, Acceleration/deceleration tracking
AF fine adjustment AF Microadjustment (All lenses by same amount or Adjust by lens)
AF-assist beam Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite
Exposure Control
Metering modes 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial metering (approx. 8.0% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 1 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.8 II lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Auto, Special scene (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure
ISO speed (Recommended exposure index) Basic Zone modes*: ISO 100 – 12800 set automatically P, Tv, Av, M, B: Auto ISO, ISO 100 – 25600 (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), or ISO expansion to L (equivalent to ISO 50), H1 (equivalent to ISO 51200), H2 (equivalent to ISO 102400)

* Landscape: ISO 100 – 1600 set automatically,
Handheld Night Scene: ISO 100 – 25600 set automatically

ISO speed settings ISO speed range, Auto ISO range, and Auto ISO minimum shutter speed settable
Exposure compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (Can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
HDR Shooting
Dynamic range adjustment Auto, ±1 EV, ±2 EV, ±3 EV
Auto image align Possible
Multiple Exposures
Number of multiple exposures 2 to 9 exposures
Multiple-exposure control Additive, Average
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/180 sec.
Drive System
Drive modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-sec. self-timer/remote control, 2-sec. self-timer/remote control
Continuous shooting speed Continuous shooting: Max. approx. 4.5 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 73 shots (approx. 1250 shots)
RAW: Approx. 14 shots (approx. 17 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 7 shots (approx. 8 shots)

* Figures in parentheses apply to an UHS-I compatible 8 GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.
* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and an 8 GB card.

External Speedlite
Compatible Speedlites EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
PC terminal None
External Speedlite control Provided

* Compatible with radio wireless flash photography.

Live View Shooting
Aspect ratio settings 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
Focus methods FlexiZone – Single, Face detection Live mode (contrast detection), Quick mode (phase-difference detection), Manual focusing (Approx. 5x / 10x magnification possible)
Focusing brightness range EV 1 – 18 (with contrast detection, at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering modes Evaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering (approx. 11% of Live View screen), Spot metering(approx. 3% of Live View screen), Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Silent shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Grid display Three types
Movie Shooting
Recording format MOV
Movie MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Variable (average) bit rate
Audio Linear PCM
Recording size and frame rate 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p / 25p / 24p
1280 x 720 (HD) : 60p / 50p
640 x 480 (SD) : 30p / 25p

* 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.976 fps, 60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps

Compression method: IPB, ALL-I (I-only)
File size 1920 x 1080 (30p / 25p / 24p) / IPB : Approx. 235 MB / min.
1920 x 1080 (30p / 25p / 24p) / ALL-I : Approx. 685 MB / min.
1280 x 720 (60p / 50p) / IPB : Approx. 205 MB / min.
1280 x 720 (60p / 50p) / ALL-I : Approx. 610 MB / min.
640 x 480 (30p / 25p) / IPB : Approx. 78 MB / min.

* Card reading / writing speed necessary for movie shooting:
IPB: at least 6 MB per sec. / ALL-I: at least 20 MB per sec.

Focusing Same as focusing with Live View shooting
Metering modes Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor

* Automatically set by the focusing mode.

Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE for movies and manual exposure
Exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (±5 stops for still photos)
ISO speed:(Recommended exposure index) With autoexposure: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 12800), Maximum and minimum ISO speeds can be changed in Creative Zone modes
With manual exposure: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 12800), ISO 100 – ISO 12800 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 16000 / 20000 / 25600)
Time code Supported
Drop frames Compatible with 60p / 30p
Video snapshots Settable to 2 sec. / 4 sec. / 8 sec.
Sound recording Built-in monaural microphone, external stereo microphone terminal provided
Sound recording level adjustable, wind filter provided, attenuator provided
Grid display Three types
Still photo shooting Possible
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots Wide, 7.7 cm (3.0-in.) (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Electronic level Provided
Feature guide / Help Displayable
Playback
Image display formats Single image display, Single image + Info display (Basic info, shooting info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
AF point display Possible
Grid display Three types
Zoom magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x, starting magnification and position settable
Image browsing methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating
Image rotate Possible
Ratings Provided
Movie playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT), built-in speaker
Slide show All images, by date, by folder, movies, stills, or by rating
Background music Selectable for slide shows and movie playback
Image protect Possible
Post-Processing of Images
In-camera RAW image processing Brightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction, JPEG image-recording quality, Color space, Peripheral illumination correction, Distortion correction, and Chromatic aberration correction
Resize Possible
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions
Custom Functions 20
My Menu registration Possible
Custom shooting modes Register under Mode Dial’s C1/C2
Copyright information Entry and inclusion enabled
Interface
Audio/video OUT/
Digital terminal
Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output
Computer communication, Direct printing (Hi-Speed USB or equivalent), GPS Receiver GP-E2 connection
HDMI mini OUT terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone IN terminal ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal Compatible with N3-type remote controller
Wireless remote control Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi card Compatible
Power
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6 (Quantity 1)

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6.
* With Battery Grip BG-E13 attached, size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used.

Battery information Remaining capacity, Shutter count, Recharge performance, and Battery registration possible
Number of possible shots:
(Based on CIPA testing standards)
With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 1090 shots at room temperature (23ºC/73ºF), approx. 980 shots at low temperature (0ºC/32ºF)
With Live View shooting: Approx. 220 shots at room temperature (23ºC/73ºF), approx. 190 shots at low temperature (0ºC/32ºF)
Movie shooting time Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. at room temperature (23ºC/73ºF)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. at low temperature (0ºC/32ºF)
(With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2 mm / 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8 in.
Weight (EOS 6D (WG)) Approx. 755 g / 26.7 oz. (CIPA Guidelines),
Approx. 680 g / 24.0 oz. (Body only)
Weight (EOS 6D (N)) Approx. 750 g / 26.5 oz. (CIPA Guidelines),
Approx. 675 g / 23.8 oz. (Body only)
Operation Environment
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
Sample Image
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