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EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens
 
4.8

(based on 552 reviews)

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    (97)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (370)
  • Good image quality (346)
  • High ISO performance (321)
  • Large clear LCD (247)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (237)

Cons

  • Short battery life (30)
  • Small LCD screen (18)
  • Lag / shutter delay (7)
  • Complicated controls (6)
  • Noisy at high ISO (6)

Best Uses

  • Low light (359)
  • Travel (329)
  • Family photos (310)
  • Landscape/scenery (290)
  • Weddings (241)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (204), Semi-pro photographer (154), Casual photographer (52), Pro photographer (46), Photography student (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (450), Yes (19)

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

You get what you pay for

By Paul the Treeman

from Boulder, CO

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Construction
  • Good Image Quality
  • GPS
  • Wifi

Cons

  • Doesn't Work With Win81
  • size
  • Weight

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

I bought this 6D as a replacement and upgrade from my previous Canon XSi with a 19mm cmos to a full frame CMOS. I was hoping to be able to reuse the XSi lenses, but they aren't forward compatible with the 6D. But I can use the 6D lenses on the XSi.

I've read some reports about problems with the AF on the 6D, but haven't experienced that. However, as with my previous camera, I found the AF during Live View to be a bit clunky. Instead of the 11 AF points, they use the same zone feature as before that needs to be moved around to select the focal point.

The 6D comes with both GPS and Wifi. The GPS feature logs where I took my shots. I can use the MAP feature in Lightroom to show a track of where each shot was taken. One drawback with the GPS is that it stays on even when the camera is "off". In order to turn it off, you need to go through the setup menu.

With the wifi, I can download EOS remote to my smartphone and control the 6D up to 300ft away!. There is a short lag between the shoot command and execution. But other than that, this great feature allows me to take extended time tripod mounted shots without touching the camera and risking camera shake. The wifi also allows me to download shots to my desktop without tethering, although this is a bit slower than tethered mode. One downside with the wifi is that it doesn't work with my tablet running windows 8.1. I worked with Canon tech support on that to no avail. Hopefully, they'll develop a patch for that. I also found that the connection time to my smartphone is a bit slow. The whole ESO remote thing took a while to get working till I figured out that I needed to uninstall my previous version of EOS remote before installing the new version.

Also, with the wifi, I'm supposed to be able to upload photos to online sites. Although I'm not sure why I would want to upload before processing through Lightroom. But I was recently able to send a text with a photo to a friend of mine.

This camera is significantly heavier than my previous camera. Between the larger body, and a really large lens measuring 77mm instead of the usual 58mm filter size, this weighed in at 4.5 lbs instead of 2.5 lbs. As a result, I had to also upgrade my tripod and ballhead to a more stable size. I also had to replace my camera backpack to a larger size to fit this camera and larger lens.

I was surprised that this camera doesn't have a popup flash. I guess pro photographers consider that to be an amateur feature. I've always had a Speedlite, but still found the popup to be useful in a pinch when I don't have my full camera bag or time is of the essence.

I'm really pleased with the image quatily of the L series 24-105 lens. At 20 MP, I can enlarge to 13x19 without any appreciable image degradation. Of course, file size gets larger at about 25MB each photo. But with hard drives cheaper and Processors faster, this doesn't seem like too much of a problem,, so long as I download in tethered mode instead of using wifi.

Overall, I'm very pleased with this beast of a camera.

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5.0

I great upgrade

By bobby L

from N california

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

    upgraded from a rebel xt exceeded my expectations, much more user friendly

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    5.0

    Beautiful Camera and Lens

    By JAG

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    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
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

      As a freelance film maker and photographer I cant express how happy I am with the product as well as the price. The extra gear provided is all great quality and I am very impressed.

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      5.0

      Canon 6D kit

      By Tim W.

      from Philadelphia, 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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

        This camera is amazing. I was looking for a full frame camera and this one fit the bill nicely. What I'm most impressed with is the low light image quality. The focus in low light is excellent. The camera has a very solid feel in the hands. My previous experiences with DSLR technology has been with a Pentax. I found the controls very intuitive and well laid out. I had no difficulty in finding all the settings that I use on a daily basis.The lens that came with it is also excellent, it's the 24-105 f/4 L lens. Hand holding this combination I was able to take some quality shots at a much longer shutter speed than I thought possible. I'm including a picture that I took of the interior of a church. This shot was taken with a shutter speed of 1/13 of a second.

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        5.0

        What a difference

        By JesseWeb

        from CT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

            Huge difference in image quality, speed, feel from my old T3i. The wifi feature is a must (allowing the wife and guests to see shots immediately, post to Facebook, etc; using as a remote viewfinder and shutter button).

            The other thing I didn't expect was really appreciating all the freebies B&H threw in - like the high speed card, quality bag, monopod, and extra battery. Every item is quality and stuff you truly need.

