Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)

B&H # CAE6D MFR # 8035B002

Product Highlights

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Clear View LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400
  • 4.5 fps Shooting at Full Resolution
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • iFCL 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • In-Camera HDR & Multiple Exposure Mode
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Canon 6D Overview

  • 1Description

The Canon EOS 6D is a full-frame 20.2MP DSLR offering exceptionally high image quality and detail while providing compatibility and convenience through its design and features. When paired with the powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor and 14-bit A/D conversion, the full-frame sensor is capable of recording vivid imagery with expanded sensitivity up to ISO 102400. The processing power also affords intelligent noise reduction techniques and the ability to record continuous still images at a rate up to 4.5 full resolution fps.

The 6D employs an 11-point autofocus system for acquiring precise focus regardless of the shooting situation, which is further enhanced by a center cross-type focus point for improved low-light focus sensitivity. The iFCL 63-zone dual layer metering sensor also benefits from the autofocus system when making exposure measurements, and analyzes color and luminance values within the scene to determine accurate exposure settings.

Full HD video recording is possible up to 1080/30p in the All I-frame or IPB compression, as well as the standard H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec. When recording HD video, full manual control over exposure and sound is possible, enabling you to take complete control over the final appearance of your movies.

Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS technologies also provide extensive connectivity to the 6D. The built-in Wi-Fi capability allows you to take remote control over the 6D when used in conjunction with the Canon EOS Remote app (available for iOS and Android), as well as instantly share the images from your camera to your phone or to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. The GPS receiver will automatically record locational data and embed this information into the metadata of your images, allowing you to geotag your shots and map out where each shot was taken.

The 6D features a smaller form factor compared to other full-frame DSLRs, but still integrates a large 3.0" 1,040K-dot TFT LCD monitor for clear playback and review of your imagery. The construction of the body integrates an aluminum alloy and polycarbonate chassis within a magnesium and polycarbonate shell for durability while still maintaining a lightweight profile.

20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, 14-Bit A/D Conversion, DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
The large full-frame 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor offers a high level of image quality with attention given to sharpness, detail, and depiction of colors and tones within a scene. Due to increased information and detail, a larger sensor is capable of producing greater visual depth and smoother gradients and tonal transitions. Additionally, a large sensor provides more leeway to control the plane of focus and apply selective focus techniques.

This sensor delivers images with a maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels, with a pixel size of 6.55 µm square, for greater reception of light and a higher signal-to-noise ratio. This pixel structure works in close collaboration with the DIGIC 5+ image processor, and its 14-bit A/D conversion, to produce a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600, which can be further expanded to ISO 50-102400.

In addition to contributing to the low-light sensitivity, the DIGIC 5+ processor also delivers overall speed and power to the 6D and utilizes dual 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits for expedited conversion of both JPEG and RAW file formats. This enables a maximum continuous shooting rate of 4.5 full resolution frames-per-second as well as greater noise reduction when working at higher ISOs. The DIGIC 5+ processor also provides real-time compensation for chromatic aberration when working with both still and moving imagery.
11-Point Autofocus System
The 6D integrates an 11-point AF system for fast and precise focusing regardless of your subject matter or working situation. These 11 points provide even coverage across the entire frame while a more refined center cross-type point with EV -3 sensitivity provides more efficient, accurate low-light focusing. One-shot AF, AI Servo AF, and AI Focus AF are all available depending on one's needs, and furthermore the AI Servo mode is customizable in regard to focus tracking, acceleration, and deceleration sensitivities, as well as 1st or 2nd image priority adjustments. Lens data can also be entered and customized within the camera for greater focus refinement when working with wide-angle or telephoto lenses.

Also contributing to sharp focus, the 6D incorporates a large, bright pentaprism viewfinder with 21mm eye point and 97% frame coverage for clear viewing of the scene. This construction greatly benefits the manual focusing capabilities, as well as general low-light composition.
iFCL 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
An intelligent metering system works in conjunction with the autofocus system and independently analyzes focus, color, and luminance within the scene for the most precise exposure settings possible. The 63 zones cover the entire image area with great detail and the dual-layer design permits a wider sensitivity to different wavelengths of light.

The dual layers are split into a red/green channel and a blue/green channel; which counters the red light sensitivity bias electronic sensors inherently have. A series of algorithms are employed to combine data received from both layers, with the resulting exposure reading being extremely accurate regardless of the shooting conditions.

