Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Package Overview: The Canon EOS 6D digital SLR kit
camera body only, along with a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, battery
charger, a USB cable and an A/V cable. The camera has a standard Canon EF mount,
and will accept EF lenses. (Because of the full-sized image sensor, EF-S lenses
are not recommended. The camera is not compatible with EF-M lenses.) No lenses
Clear View LCD Monitor: The EOS 6D features a 3.0" Clear View
color LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots which allows you to view and shoot
real-time images. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness
levels to choose from. In Live View, grid lines can be displayed in 9 sections
(3x3), 24 sections (6x4), or 9 sections with diagonals, as well as an electronic level. The Live View function enables you to shoot your subjects
while viewing them on the LCD monitor.
Viewfinder: In addition to the 3.0" LCD monitor, the Canon EOS
6D uses an
eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism viewfinder with 0.71x magnification for approximately
97% vertical and horizontal coverage. It has a built-in diopter to allow you to
adjust the viewfinder to your personal eyesight.
20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
The EOS 6D features a huge, full-frame sensor. The
20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor is 35.8 x 23.9mm, and delivers images of up to 5472 x 3861 pixels. And
since it is full-frame, all lenses will deliver the angle of view they would on
a 35mm camera without a conversion factor. This comes in handy especially when
shooting with wide-angle lenses. For the flexibility to shoot in even the most
dimly lit situations, the EOS 6D offers very wide ISO sensitivity, ranging from 100-25600 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 51200 and H2:
102400). Thanks to improved noise reduction technologies, images shot even at
highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth.
DIGIC 5+ Image Processor:
The EOS 6D uses Canon's DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, with two 4-channel
A/D converter front-end processing circuits. It can deliver speeds of up to 4.5
fps with improved noise reduction at higher ISOs.
Sensor Cleaning System: Canon's Integrated Cleaning system includes a
self-cleaning sensor unit and software that can remove the effects of dust on
the image sensor. The Self Cleaning Sensor, attached to the image sensor's front
layer (low-pass filter) can shake off dust automatically when the camera is
powered on or off. In case visible dust remains on your images, you can append
the Dust Delete Data to the images to erase the dust spots later using the
provided Digital Photo Professional software.
Note: Dust which could not be removed by
the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with an optional
Recording Media: The EOS
6D can record still images and movies on SD cards (SD, SDHC, or SDXC). The
camera is also compatible with the Ultra High-Speed (UHS-I) SDHC and SDXC cards. No recording media is supplied with the camera.
Image Recording Format:
The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW (14-bit) formats. Simultaneous RAW + JPEG recording is also possible.
The camera's image sensor has an aspect ratio of 3:2. The aspect ratio can also
be set to 4:3, 16:9, or 1:1, and the area surrounding the Live View image is
masked in black for those settings. JPEG images will
be saved with the set aspect ratio, while RAW images will always be saved in
3:2. Movies can be recorded in the MOV format (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM).
There are two compression methods to choose from: IPB and ALL-I. The camera
offers a 64-step manual volume control for recording movie audio. Available image sizes include:
|Image Quality ||Aspect Ratio |
|3:2 ||4:3 ||16:9 ||1:1 |
|5472 x 3648 |
|4864 x 3648 |
|5472 x 3072 |
|3648 x 3648 |
|Medium (RAW) ||4104 x 2736 |
|3648 x 2736 |
|4104 x 2310 |
|2736 x 2736 |
|Medium ||3648 x 2432 |
|3248 x 2432 |
|3648 x 2048 |
|2432 x 2432 |
|Small 1/ |
|2736 x 1824 |
|2432 x 1824 |
|2736 x 1536 |
|1824 x 1824 |
|Small 2 ||1920 x 1280 |
|1696 x 1280 |
|1920 x 1080 |
|1280 x 1280 |
|Small 3 ||720 x 480 |
|640 x 480 |
|720 x 408 |
|480 x 480 |
|Image Size ||Resolution ||Frames Per Second |
|NTSC ||PAL |
|Full HD ||1920 x 1080 ||30, 24 fps ||25 fps |
|HD ||1280 x 720 ||60 fps ||50 fps |
|SD ||640 x 480 ||30 fps ||25 fps |
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS
6D offers the following Drive modes:
- Single Shooting: When
you press the shutter button completely, only one shot will be taken.
