Canon EOS 6D

EOS Digital SLR and Compact System Cameras

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Canon EOS 6D

Your entry into the full-frame world

A 20.2-megapixel DSLR featuring a full-frame sensor and compact design. Ideal for portrait photography and travel, offering tight control over depth of field and a large choice of wide-angle EF lenses.

  • Full-frame 20.2-megapixel sensor
  • Tough, lightweight construction
  • Max ISO 25,600 (expandable to ISO 102,400)
  • 11-point AF sensitive down to -3EV
  • GPS* records your location
  • Wi-Fi** file transfer and remote control
  • Full-HD video
  • 20.2 megapixel CMOS 20.2 megapixel CMOS
  • Large sensor for maximum control over depth of field Large sensor for maximum control over depth of field
  • Great low light shots Great low light shots
  • Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
  • Choice of AF points for creative framing Choice of AF points for creative framing
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Large clear view of your scene Large clear view of your scene
  • Large bright screen for  clear viewing Large bright screen for clear viewing
  • High Dynamic Range mode High Dynamic Range mode
  • Combine multiple frames into a single image Combine multiple frames into a single image
  • Stunning 1080p movies Stunning 1080p movies
  • Tag your images with location data Tag your images with location data
  • Share your images and control your camera over Wifi Share your images and control your camera over Wifi
  • Edit and process RAW images in camera Edit and process RAW images in camera
  • Widest selection of Lenses Widest selection of Lenses

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20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor

At the heart of the EOS 6D is a 20-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and a powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor. Together these deliver images that are packed with detail and clarity. Colours are reproduced accurately whilst tonal gradation is subtle and natural.

The full-frame advantage

Enjoy access to wide-angle EF lenses and discover new approaches to landscape, interiors and street photography. The extra control over depth of field provided by the full-frame sensor is perfect for adding impact to your portraits.

Designed to travel

Lightweight enough to go everywhere with you and strong enough to withstand the rigors of travel photography. Simple controls and intuitive ergonomics make the EOS 6D quick and easy to use.

Powerful low-light performance

When light levels get low, the EOS 6D keeps delivering superb photography. ISO sensitivity extends from ISO 100 up to ISO 25,600 (expandable to L:50, H1:51,200, H2:102,400) and an 11-point autofocus system is responsive down to -3EV. That’s sensitive enough to operate under moonlight.

Compose pictures with ease

Work intuitively with the EOS 6D’s bright full-frame viewfinder. A 1,040,000-dot 7.6 cm (3.0”) Clear View II LCD screen makes Live View shooting of stills and Full-HD video a pleasure.

Creative features designed for you

Preserve detail in both highlights and shadows with the EOS 6D’s high dynamic range (HDR) shooting mode, and create composite images with its multiple-exposure facility. ±5 stop exposure compensation and ±3-stop auto exposure bracketing allow flexibility and fine tuning of exposure.

GPS tracks your every movement

Built-in GPS determines your exact location and geotags each image file with the information. In GPS Logger mode a record of your route is recorded as you move around, even when the camera is switched off.

Wi-Fi for unparalleled connectivity

Shoot remotely from alternative viewpoints: connect and control your EOS 6D using your PC, Mac or smartphone. Images can be transferred wirelessly and shared with family and friends.

Full-HD Video

Shoot Full-HD video at 1080p resolution, taking advantage of fast-aperture lenses and full manual control to achieve cinematic effects.

  • * GPS use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Use of GPS should comply with the laws and regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of electronics.

  • **Wi-Fi support varies by device and region

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 36 x 24 mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.2 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 20.6 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 5+
Lens Mount EF (excludes EF-S lenses)
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens

FOCUSING

Type TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points 11 points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
AF Working Range EV -3 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection
Manual selection
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.
AF Assist Beam Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus Selected on lens
AF Microadjustment C.Fn II-9
+/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation '+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB 2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* Auto (100-25600), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing '+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

VIEWFINDER

Type Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 97%
Magnification Approx. 0.71x¹
Eyepoint Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction '-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Focusing Screen Interchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Eg-A II
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.¹
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation.
Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card
information
Battery check: Composition information
Electronic level
Warning symbol: Displayed if any of the following is set: Monochrome, white balance
correction, expanded ISO speed, or spot metering.
Depth of Field Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece Shutter On strap

