Canon EOS 6D - The Expanded Guide by David Taylor

Canon EOS 6D - The Expanded Guide by David Taylor

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Strong enough to withstand the rigors of travel photography yet lightweight with simple controls and intuitive ergonomics, this camera is easy to use.

The powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor and the 20-mega pixel full-frame CMOS sensor combine to deliver images packed with detail, clarity, subtle, and natural tonal gradation, and accurate colors.

Access to a wide-angle EF lenses will help the user discover new approaches to a full range of photography from landscape to interiors. Low light issues can be put aside as the EOS 6D produces superb results thanks to the ISO sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25,600 (expandable to ISO 50–ISO 102,400) and the 11-point autofocus system that is responsive down to –EV3 and is sensitive enough to operate under moonlight.

The EOS 6D’s HDR shooting mode preserves detail in both highlights and shadows and helps create composite images with its multiple-exposure facility. +5-stop exposure compensation and +3-stop auto exposure bracketing allow flexibility and fine tuning of exposure. The HDR capture is a JPEG only option.

The user can take advantage of fast-aperture lenses and full manual control to achieve cinematic effect from the full-HD 1080p resolution video. The bright full-frame viewfinder ensures shooting stills or full-HD video is a pleasure using the 1,040k-dot 3in Clear View II LCD screen.

Playback menu has an interesting option that allows the user to create a photobook direct from the camera and ties in to Canon’s recently announced Project 1709 cloud storage plans, and should enable the user to order prints and books to be made via the internet.

The EOS 6D has wi-fi connectivity and, coupled with an iOS and Android app, allows Live View of the image on a smartphone’s screen to allow the user to trigger the shutter remotely—ideal for the wildlife and macro photography user.