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

(based on 561 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (373)
  • Good image quality (354)
  • High ISO performance (327)
  • Large clear LCD (251)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (243)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Low light (360)
  • Travel (333)
  • Family photos (316)
  • Landscape/scenery (296)
  • Weddings (242)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (208), Semi-pro photographer (155), Casual photographer (55), Pro photographer (46), Photography student (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (458), 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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4.0

I love this camera so far

By Despann02

from Long Beach CA

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

I am new to the full-frame world and rather amateur so this review might be a little premature. Also, I have not had the chance to open the pictures on my computer as I am still on vacation. I won't give too much of a technical review of this camera at this time since I am still learning it. Also, there are several other reviews that already do this.

What I noticed did notice and rather enjoy is how fast it starts up to be able to take the first shot. My point and shoot camera took forever and this is blazing fast so I don't miss the moment. The quality appears to be very good but this is just looking at the LCD on the camera for playback.

The video looks clean (again only viewed on the camera LCD) and picked up a lot more sound than I thought it would.

I won't give a review on the 24-105 lens either as I have nothing to compare it to or viewed the photos yet, so it wouldn't be accurate.

I am happy with my purchase and have had no buyers remorse.

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5.0

The Best Camera!

By Mdiaz07

from Juana Diaz, PR

About Me Casual 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
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action

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

    Lanscaper photos, Perfect balance and great resolution!

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    5.0

    Great Camera and lens combo

    By Photography Fanman

    from Clarkston, MI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Pop-up Flash

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

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

    I'm a serious amateur photographer. Previously had a 30D. Wow what a jump up the 6D is. One thing to keep in mind is no pop-up flash, however the ISO is good enough that you probably won't need it.

    A surprise when I started using it is that Photoshop CS5 will not read the RAW files. You are forced to upgrade your PS or convert the files to DNG format

    I've had a 580EX Speedlight that seems to work very well with it, better that with the 30D.

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    5.0

    Love the camera

    By bb

    from draper, ut

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Upgraded from the canon ti3, can't wait for wrestling season to begin to take pictures of my son. So far the pictures that we have taken are excellent. Thanks B&H, will purchase again from this company.

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        5.0

        Great Camera

        By Kev in Sunnyvale

        from Sunnyvale, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        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:

        General photography.

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        • No

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        4.0

        I am most pleased with the 6D.

        By Pete

        from Brighton Mi

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD

        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 just begun to explore the world of full frame DSLR, and having a great time learning!

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          5.0

          I want my Full Frame!!

          By Ferny Fern

          from NYC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

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

            I had a Rebel XT (my first DSLR) for over six years. It served me well but was getting long-in-the-proverbial-tooth! I wanted video, better (higher) ISO, bigger screen, etc. Did my research and ended up with the T4i. At the time I was looking at the 6D. But could not justify it's cost. What a dumas!! Of course I will be losing money when I sell my T4i. But I don't care. I got my FF!!

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            5.0

            Great Deal

            By Kenzie

            from Clarksville, TN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Assessable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • High ISO Performance
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

            • Noisy At High ISO

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

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

            Wonderful deal, and exactly what I was looking for!

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            4.0

            A nice upgrade from my 7D, mostly.

            By AstroNut

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Multi-controller Is Small

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

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

            Having read some mildly negative reviews about focus issues, I was a little hesitant to get the 6D already having a 7D. But after having purchased one I can say I'm really glad I did. There is a clear difference in overall IQ vs the 7D. For me, the 6D is definitely better and it's immediately noticeable. In particular I like the lower noise levels. It seems *much* lower than my 7D. I'm not afraid to set ISO on auto and just start shooting. Images also just seem to be better right out of the camera. I spend less time tweaking in DPP.

            I bought the kit with the 24-105 F4 L lens and it's a very nice solid lens with good IQ and excellent stabilization. I'm sure it will get a lot of use.

            I mostly used the center focus point on my 7D so I haven't found the difference in number and type of focus points to be an issue. The ability of the 6D's center point to focus in much less light is a definite plus.

            I liked the concept of the wifi feature, but in the end it's not all that useful to me and it's NOT easy to set up. I do like the GPS feature and will probably use that.

            The only negatives I'd point out are that the quality and feel of some of the controls and buttons is not as good as the 7D. This is also immediately noticeable. In particular the main dial and quick control dials don't have the same feel of quality and precision. The multi-controller is also a bit small for my hands (and I'm pretty average size). It's usable, but I'd much prefer a joy-stick like on the 7D. That said, those negatives aren't that serious and overall I really like this camera!

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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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