First Canon 6D Footage Surfaces

Canon 6D

Johnnie Behiri shot the below video with a preproduction Canon 6D, which should start shipping in the next week or so. There is no color correction applied to this footage and audio was recorded directly to the camera.

Behiri’s initial conclusion is that “there is simply no substitute for the full frame sensor ‘look.'”┬áThat said, the moire problem is pretty bad in this short. I really thought Canon was on to something with removing moire as a serious issue from its HDSLRs given the recent improvements with the 1D X and 5D Mark III. Hopefully, this problem will be improved in the production version of the 6D.

Behiri highlights the 6D’s pros and cons as follows:

Camera strengths:

  • Full frame sensor
  • Clean high ISO in video mode (1250 is very mush usable).
  • Manual audio adjusting

Camera weakness:

  • Severe moire
  • Soft image
  • No headphone socket
  • No audio through HDMI while recording (for monitoring audio on new EVF’s)
  • No clean HDMI output


  • Format: 1080/25 All-I
  • Video shot with available light. Litepanels 1×1 was used for the interview only
  • Audio was recorded directly to the camera. No external audio recorder was used.
  • ISO settings 640-1250
  • Picture profile: Netural 0,-4,-1, 0
  • 30% sharpening was added in post (Adobe Premiere CS6)
  • No CC was applied

Equipment used in this video:

  • Sachtler ACE L tripod
  • Vocas base plate
  • Lenses: Samyang 35mm, Canon 70-200 f4, Tokina 11-16mm
  • Various Kata bags
  • Litepanels 1×1
  • TV logic VFM 056 WP

[via Planet 5D]



  1. says

    Would be curious to see the video without the 30% sharpening added in premiere. That moire looks pretty bad. Primarily the overhead shot at 00:27. It would be great if it had an audio jack.

    thank you for posting.