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CanonEOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens
 
4.8

(based on 640 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (423)
  • Good image quality (413)
  • High ISO performance (375)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (280)
  • Large clear LCD (279)

Cons

  • Short battery life (33)
  • Small LCD screen (22)
  • Noisy at high ISO (9)
  • Lag / shutter delay (8)
  • Complicated controls (6)

Best Uses

  • Low light (403)
  • Travel (366)
  • Family photos (350)
  • Landscape/scenery (339)
  • Weddings (268)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (227), Semi-pro photographer (173), Casual photographer (64), Pro photographer (54), Photography student (33)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (518), Yes (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best Camera-Lens combo I have owned

...and I have owned plenty. Olympus E series, Pentax K-5 (which I loved), Nikon D600 and also the Canon 60D. I am no professional, but you cannot catch me...Read complete review

...and I have owned plenty. Olympus E series, Pentax K-5 (which I loved), Nikon D600 and also the Canon 60D. I am no professional, but you cannot catch me dead without my camera(s). I am just a decently good amateur.

Now when I say "best", I take into consideration:

1) Value for Money
2) Convenience/Ease of Use
3) Image Quality
4) Camera and Lens Performance
5) Future potential for growth

In my opinion the Canon 6D with the 24-105 Kit is an absolute steal for what it costs. Reviewers have been denigrating Canon for leaving out so-called important features such as a built-in flash or 1/8000 shutter speed or gazillion auto-focus points. I have now taken the Canon 6D kit on three vacations and a wedding... and clicked 1000's of photos. I have not once missed any of these features and the results are great.

The 24-105 punches way above its weight and clicks sharp contrasty pictures... and the focal length and macro capability are amazing. It has become my favorite lens. And if you are doubting the DoF on F/4 - remember, this is full frame territory. Even F/5.6 gives decent separation... and F/4 is equivalent to F/2 on the 4/3rd.

Now onto the camera itself. The Canon 6D produces crisp images with the best dynamic range I have seen in a Canon camera. The metering is spot on, but even if it does get it wrong, the raw files have enough latitude for recovering a lot of the stuff. You have to see it to believe it.

And the high ISO performance... instead of using adjectives let me just say that now I can finally leave it at auto and forget about it. I have clicked photos with ISO6400 and not even seen a hint of noise or degradation of image quality. Suddenly clicking a late evening shot with F/4, shutter speed of 1/300 doesn't give me visions of a noise reduction nightmare.

Auto-focusing with the L lens is near instantaneous. I have also used the 6D with the legendary rented Canon L EF 24-70 F/2.8 USM II... and the focusing is really instantaneous. I have focused in near darkness using the center point. So 9 focusing points are enough for 98% of cases (for me). I don't generally click action shots so I don't miss Servo/Continuous focusing too much... but I am assuming if that is a priority, you are better of choosing a higher spec camera anyway.

Now for the final section in my loosely-strung together review...Canon 6D vs. Nikon D600. I have owned both... but returned the Nikon.

Practically from an image quality perspective both are great. Nikon has the edge in auto focus (on paper only, I never felt it) and Canon has a visible advantage with high performance ISO. Both have a great collection of lenses to suit every budget. So it boils down to "X" factors... the Canon just "feels" better. I just got used to using the Canon 6D ... and using it is a joy. Canon has poured in decades of experience into this camera and it shows. And for the me the clinching factor was the kit lens. The 24-105 IS L is leagues ahead of the 24-85 VR...

I get the feeling that the Canon 6D will be my mainstay camera for a long long time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I think i have pixel issues with my 6D

It feels very robust compared to my other canon cameras. The lock on the mode dial, is a nice feature. The L-lens seems to be made for long professional use, compared to my...Read complete review

It feels very robust compared to my other canon cameras. The lock on the mode dial, is a nice feature. The L-lens seems to be made for long professional use, compared to my old 17-55 mm lens etc. I have only taken few pictures so fare and the camera is very good at low light. However I have some pictures with pixel issues in the blue sky which are very notisable. My other câmeras like 600D and 450D do not have these pixel issues in the blue sky.

