Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 6D front.JPG
The EOS 6D body without a lens attached
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Lens Interchangeable ( EF)
Sensor 35.8 mm × 23.9 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 5,472 × 3,648 [1] (20 megapixels)
ASA/ISO range 100 – 25,600 (expansion to L1 50 / H1 51.200 / H2 102,400)
Storage SD, SDHC or SDXC card (UHS-I capable)
Focus modes One-shot, AI Servo, AI Focus, Manual
Focus areas 11 autofocus points
Exposure modes Full auto, programmed, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Exposure metering TTL, full aperture, 63 zones
Metering modes Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted average
Shutter Electronic focal-plane
Shutter speed range 30 s to 1/4,000 s, bulb, 1/180 s X-sync
Continuous shooting up to 4.5  fps
Viewfinder Optical pentaprism with 97% coverage 0.71× [2] and electronic ( Live View)
Rear LCD monitor 3.0 in (7.6 cm), 720 × 480 pixels, 288 ppi (approx. 1,040,000 dots)
Battery Li-Ion LP-E6 Rechargeable (1800 mAh)
Optional battery packs BG-E13 grip allows use of 6 AA cells, a single LP-E6 or two LP-E6 batteries
Dimensions 144.5 mm × 110.5 mm × 71.2 mm (5.69 in × 4.35 in × 2.80 in)
Weight 680 g (24 oz), body only; 755 g (26.6 oz), CIPA standard
List price US$1899 [3]
Made in Japan

The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.2- megapixel full-frame CMOS digital single-lens reflex camera made by Canon.

The EOS 6D was publicly announced on 17 September 2012, one day before the start of the Photokina 2012 trade show. It was released in late November 2012 and offered at that time as a body only for a suggested retail price of US$2,099 [4] [5] [6] or in a package with an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens for a suggested retail price of US$2,899. [4]

It was superseded by the EOS 6D Mark II in 2017.


The EOS 6D is the first Canon DSLR to feature GPS functions and built in Wi-Fi capabilities, which geotag images and allow files to be uploaded directly to Facebook, YouTube, or Canon Image Gateway; transferred to external devices; or sent to be printed on a Wi-Fi-enabled Canon printer. The Wi-Fi capabilities also allow remote control and viewing via many smartphones. [7]

Weighing 770 grams (27 oz), the 6D is also Canon's smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR, comparable to the APS-C sensor 60D. The camera supports ISO settings from 50 to 102,400 which can be selected automatically or adjusted manually, an 11-point autofocus system, and an anti-glare 3.0 inches (76 mm) LED screen. [8] The center autofocus point has a sensitivity of −3  EV.

The BG-E13 battery grip, which was made to be used with the 6D, allows the use of six AA cells, or one or two LP-E6 batteries. [9] The 6D has a maximum burst frame rate of 4.5 frames per second. [8] Like all Canon DSLR full-frame cameras, the 6D does not have a built in flash due to the design of the viewfinder. [10]

Image features

  • 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor.
  • DIGIC 5+ image processor.
  • Fluorine-coated low-pass filter.

Autofocus and metering

  • 11-point autofocus sensors with 1 cross type sensor in center (x-type is sensitive down to −3 EV).
  • TTL-CT-SIR AF with CMOS sensor.
  • 63-zone Dual Layer-silicon cell.
  • AF Micro Adjust (+/− 20 steps).


  • ISO 100 –  ISO 25,600. Expansion down to ISO 50 and up to ISO 51,200 and ISO 102,400.


  • 30 s – 1/4,000 s (and bulb) is the shutter speed range.
  • 4.5 fps burst rate.

Ergonomics and functions

  • Optical pentaprism viewfinder with approximately 97% coverage (0,71× enlargement)
  • Clear View TFT LCD screen (3 "/77 mm) with 720 × 480 pixels, 288 ppi (approximately 1,040,000 dots), resolution with dual anti-glare coating.
  • Wi-Fi functionality.
  • Metal alloy housing. (The top is made out of high-grade plastic.)
  • Built-in GPS. This remains on when the camera is switched off, and quickly drains the battery if not deactivated via setting.



The movie image size can be set, as well as the frame rate per second, and compression method.

  • Image Size
    • 1920×1080: Full High Definition recording quality
    • 1280×720: High-Definition recording quality
    • 640×480: Standard-definition recording quality
  • Frame Rate
    • 30/60 fps
    • 25/50 fps
    • 24 fps
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