This metering system employs evaluative, center-weighted, and spot metering methods to determine exposure, as well as allowing for a +/- 5 EV exposure compensation for greater manipulation of the determined exposure setting.
EOS HD Video
Full HD video recording is supported in multiple formats, including 1080/30p, 24p, 25p; 720/60p, 50p; 480/60p, 50p. While recording video, a 4GB automatic file partition is employed in order to gain longer continuous recording times, up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Both All I-frame (requires UHS-I memory card) and IPB compressions are supported as well as the standard H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec. Embedding the time code is also possible for greater convenience when recording with multiple cameras.

Video performance is further enhanced with the ability to manually adjust your exposure settings and audio levels; exposure can be adjusted using both aperture and shutter speed variables, and sound can be managed through a 64-level volume control. Additionally, an external stereo microphone can be used and is connected through the 3.5mm microphone terminal.

The DIGIC 5+ processor also dramatically improves video response times and helps to reduce color artifacts, aberrations, and moiré while providing the ability to record with sensitivities up to ISO 25600 in H mode.
Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS
Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS technologies enable highly functional connectivity with other devices, including the ability to instantly share imagery from your camera and geotag your photographs.

Exposure settings can be controlled remotely from your smartphone when using Canon's proprietary iOS and Android app, Canon EOS Remote, allowing you to make exposures and modify camera settings from a distance. You can also review imagery from your camera on your smart device, and transfer files wirelessly. Full DNLA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatibility is supported, which enables you to share your images from the 6D with other household products such as HDTVs, tablets, and other Wi-Fi-enabled Canon cameras. You are also able to upload still images directly to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, allowing you to then easily share images with social networking sites without the use of a computer.

The GPS receiver functions similarly and is able to record locational data (longitude, latitude, altitude, and universal coordinated time) as EXIF data which is then embed into your image files. This then permits you to track where your images were recorded and view your exact route traveled.
Efficient Design
The EOS 6D contains a large full-frame sensor within a compactly-sized body for greater portability without sacrificing image quality. The body features an aluminum alloy and polycarbonate chassis with a magnesium and polycarbonate exterior for durability. The shutter rated up to 100,000 cycles.

Also contributing to the efficiency of design, an Integrated Cleaning System permits internal dust removal. To counter the effects of dust within the housing, the glass filter is cleaned through ultrasonic vibration and the dust particles are collected by an adsorbent. This unit is completely sealed from external contaminants, and the optical low-pass filter features an anti-dust fluorine coating for ease in removing more substantial dust particles.
3.0" Clear View LCD Monitor
The 3.0" Clear View TFT LCD provides high quality viewing with a 1,040,000-dot resolution and anti-reflection coating. This allows for sharp and clear viewing in even the brightest of conditions and displays images and videos with great detail and richness. The display also features a viewing angle up to 160° for review from the side or below.

When used in conjunction with Live View mode, a smaller display is superimposed over the image. Live View mode permits real-time image review and can also place grid lines over the image for compositional help. A built-in electronic level is available for maintaining consistent horizons or for lining up parallel lines within a scene. You can also zoom into and navigate within the image when in Live View and use the grid lines for minute control and precision over the alignment of your photograph.
Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
A High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode is available and allows for the creation of HDR images in-camera, reducing the time needed to manually overlay images in post-production. When using this mode, a series of bracketed exposures are made of the same image, then automatically integrated into the same frame, resulting in a photograph without blown highlights or blocked up shadows and a long middle range of tones. This mode is especially useful when photographing scenes with a great deal of contrast.

Multiple exposures are also possible in-camera and up to 9 exposures can be recorded onto a single file using 2 distinct settings for control. When in Additive mode, this closely resembles making multiple exposures on film and layers each exposure; manual exposure compensation is required. Average mode layers the images and automatically compensates for the final exposure, eliminating the unintended possibility of gross under or overexposure. Multiple exposures can be recorded in either JPEG or RAW formats, and furthermore you can utilize an existing RAW image as a starting point from which to layer subsequent images, which can then be manipulated in real time on the LCD.
Scene Intelligent Auto and Special Scene modes
Scene Intelligent Auto mode incorporates a number of Canon's automatic exposure technology together in order to output a well-refined exposure. Picture Style Auto, Automatic Lighting Optimizer, Automatic White Balance, Autofocus, and Automatic Exposure are all employed to intelligently analyze the scene at hand and produce the most effective exposure settings to clearly render your subject matter.

