Canon’s Highly Rumored 6D Surfaces to Challenge Nikon’s D600

And here it is: the Canon 6D DSLR designed for those of you who believe the 5D Mk III to be out of reach. Rumors have been circulating for some time now and the camera that has been designed to rival the D600 will have some interesting features. First off, this is essentially a full frame sensor in an APS-C camera body. But because of this, there are some physical limitations to the new camera: like shutter sync speed.

The full spec list and extra photos are after the jump.

Editor’s Note: Available for Preorder

B&H Photo: Body Only / Kit

Amazon: Body Only / Kit

Tech Specs

  • 20.2MP Full Frame CMOS sensor
  • 1080 HD video capture (H.264 Codec) at 29.97fps, 25fps, 23.976fps or 720 at 59.94fps or 50fps. This is ALL-I recording formats, basically it acts like the 5D Mk III.
  • DIGIC 5+ processor
  • ISO 100-25,600 (ISO 50-102,400 w/ expansion)
  • 11-point AF w/ center cross-type point and various types of focusing just like the 7D, 5D Mk III, and 1D X.
  • 4.5fps frame rate
  • 1/180s sync speed
  • 30s to 1/4000 shutter speed
  • Shutter rated to 100k actuations
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Built-in GPS
  • Smaller, APS-C sized body
  • Weather sealing
  • SDXC Card slot (UHS-I support)
  • 3.2 inch 102,400 dot LCD screen
  • USB 2.0
  • 6 White balance presets
  • Contrast detection from the sensor and Phase Detection otherwise like any normal DSLR
  • Face Detection
  • 97% viewfinder coverage means that you can use interchangeable screens
  • +/- 5 EV exposure compensation
  • Mono microphone
  • LP-E6 battery
  • Priced at $2,099 and available in December


Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.