Canon EOS 6D 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

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

SHUTTER

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

FLASH

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)

STORAGE

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

Disclaimers

*Recommended Exposure Index

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

Footnotes

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