LCD MONITOR

Type 7.7cm (3.0") Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically) Approx 170°
Coating Dual Anti-reflection
Brightness Adjustment Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options (1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
Modes E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
X-Sync 1/180sec
Flash Exposure Compensation '+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
HotShoe/ PC Terminal Yes/ No
External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support (with optional accessory)
External Flash Control via camera menu screen

SHOOTING

Modes Scene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual
Picture Styles Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour Space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Chromatic aberration correction
Resize to M, S1, S2 or S3
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Multiple exposure
HDR images
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 4.5fps. (speed maintained for up to 1250 images (JPEG)¹²or 17 images (RAW))³ (with UHS-I card)²

LIVE VIEW MODE

Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate 30 fps
Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display Options Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Electronic Level

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.
Image Size JPEG: (L) 5472x3648, (M) 3648x2432, (S1) 2736x1824, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
Movie Type MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie Size 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame
Movie Length Max duration 29min 59sec
Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions 21 Custom Functions
Metadata Tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars), GPS coordinates.
LCD Panel / Illumination Yes / Yes
Water/ Dust Resistance Yes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound Memo No
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight Alert Yes
Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x6)
(2) Playback menu (x3)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages 25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB
Other HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), External microphone (Stereo mini jack)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes, PictBridge compliant (USB and Wireless LAN)
Type SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)card

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows XP inc SP3 / Vista inc SP1 and SP2 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.6-10.7 (Intel processor required)

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 1090 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹
Approx. 980 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator 6 levels + percentage
Power Saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials Magnesium Alloy front and rear body covers. Polycarbonate top cover
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 755g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)

ACCESSORIES

Viewfinder Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Eg (with Grid Eg-D, Super Precision Matte Eg-S), Angle Finder C
Wireless File Transmitter Built in
Lenses All EF lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip BG-E13
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6
Other Hand Strap E2, GP-E2
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
Magnification ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
² Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level
³ Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
Viewfinder Information ¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses
  • *Recommended Exposure Index
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

Accessories & Supplies

Lenses

Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.

EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

A 24mm prime lens with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture that is perfect for landscape, travel and documentary photography. Image stabilisation helps in low-light, and USM AF focuses quickly and quietly.

EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Portable and affordable, the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is an ideal all-purpose wide-angle lens for full frame cameras, and a high-quality, compact standard lens on DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors.

EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

A 35mm prime lens with a four-stop Image Stabilizer and f/2 maximum aperture – ideal for low-light photography. Ultrasonic AF is fast and accurate. An aspherical lens element boosts image quality.

EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

A versatile, compact pancake lens. A fast maximum aperture enables low-light shooting and depth-of-field control. STM provides smooth quiet autofocus when shooting video with compatible cameras.

EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM_t

EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Capture stunning landscapes and architectural images using this compact and lightweight, high-performance, f/4 fixed aperture, ultra wide-angle zoom lens with Image Stabilizer. Ideal for professionals and enthusiasts.

EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

A versatile 24-70mm f/4 L-series lens with macro mode for up to 0.7x magnification. Ultrasonic AF provides fast, near-silent focusing. UD and aspherical elements deliver superb image quality.

EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM is part of Canon’s prestigious L series offering performance excellence with a versatile zoom range and superb image quality in a robust and compact design.

EF 100-400mm f 4.5-5.6L IS II USM

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

A compact, high-performance 100-400mm zoom lens that’s ideal for those shooting sports, action and wildlife photography. A 4-stop Image Stabilizer and high-quality optics deliver superb sharpness.

Flashes

Flash photography is about so much more than shooting in the dark. It's about taking creative control of the light you use, and making it work for you.

Canon Speedlite 90EX

Speedlite 90EX

A compact, high performance flash that delivers superbly lit everyday shots such as portraits and indoor scenes plus creative lighting effects. The ideal companion for the EOS M.

Speedlite 270EX II

Explore the creative side of lighting with the Canon Speedlite 270EX II – a compact flashgun that is as easy to use off-camera as it is in your camera’s hotshoe.

