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| p.4 #12 · 20MP Canon 6D full frame DSLR announced! |
Marcus Watts wrote:
We all thought the 5D2 was a sad upgrade when it hit the market yet it was the biggest selling full frame camera for years.
For two HUGE reasons:
#1 Most MP per dollar in a full frame DSLR. Closest competitor was the D700 and it had about HALF the MP.
#2 Video capability. The 5D2 actually helped develop a whole DSLR video industry when independent filmmakers started using the 5D2.
That made the 5D2 unquestionably a great value at the time. No one doubted it.
Yes, that was when it was introduced. But it is still a very successfull sold camera today, 4 year after. We all know, it will be stopped and lets a gap. This is filled great with 6D very nice, isn´t it?
Some more modern features included, higher framerate, better AF (if and even if marginal), more compact, less weight, same price very soon. Imo this camera is mainly targeted to 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D owners who want to go FF, 5D and 5D II users who want to upgrade and 5D III/1D X users who want to get a cheaper backup body. And next to this: Newbees, who want to go FF without investing into the high price cameras. Today they can only choose between 6D and D600. More AF points are a salesargument, yes. Silent mode is the more impressive one imo. In camera GPS is another one.