Canon EOS 6D

Take it up a notch with full frame.

Imagine being able to take the photos you always wanted to take. With the EOS 6D, you can. While some full frame cameras can be bulky and difficult to manage, the EOS 6D is a lightweight, compact DSLR camera equipped with a 20.2MP full frame CMOS sensor. And with easy-to-use modes, HDR and multiple exposure modes, this is a digital SLR camera that matches and develops your photography skills, helping you to be the best photographer you can be. Its DiG!C 5+ image processor and EV-3 low light sensitivity lets you capture images with incredible detail even in low light, and with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS you can even shoot remotely and send images to your smartphone.

Canon EOS 6D

EOS 6D Body

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Format: Full frame

Megapixels: 20.2

Autofocus points: 11

Screen size: 3.2 inch

Video capture: Full HD

Shutter speed: 4.5 frames per second

ISO Sensitivity: 100-25600

Memory card format: SD

Incredible Image Detail

20.2 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS Sensor captures detail like never before

Incredible image detail in lowlight

Standard ISO range of 100-25600 (L:50; H1:51200; H2:102400)

Full HD Movie Recording

Shoot FULL High Definition movies (1920x1080: 30p/25p/24p)

Superior Image Processing

DiG!C 5+ Processor means faster processing and improved noise reduction at high ISOs

Capture the action

Continuous shooting of up to 4.5 fps means you'll never miss a shot

Sharp Focus

11 AF points with high precision (Cross type AF at the centre)

High-precision exposure control

The 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor to achieve more accurate exposure



Enhanced Connectivity with In-Built Wi-Fi and GPS

Shoot remotely, send you images and track locations.

Deliver Images that are Packed with Detail and Clarity.

Full frame photography with the 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor.
Low Light

Extremely Powerful Low Light Performance

When light levels get low, the EOS 6D keeps delivering superb photography.
DiG!C 5

DIGIC 5+ Image Processor

Enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.

Compact and Lightweight

For photographers on the move.

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    • 20.2 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor
    • Full Frame CMOS
    • ISO 25600 Pictures, 12800 Movies
    • Upto 4.5 Frames Per Second
    • Approx 97% Viewfinder
    • 11-point Auto Focus
    • EOS Movie Full HD
    • DiG!C 5+
    • 63 Zone Dual-Layer Metering
    • Intelligent Viewfinder
    • 3:2 7.7cm / 3
    • Multiple Exposure
    • Wi-Fi Protected Setup
    • Wi-Fi Certified
    • HDR High Dynamic Range
    • RAW & JPEG In-Camera Processing
    • SD XC
    • EF Lenses
    • A+ Scene Intelligent Auto
    • Image Stabilizer
    • EOS System Accessories

    A lightweight and compact EOS equipped with a full frame sensor. Upgrade with ease thanks to simple to use modes whilst experiencing the benefits of full frame quality such as incredible image detail, DiG!C 5+ image processor and amazing detail in low light. Built in Wi-Fi and GPS to keep connected.

    • EOS 6D Deliver Images that are Packed with Detail and Clarity.

      Quality Images

      Full frame photography with the 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor.

    • EOS 6D Extremely Powerful Low Light Performance

      Extremely Powerful Low Light Performance

      When light levels get low, the EOS 6D keeps delivering superb photography.

    • EOS 6D DIGIC 5+ Image Processor

      DIGIC 5+ Image Processor

      Enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.

    • Camera Connect App

      Camera Connect App

      Connect your camera to your Apple or Android device for remote shooting as well as easily download your photos.
    • EOS 6D Compact and Lightweight

      Compact and Lightweight

      For photographers on the move.


    Sensor format
    Full Frame
    Sensor Type
    Sensor Size
    36 x 24mm
    Effective Pixels
    20.2 Megapixels
    Total Pixels
    20.6 Megapixels
    Aspect Ratio
    Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
    Sensor Cleaning
    EOS integrated cleaning system
    Colour Filter Type
    Primary Colour


    Processor Type
    DIGIC 5+


    EF Lens Capable
    Focal Length
    Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens


    Focusing Type
    TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
    AF System/ Points
    11 points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
    AF working range
    EV -3 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
    AF Modes
    AI FocusOne ShotAI Servo
    AF Point Selection
    Automatic selectionManual selectionAF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
    Selected AF point display
    Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
    AF Lock
    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.
    AF Assist Beam
    Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite
    Manual Focus
    Selected on lens
    AF Microadjustment
    C.Fn II-9+/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)Adjust all lenses by same amountAdjust up to 40 lenses individuallyAdjustments remembered for lens by serial number