Speedlite 320EX

Featuring Wireless Slave technology, a bounce/swivel head and a constant LED light source for video work, the Canon Speedlite 320EX opens up new creative possibilities for EOS photographers.

Speedlite 430EX II

A powerful and versatile flash, the Speedlite 430EX II will expand your shooting options with a Guide Number of 43, wireless slave flash ability, nine custom functions and a 24-105mm zoom head.

Speedlite 600EX-RT

A powerful flash gun for use both on and off the camera. Built-in radio triggering offers remote lighting control over distances up to 30m.

MR-14EX_II_t

Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II

A high performance Macrolite flash delivering creative lighting solutions for photographers shooting close-up images, both on location and in the studio.

Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX

Take control of your macro photography lighting with the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX. Designed for macro specialists it provides versatility in both light direction and power.

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

Fire compatible Speedlite flashguns over distances of up to 30m. Radio-frequency control provides reliable operation even when direct line of sight is not possible.

Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

A dedicated cable that connects a Speedlite flash to your EOS camera, allowing the flash to be positioned away form the camera.

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  • Speedlite Bracket SB-E2

    Holds your Speedlite flash to the side of your EOS camera, instead of on the top.

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  • Power

    Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

    Battery Pack LP-E6N

    A spare or replacement battery for your EOS camera.

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  • Battery Pack LP-E6

    A spare or replacement battery for your EOS camera.

    Battery Charger LC-E6E

    A spare or replacement battery charger for your EOS camera.

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  • Car Charger CBC-E6

    Recharge the battery in your EOS from your car.

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  • Car Charger Cable CB-570

    Connect an LC-E4 or LC-E4N battery charger to the 12v supply in your car.

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  • Battery Grip BG-E13

    Add a battery grip to your EOS 6D to extend battery life and improve the way the camera handles.

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  • AC Adapter ACK-E6

    Power your EOS camera from a mains electricity supply.

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  • DC coupler DR-E6

    Connect your EOS DSLR to an AC mains adapter.

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  • Cases

    Carry your EOS camera so that it’s secure and always ready to use.

    RF-3 Camera Body Cover Cap

    Protects your EOS camera body when it's not attached to a lens.

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  • Camera rain cover ERC-E4S

    Protects your camera and lens from the weather, and lets you keep shooting. Small size.

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  • Camera rain cover ERC-E4M

    Protects your camera and lens from the weather, and lets you keep shooting. Medium size.

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  • Camera rain cover ERC-E4L

    Protects your camera and lens from the weather, and lets you keep shooting. Large size.

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  • Professional Gadget Bag 1EG

    An extra-large camera bag for transporting and storing your EOS camera gear.

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  • Professional Gadget Bag 10EG

    A large camera bag for transporting and storing your EOS camera gear.

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  • Semi Hard Case EH20-L

    Protect your EOS from bumps and scrapes.

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  • Cables & Other Accessories

    Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

    Remote Switch RS-80 N3

    Take pictures without touching your camera- ideal for when you want to avoid causing vibrations.

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  • Timer Remote Control TC-80N3

    Take photos without touching your camera and take pictures at regular intervals for time-lapse projects.

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  • Remote Switch Adapter RA-N3

    Allows the use of accessories having a T3-type connection with EOS cameras featuring an N3 type socket.

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  • Remote Controller RC-6

    Shoot wirelessly over distances up to 5m - ideal for self portraits and group shots.

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  • GPS receiver GP-E2

    Slots into the hotshoe of compatible EOS cameras and records GPS location information for each image.

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  • AVC-DC400ST Stereo AV Cable

    Connect your EOS camera to a TV, display or projector using a composite video connection.

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  • HDMI Cable HTC-100

    Connect your EOS camera to a TV, display or projector using an HDMI connection.

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  • Camera Hand Strap E2

    A comfortable alternative to a neck strap, allowing you to hold your EOS camera securely.

    Angle Finder C

    Look through your EOS viewfinder from above, making it easier to shoot from low-down viewpoints.

    Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15 II

    Extends the viewfinder eyepiece away from the camera body, making shooting more comfortable when wearing spectacles.

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    EOS Remote iOS / Android App

    EOS Remote

    Remotely control or view images on your EOS 6D wirelessly using the new Canon EOS Remote app available for iOS and Android smartphones or tablets

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