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Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Body: This camera is an excellent choice for professional photographers who are just starting out or amateur photographers who are looking to move to the next level. Built-in GPS tracking makes it very useful for travel or nature photography, while built-in Wi-Fi lets you share your photos from anywhere.

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    What's Included


    • Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)
    • Battery pack LP-E6, battery charger
    • Stereo A/V and USB cables
    • Wide neck strap
    • EOS Digital Solution disc
    • Owner's manual

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (293 out of 294)

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    Features


    Compatible with the full spectrum of Canon EF lenses (not included)

    Accommodates Canon EF lenses, from wide angle lenses to super telephoto lenses.

    20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor delivers vividly detailed high-resolution images

    Captures high-resolution images up to 5472 x 3648 pixels.

    100–25,600 ISO range (expandable to 102,400) for crisp, clear photos even in low light

    Shoot confidently without sacrificing detail, even in extremely low light.

    Capture fast-action shots at up to 4.5 fps (frames per second)

    This burst mode is not only fast, but also utilizes 11 focus points to keep images sharp even in challenging high-speed shooting situations.

    3.0" Clear View LCD monitor provides clear viewing and playback

    High-resolution display remains clear even in bright light. Makes it easy to protect and delete images and create slide shows.

    Capture spectacular movies in full 1080p HD

    Choice of frame rates includes 30 fps (Frames Per Second), 25 fps or 24 fps in full HD, 60 fps or 50 fps (in 1280 x 720), and 30 fps or 25 fps (in 640 x 480).

    DIGIC 5+ image processor delivers blazing speed and performance

    This processor gives you ultra-fast focusing and superior noise reduction at high ISOs.

    Optical viewfinder helps you frame the shot

    Provides 97% coverage and approximately 0.71x magnification.

    E-TTL II (Evaluative Through the Lens) auto flash ensures proper illumination

    A pre-flash precedes the main flash, allowing the camera to meter available light, adjusting illumination to obtain the correct exposure.

    Built-in Wi-Fi transmitter

    Enables fast, easy Web connection so you can transfer images while you're on the go.

    Built-in GPS

    Keep track of your travels with the built-in GPS. An important tool for travel and nature photographers because it allows you to record the locations of your best shots.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range) combines your shots to make them better

    In HDR modes, multiple shots are combined within the camera to create the best quality image based on all of the shots taken.

    Face-detection technology puts everybody in their best light

    Analyzes the image color, brightness and contrast, choosing the exposure and enhancements to create the best shot.

    Selectable scene modes determine optimal settings based on the subject

    Choose from Scene Intelligent Auto, creative auto, landscape, close-up, sports, special scene modes (night portrait, HDR backlight control), and more.

    White balance controls deliver accurate, natural tones, regardless of lighting conditions

    Settings include auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash), custom and bracketing.

    Multiformat memory card slot for storing or transferring data

    Accepts a variety of memory cards, including SD, SDHC and SDXC formats. Also supports UHS-I cards.

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    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 294 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great camera - ignore the negative nancies

