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| p.1 #18 · 6D Beta preview samples at Dpreview.com |
I have given my evaluation on this camera already at intro time. As I told you I am not really overwhelmed, but to many FM members this camera is going to be their new love baby. This camera will be one of the most popular and most used cameras here on the board. The 5D mk III is just too expensive for a lot of enthusiast photographers. That is true for the 1Dx also, and obviously that model is mainly targeted at professionals rather than amateurs. So the 6D fits perfectly well in a popular price class. There will be many who will not like some of the body features, or claim this is a totally useless product that Canon should not have brought to the market because it's not a Nikon copy with EF mount , but the sensor is not something the buyers of this camera are going to whine about a lot. The 6D is just a lot of EOSfun for the money. Full frame, connectivity built in and great ISO range with a IQ performance that doesn't leave a lot to desire. The 5D mk III is a better camera mostly for the users who need a better body and it's AF, but for the rest of us this 6D is the affordable baby 5D. I have been criticizing Canon lately for it's lack of innovation, and some weird marketing. But this 6D is not going to be a marketing failure that some other photographers try to paint from this camera. It will be Canon's full frame bread and butter model and a carrier of their brand values for many photo enthusiasts. I even would not be surprised when a few 5D mk III owners are willing to downgrade for some qualities the 6D offers and their 5D lacks. I said it before, that will even be true for some professionals. The 6D is that good.