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p.1 #1 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


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To meet the import restrictions of certain counties, Canon makes versions of the 6D without WiFi and/or GPS. If you purchase a grey market 6D it is possible that an unscrupulous retailer may try to sell you one of these models at a discount without disclosure of the feature loss: 6D (W) is without wifi and 6D (WG) without wifi or GPS. These import models will not come with a USA warranty, so this is always another tip off to a grey market product. For a US authorized Canon dealer there should be no concern for this issue as all 6D should come with both WiFi and GPS.

Since WiFi and GPS will likely be a hot product feature in the near future, this confusion will become ever more common.
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Edited on Jan 22, 2013 at 08:28 PM · View previous versions



Jan 22, 2013 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #2 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


I know people in the UK who have received grey market 6d(WG)'s but have returned then for the standard ones.


Jan 22, 2013 at 07:41 PM
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p.1 #3 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


W is without....WG is with Wifi and GPS.

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Jan 23, 2013 at 03:04 PM
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p.1 #4 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


If it were a couple benjamins less, I don't think I'd miss Wi-Fi or GPS. Wish we had a choice.


Jan 23, 2013 at 03:33 PM
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p.1 #5 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


How much less will they cost? I can't figure out why I would want either 'feature'.

Where do I find one?



Jan 23, 2013 at 08:44 PM
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p.1 #6 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


As much as I enjoy both features, I would consider a cheaper option, depending on the cost differential.


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p.1 #7 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


It's about $300 less. Just google Canon 6D and check out the prices that google reports. The import version also comes with a much crappier battery.


Mar 01, 2013 at 03:30 AM
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p.1 #8 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


darkhound wrote:
It's about $300 less. Just google Canon 6D and check out the prices that google reports. The import version also comes with a much crappier battery.


Which version is not imported ?

They sell both versions of the bodies here in the Bangkok shops. (both imported of course) And they have exactly the same battery and charger. Battery Pack LP-E6.
And the WG body is with Wifi and GPS



Mar 01, 2013 at 03:48 AM
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p.1 #9 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


I guess I can kinda understand a dictatorship type of country not wanting a GPS camera, but Wifi? Every laptop, tablet and phone sold these days has Wifi. If you ban Wifi, you are essentially banning the internet, so maybe in North Korea you may not sell a 6D, but anywhere else, a wifi camera I would imagine would be fine.



Mar 01, 2013 at 05:48 AM
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p.1 #10 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


timpdx wrote:
I guess I can kinda understand a dictatorship type of country not wanting a GPS camera, but Wifi? Every laptop, tablet and phone sold these days has Wifi. If you ban Wifi, you are essentially banning the internet, so maybe in North Korea you may not sell a 6D, but anywhere else, a wifi camera I would imagine would be fine.


I belive it's more about money and what kind of income and purchase power the normal consumer have. Canon only sell the 6D with GPS & WIFI in Europe/N.America/Australia and similar countries. In countries like here in Asia where a couple of hundred dollars saving is a lot of money, Canon sell both versions. If it where about dictatorship countries they would not sell both versions and let the consumer choose



Mar 01, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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p.1 #11 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


Hmm.. should i get the import version for $1550 or the US version for $1850?


Mar 02, 2013 at 06:19 AM
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p.1 #12 · Import 6D without WiFi or GPS


darkhound wrote:
Hmm.. should i get the import version for $1550 or the US version for $1850?


Both are imported . Maybe you talk about a grey market body or one with warranty from Canon USA.

And the import (grey market) version can be with or without Wifi & GPS also



Mar 02, 2013 at 06:55 AM





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