      Posted
      RTLdan

      I have been interested for a long time in making filmic short videos. Had my eye on the Canon 5Dmk2 for a long time, and when I finally had scraped up enough money to buy one, there were new choices available - The mk3 (out of my price range) and the announced 6D. I waited until the 6D was available and then bought it, but I had some serious doubts based on some very mediocre reviews I had read. There were some big complaints that the camera was not much of an upgrade over the 5dmk2 in terms of features and quality. That's partially true. But then again, I got this body new for about the same price as the 5dmk2 through a promotional credit card offer. The 5Dmk2 is now 5 years old. This camera may not be lightyears ahead of it's predecessor, but it IS an upgrade with a new cleaner sensor, a microphone jack, built in wifi & GPS, (which I have used for transferring photos when I couldn't find my sd card reader), and a handful of other small features that I believe all add up to make it a slightly superior camera than the 5dMk2 at a very similar price point. It was a no brainer to me. I have also heard complaints that the camera chassis feels cheaper and is made with more plastic. I have felt other high end cameras like the 5dmk3 and the Nikon D600 and I will say is this does not at all feel cheap to me, plastic or not. The three cameras above feel fairly comparable. This is very solid, buttons and switches feel nice, and I don't feel overly nervous about breaking something on it. I have also read that the weather sealing might not be as good on it. Not sure if this is true or not, but quite frankly I can't think of any piece of equipment this expensive that I would risk in inclement weather. If I need to shoot in the rain I'll get a protective case or wrap it in plastic of some sort. Another huge complaint was about the auto focus system. The in depth tests I have seen seem to suggest that the auto focus holds it's own despite its minimalism. To be honest, I'm not sure I care one way or another. For video I'm going to be working in manual anyway, and for pictures if I want just a quick photo of something spontaneous I don't know that I'm going to be pulling out my two thousand dollar camera. If I pull this camera out, it's going to be because I care about getting a great or artistic shot -- and I'm going to be doing that manually. Your mileage may vary. Perhaps if you are trying to film sports this would be more of a big deal. Now to the very most important element - image quality. I bought this camera with the intent of making short movies, but the still pictures have been so EASY that I've been spending an obscene amount of time just messing around. The images just look good. That is the best way I know how to describe this camera. I don't know much at all about photography and I can hardly take a bad photo. Some people online have complained about moire and aliasing. I took one picture of some power lines that did exhibit some aliasing, but not enough to make the shot unusable. It really didn't bother me that much considering how great everything else looked and how seldom the problem cropped up in a noticeable way. Moire hasn't been much of a problem with anything I've shot either. Roofs and brick buildings have looked pretty good. Down the line I may consider a mosaic engineering filter to help with aliasing, but really it's not that big of a deal. I can work around it the few times it shows up, and the vast majority of the time I'm seeing beautiful images free of any noticeable artifacts. Video looks incredible to me. These DSLR's can be shaky when you move handheld, but there are plenty of DIY plans online for cheap stabilizers, not to mention a good old tripod. I bought this camera for video and I feel that it delivers everything I expected from it, especially in this price range. I can't wait to get out and test it in more situations -- and to buy more accessories for it :P One negative I have read online and completely agree with is a lack of headphone jack. How they left this one out boggles me. They did add audio metering so it's not impossible to get a feel for things, but really for anything serious I'm going to be purchasing a dedicated audio recorder. Some recommendations: I downloaded and am using the free Technicolor Cinestyle picture profile, and I find using it on both stills and video to produce a very pleasing, film like image. It's a much flatter picture style with in camera sharpening and contrast lowered, so to some it may appear soft, but it responds well to sharpening and other adjustments in post. To be honest I think part of the trouble with digital is that it's just TOO sharp. a little softness is kind of nice. Reminds me of an old Canon AE-1 my brother use to use. Additionally, most of my pictures were shot with the aperture wide open, so I imagine if I were to stop down the lens a bit it would be even less of a problem. I recommend downloading and installing this free picture style. My second recommendation is that if you are interested in video like I am, or if you want to take great photos manually (no AF, etc) google M42 lenses and get yourself an M42 adapter. I have been using a couple old Takumar lenses and they just look beautiful - The build quality is extremely solid because they made things with metal instead of plastic back in the day. They are fully manual lenses so you will have an aperture ring in case you need to try to pull iris. And they are very affordable. I got an incredible 55mm takumar for around $50. I love it. Download and install the firmware update from Canon's site before you shoot videos. There is a bug that prevents you from uploading videos to youtube. The new firmware fixes that. Finally, keep an eye on the Magic Lantern project. I've read reports that the Canon 6D will be able to support ML and so it's only a matter of time before it will be available adding even more features to this already cool camera. Bottom line, the camera just works and looks great. Sure, there are other options on the market that may be superior in some ways -- but they are also much more expensive and have their own quirks. If you can't take great photos or videos with this camera...you are doing something wrong.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Affordable full frame with some amazing results!

      Posted
      ange13
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I am a lifestyle photographer who upgraded to the Canon 6D from my 60D model. I read countless reviews and watched numerous videos before making my decision. Bottom line, this is an amazing camera in the very affordable range for a full frame DSLR. I'll start with what it lacks: - Only has one card slot (Having two card slots would be beneficial to those of us who need that extra assurance against loss of client photos due to card errors. Would be nice if this model had two card slots!) - Crosstype AF points (I daresay this model is way behind on a level of AF points. If you shoot action, this is likely not the camera for you. My style is to use the center point focus and recompose, so it hasn't been the biggest issue for me.) - No tilt screen on back (My 60D had the rotate and tilt screen on the back of the camera, making it so easy to get some amazing angles while still being able to see my composition and focus. Not so with this camera, and it really is a bummer!) Now for the positive! - AMAZING low light performance. I pitted my camera up against a friend's Canon 5D MkIII and under the same conditions and ISO settings, my photos had significantly less noise! - Can't beat the price. For a full frame DSLR, this model is easy on the pocket and produces professional results. - Quality (For Canon devotees such as me, this camera really hits it out of the park. The interface is familiar and comfortable to use, as are all of the buttons.) If you're like me, you've done your research. You aren't going to get EVERYTHING you want with a full frame DSLR in this price range, but if you decide what is most important to you and this camera meets those needs, this is a surefire purchase!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Value

