Canon Announces EOS 6D, Full-frame DSLR with Cloud-Friendly Wireless, GPS
(Lake Success, N.Y., September 17, 2012) Photographers and videographers who specialize in field work will appreciate the built-in wireless transmitter on Canon's EOS 6D DSLR announced this morning by Canon U.S.A., Inc.
The new, free Canon EOS Remote app is available for iOS and Android systems. It facilitates remote connection, control and operation of the 6D (compatible with iOS version 5.0 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0 or later) and is designed to help those who shoot remote wildlife, weddings, etc. No need to tether.
Additionally, the built-in GPS receiver (where not restricted by law) allows for geo-tagging while shooting and syncs with Canon software or mapping apps. For clients such as National Geographic, this will make the post phase of our work much easier, as they require mapping of all locations. As Canon says in their release, "use of UTC (Universal Time) data allows images to be chronologically mapped and trails plotted and recorded." I like that!
This new incarnation features a 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor giving this puppy an ISO range from 100-25600 with a low setting, L:50 and two high settings, H1: 51200 and H2: 102400. If focusing worries you, the 11-point AF sensor will be your new best friend. Can we talk low light here?
The new sensor in combination with a lightning-fast 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion allows for continuous shooting up to 4.5 frames per second. Tigers in India, here we come.
For prosumer videographers and independent filmmakers looking for a smaller, lighter camera, the EOS 6D provides full manual control over exposure and audio levels while recording video. The camera features NTSC and PAL video modes at multiple frame rates, recording 1080p at 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) and 25 fps, 720p at 60 (59.94) and 50 fps and standard video at 30 (29.97) and 25 fps. The camera provides up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds of continuous recording (with 4GB automatic file partitioning) in selectable All i-framei or IPB compressions with embedded timecode. Canon claims, "When used with large aperture lenses, the EOS 6D camera's full-frame sensor offers a tremendous degree of creative control over depth-of-field, helping users to achieve pro-quality cinematic effects in Full HD video recordings."Continued on the next page