|Type||Digital single-lens reflex camera|
|Sensor||35.8 mm × 23.9 mm CMOS|
|Maximum resolution||5,472 × 3,648 |
(20 effective megapixels)
|Film speed||100 – 25,600 (expansion to L1 50 / H1 51.200 / H2 102,400)|
|Storage media||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 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× and electronic (Live View)|
|LCD screen||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|
|Successor||Canon EOS 6D Mark II|
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 or in a package with an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens for a suggested retail price of US$2,899.
It was superseded by the EOS 6D Mark II in 2017.
There are 2 versions of EOS 6D. EOS 6D (N) and EOS 6D (WG):
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.
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) LCD screen. 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. The 6D has a maximum burst frame rate of 4.5 frames per second. Like all Canon DSLR full-frame cameras, the 6D does not have a built in flash due to the design of the viewfinder.
The movie image size can be set, as well as the frame rate per second, and compression method. Available modes:
|2016-09-29||1.1.7||Its main improvement was support for the EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS II USM lens.|
|2017-11-29||1.1.8||Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.|
|2019-11-21||1.1.9||Firmware Version 1.1.9 incorporates the following fixes: 1. Corrects a PTP communications vulnerability. 2. Corrects a vulnerability related to firmware update.|
Top view of the 6D
6D with an EF 35mm f/1.4L lens attached
Back view of the 6D