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5.0

Uma compra para não se arrepender

By hector

from São Paulo, Brasil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

Excelente máquina, uma full frame potente, leve e de muito boa relação custo beneficio. Do melhor no mercado para capturar imagens em viagens. A lente 24-105 é muito versátil, útil nas mais variadas condições. Recomendo o conjunto.

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5.0

5 ?

By Big A

from Oklahoma

Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

Camera and Lens are amazing. Went from a Nikon D40. Difference is Day to Nite. Great purchase.

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5.0

A very nice reasonably and priced full frame camera

By Bob H.

from Bayside, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Poor In Low Light

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

This is a step up from my T2i and so far I like what I see. The menus and most features are easy to figure out. No I have not used the GPS or Wi-Fi but will soon. The f/4 noise in low light is a concern but for this price I can get a lens for those shots at a later date. Speaking of noise, it is minimal and can be handled in Lightroom easily. The 24-105 has had some bad reviews to date I disagree it should make a nice walk around lens.

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5.0

Of of the Best

By Vitor Rangel

from Vila Velha, Brasil

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • High ISO Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

    Best Camera for low light scenes.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Still Waiting

    By Glenn

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

      I am "still waiting" to find something I do not like about this kit. It is light weight, which is great for this 70+ year old homicide detective. I already have a 5DII and a few L lenses such as the fabulous 200mm f2.0 IS and the super 11-24mm and so have enough weight to lug already. Now I have the general mid range covered with top quality and relatively almost no additional weight. I use them all for crime scene and surveillance photography. I kept waiting for the replacement to the 5DIII or the 6D but no matter what they turn out to be I will remain happy as can be with this 6D kit.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Entry-Level Full Frame DSLR

      By Tyler

      from Madison, MS

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

      I bought this camera because of the many features included and the fact that it has a full frame sensor. The EOS 6D is very versatile and most users will find it easy to take great photos right out of the box.

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      5.0

      Amazing full frame at excellent price

      By gshields

      from London

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

          I have travelled with one of these for 2 years, and have just bought another after the first was stolen. I bought exactly the same thing, which says how much I have loved this camera.

          As a serious amateur, who has shot thousands of shots in hundreds of locations around the world, this light weight full frame camera hits all the right marks.

          The 24-100 lens is a good flexible option, but has a minimum f stop of 4.0, so not as good in low light as the classic 24-70. Nonetheless it is my preference as it has more zoom.

          The dynamic response, features such as wifi remote control, and quality video have made this an indispensible piece of kit and a pleasure to use.

          Sadly my trusty original one was stolen. but Im happy to say that I have my new one to hand.

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By Banjo Man

          from Chicago IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

              The camera and lens is great! I do wish it had been more clear about the loss of the integrated flash. The camera almost looks like it has one based not he body but this is not a capability of this camera. Of course one can be added.

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              5.0

              Great Buy for a Great Price

              By Vic

              from NJ

              Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

              I use this DSLR for mostly video work. Great 1080p and 720p for slow motion. The L lens is amazing love it for shooting outdoors!

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              5.0

              Wow!

              By SF250GTO

              from San Luis Obispo, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                Stepped up from a Rebel 350 XTi...a huge improvement. Love FF, image quality, very easy to use menus, etc. I should not have waited so long.

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                • No

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                5.0

                If i could i would Buy two more

                By Calvin

                from New York

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                  I use the product for my family portraits and semi Pro business. Pictures are exceptional. Ease of use is remarkable as well. Take a chance, you won't regret it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great for high quality video as well!

