We are very excited to announce yet another great Facebook giveaway and this time we are partnering up with our friends at Fstoppers to do it. The winner will have a chance to choose between three different cameras: Nikon D610, Canon 6D or the new Sony A7 full-frame mirrorless camera! We are approaching the end of the year, so we decided to give this one away on the Christmas Day, similar to what we are doing with our Fuji X-E1 giveaway. So you have exactly one month to participate in this awesome contest! The contest is open for everyone, not just US residents.
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).
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
With Canon having recently announced its take on budget DSLRs, the Canon 6D, the most obvious rival just happens to be the brand new Nikon D600. We’ve already seen how the latter stacks up, at least on-paper, with such great cameras as D700 and D800, but neither of those cameras were direct rivals. Priced at the same relatively low price for a full-frame sensor camera, $2099 body only, Canon 6D is as direct a rival as it can get. Lets see how it measures up against its Nikon counterpart spec-wise. Please keep in mind that this Nikon D600 vs Canon 6D comparison is purely based on specifications. A detailed comparison with image samples and ISO comparisons will be provided in the upcoming Canon 6D Review.
UPDATE: there has been a misleading set of specifications spread throughout the internet, indicating that the top shutter speed of Canon 6D is 1/8000th of a second. It’s incorrect – according to official Canon specifications, the top shutter speed of their newly announced “budget” full-frame camera is 1/4000th of a second.
Usually, it takes Canon a while to start delivering some of their cameras. Hopefully, 6D will not take long to reach owners. Our most trusted reseller, B&H, is already taking pre-orders.
Canon EOS 6D Pre-Order Information
Canon has just announced its latest DSLR and a direct competitor to the already highly popular D600. The Canon EOS 6D offers a new 20.2 megapixel full-frame sensor, 11-point autofocus system with one cross-type sensor, 3.2″ 1.04 million dot screen and 4.5 frames per second. According to Canon, 6D is similarly sized as it’s sister, APS-C sensor EOS 60D, and it sure look similar – add a taller prism and take pop-up flash compartment. Use of old autofocus system might not sound too good, but Canon promises it’s their most sensitive AF system to date (which should probably include 1DX and 5DIII), offering reliable AF in -3EV (moonlight). The 6D also boasts in-build GPS and WiFi capability.
Nasim will prepare a thorough review as soon as he has enough experience with the camera, so stay tuned!
- Sensor: 20.2 MP CMOS
- Sensor Size: 36 x 24mm
- Resolution: 5472 x 3648
- Native ISO Sensitivity: 100-25,600
- Boost Low ISO Sensitivity: 50
- Boost High ISO Sensitivity: 51200, 102400
- Processor: Digic 5+
- White Balance presets: 6
- Dust Reduction: Yes
- Weather Sealing/Protection: Yes
- Body Build: Magnesium Alloy with Plastic top plate
- Shutter: 30s-1/4000s
- Storage: 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC slot
- Viewfinder Coverage/Magnification: 97%/0.71x
- Speed: 4.5 fps
- Metering Modes: Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Partial
- Metering Sensor: 63-Zone Dual Layer
- Built-in Flash: NO
- Flash sync speed: 1/180s
- Autofocus options: Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, via Live View
- Autofocus System: 11-point with one cross-type (center point), sensitive down to -3EV
- LCD Screen: 3.2 inch diagonal with 1,040,000 dots
- Video capabilities: h.264 with mono mic and speakers, manual controls, 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
- In-Camera HDR Capability: Yes
- GPS/WiFi: built-in/built-in
- Connectivity: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec), HDMI Mini, WiFi (built-in), remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6
- Battery Type: Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
- Weight: 770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz) with battery
- Price: $2099 body only