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Canon EOS 6D mk3

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Canon EOS 6D mk3 info, news and rumours

Info about the followup for the EOS 6D mark II


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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2019 June

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.

2017 July

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…

  Crop  00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Best Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II
1.3     1D 1D Mk II 1D MkIIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV                  
video                             1D C        
High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
            5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III 5D Mk IV
1.6                   7D 7D Mk II
'Better'  Full                                               6D 6D 2
1.6 D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D 90D
Mid 1.6         300D
Rebel
Kiss
350D
XT
Kiss N
400D
XTi
Kiss X
450
XSi
X2
500
T1i
X3
550
T2i
X4
600
T3i
X5
650
T4i
X6i
700D
T5i
X7i
760D T6s 77D
        750D T6i 800D T7i
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
                                    4000D
EOS R
Mirror
-less
Full                               EOS R
                              EOS RP
EF-M
Mirror
-less
1.6                               M5
                              M50
                            M M2 M3 M6 M6 II
                              M10 M100 M200

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates. Video capable 4k

Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual | Digic 8 dual

June

29th The 6D2 is announced.

Canon US video

Specifications for the 6D mk2

Price
MSRP $1999 (body only), $2599 (with 24-105mm 3.5-5.6 IS STM lens), $3099 (with 24-105 F4L II lens)
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
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)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor DIGIC 7
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 100-40000 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (14-bit Canon CR2)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 45
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 104,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 98%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Group photo
  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • Panning
  • Close-up
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night portrait
  • Handheld night scene
  • HDR backlight control
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed 1/180 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Silent single
  • Silent continuous
  • Self-timer (10 sec/remote control)
  • Self-timer (2 sec/remote control)
  • Self-timer (continuous shooting)
Continuous drive 6.5 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (wired, wireless or smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
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″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS Built-in

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