                  By BN

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video

                    Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                    I am using the 6D for high quality company video as well as a few still photos. So far this has done wonders for raising the quality of our videos we create. Very responsive and easy to use, focus is quick (both manual and auto) and the camera itself is intuitive (I started filming with it right away), I'd recommend this for any video group looking to get a camera at mid-range without totally breaking the bank.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Yes!

                    By monica

                    from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                        I just got my camera and am still in my honeymoon process of falling in love with it. Superb AF, crisp images. I had a 7D which was great but didn't give me all the pleasure this one is giving me so far. Only had it for two weeks but I think we'll have years of delight.

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic camera

                        By Sumos

                        from Iceland

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Great IQ
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • LANDSCAPE
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Northern Lights

                        Cons

                        • Dynamic range

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                        I use this camera for shooting landscapes and other subjects. It has served me well, never breaking down and delivers fantastic images.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for its purpose

                        By Will

                        from Tennessee

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                        I did tons of research on this camera, and there are a ton of reviews out there, so I probably won't be saying anything new. I love it so far, because I'm probably rarely going to need it for sports or anything very action-packed where a more advanced AF system is necessary.

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                        1.0

                        Dissapointed, I was expecting better

                        By Nick

                        from Wisconsin

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • None

                        Cons

                        • Poor Color Reproduction

                        Best Uses

                        • None

                        Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                        I feel that I have been around the block enough to know frustration when I see it.
                        I've been both a Semi Pro photographer and a printer at a local printing lab.
                        I went from a Canon "APS-C 60D" to the above "Full Frame 6D".
                        The auto white balance was very disappointing. It's very yellow and cyan outdoors and under incandescent light it gets much worse, Yellow cyan "Orange". I've tried to correct this in the settings but it's just not correcting and adjusting like it should inside and outside AWB.
                        My old body 60D had fantastic AWB "Auto White Balance". I never needed to ever touch the color settings. If your using the 6D it requires more work to get the correct color which I think the camera should at least come close, "I would have been happy with close" but it's not even close.
                        The Canon 6D is slow to focus - again frustrating.
                        I will be returning this camera because I don't need any more frustration in my life, and frankly I don't have the time to color correct every single photo the Canon 6D takes.
                        I rarely had to correct any color with the 60D.
                        Ok the good - the lens 24-105mm f4 IS USM is the only good thing but with the short coming of the Canon 6D I would have saved a lot of frustration by just buying the lens by itself. The can keep the Canon 6D body.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        very pleased

                        By drj

                        from pittsburgh, pa

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                          It's initial test was a family Christmas followed by a trip to Paris. I was delighted with its performance. The low light capacity is most amazing. And performs very well with just an f4 or f 3.5.-5.6 lens.

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic

                          By Cam the Cam

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • Small LCD Screen

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                          Excellent Camera which takes stunning photos. The L lens is a dream and works fantastically. 10/10 would recommend!

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                          4.0

                          beautiful small body for a full frame

                          By V

                          from New York

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                            The body of the 6D is great for those with smaller hands looking for a full frame sensor DSLR. I've shot a handful of other full frame Canons, and this model is perfect. No reaching around or shuffling your grip in order to reach another button necessary.
                            The lens quality is pretty great for a zoom lens, and the auto stabilization is super helpful for those low light settings. I think I've managed some clear 1/10 or 1/15 sec shots.
                            I just wish the video length limitations were longer, but suppose that is a limit of the technology at the time.

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                            5.0

                            Incredible images, great overall lens

                            By Dor

                            from NY, NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance

                            Cons

                            • No tiltswivel lcd

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens:

                            I've been using the Canon D6 with the 24-105 f/4L for about 2 weeks now. It is my first DSLR and I love just about every shot I take with it. I dabble mostly in street photography, so the full-frame is perfect. Images barely require any extensive editing, which says a lot about the raw quality of the images. Incredible low-light performance.
                            I do wish that it had an articulating screen and more AF point for quicker autofocus. No reason Canon should not include these features. The technology is there in their other models.

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