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| p.3 #6 · DP Review's 6D Review Is Up |
As for absence of on-board flash, one can easily purchase a 150g US$150 90 EX flash.
Yes, I know that and you know that but Canon's target market for the 6D, those coming from a crop camera to full frame will inevitably have that as one of the things they would like to see and the D600 has it.
Perhaps I didn't make myself clear
If Canon's target market for the 6D really is the serious amateur upgrader then this is one trick Canon missed IMHO
I believe I am Canon's target market for this camera, a relative amateur coming from an older crop sensor looking to upgrade to full frame but not willing to shell out $3000+ for a 5DIII.
I will say though that I've used the popup flash perhaps 5 times since I've owned my camera and have made the investment in off camera flash. Its more of a comparison note with the D600 rather than an actual need. Sure there are times where it may be needed in a pinch but the high iso, low light quality probably negates much of that need. I would think that many people who are spending $2000 on this camera would already have some type of flash unit if that was how they typically shoot. They would have noticed how handicapped the onboard flash is long ago.
I am still mulling the 6D and its shortcomings or pulling the trigger on a 5DIII, even if it exceeds what I want to pay by a decent amount. I normally buy what I want rather than sacrificing whether its with clothing, cars, furniture or cameras and this case is the same but cost is a factor. I'd hate to regret a purchase in the future since being an amateur I don't buy new bodies every couple years, for me they have to last a long time and at this point I want a body that can grow with me.
I have two comments:
The popup flash is also an external flash commander on the 7D and presumably would have been on a 6D too, so it's not just about the flash itself
The D600 has one. The 6D doesn't. Nikon win.
By the way, the 5D3 is a simply awesomely good camera, and I have 8 different dslr's right now, the 5D3 is the best.