    Exposure Control

    Metering modes
    TTL 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 ave
    Metering Range
    EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
    AE Lock
    Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
    Exposure Compensation
    +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
    2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
    ISO Sensitivity
    Auto (100-25600), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity


    Shutter Type
    Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
    Shutter Speed
    30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

    White Balance

    White Balance Type
    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
    White Balance Settings
    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.White balance compensation:1. Blue/Amber +/-92. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
    Custom White Balance
    Yes, 1 setting can be registered
    WB Bracketing
    +/-3 levels in single level increments3 bracketed images per shutter release.Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias


    Built-in Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type
    Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)
    Approx. 97%
    Approx. 0.71x¹ (¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses)
    Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
    Dioptre Correction
    -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
    Viewfinder Focusing Screen
    Interchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Eg-A II
    Viewfinder Mirror
    Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
    Viewfinder Information
    AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.¹Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.Flash information: Flash re
    Depth of field preview
    Yes, with Depth of Field preview button
    Viewfinder Eyepiece shutter
    On strap


    Screen Type
    Clear View II TFT
    Screen Coverage
    Approx. 100%
    Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
    Approx 170°
    Dual Anti-reflection
    Screen Display Options
    1. Quick Control Screen2. Camera settings3. Dual Axis Electronic Level
    Screen Brightness
    Adjustable to one of seven levels


    Flash Modes
    E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    +/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
    Flash Exposure Bracketing
    Yes, with compatible External Flash
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Second Curtain Synchronisation
    HotShoe/ PC terminal
    Yes/ No
    External Flash
    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support (with optional accessory)
    External Flash Control
    via camera menu screen


    Shooting Modes
    Scene 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 Styles
    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
    Colour Space
    sRGB and Adobe RGB
    Image Processing
    Highlight Tone PriorityAuto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)Long exposure noise reductionHigh ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)Multi Shot Noise ReductionAuto Correction of Lens Peripheral illuminationChromatic aberration
    Drive modes
    Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
    Continuous Shooting
    Max. Approx. 4.5fps. (speed maintained for up to 1250 images (JPEG)¹²or 17 images (RAW))³ (with UHS-I card)²

    Live View Mode

    Live View Mode Type
    Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
    Live View Coverage
    100% (horizontally and vertically)
    Live View Frame Rate
    30 fps
    Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensorActive metering time can be changed
    Display Options
    Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Electronic Level

    File Type

    Still Image File Type
    JPEG: 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 recording
    Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible
    Image File Size
    JPEG: (L) 5472x3648, (M) 3648x2432, (S1) 2736x1824, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
    Movie File Type
    MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
    Movie File Size
    1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame
    Movie Length
    Max duration 29min 59sec
    New folders can be manually created and selected
    File Numbering
    1. Consecutive numbering2. Auto reset3. Manual reset

    Other Features

    Metadata Tag
    User copyright information (can be set in camera)Image rating (0-5 stars), GPS coordinates
    LCD Panel / Illumination
    Yes / Yes
    Water/ Dust resistance
    Yes (equal to EOS-1N)
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor
    Playback zoom
    1.5x - 10x
    Display Formats
    1. Single image with information (2 levels)2. Single image3. 4 image index4. 9 image index5. Jump Display
    Slide Show
    Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, RatingPlayback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 secondsRepeat: On/Off
    Brightness: YesRGB: Yes
    Highlight Alert
    Image Erase/Protection
    Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected imagesProtection: 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 menu5. My Menu
    Menu Languages
    25 LanguagesEnglish, 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 J
    Firmware Update
    Update possible by the user.


    Headphone mini jack
    Hi-Speed USB
    HDMI mini output

    Direct Print

    Canon Printers
    Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
    Yes, PictBridge compliant (USB and Wireless LAN)


    Storage Type
    SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)card


    PC Supported Operating system
    Windows XP inc SP3 / Vista inc SP1 and SP2 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)OS X v10.6-10.7 (Intel processor required)
    Browsing & Printing
    ImageBrowser EX
    Image Processing
    Digital Photo Professional
    Other Software
    PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor

    Power Source

    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied)
    Battery life
    Approx. 1090 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹Approx. 980 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
    Battery Indicator
    6 levels + percentage
    Power saving
    Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins
    Power Supply & Battery Chargers
    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6

    Physical Specifications

    Body Materials
    Magnesium Alloy front and rear body covers. Polycarbonate top cover
    Operating Environment
    0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm
    Camera Weight


    ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
    Continuous Shooting
    ¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution² Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level³ Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, me
    Battery Life
    ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
    Viewfinder Information
    ¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses