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...

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Canon EOS 6D review


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Canon EOS 6D review – LCD, viewfinder and video

It is a little disappointing that the optical viewfinder has a 97%, rather than 100%, field of view, as this means that the entire scene is not visible. However, when compared to the likes of the EOS 60D and EOS 7D, it is clear that the EOS 6D’s display is brighter and more easily viewed in low light. In this respect, it is a pleasure to use.

The same can be said for the 3in LCD screen. Its 1.04-million-dot display is notably brighter, even outside its brightest output setting. Given the camera’s unique features, Canon could, in the future, even introduce an articulated screen like that in the EOS 650D and it would not feel out of place.

Full HD 1080p video recording is possible at 30fps, 25fps and 24fps. There is a port to connect an external microphone, and sound levels can be manually adjusted and monitored. Of course, AF in live view mode for video recording is significantly more sluggish and clumsy than when the viewfinder is in use, so it is best to stick with manual focusing.

Image: It has been possible to use the viewfinder when shooting this long exposure (15secs), and achieve a sharp capture without needing a remote trigger, because mirror lock-up and timer drive mode can be operated independently

  1. 1. Canon EOS 6D at a glance:
  2. 2. Canon EOS 6D review - Features
  3. 3. Canon EOS 6D review - Wi-Fi
  4. 4. Canon EOS 6D review - Build and handling
  5. 5. Canon EOS 6D review - White balance and colour
  6. 6. Canon EOS 6D review - Metering
  7. 7. Canon EOS 6D review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Canon EOS 6D review - Autofocus
  9. 9. Canon EOS 6D review - LCD, viewfinder and video
  10. 10. Canon EOS 6D review - Dynamic range
  11. 11. Canon EOS 6D review - The competition
  12. 12. Canon EOS 6D review - Our verdict
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