Canon 6D review: Does the affordable, full-frame DSLR live up to its promise?


posted Friday, May 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM EST

Despite a few quibbles, the 20.2-megapixel Canon 6D lives up to its promise of housing a glorious, full-frame CMOS sensor inside a smaller, lighter and more affordable digital SLR camera body designed for prosumers, enthusiasts, and even novice photographers. Are we in love with everything about this camera? No, but Canon's done a great job of not dumbing down, or cheapening the 6D to fit its "sweet spot" pricing.

The Canon EOS 6D is a responsive shooter that boasts image and video quality that rivals the stepup 5D Mark III, one of our favorite cameras launched last year. However, Canon has had to nip and tuck a few features to meet the 6D's more affordable pricing and smaller and lighter build, although it boasts a couple wrinkles -- built-in WiFI and GPS -- that none of its direct competitors offer.

Read our in-depth Canon 6D review for all the details, including the IR lab's detailed image quality assessment, performance analysis and more.