- Continuous Shooting:
While you press the shutter button completely, multiple shots will be taken
continuously at approximately 4.3 shots per second for as long as you hold
the button. Maximum burst is approximately 73 shots
for JPEG Large/Fine, 14 shots for RAW, and 7 shots for RAW + JPEG
- Silent Shooting: Silent Shooting is quieter than normal
shooting. You can choose Silent Single shooting and Silent Continuous
shooting with a maximum of approximately 3 shots per second.
- Self-Timer/Remote Control: The camera will record an
image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button on the camera. Using
RC-6 Remote Controller, you can operate the camera from up to
approximately 16.4 feet. With the RC-6, you can either shoot immediately or
use a 2-second delay.
11-Point Autofocus System:
The EOS 6D features a newly-designed 11-point auto focusing (AF)
system. It has a new centered cross-type AF point with EV-3 sensitivity from
improved performance and focus in low light. In addition, there are two
vertical-line sensitive focusing points above and below the center focusing
point, and four horizontal-line sensitive focusing points on each side of the
AF Operation: The camera lets you select one of three AF
Operation characteristics to let you seize every
photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:
- One-Shot: suited for still
subjects, the camera focuses only once.
- AI Servo: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps
changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button
is pressed halfway.
- AI Focus: switches from
One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.
Shooting Modes: The EOS 6D's top-mounted Mode Dial
offers the following shooting modes:
Automatic (Scene Intelligent Auto): The camera analyses the
scene and sets the optimum settings automatically.
- Creative Auto: In this mode, you can easily change the
depth of field and drive mode. You can also choose the ambience you want to
convey in your images.
- Special Scene: You can choose a shooting mode that
suits the scene, and the camera sets the optimum settings automatically.
Scene modes include Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait,
Handheld Night Scene, and HDR Backlight Control.
- Program AE:
The camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-Priority AE (Tv): In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
the subject. A slow shutter speed can create a blurred effect, while a
fast shutter speed can freeze action.
- Aperture-priority AE (Av): In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
subject brightness. A low aperture number can create a blurred
background (narrow depth of field), while a high aperture number can create
a sharp foreground and background (wide depth of field).
Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired.
- Bulb: When Bulb is set, the shutter stays open as long as you
hold down the shutter button completely, and closes when you let go of the
shutter button. Bulb exposures are for night scenes, fireworks, the night
sky, and other subjects requiring long exposures. It is recommended that you
use a tripod and a Remote Switch, such as the
RS-80N3, for bulb exposures.
- Custom Shooting Modes: You can register the shooting
mode, AF mode, menu settings, etc. to the two Custom Shooting Mode positions (C1,
C2) on the Mode Dial.
iFCL Metering: The EOS 6D features Canon's
multi-layer 63-zone iFCL (intelligent Focus Color Luminance) Metering System
that integrates the camera's AF system into its readings. By taking into account
the color and luminosity surrounding the chosen AF points, this new system
delivers an entirely new level of accuracy, especially in situations where the
light changes quickly.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under
backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 8%
of the frame at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject, uses approximately 3.5%
of the frame at the center.
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene.
ISO Speed: The camera's ISO speed can be set within a
range, depending upon the shooting mode:
- Basic Zone Modes: ISO 100 - 12800 set automatically
- Landscape: ISO 100-1600 set automatically
- Handheld Night Scene: ISO 100-25600 set automatically
- P, Tv, Av, M, B: Auto ISO, ISO 100-25600 (in 1/3 or
whole stop increments), ISO Expansion to L (equivalent to ISO 50), H1 (ISO
51200), and H2 (ISO 102400)
Style: By selecting a Picture Style, you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of
each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include:
- Auto: Color tone is adjusted automatically to suit the
scene. The image will look vivid, especially for blue skies, greenery, and
sunsets in nature, outdoor, and sunset scenes.
