Canon finally took the wraps off the long-awaited EOS 6D, which is the latest full frame DSLR in Canon’s EOS lineup. The 6D gets Canon’s lowest retail pricepoint for a full frame shooter at $2099, which just happens to be the same price of the new Nikon D600.
The Canon 6D features a new 20.2MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5+ processor. Additionally, the Canon 6D sports an 11-point AF system, a 3-inch LCD and the ability to capture HD movies at 1080p in 24p/30p. The 6D features a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600 (or ISO 50-102400 with expansion).
The Canon 6D eschews the CF format for memory – opting for SDXC cards instead (another first for a full frame Canon DSLR). Additionally, the 6D offers built-in GPS with image tagging and tracking modes available.
The Canon 6D should be available in December 2012 for $2099. It is also available as a kit with the solid EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for $2899. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]