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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shoot Full-HD video at 1080p resolution, taking advantage of fast-aperture lenses and full manual control to achieve cinematic effects.
|Type||36 x 24 mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 20.2 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 20.6 megapixels|
|Low-Pass Filter||Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating|
|Sensor Cleaning||EOS integrated cleaning system|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Lens Mount||EF (excludes EF-S lenses)|
|Focal Length||Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens|
|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 |
|AF Point Selection||Automatic 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
|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)|
|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.
|Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)||Approx. 97%|
|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
Battery check: Composition information
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|
|Type||7.7cm (3.0") Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots|
|Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)||Approx 170°|
|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|
|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|
|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
|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|
|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|
|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
|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)|
|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
|Histogram||Brightness: 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.|
|Other||HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), External microphone (Stereo mini jack)|
|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|
|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)
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Image Processing||Digital Photo Professional|
|Other||PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor|
|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|
|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)|
|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)|
|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|
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
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.
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.
A spare or replacement battery for your EOS camera.
Carry your EOS camera so that it’s secure and always ready to use.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
A comfortable alternative to a neck strap, allowing you to hold your EOS camera securely.
Look through your EOS viewfinder from above, making it easier to shoot from low-down viewpoints.
Extends the viewfinder eyepiece away from the camera body, making shooting more comfortable when wearing spectacles.