- Standard: A general-purpose Picture Style to suit most
scenes. The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp.
- Portrait: Suited for close-up portraits, this Picture Style
is for nice skin
tones, making the image look softer. You can change the color tone to adjust
the skin tone.
- Landscape: For vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp images.
- Neutral: For natural colors
and subdued images, no sharpness applied.
When the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the
color is adjusted to match the subject's color, no
sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer to process images on
- Monochrome: Creates black and white images; you can adjust the
filter effect of the monochrome setting to Black&White, Yellow, Orange, Red,
- User Defined 1-3: You can register your own Picture
Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.
High Dynamic Range (HDR): You can take artistic photos
having a high dynamic range and preserving detail in highlight and shadow
areas. HDR shooting is effective for landscape and still-life photos. With
HDR shooting, three images of different exposures are captured for each
shot, then merged together automatically.
Multiple Exposures: You can shoot two to nine exposures to
be merged into one image. If you shoot multiple-exposure images with Live View
shooting, you can see how the single exposures merge while shooting.
White Balance: White Balance is for making the white
areas look white. You can choose
from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,
Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash Use, Custom, and Color
EX-series Speedlite Compatible: The EOS 6D
features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any of the
flashes in the EX-series Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output
whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total
Note: The camera does not have a built-in
Built-in Wi-Fi: The EOS 6D has built-in Wi-Fi capability
that let you connect wirelessly with another device on the same network up to
98.4' away. The camera is compliant with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards. The
camera's wireless LAN functions let you perform a range of tasks wirelessly,
including the following:
- Transfer images between cameras
- Connect to a smartphone to view images or control the camera
- Print images using a Wi-Fi printer
- Operate the camera remotely using EOS Utility on a PC
- Send images to a Web service, such as Canon Image Gateway
- View images using a media player
Built-in GPS: The camera has built-in GPS functionality,
which can record longitude, latitude, and altitude data from overhead satellites
for imprinting into your photos. Its logging function can track movement at set
intervals, while the GPS data can set your camera's clock to the precise local
time. This data lets you see on a map the exact route you traveled, and the
exact location and time you took each picture or movie.
Microphone Input: The EOS 6D has a 3.5mm input for an external
microphone. An external microphone records stereo audio in much higher quality
than can be recorded using the built-in monaural microphone.
Play, Edit, and Print
Single Image Playback: When playing back a single image, you
can choose from four display options:
- No Information: Only the image is displayed on the
- Basic Information: The image is played back in full
frame with minimal shooting information (aperture, shutter speed,
compensation, and frame number) displayed at top and bottom.
- Histogram: A 1/4-frame image is displayed with dual
histograms displayed: one showing the distribution of the image's brightness
level, and the other showing the distribution of each primary color's
brightness level in the image. Additional shooting information data is also
- Shooting Information Display: The image is displayed as
a 1/4-frame thumbnail, along with a single histogram and full shooting
When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Index Display: You can search for images quickly with the
index display, showing four or nine images on one screen.
Comparing Images: You can compare two images side-by-side on
the LCD monitor.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by
selecting All images, Folder, Date, Movies, Stills or Rating. The display time
interval can be set to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. There are two slide and
three fade transition effects to choose from. You can also choose from a
selection of background music to play during the slide show.
Jump Playback: During
playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump
screens by date, folder, movies, stills, and image rating.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased
Video/HDMI Outputs: With the supplied video cable, you can playback
images from the camera on a TV (NTSC or PAL). There is also a mini-HDMI jack
which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable,
such as the Canon
HTC-100, is required. The camera automatically switches the output
resolution to the capability of the HDTV.