Special Scene modes also help to enhance your imagery by applying a system of corrections for use in more difficult lighting situations. Handheld Night Scene automatically captures four consecutive exposures, at shutter speeds fast enough to handhold, and layers them into a single frame. This allows you to effectively record images in darker situations without the need of a tripod or stabilization device. HDR Backlight Control works in the same manner and records a series of exposures at different values to ensure highlight and shadow values are not lost. These under and over-exposed images are blended to create a final image with a wider dynamic range.
Other Features
  • Compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-I), memory cards.
  • Peripheral illumination, chromatic aberration, and distortion corrections are available and programmable through a menu of different available EF lenses. This lens data is used to automatically correct for each individual lens' traits to produce the cleanest image possible.
  • In-camera RAW processing and JPEG resizing are available to allow for expedited offloading of imagery that is instantly reading for the method in which you intend to share it.
  • Comparative playback allows you to view two images side-by-side in order to expedite editing procedures on the camera's LCD.
  • Silent shooting is a low-vibration shooting mode that slows and mutes the shutter and mirror reflex, enabling a more discrete method of capturing imagery.
UPC: 013803204131

Canon 6D Specs

Lens Mount Canon EF
Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 20.6 Megapixel
Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Image Stabilization None
Exposure Controlwtfvaeyazzbzyzxb
ISO Sensitivity 100 to 25600 (Extended: 50 to 102400)
Shutter Speed Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds 
Metering Method Average, Center-Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Self Timer 2/10-Second Delay
Recording Modes MOV/H.264
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24p/25p/29.97p 
HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p 
SD (640 x 480) at 25p/29.97p 
Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for HD (1280 x 720)
Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for SD (640 x 480)
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
ISO Sensitivity 100 to 12800 (Extended: 25600)
Audio Recording External Microphone Input
Audio File Format Linear PCM
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points 11
Autofocus Sensitivity -3 to +18 EV
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder Type Optical (Pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 97%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment -3.0 to +1.0 m
Monitor Size 3"
Monitor Resolution 1,040,000 Dot
Monitor Type LCD
Built-in Flash None
Maximum Sync Speed 1/180 Second
Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System eTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory Card Slot 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Wireless Wi-Fi
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 85%
Battery 1 x LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1800 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8" / 14.5 x 11.2 x 7.1 cm
Weight 27.16 oz / 769.99 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 7.3 x 5.9"