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            4.0

            do not miss

            By Doron

            from Israel

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                  1. Don't miss it - if you have a chance to use it!
                  2. If buying - don't miss the battery charger.

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Great Camera!

                  By Photographer

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                  I recently bought this camera to upgrade from my canon rebel and I LOVE it. I use the lens and the body together and the whole kit is so versatile. Its a good step up and not as expensive as the 5d. Its a little heavier than I expected, but thats not stopping me from using it!

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                  5.0

                  Everything I was looking for!

                  By Jon

                  from Los Gatos, CA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                      Great camera. Love the ISO and quiet shutter. Great upgrade from my Rebel XT. Looking forward to my next shoot.

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                      5.0

                      una camara muy pero muy completa

                      By ivan

                      from jalisco mexico

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                        la verdad muy buena camara son un moustro a baja luz y en cualquier situacion muy contento con ella

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                        5.0

                        Rock solid camera

                        By Kevin

                        from Lansing, MI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • No Pc Sync Port

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                        The body alone is a great piece of hardware, but the addition of L Series glass is icing on the cake.

                        The fact that the 6D is a full-frame sensor at that price range would make this a great camera for a serious photographer who wants an upper elechon body without busting the bank on the 5D Mk III.

                        The 24-105mm lens along with it is a great all purpose set of glass. It has a wide range of focal distances in addition to all of the benifits of a top-teir lens. The corners of the frame have little distortion or chromatic abberation, and images are tack sharp even at f/4.

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                        5.0

                        Love this camera

                        By Beth

                        from Seattle

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                          I am loving this camera! It's solid and takes great photos.

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                          4.0

                          Beautiful camera

                          By Carlos

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • High ISO Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                            The quality of this camera is better than I would ever have expected. This is my first DSLR and I am very impressed.

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                            5.0

                            Great Camera

                            By Ed

                            from Grapevine, TX

                            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
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

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                              4.0

                              Love it!

                              By ramanah

                              from Jax, FL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • High ISO Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                                I have a Canon 40D, 60D, and 70D This is my first full frame. Love the shallow dof of full frame. I rented 5D Mark III few times for assignments, and 5D mark III af seems to be more quick than 6D but 6D has all I need for now. Happy with the purchase.One small complaint about the BH packages is that instead of throwing a bag and monopod, which I may never even open, it would be nice if BH includes a small tripod instead.

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                                4.0

                                Great Camera

                                By Andy

                                from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Small LCD Screen

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                                Great Camera

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                                4.0

                                6D vs 7D

                                By K2

                                from NC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • High ISO Performance
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Locking Mode Dial
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                • Fewer Fingertip Controls
                                • Limited Info Display

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                                Adding a 6D to my stable of 7D's is taking some patience. I feel like I have much more control over my 7D's than I do with the 6D. Buttons on the 6D are mainly right of the rear display and there are fewer of them. Most of the common display settings are now accessed through the quick view button that displays the menu of those settings on the rear display. For instance... white balance and image quality are no longer displayed in the top display. The 6D uses a SD card, has fewer autofocus points, the joystick is incorporated into the thumb wheel, is a smaller body, has no built in flash and the differences go on and on. With all that said, I'm falling in love with the 6D. Image quality is fantastic even at the higher iso's and that's really what I am after.

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                                5.0

                                Great Camera

                                By Masta Lee

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                                  My main concerned when purchasing this camera was the focus system. My previous camera was a Nikon D3200, but the focus for this camera is lighting quick and precise!

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                                  5.0

                                  Love It!

                                  By Moldy Warp

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • High ISO Performance
                                  • Large Clear LCD

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                                    I'm the guy they call when they can't afford a 'real' photographer. I'm a graphic designer with an interest (and aptitude, I think) for photography. Finding a full-frame camera body for less than 2 grand was a no brainer for me. I've shot a few thousand images with the 6D and couldn't be happier. It's quick, well sized, and the transition from my Rebel was very easy. If you're on the fence about going full frame - do it - the 6D is fantastic.

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                                    5.0

                                    great all around camera and lens kit

                                    By TuckerJTucker

                                    from Fremont CA

                                    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
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                                      I use this camera for events, portraits and shooting my family. I upgraded from the rebel t2i. it a considerable upgrade. the first day out with it I took over 1000 shots in every setting and I am very impressed I found it very easy to use and the 24-105 lens is the perfect companion for this camera, this kit fixed all the issues I had with the Rebel t2i kit I bought in 2012. The con I have is my Rebel came with an instructional DVD that you could pause and try out every function , I expected this camera to come with the same kind of DVD.It didn't but that didn't affect the camera at all.

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                                      5.0

                                      up grade

                                      By Bill in Brevard

                                      from Brevard NC

                                      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
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about EOS 6D DSLR Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens:

                                        happier with it then the Canon 5D II

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