Canon EOS 6D Coming Next Week?

by on September 8, 2012

in Canon

Canon 6D Rumors

New rumors suggest we might see a Canon EOS 6D announced soon as an affordable full frame DSLR.

Canon 6D Rumored Specs

  • 22mp (Same sensor as 5D Mark II)
  • 4.5 fps
  • Touchscreen
  • Same AF system as 7D
  • Lower build quality than the 5D Mark III

Recall that the Nikon D600 is expected to be announced next week as a low-end full frame DSLR.

[via Canon Rumors]




1 Jamie Waddell September 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Why? Where will it fit in? Lower build quality than the 5D! The 7D flopped so learn a lesson Cannon!

I’ve got a 50D and looking to upgrade but I’m not impressed by the 6D if what is said is true and won’t consider a 7D. I’d rather have a 5D mk11.

2 Alex B September 9, 2012 at 7:36 am

Where will it fit in? Pretty obvious if it’s a FF camera that’s $1500 cheaper and the MkIII.

7D flopped? Not a chance with that one.

3 Steven P September 14, 2012 at 7:06 am

The 7d flopped? On what planet have you been living when the 7d flopped?? The 7d is an incredible camera with very unique features and Canons greatest non FF camera.

4 Randy September 15, 2012 at 12:16 am

The 7d was and still is one of Canons best selling and most successful cameras. How did it flop?

5 Jim Leary September 15, 2012 at 1:01 am

7D flopped????? 7D is a fantastic body – an amazing alternative to the ridiculously expensive pro models. For one third the price of a Mark IV, the 7D is incredible. Calling it a flop is pure ignorance.

6 kdsand September 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm

The 7D flopped? Perhaps I’m missing something here and that was sarcasm.

As far as I can tell the 7D has been a huge HUGE success for canon. I know a lot of people are looking forward to an updated body eagerly.

7 Phil M September 14, 2012 at 2:22 am

I agree with kdsand…The 7D has a great following and sold many, many units. I own the 7D and absolutely love it. Having stated that, I would very much at some point like to purchase a full-framer camera. Perhaps the 6D will fit the bill.

8 jmk-nbsc September 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm

No, you’re not missing something, he (or she is) is! I don’t know where he/she got his/her misinformation, but he/she surely did. The 7D has got to be one of the true DSLR success stories, for any brand, let alone Canon. Over 3 years in production, & still in great demand. In today’s photo world that’s saying something!

9 kdsand September 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I have a 60D and I am interested in a updated pro consumer body like the 7D as an upgrade.

10 Len Schlokwell September 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Switch to Nikon, Nikons just feel better in your hands.

11 Terry McManus September 14, 2012 at 3:10 am


12 Terry McManus September 14, 2012 at 3:13 am

But Len, I have to admit that your comment made me smile for the first time today.

13 Steven P September 14, 2012 at 7:07 am


14 Dr Nishith Chandra September 9, 2012 at 2:14 am

Nikon or Canon it is purely a personal choice, like Pepsi or Coke.
I have a 7 D and love it, so would many Nikon owners.

15 CY September 9, 2012 at 3:05 am

Hope it’s true though you have to take this with a pinch of salt. Looking to upgrade from 600D to either the new 7D or entry-level Full Frame.

16 Richard September 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

“Lower build quality” is a phrase I’ve gravitated toward – what does that mean? Doesn’t sound like the kind of PR a marketing department would be at all happy with. I’d like a FF camera with magnesium body and weather seal, if that’s not the 6D then I’ll keep looking.

17 Radek September 14, 2012 at 6:27 am

I think touch screen will successfully repulse serious photographers. There is nothing better and probably never will be as good old dials. Canon seems to stop making cameras for photographers though. Now they make cameras for movie makers and gadget’s lovers.
7D is quite nice camera, too bad Canon made it so noisy. I owe 5D Mk II and 7D and even though 7D is a newer camera it produces more noise. I am sure Canon’s engineers made it purposely noisy to be able to keep selling 5D. And this is why I am seriously thinking of switching to Nikon. Plus Nikon seems to make really better cameras lately…

18 Mousehound September 14, 2012 at 7:38 am

I think Nikon is a better camera in the hand than Canon and Nikon look better. I also think that Nikon make slightly better cameras overall, but I changed to Canon. Why? Better value. Better service from Canon IMHO. Better range of lenses and cheaper value. But both brands a good and the back and forth endless rhetoric is really about trying to convince yourself you didn’t make a mistake.

I am on a budget but I am pleased with my Canon 60D and 400mm 5.6 in particular – for a rig that cost less than $2000 I think the only problem is my inability to use it properly.

19 Stratman September 15, 2012 at 10:17 am

I know that the cost of manufacturing 35mm format sensors is a lot higher than APS-C ones but it’s about time that Canon made affordable FF bodies today. In the good old EOS film days, everyone used the same EF format lenses and with the same lens you’re getting the same picture quality and field of view regardless if you had a low end, Rebel/ELAN polycarbonate body, an EOS-3, EOS-5 or a pro-level EOS-1v with a magnesium alloy shell.

Alas, with digital SLRs there’s the great sensor format division; if you’re a hobbyist you have to have a pretty deep wallet to own a 5D Mk II, let alone the Mk III.

I’ve been hoping that Canon will someday address the entry level FF market because not everyone who wants to get into the 35mm format scene needs exotic metal bodies, 45 AF points, 10 fps RAW burst rate, etc and having to pay a premium for such features.

As far as the crop sensor format is concerned, one has several choices from Canon; from the cheapest EOS 1110D/Rebel T3 to the flagship 7D. However when it comes to buying a new FF body, you’re stuck with the very expensive 5D Mk II/III or the 1Ds Mk III/1Dx.

I hope the 6D (if it ever materializes) will offer budget limited enthusiasts a cheaper alternative, like the 60D did for me almost two years ago (the 7D was too expensive for me back then).

20 kdsand September 15, 2012 at 10:41 am

Nicely said.

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