How not to compete: Canon 6D Announcement

Canon announced their new 6D full-frame camera body. You can see all of the detailed specifications here.

You can see my article on the Nikon D600 here where I basically gave it a very positive outlook. While compromises were made with the D600, it still has enough from a value standpoint to be really appealing.

The Canon 6D on the other hand has a suggested retail price of $2099 US, which is the same as the Nikon, however…

Viewfinder coverage of 97% (D600 = 100%)
Shutter speed maximum of 1/4000th (D600 is the same)
Flash sync maximum of 1/180th (D600 = 1/200th max)

While not an issue in practice, the 6D sensor has around 4 mega-pixels less than the D600.

The 6D has a single SD card slot and the D600 has two.

The 6D has wifi and GPS internally (nice, but this is a camera. I’d rather see the money go into a better viewfinder or something)

AF system:
11 points
Center: cross-type at f/5.6; vertical line-sensitive at f/2.8.
Upper and lower AF points: vertical line-sensitive AF at f/5.6.
Other AF points: Horizontal line-sensitive AF at f/5.6.

AF Working Range:
Center AF Point: EV -3 to 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Other AF points: EV +0.5 to 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)

Nikon D600’s AF:
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 39
Autofocus Sensitivity: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

The Nikon’s AF system looks pretty solid and similar to a D7000. Don’t expect much from the Canon 6D though.

Canon, are you content to charge the same price for that much less functionality?

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