First shots: Canon 6D struts its affordable, full-frame stuff!


posted Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:03 PM EST



We've put the Canon EOS 6D through the lab and have our first shots posted! Designed as an affordable, full-frame addition to Canon's DSLR lineup, the enthusiast-aimed, 20.2-megapixel 6D just started shipping this December.

Announced a week later than the Nikon D600 -- which we've already reviewed -- the Canon 6D also looks like a capable alternative to the more expensive 5D Mark III.

We'll have more on the Canon 6D soon, but check out our first studio sample shots of the Canon 6D and read our in-depth preview of the camera. We're eager to complete our testing and get the 6D in the field so we can see how it stacks up against the Nikon D600 -- and other similar DSLRs. Stay tuned for our full review next month. For now, you can compare these first still life images of the 6D side-by-side with any other camera in our Comparometer (TM).

In addition to what looks to be impressive image quality, the Canon 6D delivers a few features unique to DSLRs, including advanced WiFi sharing and remote capabilities. Check out this video that demonstrates how you can use your smartphone to take remote pictures with the 6D.

The Canon 6D is available now for US$2,100 (body only).