Canon 6D Discount Beats That of Nikon D600

Nikon is not the only one who knows how to attract customers with low prices. It seems Canon is not about to watch its main rival sell out all D600 stock without a fight. The difference is, Canon 6D never had any defects with its shutter mechanism or autofocus system. It is a fully functional camera that has had no recalls or widely-known issues, and was not recently replaced with a new, mildly improved (or, perhaps, fixed) model. And yet, for a limited time, you can get it for $1575 (price shown after Checkout).

Canon EOS 6D

But, as with the rest of current Canon discounts, B&H will throw in some stuff for free:

  • Discount: $325
  • Price with discount: $1575
  • Regular price: $1899
  • Includes: SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1, Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag, Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod, Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh) + 4% B&H rewards program
  • Accessory value: $145
  • Click here to order from B&H

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Avatar of Romanas Naryškin About Romanas Naryškin

A student and a wedding photographer with a passion for cinematography and writing. You'll see me buying film even when there's no food in the fridge. Follow me on Google+, Facebook or visit my wedding photography website to see some of my work.

Comments

  1. 1
    ) Cesar De Los Reyes

    Problem is Romanas … still the Canon 6D is NOT as good as the Nikon D610. The Nikon lenses are still sharper :) Thanks anyway … pass.

    • 2
      ) Jeff Kim

      Whatever you think, the point is that it is a still super deal. It would be nice if canon and nikon would mess up more often!

    • Both systems are equally as capable, I think. :) We haven’t reviewed the 6D and I was pretty skeptical about it when it was announced, but it’s received some raving opinions since then.

      • 6
        ) Patrick O'Connor

        Really? You think so? Every single article I’ve read, comparing the two, puts the D600 in front almost across the board. But then, you DO seem to prefer mirrorless cameras… Just kidding ;-)

        • Patrick,

          I do prefer mirrorless for a lot of my work, but sadly still don’t have a system. Planning to, though. Perhaps soon. :)

          As for the two cameras, technically, yes – Nikon seems better. But that doesn’t mean Canon isn’t capable of delivering the same professional, high quality end result. :) I’ve seen people make masterpieces with a Canon 350D!

          • 11
            ) Patrick O'Connor

            You should ask Nasim for a raise with the justification that you could do more thorough reviews if you could buy your own mirrorless! Maybe the new FF Sony :-)

            As for the quality of results, I’m sure you’re right. At a certain point, the biggest difference between cameras, that I can see, is the ability to “get the shot” under varying circumstances.

          • 16
            ) samer RIZK

            Romanas,

            I’m curious to see if you will still go with a Fuji system after the Sony announcements, despite its “soullessness” :)

            cheers..

    • 4
      ) Shel

      It’s supposed to be an excellent low light camera, and for just a few hundred more than the old 7D it’s quite a bargain. I’m happy with my D600 but these price drops have been a learning experience. No more early adopting for me.

    • 18
      ) Jack Grant

      Nikon’s lenses are not sharper. Canon’s glass is superior and thats a fact! But go on and enjoy the lie you and the Nikon’s lot invented. Oh, and good luck with that. HA HA HA

      • Jack,

        can you actually back up your claims that you call “a fact”?

  2. 5
    ) Daniel Michael

    I think I’ve mentioned this before, Nikon really have to move quickly with this D610 problem. The D610 prices need to get close to the D600′s most recent prices as soon as possible, as it is a replacement and the D600 is almost off all the shelves now.This isn’t a new camera, this is a problem fix, so giving it a new camera price is silly. The Canons have traditionally been more expensive than their Nikon counterparts, so this is double trouble for NIkon. They need damage control!

    At the moment, here, the D610 is the same price as the D800, so if you needed to get a Nikon full frame fast for whatever reason, which would you choose?

    • 7
      ) Patrick O'Connor

      Honestly… I’d choose the D610. While the D800 has a WHOLE lot going for it, I think the D600/610 is better as an all around camera, due to its files size, speed and buffer. I view the D800 more as a specialty camera. I would take a D800 in a heartbeat but I wouldn’t trade my D600 for it.
      Note: You DID write, “which would you choose?” and if I’m the “you,” that’s my answer.

  3. 8
    ) SweetNana55

    When I clicked the B&H link above, it showed the price as $1,899; not $1,575. Do you think that they just haven’t updated the page yet?

    • As I’ve mentioned in the article, the correct price appears at checkout. Try it. :)

      • 12
        ) SweetNana55

        You are right. I thought it would show up once you put it in your basket, but the price doesn’t go down until you actually start the check out process.

  4. Historically canon prices tend to be more than their Nikon counterparts.
    But now, this might give a big blow to Nikon sales.
    I think new buyers will tend towards 6D since its already tested in market whereas there is no first hand customer feedback for D610.

    • 14
      ) Patrick O'Connor

      Since the D610 is just a tweaked D600, I don’t think that’s a valid statement. The only room for error or poor performance should be in their differences, which are almost non-existent.

  5. 15
    ) Bernard

    Here in SA Nikon tends to be way more expensive than Canon. Have a D7000 and wanting FF, but not sure wether to go back to Canon or not. They are neck and neck, but doesn’t the 6D have way better higher ISO performance? My current Nikon lense stock is not high end enough to warrant NOT moving to Canon. And there is much more good, 2nd hand canon glass here. Bit worried about the Nikon issues to. Is it not risky buying a D600?

    • 17
      ) Patrick O'Connor

      Get what you want and don’t look back. But, as to your question concerning ISO performance, DxO just tested the Nikon D610. Low light ISO scores are as follows:
      Nikon D600: 2980
      Nikon D610: 2925
      Canon EOS 6D: 2340

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