Post-Processing Images: You can process RAW images with the
camera and save them as JPEG images while retaining the original RAW file. This
allows you to process the RAW image according to different conditions to create
any number of JPEG images from it. Only Large RAW images can be processed in the
camera. M-RAW and S-RAW images must be processed using the supplied Digital
Photo Professional software.
Resize: Images shot with the camera can be resized to make
the pixel count lower, and saved as a new image. You can only resize JPEG Large,
Medium, Small 1, and Small 2 sized images. JPEG Small 3 and RAW images cannot be
Trimming: You can crop the image and print only the trimmed
portion as if the image was recomposed. You can change the frame size, move the
trimming frame, rotate the frame (vertical to horizontal or vice versa), and
correct the image tilt up to +/- 10 degrees in 0.5-degree increments.
Direct Print/PictBridge Printing
Capability: The camera is compatible with Direct Print (Canon) and
PictBridge-compliant printers. With the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a Canon Direct Print compliant printer
or a PictBridge-compliant printer, and print without a computer. The PictBridge standard allows you to connect the
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which
image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is
convenient for printing images all at once on Canon Direct Print or PictBridge-compliant printers, at
participating photo labs or at photo printing kiosks.
Print Effects: The camera allows you to choose from
the following Print Effects.
- On: image will be printed according to the printer's standard
- Off: no automatic correction will be performed
- Vivid: image will be printed with higher saturation to produce
more vivid blues and greens
- NR: image noise is reduced before printing
- B/W: prints in black-and-white with true blacks
- B/W Cool: prints in black-and-white with cool, bluish blacks
- B/W Warm: prints in black-and-white with warm, yellowish blacks
- Natural: prints the image in the actual colors and contrast
- Natural M: printing characteristics are the same as the "Natural"
setting, however this setting enable finer printing adjustments
- Default: printing will differ depending on the printer
Power Options: The EOS 6D operates on the supplied
LP-E6 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/1800 mAh). The battery can be charged in
the supplied LC-E6 battery charger in approximately 150 minutes. The supplied battery performance specs are as
|Temperature || |
|Viewfinder ||LCD Monitor |
|Approx. 1090 shots ||Approx. 220 shots |
|0° C/32° F ||Approx. 980 shots ||Approx. 190 shots |
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E6 AC
adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not
worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Optional BG-E13 Battery Grip: With the optional
BG-E13 Battery Grip, you can power the camera with six "AA" batteries, or two
LP-E6 batteries. The AA batteries will provide enough power for approximately
480 shots using the viewfinder and 110 shots during Live View shooting. Two
LP-E6 battery packs in the BG-E13 Battery Grip will give you enough power for up
to 2130 shots using the viewfinder, or 420 during Live View shooting.
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes, 15
minutes, or 30 minutes. You can also disable the Auto Power Off function.
Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Supplied Software: The EOS 6D comes bundled with the
EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver.27.1, which includes:
- Digital Photo Professional 3.12 (Windows/Mac):
Recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can view, edit,
process, and print RAW images at high speed. You can also edit JPEG images
while retaining the original images.
- ImageBrowser EX 1.0 (Windows/Mac): Recommended for
users who mainly shoot JPEG Images. You can easily view or playback images, movies,
and video snapshot albums. With an internet connection,
it is also possible to download additional functions, such as EOS Video
- EOS Utility 2.12 (Windows/Mac): With the camera
connected to a PC, this software enables you to transfer still photos and
movies shot with the camera to the computer. You can also use the PC to set
various camera settings and shoot remotely with the computer connected to
- PhotoStitch Ver.3.2 (Mac) / Ver.3.1 (Windows): PhotoStitch merges images
together vertically or horizontally to make large panoramic images.
- Picture Style Editor Ver.1.12 (Windows/Mac):
You can edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style
files. This software is aimed at advanced users who are experienced in
- EOS Sample Music
- Windows: 7, Vista (SP1 SP2), XP (SP3)
- Macintosh: OS X 10.6-10.7