Besides reviewing the wondereful Fuji XE1 this month, Digital Camera Magazine also contained a review of the new Canon EOS 6D.
The Canon 6D is Canon’s attempt to introduce a wallet friendly “entry” level full frame camera into the market.
In the magazine the Canon EOS 6D won “Digital Camera Magazine’s Editors Choice”.
Whilst not quite the ultimate “Gold” award and “Great Value” award as was won by the Fuji XE1 it’s still a good showing for Canon.
The magazines overall verdict:
The Canon EOS 6D is an excellent choice for enthusiast photographers looking for a full frame DSLR.It gives you just about everything you need and produces great images straight from camera.
As I have already written the image quality produced by a full frame DSLR knocks those produced by any APS-C DSLR into the long grass (possibly with the exception of the Fuji XE1). I loved the Canon EOS 6D but from a purely personal point of view as a Canon EOS 7D owner I would upgrade to the 6D’s bigger brother the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. However that is a personal preference and being subjective if your a Canon 40/50D owner or even a 60D owner the new 6D is the logical step up and won’t disappoint. For someone completely new to full frame ownership and with no commitment to any brand I’d suggest checking out the Nikon D600 as every review to date that I’ve read concludes that the new Nikon JUST pips the 6D.
Mark Baynham (February 2013)