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

(based on 660 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (544)

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    (110)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best Camera-Lens combo I have owned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Review of EOS 6D

I have a EOS 7D and wanted a full frame camera to compliment. It is too soon to tell but I still favor my 7D. I am sure it will just take time to...Read complete review

I have a EOS 7D and wanted a full frame camera to compliment. It is too soon to tell but I still favor my 7D. I am sure it will just take time to learn the new camera. I do think the 6D is easier to learn and use. I like the auto options. Sometimes nice to just enjoy what you are photographing and not worry about manual settings.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value for money

By Filo P

from Undisclosed

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

Kind of old body but great price for a full frame

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great camera, vey well rounded!!

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great camera, vey well rounded!! can be used for pictures and video.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first full frame camera and it's great!!!

By Jim

from Virginia

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

I purchased the EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L Lens as a kit. This was my first full frame camera and what a great difference. I would recommend this to anyone looking for their first full frame camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Take your photography to the next level.

By Brian

from Branson, MO

Verified Buyer

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

This is a great all around camera, with the full frame benefit. Although I have only used this particular camera a couple of times now, I bought is as a backup to the EOS 6D I already had. Yes that's right. I liked my 6D so much I bought another one. I mainly shoot landscapes, and nature scenes, but am working toward portraits as well. I really like what I get with this camera, especially for the money. I am pretty hard on my equipment, and this camera has been able to hang with me......and that says a lot.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Canon 6D all I needed with out being over complicated

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Thought long and hard about wether to but this or the 5D 111 and where to buy , after months of research and real reviews from professional photographers I opted for the 6D , and chose B&H as the place to purchase it , both proved to be excellent choices , the 6D is all I had heard and seen and is everything I wanted and needed without being over complicated , as for B&H their service has been excellent , efficient and great prices , above all though the peace of mind knowing my camera isn't a grey import and that B&H have a rock solid reputation means more than anything

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great camera, great value!

By Ronald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Outstanding camera for the price. Doesn't have all the bells & whistles, but I dont use those anyway. Great image quality. Gets the job done!

 
5.0

Serious camera, easy to use, very powerful features

By Adan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This is my first serious camera and I truly appreciate the capability and versatility I do recommend reading the provided book and I have read a lot more about photography now than ever before. No matter what kind of shot I want, this camera performs. I am very pleased and plan on using this one for a long time

 
5.0

So impressed with the images that I have accomplished

By J Garcia

from Seattle and the Pacific North West

Verified Buyer

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

since the moment I had the opportunity to play with this camera I fell in love, I saw many reviews before the purchase and they all ware positive, I not a pro photographer and I don't make money doing it either but I like to get the most out of a camera and for a long time I used a Canon SL1 and this was the upgrade to a full frame and well worth it all the way, i have the kit with the 24-105 lens L series and now Im looking into a 50 mm prime L series as well.
My final input over all 5 stars

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ball on a Budget

By Ward

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Buy this. You will not regret a better camera to really get started in photography on a pro style level. If you are looking to ball on a budget, this is the best kit out there.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great service and products

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Everything came in a timely manner and works great. This camera setup is a nice rig for anyone doing landscapes, portraits, and such.

 
5.0

Love my new toy...

By Sutirtha

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very sharp pictures and very good camera. For a person jumping from cropped sensor to full sensor this would be the best choice. I have researched a lot was really concerned with the cross focus points being less. but truly speaking this would be a problem.

One thing I observed when i took a picture of long and wide horizon the objects at far end is not that sharp. Looking at the picture this is not visible, but if zoomed then it will be visible.

 
5.0

This is a great camera!!

By Chuck

from Las Vegas, NV

Verified Buyer

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

This is a great full frame camera, priced right and great quality. I bought this as a second camera, my first is also a 6D.

 
5.0

Great Camera

By Shot4me

from Vista, Ca

Verified Buyer

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

I have only been able to shoot with this camera a few times, but am really happy with it. Seems to produce a good quality photo. Like the solid feel of the camera body. Getting it set up for use was easy and I look forward to years of use with this camera.

 
5.0

Great Camera Kit

By Jaime

from Farmington, NM

Verified Buyer

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

This is my first camera that isn't a point & shoot. I'm still in the process of learning about it, but so far I'm impressed. I'm very happy with my purchase.

The images are crisp and clear. If you aren't familiar with all the settings at first, you can choose "Auto" and the camera will choose the best settings for you. This is great as it allows you to take photos while you are learning about your new DSLR.

I would recommend this camera, even for amateurs.

 
5.0

Excelent product, amazing quality

By Ed

from Miami, FL

Verified Buyer

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

I really like this camera, it has everything you need and more, I also have a Nikon D750 however enjoy the quality of the images and videos, I have to get used to it since I come from the Nikon family.

 
5.0

EOS 6D

By Imf

from Undisclosed

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

Very happy with the image sharpness and flexibility this camera gives me!

 
5.0

Seems like a really nice camera

By T. SONA

from Washington, DC

Verified Buyer

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

B&H has asked for a review only a couple of weeks after I bought the camera. I think that's a little early, but my early results are favorable. The Canon controls are great. Easy to learn and easy to use. I have read elsewhere that the plastic top is to help prevent interference with WiFi and GPS. I guess that makes sense. The camera body feels plenty solid. The kit lens it comes with makes it a decent deal for anyone looking to upgrade to a "pro" level camera. In these short two weeks, it has been a joy to use.

 
5.0

GREAT CAMERA

By monica

from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Verified Buyer

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

I'm a photographer and was delighted to use the EOS 6D camera, with the 24-105mm f/4L lens. it's lighter than my 7D and the lenses are really fine.

 
5.0

For me, this was the right camera at the right time.

By Rick AZ

from Tucson

Verified Buyer

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

I have been using a 4/3 camera for over six years. No complaints about the 4/3 system, I learned quite a lot with it, but I wanted to work with a full frame camera. After checking the entry level full frame cameras on the market I found the EOS 6D with the 24 - 105mm f/4L Lens gave me the most value for the sale price. B&H threw in some free items to sweeten the deal. In the end, this was the right camera at the right time and the right price.

 
5.0

EOS 6D w/24-105mm F4L Lens

By gsmith

from Crossville TN

Verified Reviewer

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

Purchased this camera in October 2014 and consider it an excellent all round performer. Use the 24-105mm f4L on every trip as a good walk around lens. The combined weight of 3.2pds is easy to manage on all day excursions. The camera has never let me down from day one.

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