Canon EOS 6D mk3
Canon EOS 6D mk3 info, news and rumours
Info about the followup for the EOS 6D mark II
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In June 2017 the 6D was replaced with the 6D2.
If things followed along we might expect a 6D mk3 in 2021 or so…
In March 2019 the EOS RP appeared, using what looks like the same sensor as the 6D Mk2, given the rapid decline in DSLR sales, will we ever see a 6D3?
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23rd With the RF lens mount and recent launch of the EOS RP it seems increasingly unlikely that any 6D mk3 design will ever see the light of day.
Even if there was an argument for keeping a cheaper DSLR in the range, I think Canon has decided to
kill off retire most of the EF mount cameras in a few year’s time. The one series will persist for a while longer, but most lines are unlikely to be renewed.
I’ve got an EOS RP (6D2 sensor) as a backup camera and introduction to mirrorless – I’ve written a lengthy review of the EOS RP that looks at using it from the POV of a (still) day to day DSLR user.
Have a look at the timeline below – there are several older models that could get one last refresh, but the rise of mirrorless and decline in camera sales makes me think we’ll see a lot of rows in that chart coming to an end before too much longer.
6th The 6D mk3 page is launched – will we ever see a 6D mk3 DSLR or will a Canon pivot and move to mirrorless full frame make this the end of the line?
A look at the current timeline is always worthwhile, showing just how long they kept the 6D before replacement.
Over the next few years I’m expecting quite a few changes at the bottom of the table…
|Best||Full||1Ds||1Ds II||1Ds III||1D X||1DX II||1DX III|
|1.3||1D||1D II||1D IIn||1D III||1D IV|
|5D||5D II||5D III||5D IV|
|1.6||7D||7D Mk II|
|750D T6i||800D T7i||850D T8i|
|Micro||1.6||100D SL1 X7||200D SL2||250D|
|Entry||1.6||1000D / XS / F||1100D / T3 / X50||1200D T5 X70||1300D T6||2000D T7|
Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates. Video capable 4k 8k
Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual | Digic 8 dual | Digic X dual
29th The 6D2 is announced.
Canon US video
|MSRP||$1999 (body only), $2599 (with 24-105mm 3.5-5.6 IS STM lens), $3099 (with 24-105 F4L II lens)|
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||6240 x 4160|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||26 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||27 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-40000 (expands to 50-102400)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||102400|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||No|
|Number of focus points||45|
|Lens mount||Canon EF|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/180 sec|
|Continuous drive||6.5 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (wired, wireless or smartphone)|
|Battery description||LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1200|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)|
|Dimensions||144 x 111 x 75 mm (5.67 x 4.37 x 2.95″)|
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