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

(based on 634 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (419)
  • Good image quality (410)
  • High ISO performance (371)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (277)
  • Large clear LCD (277)

Cons

  • Short battery life (33)
  • Small LCD screen (22)
  • Noisy at high ISO (9)
  • Lag / shutter delay (7)
  • Complicated controls (6)

Best Uses

  • Low light (401)
  • Travel (364)
  • Family photos (348)
  • Landscape/scenery (335)
  • Weddings (267)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (227), Semi-pro photographer (173), Casual photographer (62), Pro photographer (52), Photography student (33)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (514), 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

 

A Qualified Endorsement

After owning and using many APS-C sensored DSLRS, this 6D was my first try at a full-frame sensor sized DSLRS. I found it to have 3 specific advantages: 1) bigger viewfinder; 2)...Read complete review

After owning and using many APS-C sensored DSLRS, this 6D was my first try at a full-frame sensor sized DSLRS. I found it to have 3 specific advantages: 1) bigger viewfinder; 2) option for narrower depth of field; and 3) less noise in low light. These advantages need to be balanced with the price and weight of not only the body, but the full frame lens. For me they weren't enough of an overall plus to prompt me to keep it.

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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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              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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                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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                    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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                        5.0

                        A very nice camera

                        By 3C_273

                        from Silver Spring, MD

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          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:

                          I use it exclusively for stills. Weddings, parties, scenery, etc.What's great: Low light performance. Even with the f/4 lens, I can manage to get a good shot (Thank you image stablization!) as long as my subject holds still, too. The camera has very user friendly ergonomics, once you know how to use it. The shutter, in quiet mode, is as quiet as my Leica M3. The wide zoom range of the 24-105 means I almost never have to change lenses. It covers almost all situations. While a few pixel pickers rail aganist it's sharpness and vignetting, in my photos it's never a problem. The camera shuts itself off a minute after it's used. This really saves the battery. A slight touch to the shutter button reactviates it. With a 64GB memory card, you get ~2400 raw shots on a "roll" What could be improved. The camera is heavy. My old T2i, with its 18-55mm lens is less than half of the 6D's weight. When you're carrying it around all day, this is a consideraton. Autofocus can be touchy and slow, especially in low light or low contrast situations. The old Leica wins hands down here. I often find myself switching to manual focus. There are times when the flash operates, but the shutter stays open for, say 1/4 second, bluring the picture. There are many modes of operation on this camera, some of them quite complex. You need to practice a bit to achieve proficiency. Of course, this is true for *any* camera. The manual is lengthy, and parts of it have a very high "fog factor". The on line videos are quite helpful. Canon's very proprietary about it's software, and their software isn't very good. It's difficult to use and fairly slow. It took 6 hours to convert 460 raw images into TIFF images, for instance, on my Dell laptop. Canon does NOT support Linux. :-(

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                          5.0

                          Very happy with my camera

                          By Nomar Rivera

                          from Bayamón Puerto Rico

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

                          I like this camera , it's súper friendly , confortable, and got a excellent quality, and this lens too, for $ it's a very good price! And the security on the package in the shipping is super excellent ¡Recommended!

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                          5.0

                          Don´t think twice

                          By jbehes

                          from Guatemala, CA

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Small LCD Screen

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          Is a great product, is easy to use for all proposes. It doesn't matter if you're taking a head shot or wild life, the quality is incredible and the price is good for a full frame.

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                          4.0

                          Great Full Frame DSLR for High ISO

                          By Sam Photojournalist

                          from Kansas City, MO

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Limited Card Slots
                          • Poor Button Layout

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Photojournalism
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video

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

                          I'm a senior in a photography program at a Midwestern university. I bought this as my first full-frame DSLR after renting the Canon 5D series cameras from my university for three years. I looked at buying a 5D MKIII but for a poor college student, the price wasn't doing it for me. The 6D was within my budget, even with an L series lens. I haven't gotten to shoot any school or client work with it yet but I've put it through a series of tests at my home and it performs great. High ISO performance is essential to me as a photojournalist focusing on military and law enforcement stories. Lots of scenarios are not only dark, but I have little to no control over lighting and often can't use flash. The ISO performance here blows anything else I've shot with out of the water. Even at high ISO settings the grain is minimal and definitely manageable with the increased noise reduction technology available today. The last camera I used on assignment with the military was a 7D and I thought those photos were decent but the 6D's ISO capabilities have me eager to get out and shoot more just to compare. The wifi function is awesome and useful, and with an Android or iOS device you can use your phone as a remote control and viewer. The wifi does tons of other things that I haven't gotten to mess with yet, but I read through the manuals and am excited to get into it. GPS is not that big a deal to me but I can appreciate its usefulness. The biggest downside is the placement of the controls on the rear of the camera, and even this is just nitpicking. The top buttons are nearly identical to any other canon DSLR but the back configuration is different, and not for the better. Almost everything is done with the right hand and some of the buttons are a bit far away for comfortable, quick access. I prefer the design of other Canon cameras with the vertical row of buttons on the left of the LCD. The wheel and directional pad are combined into one and I haven't gotten used to it yet and continue to make little errors selecting things in the menus and such. I'm sure the button configuration will get to be more comfortable as my muscle memory adapts to the layout. I was also a little disappointed that there is only one SD card slot. I'm not upset that the camera doesn't accept CF cards, but if I'm forced to use SD, at least give me two card slots. I use mine with a battery grip and an EasyCover skin, which had to be trimmed to fit with the grip, but that's no big deal. It looks great and the grip is just something I'm used to and is personal preference. I'm not a videographer by any means but the video quality is good and I feel like I could produce some decent footage with it. I deducted a star for the button layout and limited card slots. This camera is worth the price and outperforms lots of other Canons and Nikons I've shot with in the past. I've shot for years with the 24-105 f/4 lens and it works great with the 6D and is definitely going to remain my go-to lens. Overall, another great one from Canon.

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                          5.0

                          Great for transition

                          By J

                          from Arizona

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

                          This is a great camera with a lot of room in the full frame.

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                          5.0

                          just what i needed

                          By eephoto

                          from Fayetteville, AR

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light

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

                            i shoot portrait photography for family and children mostly in natural light outdoor. this is a perfect camera for my business and allows much higher ISO range than I had before allowing for more natural light opportunities.

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