Canon 6D Reviews

EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1030.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I have been shooting for 40 years from film to the 6D. I also have a 7D and have always been impressed with the speed and ISO performance of the 7D. Its true the 6D lacks some of the controls you might expect on a full frame but it way more than makes up for it with its low light performance. It only has 11 focus point but one of them is very good and can focus in very dim conditions. Shooting in my house at night is like having a full lighting crew with me. you have to see it to believe. Some reviewers comment on no flash on this camera but it just is not required. For airplanes flying by use the 7D but for everything else give me this big beautiful fast sensor.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Camera I purchased the 6D as a second camera to my 1d MK 3. The primary purpose was to use for vacations and general use. I originally had a 60d for this purpose but wasn't satisfied with the camera. I have found that I am now using the 6D for weddings and special events as well as for everyday use. The camera has a reasonable build quality balancing ruggedness with weight. The quality of the pictures and the use of the full frame are excellent. The only draw back I see in the camera are number of focus points and the fact that only the center point is both horizontal and vertical. I use the camera primarily with a 24-105 4L as well as a 70-200 II 2.8L
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Canon! First impressions after 1 day: Very solid camera, easy to handle. Buttons could be more precise. Lightweight compared to previous Canon DSLR but fits very good in your hand. Rubber upper wheel - very easy to work with. LCD Screen excellent. AF works very good, better than 5DII fast and precise. WiFi works fine with iPhoto on MAC (but no movies when WiFi on). GPS good but eats batteries. Only accepts Canon branded batteries. Pic quality so far EXCELLENT, especially in low light. Have only used it with L-series lenses and there AF is VERY fast. Canons superior menu system, good for both PRO:s and us other. Depth-of-field-button a bit hard to reach.
Date published: 2012-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Great camera! This camera replaced my 60d. The full-frame is a fantastic upgrade for me. I enjoy the wireless feature. Was able to tether to my computer using the wireless feature of the camera (using EOS Utility + WFTPairing application that comes with the camera CD) with a bit of tumbling to find out how to set it up!!! In my opinion, the image quality is as good as 5d mark III. However, there are some stuff the 5d can do that the 6d can't do. And, a few that 6d can do, and 5d would need accessories to do!!! :) All and all, I loved my purchase and I'm very happy with it. This camera is for my everyday use. It's light and it's full-frame, and it does the job perfectly.
Date published: 2013-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Expected If you have decided that a full frame camera is out there somewhere with your name it. You're looking at what's available and weighing it against your budget and see the cost of full frame isn't cheap. Buy the 6d, you won't regret it. The images are fantastic! The video is, well who cares, if you want video buy a video camera. The GPS is, who cares, I'd rather have touch-screen. The WiFi is limited to phone geeks and is not going to dump your images onto your laptop. Message to Canon: I would gladly forfeit video, GPS, and WiFi for additional resources devoted to images and camera operation. Touch-screen, more cross-type focus points, dual SD slots, and stuff like that.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product This camera is phenomenal. -Image quality is fantastic -The LCD screen displays images better than my iPhone 5! -The camera's ability to focus in low light is amazing -The wifi feature is incredibly convenient and easy -When I shoot portraits, the wifi capability allows me to have my subjects immediately view their images directly on to the large screen of an iPad. They love that! -The full frame sensor and Digic 5+ processor is great at significantly reducing noise at high iso's and within shadows of long exposures -Not much of a video guy, but video quality is superb I upgraded from the 50d and would highly recommend this camera to anyone upgrading from a cropped sensor body
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Making Photography Fun I bought the 6D to replace my 5D Mark III. Why you ask? The 5D Mark III is way better than the 6D in so many ways, are you crazy!!! Well to be honest, I found the 5D a little overwelming for me, great camera. Just to many functions. After testing a fellow photographers 6D in the studio, I fell in love. The menu was easy to navigate and camera just felt right in my hands. In just a few weeks, I've taken well over 7K studio shots with outstanding results. For me, it made photography fun again. Amazing camera for the cost. Looking on the B&H site, it was not hard to find a great comb that fit my needs.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good deal Photography has been a hobby of mine for over 30 years. Most of my experience is with 35mms but over the past 10 years it’s been digital. My experience with Canon’s digital EOS cameras are with the Rebel XS, 20D, 60D and 6D. The 6D is a good camera. I’ve used it for plenty different shots and the only thing about this camera I wish it had was the articulating LCD. For the money you spend on this [full frame camera], to me it’s worth every penny. If you don’t care about the sensor size I’d stay with the 60D or 70D which are also nice cameras. My advice to those with average camera experience, get a decent camera but get a good lens.
Date published: 2015-11-19
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Does it have mirror lockup capability?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Canon 6D has mirror lockup capability.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Can Sigma lenses be used on this?
Asked by: Anonymous
I don't own a Sigma lens but I think Sigma makes lenses for both Canon and Nikon cameras. So when you buy a Sigma lens for 6D just make sure the lens is Canon EF compatible.
Answered by: Wei L.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Hi!I've got a Canon Flash 320ex. May I sync it with the canon 6d without putting it in the hot shoe? I used to sync it in my canon 70d with the built-in flash light, but the canon 6d doesn't have it. I am not sure I've done my question properly, I just want to know if I can use the flash in a wireless mode.Thanks, Juan!
Asked by: Anonymous
To trigger the Canon EOS 320EX Speedlite Flash off-camera, either your camera's built-in flash would need wireless Master control, or you would need a flash or transmitter on the camera's hot shoe that has Master control. Unfortunately, the Canon EOS 6D does not have a built-in flash, so you would have to either purchase a transmitter to trigger your flash, such as the Canon ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter, B&H # CASTE2, or a hot shoe flash like the Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite Flash, B&H # CA600EX.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Is this in Canadian funds?
Asked by: Anonymous
All of our prices are listed in US dollars.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Does it support focus calibration?
Asked by: ABU R.
The Canon 6D has AF Microadjustment capability.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28


I am looking for a camera to take a few photos but mainly for shooting videos what would be better the 80d or 6d?
Asked by: Lamont D.
This is a great stills camera, but if you want good autofocus during video, the 80D has the same video quality with much better autofocus during video.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-28


can I use ef-s lenses with 6d?
Asked by: Anonymous
EF-S lenses are not compatible with full frame Canon bodies such as the 6D. Only EF mount lenses can be used with the 6D.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


I am going to be upgrading from my current camera to this one, and purchasing lighting for indoor studio sessions at the same time. Does this camera have a PC sync/PC terminal/X-sync socket/external flash connector/flash sync terminal?
Asked by: Rachael P.
The 6D does not have a PC Sync port.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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