      Posted
      MikeSB
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I was using a Canon 60D and just upgraded to the 6D yesterday. First impressions are excellent! Two days ago I did a photo shoot of a family with my 60D. It was overall successful with about 50% of my images as keepers. Today I used the 6D in a similar photo shoot and also took it to the zoo to test it. Out of 700 pics taken, ONLY 10-15 were not keepers. Unbelievable! Excellent colors, crisp focus, feels good in my hands. I was considering the extra money for the 5D mark iii because of the auto-focus system, but decided to save money instead. I made the right choice. Even though it is only 11 point auto-focus it is extremely fast to focus. I was also able to focus in almost complete darkness accurately. The noise with high iso is also acceptable. I took a pick of the same image with the full range up to 25600. I could hardly see any noise up to 5000 at all. It was even ok around 20000 (attached 2 photo examples of high iso in low light). It was very impressive. I can't wait until my next wedding! I tried the wireless option on my Samsung Galaxy briefly. It works and is a nice option to have. I am not sure if I will be able to apply it to professional photography, but it does leave some options open. Sorry- haven't hardly messed with the video yet.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Good Upgrade from Crop Sensor

      Posted
      Uvnivek
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I waited a few months of using the 6D before writing this review. I'm not going to have a big review like most because I think there are too many already. I will review what I like/dislike about it from my experience coming from a Canon Rebel XS. Quality: Obviously this is a no brainer the 6D is just amazing. Price: I got a good deal for it but the value you get with this camera is worth the price. Like: It has great ISO performance. I use auto ISO set at max of 12800. You may get a little unwanted noise but should be fine. For Professional use, I wouldn't go past 6400. It is light. I didn't feel a change in weight (not technically) from my XS. You could carry it in one hand with a 50mm lens and see no shake in pic. I really like the Wifi. The Wifi saves me money by not having to buy a wireless trigger. The control and setup is easy. The wifi is an awesome feature to have. Also nice is the free canon app on android. Coming from the XS i didn't have the video capability, but it is most welcome. I enjoy learning the videography side. Silent Mode is just well, silent. You can barely make out the flip-flop noise. I've used it church and let me tell you, only I can hear it. Perfect for wedding, macro, and the like. I really enjoy some of the new auto functions like auto iso, shutter speed min, auto light optimizer, etc. These come in handy when you need them. Dislike: It has really short battery life when just Wifi is turned on. I heard bad review regarding this but didnt expect it to be that short. The Q button isn't really as good as I was hoping for. I'd rather have the quick access button to all your WB, Picture, Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, etc... I don't really like having to go through Q to get WB and Picture every time I need them. The 1/180 flash sync is just a pain i.e. either 1/160 or higher, annoying to get 1/180 when desire. In different modes Av/Tv/M, it functions differently but the worse is M mode using off camera flash. It needs a little practice but just an annoyance to learn. The Autofocus points on a pricey camera as the 6D ought to be better than the 7D but it is not. I can't complain much here because it is still better than my old XS. I use center point mostly anyhow. Conclusion: If you are upgrading from a crop sensor, you will really like the quality and ISO. These two specs alone is worth the price. If you prefer a cheaper alternative, you can go with the 5D mark ii used. Actually for the difference in price ie. $200-300 more at most, i'd rather go with the 6D vs the 5D2. If you have a full frame already like the 5D or 5DII or 1D series, i recommend jumping to the 5D3 or 1DX.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great upgrade to full-frame

      Posted
      AvoidZombies
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I'm a serious hobby photographer making the jump to semi-pro. I bought this camera as an upgrade to my T3i and I'm thrilled with my purchase. I shoot mainly portraits, events, and sports and have it paired up with L-series glass. The picture quality is right on par with the 5DmkIII, but at about half the price. The low-light performance is ASTOUNDING! On my previous camera, once I got above ISO 1600, the noise was very noticeable. I can crank the ISO on this baby up to 6400 without any hesitation. The GPS and wireless features are great to have and the remote app for your iPhone is fantastic. Also, it uses the same batteries as the 5DmkIII so when I'm ready to upgrade to that, I don't need to buy new batteries. I only have two complaints about this camera. First, it has 11 auto-focus points where only the center is a cross-type. It's still an upgrade to what I was previously using, but it's way behind the other full frame cameras in that respect. It's perfectly capable for shooting portraits, but if you're shooting sports (I shoot Roller Derby) you may find it harder to lock focus if you aren't using that center point. My second issue is that the flash sync speed is 1/160 of a second. Even my T3i was at 1/200. The only time thats a real hindrance is when I'm shooting into the sun utilizing a fill flash. Overall, I love this camera and couldn't be happier with the purchase. The autofocus and flash sync speed are things that I notice from time to time, but don't make me regret buying it at all. If you're upgrading to a full frame camera and aren't able to drop the cash on the 5DmkIII, this is a fantastic option.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worthy upgrade

