Roger Cicala at Lensrentals.com made a quick test to check the EOS 6D autofocus system. The center point accuracy is not different from the one featured on the EOS 5D Mark II. Read about the test here.
A Far East Source told Northlight Images some new tidbits, mainly concerning the position of the the Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Canon`s lineup. NL had word
[…] that the 7D Mk2 is going to be firmly aimed at the sports and nature market, with a lot of features based on feedback from ‘pro’ users. The 10 fps rate is seen as an important feature, along with many features derived from 1DX developments, particularly AF and lower light performance Sensor size would be advertised as 21MP, but faster and less noisy than the 7D (25MP was apparently seen as not offering enough image quality) The 6D is aimed at a proportion of the 7D market, giving more flexibility in upping the 7Dmk2 specifications (and price). The current 7D will continue for some time and surplant the 60D, when the 700D comes along with increased specifications.
While it’s pretty much sure that the Canon 7DmarkII will be announced in Spring specs are coming (and changing) every couple of days/weeks. So take these rumors with a grain of salt!
And here it is! In Stock and shipping at BHphoto right now (Click here).
The video above shows sample footage shot with a pre-production Canon EOS 6D by BBC freelance cameraman Johnnie Behiri. For the video above Behiri used the following lenses: Samyang 35mm, a Canon EF 70-200 f/4L, and a Tokina 11-16mm.
Behiri found the high ISO very clean and usable, but found moire to be too strong and the image to soft.
Behiri says that although the camera records very clean high-ISO footage (1250 is “very much usable”), the camera has a number of weaknesses as well, which include severe moire, a soft image, no headphone socket, and a lack of clean HDMI out.
The video below was shot using a Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L with ISO 800-1250.
In Behiri's own words:
Canon 6D is the latest in Canon’s full frame HDSLR family and honestly, there is simply no substitute for the full frame sensor “look”. The footage was taken with a pre production model camera and hopefully the video quality in the final version will be improved.
Adorama is also ready for pre-orders of the Canon EOS 6D. Click here to see all available kits and prices.
While BHphoto (Click here) is set to ship the Canon 6D tomorrow plenty of cameras are already in Stock and Shipping via eBay US:
The body only at GaryCamera (Click here) and PmiDigital (Click here).
The body with lens at PmiDigital (Click here).
eBay deals found via Slidoo.
The Camera Store published a Canon EOS M field review video. Worth to be seen.