Canon announces the EOS 6D
Canon has announced the EOS 6D, a smaller, lighter and more affordable full frame DSLR for enthusiast photographers. The 20.2MP camera uses a newly-developed sensor and features an 11-point autofocus system with a single (!) cross-type sensor. Canon says it will focus in lower light than any of its previous cameras. The 6D becomes the company’s first EOS model to include GPS and Wi-Fi, to make sharing images easier. It uses its large sensor to offer a native ISO range of 100-25,600, expandable to 50-102,400.
- dpreview: Hands-on Canon EOS 6D preview
- CR/Press Release: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
- engadget: Canon EOS 6D full-frame DSLR hands-on (video)
Well, i really like Canon, but this camera is terribly disappointing. They’ve chosen to see what they can get away with NOT giving the customer for $2,100, rather than see how much they CAN give the customer for $2,100.
They’ve literally crippled ever feature possible that matters for actually taking photographs:
- The joystick is gone.
- All the buttons on the left side are gone.
- Top panel buttons have been simplified to single function only.
- Single SD Card slot only.
- 1 cross type AF point only.
- Old style viewfinder doesn’t have LCD overlay like 7D or 5D3
- No 100% VF coverage
Are Canon acting like a company that’s doing everything possible not to change with the times? That’s never a good thing. I guess this is what happens when you don’t have the trump card: Sensor Technology. Canon is so preoccupied with not competing with itself, that it can’t see how much Nikon/Sony have leapfrogged them.