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  1. #1
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    6D what do ya think?

    http://www.dcresource.com/news/newsitem.php?id=4567

    I was excited until I saw it didn't have a joystick and the AF only has one cross type point. Wireless file transfer and GPS is cool though. I wish my 5D MK III had that. I would actually prefer a 20MP sensor over a larger 24MP sensor or better yet the 18 MP sensor from the new 1D...

    Looks like a good upgrade option for 60D users.
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
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    It looks interesting and I would consider it as I am trying to decide what to do about upgrading my 500D.
    I have been on the lookout for a full frame and I can not see why manufactures do not put a full frame in a lower budget camera.

    But until the weekend I had not noticed how much larger full frame were over APC cameras and even the 7D is large and heavy; this made me have second thoughts.

    Not out until December and that means it will not come down to a decent price until the summer It will be about the same price as I can get a 5D Mk II when it comes out; may be able to get it cheaper as an import.

    creative imaging options serious photographers crave.
    This always makes me laugh - how many people use "Creative imaging options" in the camera?

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    Woops forgot about UK loading and I can pre order the body at 1799 - $2917

    It would probably be cheaper to buy a flight to the USA to buy one

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    Looks good to me for FF on a budget, the only thing missing in my mind is a pop-up flash.
    Christian Wright; Dip Phot
    EOS 5D Mark III | EOS 600D | EOS-1V HS
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    I think its a little weak. I'd rather buy a used 5d2 for the 1/8000 SS.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    or a new Mark 3....

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    I agree, a used Mark 2 would be for me. or a used D700!

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    I see it as a clear upgrade to FF from a Rebel or 60D. It looks like it's a good entry level FF camera body. I am curious about the auto-focus system, it's stated as usable to -3ev. It only has one cross type point, but greatly improved(on paper)low light focus.
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    My thoughts on details posted by Jeff so far:

    20.2 effective Megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor - Good
    DIGIC 5+ image processor (same as the 5D Mk III) - Good
    Supports all Canon EF-mount lenses with no crop factor to worry about - Bit of a pain as I would need to buy all new lenses
    3-inch LCD display with 1.04 million pixels; naturally, the 6D supports live view - Good
    Optical viewfinder has 97% coverage and 0.71x magnification - I am OK with as I usualy fill the frame and regret it later!
    Full manual controls, with 14-bit RAW support - Good
    ISO range of 100 - 25600, expandable to 50 - 102400 - Never go above 800 and try not to go above 400
    11-point AF system (with center cross-type point rated to -3EV) and 63-zone dual-layer metering - My current 9 point is Ok
    Continuous shooting at up to 4.5 frames/sec - Only ever did this one time
    Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS - Have very little use for wi-fi and GPS would save me a step but I wonder they effect battery
    Wi-Fi allows you to transfer images to other wireless devices, to Canon's cloud service, or directly to your PC - Have very little use for wi-fi but may use it if I have it when working indoors on macro.
    Apps for Android and iOS let you send images onward to social networking sites; a new EOS Remote app will let you control the camera from your smartphone or tablet - No use to me as I have no other hardware suitable.
    GPS saves location, altitude, and current time into the EXIF data of photos and movies - See above
    HDR and multiple exposure modes - only outputs as jpg and I would probably continue doing on my PC
    Records Full HD video at 1080/24p, 25p, or 30p (as well as 720/60p) with monaural sound - I have only recorded 2 pieces of video on my current camera in two years so doubt I will do any more a year.
    Camera can record just under 30 minutes of continuous video, with auto file partitioning - see above
    Choice of All I-Frame (All-I) or IBP compression - ?
    Manual exposure controls are available, naturally - Good
    External mic input - Would probably never use
    SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot - Happy with
    Uses LP-E6 lithium-ion battery, 1090 shots per charge - Happy with
    Optional battery grip supports two LP-E6 or six AA batteries - Not interested in
    Ships in December for $2099 body only, or $2899 with the F4L, 24 - 105 mm IS lens - Price in USA good in UK is bad

    No popup flash might be a problem although again I have hardly ever used the one on the 500D.

    I was considering a 5D MK II and a 7D but have been put off by the size and weight; this looks better.
    So for me a hobby photographer who would like something a bit better it looks very good
    Last edited by Anthony; 09-20-2012 at 12:22 AM.

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    This post made me think twice about the 6d - if the af really is better than the 5d2 then that changes things.....

    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1150348/0
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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