This week will be focused on photo and video cameras quite a bit, due to the Photokina 2012, an event that takes place every two years in Cologne, Germany and, this time, will start on September 18 and end on September 23.
Canon is one of the companies attending the trade show, which means that, as has become the tradition for most every IT gathering, the official announcements are already out.
We are certain that Canon will release information and hold PR announcements all throughout the show, but the core of its exhibition is already known. Quite a pertinent move really, since visitors are usually too engrossed in staring at and fiddling with devices to listen to people speaking about them.
The name of the camera we will be looking at here is EOS 6D
. Based on a 20.2-megapixel full frame sensor, it will ship, starting in December, for $2,099 body-only (1601-2099 Euro) and $2,899 when in a kit with Canon’s EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USZ zoom lens (2211 – 2899 Euro).
In addition to the sensor, the product features 63-zone dual-layer iFCL metering, continuous shooting at 4.5 fps, Canon’s DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, 11-point AF (autofocus) and light sensitivity (ISO RANGE) of 100-25,600 (extendable to 50, 51,200 and 102,400).
Needless to say, video can be shot as well, in 1080p Full HD resolution. Supported frame rates are 30.24, and 25 fps.
Not to say that 60 fps and 50 fps are unavailable. They are, but only when users are willing to settle for HD quality (720p) instead of Full HD.
Other specs include a 3-inch VGA display (640 x 480 pixels, 1,040k dots), the obligatory viewfinder and, most importantly, integrated Wi-Fi and GPS.
It should be easy to transfer pictures and video to and from the PC, as well as post images directly to social networking sites. Not only that, but the Canon EOS Remote app for iOS and Android will let buyers control it from afar with their phone.
Finally, Canon tossed in a built-in HDR photography option, which combines three exposures of the same frame into a single image, without PC assistance. A Multiple Exposure mode can combine up to nine images.