For the most part, the only way to get your hands on a full-frame DSLR was if you had a lot of money, were a professional or, in some rare cases, an avid die-hard hobbyist who didn’t mind parting with thousands of dollars. That’s still largely the case, but Canon has introduced a shooter that makes entering into the market much more bearable — your bank account will thank you.
For just $2100 (body only), enthusiasts can pick up the new Canon EOS 6D, which slots in just behind the company’s wonderful 5D Mark III — that’s $1400 in savings, but don’t think you’ll get skimped out on features.
Packed with a 20.1-megapixel 35mm sensor, the 6D can be best described as a mishmash of some of Canon’s best flavors: 11-point AF system, Digic 5+ processor, 1920×1080 HD video (25 and 30 fps), 1280×720 HD video (60 and 50 fps), 25600 ISO 3-inch LCD and 4.5 frames-per-second at full res shooting.
However, the 6D sets itself apart by coming with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. GPS will simply allow you to add geographic and UTC info to your shots, while Wi-Fi allows users to transfer files without the hassle of wires. Small touches, sure, but features that are becoming pretty popular both among the average user and professional alike.
The video aspects will really be what to look out for when this one lands. Think of this as a beefier Mark II, which practically carved out a market of its own in the video department. For the price, you’ll not only have some neat connectivity services, but a camera worthy of your money if you can’t quite afford a Mark III. Put this on your holiday wish list, as it will be available in December for either $2,100 body only, or $2,900 with EF 24-105mm f/4 lens.