Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS extend the possibilities with Canon’s ‘affordable’ 20.2-million-pixel, full-frame EOS 6D. Read the Canon EOS 6D review...
Canon EOS 6D review – Our verdict
Like the EOS 650D, which has a touchscreen and hybrid AF system, Canon has been bold again in introducing new technology into one of its DSLRs, in this case GPS and Wi-Fi to the EOS 6D. Thankfully, both features work very well and enhance the day-to-day use of the camera.
Intuitive handling, compact size, and a light and solid build make the EOS 6D a pleasure to use over the course of a day. Thankfully, the camera’s image quality does not disappoint, either. The resolution may well be low compared to the competition, but the camera’s low-light performance is particularly impressive. It should be noted that the basic yet effective AF system and modest continuous shooting speeds are not designed to cater for action photographers. For all others, though, the EOS 6D is an innovative and reliable camera.
Canon EOS 6D – Key features
The start/stop button controls live view when the switch is set to still capture, but when in video mode it acts as a record button, so long as Wi-Fi is disabled.
This button controls the AF mode, which can be switched between auto selection and manual single-point selection.
As a default, this button is set to exposure lock, which handily only needs to be pressed once to remain active even over a number of frames.
In the quick menu a number of controls can be found that do not have a direct access button, including a custom controls menu where the function of most of the direct buttons can be altered.
Like the EOS 60D, the EOS 6D has a multi-controller within the rear wheel rather than including a separate joystick.