      Posted
      Brad
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is a pricy camera, but if you are looking for a full frame DSLR, you're likely aware this is one of the more modestly priced options available. Make no mistake, though: this is no entry level camera, and the pictures you take will rival that of any body out there. What's great about this camera: - size and weight approximates an APS-C (cropped frame) camera. It is, I believe, the lightest full frame available. - sturdy, weatherproof construction - simply amazing in low light situations: shots remain noise free even at 8k+ ISO - onboard GPS for geotagging photos is a nice feature for landscape/travel photography What's not so great: - the Wi-Fi functionality is "neat", but has an underdeveloped, "gimmicky" feel to it. The EOS app is a little slow, getting the wifi set up is bothersome, and there's no intervalometer there. This can all be addressed with firmware/app updates, though, so - it's a weakness now, but can easily be transformed into something fantastic. - the GPS is 'always on' while enabled. Even if you turn the camera off, the GPS will continue to update - and I get the rationale behind it - it takes a minute or so for the GPS to acquire a location after being enabled - so if you're using your camera frequently, it makes sense to not need to get a signal every time you turn off/on your camera for a few minutes. That said, it does chew up battery life. - the viewfinder covers 97% of the actual picture... I never notice this, but mention it as it came up often in other reviews while I was researching the camera before I purchased. What's that mean? Your picture will capture ever-so-slightly more than what you see in the viewfinder. I'm a hobbyist - I don't notice this one bit. - 11 AF points. This is the one stat of this camera that lags well behind it's other full-frame brethren. For example, the 5d mark II has like 500000 of them. I may be a bit off there, but you get the point. Still, in a month of shooting with the camera, I've not ever found myself complaining about the camera not focusing quickly on what I want it to - and it's normally my 20 month old daughter running around. I can't really speak to the video performance, as I bought this entirely to take photos with. There are plenty of reviews out there, though. In summary: If you're shooting with a cropped frame camera and have been debating over whether or not to make the (pricy) leap to full-frame: if you have the available funds, go for it. I waited and deliberated a long time on this, but since getting the camera and seeing the results, I've never once regretted the purchase. If anything, I wish I'd gotten it sooner.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Full Sensor Camera at low light

      Posted
      IAS09
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      Going to Full Frame Camera is not easy choice if you are comparing between Canon and Nikon, i have t2i so canon for me, Got this from BB, i was thinking of 5DM2, there were not not any reviews of 6d out there when i got it, so obviously a bit concerned, 60 day return policy from bestbuy for premier silver member was very helpful deciding for this camera. No flash was a concern for me but let me tell you this camera is stunning in low light so having wifi and GPS is good compromise instead of flash, i already have a flash so it was not big concern for me. i have 50 mm F1.4 lens which is very good but this camera i took some very good picture with that lenss. Even in very low light and if picture saved in RAW mode it is very easily fixable in APERTURE or Iphoto software in Mac. Camera Size is very good to carry around and not very heavy. I chose to get the body only since i already have 50 mm F 1.4 Iens and want to use money to get 70-200 F4 IS L lens which i did. If you are in canon system this camera is very good for price. My only complain is one cross hair focal point, it is not an issue for me as i usually use one center focus point but many reviewers say it is not good enough, I think Canon do not want to give more focus point in this camera to protect the 5dM3 which is $1200 more and that is the main difference between 6d and 5DM3. I chose to save money for L Lens. Going full Frame is way to go, i should have done it earlier. This is expensive hobby. Best Buy price matching policy was one of the main reason i bought this from Best Buy, The thing i like about is no hassle, you bring the add in your smart phone (love Red Laser app on Iphone) they will price match it so simple. they matched Amazon price with no problem.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Canon 6D Very Happy!

      Posted
      agrogersmd
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I hadn't used an DSLR in 7 or 8 years but wanted to get back into photography. I had been using an advanced point and shoot (Canon G7x and G3x) and have been happy with most shots. But, they just can't do the same as an SLR. So I decided to purchase this one. I have the original 5D and this is a major improvement especially in low light shots. I still want a smaller camera to fly with but this is great for driving and doing flower shots around my house with a tripod. I have many Canon lenses and have been happy with the results from this camera. I looked at this vs the 6D Mark2 and decided on this one because of the price and also because most reviewers said this one had better low light capability. I would have liked the tilt screen but would rather have the better function in low light. Money is always an object but I could have afforded the other one but choose this one instead not because of the price but because of the better low light performance. The cameras use different sensors and the other has a different one. I kind of like tried and true. I still want an M6 to travel with but I am very happy with this one at home. I am posting a flower shot done on a tripod with this camera. I am very happy with my purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

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