Canon EOS 6D Specifications

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Specifications Canon EOS 6D
Megapixels20.2
Total Pixels20.6
Sensor Size35.8 x 23.9mm
Pixel Dimensions5472 x 3648
Pixel Size6.54µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/10.5
Aspect Ratio3:2
Sensor CleaningEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass Filter
Lens MountEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.0x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 5+
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
Points11 points (f/5.6 cross type at center, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
Working RangeEV -3 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
ModesOne Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
Point SelectionAutomatic selection
Manual selection
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Predictive
Assist BeamEmitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite
MicroadjustmentC.Fn II-9
+/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesTTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Exposure Comp+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO SensitivityAuto (100-25600), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) 
ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
Shutter Speed30 - 1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentaprism
CoverageApprox. 97%
MagnificationApprox. 0.71x
EyepointApprox. 21mm
Diopter Correction-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)
Focusing ScreenInterchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Eg-A II
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation.
Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card
information
Battery check: Composition information
Electronic level
Warning symbol: Displayed if any of the following is set: Monochrome, white balance
correction, expanded ISO speed, or spot metering.
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap
 
LCD  
Type3.0" (7.7cm) Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. 170°
CoatingDual Anti-reflection
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/A
ModesE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
X-Sync1/180sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External Flash
Exposure LockYes
2nd Curtain SyncYes
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesScene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Color SpacesRGB and Adobe RGB
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Chromatic aberration correction
Resize to M, S1, S2 or S3
RAW image processing - during image Playback only 
Multiple exposure
HDR images
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 4.5fps. (speed maintained for up to 1250 images (JPEG) or 17 images (RAW)) (with UHS-I card)
Shutter Lag<60ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Electronic Level
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.
Image SizeJPEG: (L) 5472x3648, (M) 3468x2432, (S1) 2736x1824, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec
Sound FilesN/A
FoldersNew folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
 
Other Information  
Custom Functions21 Custom Functions
Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars), GPS coordinates.
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound MemoNo
Orientation SensorYes
Playback Zoom1.5x - 10x
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (2 levels) 
(2) Single image 
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Slide ShowImage selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
HistogramBrightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYes
Image Erase ProtectionErase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x6)
(2) Playback menu (x3)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceHDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
Canon Printer SupportCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Pict BridgeYes, PictBridge compliant (USB and Wireless LAN)
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) card
 
Software  
Browsing & Printing SoftwareImageBrowser EX
Image Processing SoftwareDigital Photo Professional
Other SoftwarePhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied)
Battery LifeApprox. 1090 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
980 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator6 levels + percentage
Power SavingPower turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy front and rear body covers. Polycarbonate top cover
Shutter Durability Rating100,000
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8" (144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm)
CIPA Weight26.6 oz (755g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Eg (with Grid Eg-D, Super Precision Matte Eg-S), Angle Finder C
Camera Case
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt in
Compatible LensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip BG-E13  Buy ►
RemoteRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherHand Strap E2, GP-E2
 
Year Introduced2012
 
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