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2020 October

20th Firmware V1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fix:

  1. Enables NFC connection with smartphones running Android 10 operating system.
    *For Android running v6.0 or later, use Camera Connect v2.7.10 or later.
    *For Android running v5.0 or older, use a connection method other than NFC.
  2. Enables support for the .CR2 image file format on

Download at Canon USA

2018 July

11th New firmware v1.0.4 for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II.

Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes:
Corrects a phenomenon in which in rare instances, the operation buttons and some touch panel functions do not respond.

2017 November

8th  Minor firmware update for the EOS 6D mk 2 from Canon

Firmware Version 1.0.3 incorporates the following fix: Corrects an erroneous display that may appear when some third-party accessories are attached to the hot shoe.


29th Collection of 6D2 tutorials from Canon US

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: AF Custom Functions: AF Point Management

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Maximize Image Quality

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: AF Custom Functions: Viewfinder Display

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Video Features

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Auto ISO

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Built-in GPS

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: AF Custom Functions: AI Servo AF Control


20th A DxOMark evaluation of the 6D Mk2 sensor

“Its sensor performance continues the upward trend for Canon chips too, although it doesn’t quite hit the dizzy heights of Canon’s best sensor to date in the 5D Mark IV. This is a result of notably lower dynamic range recorded by the 6D Mark II at base ISO, which is a concern for photographers after the best image quality in good light. From ISO 800, dynamic range is much closer to the performance of semi pro rivals such as the Nikon D750 and Sony A7 II however, and with good color sensitivity at all settings and well-controlled noise the 6D Mark II lends itself better to low light photography”


8th A full review at DPR review gets a spurious 80% rating (yes such meaningless numbers have always been a source of irritation and bemusement to me [why?])


20th Some talk at DPR suggests that the 6D mk2 is not showing any real dynamic range improvement over the 6D [DPR]

They also have some sample images [DPR]

Having successfully earned a living for quite a few years with a Canon 1Ds and then Canon 1Ds mark3, I’m going to suggest that getting seriously concerned over this is just as likely a symptom of lack of skill than camera capability. To be fair, there are reasons to update your old 6D, but it’s hardly a massive update.  I note a useful discussion at DPR on just this.

6th There is a 6D mk2 manual available for download

1st Sample images at Canon China

Product info Canon (US)


30th Canon sample images

29th The 6D2 is announced (as leaked)

Canon US video (more videos below)

UK 6D2 press info

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 June 2017 – Canon has today unveiled the highly anticipated EOS 6D Mark II, the latest addition to Canon’s full frame DSLR line up, designed for both passionate hobbyist and professional photographers.

Successor to Canon’s EOS 6D, the EOS 6D Mark II features Canon’s latest generation technologies and is designed for a range of specialist photography categories, from travel to portraits. It offers huge advancements to users allowing greater shooting possibilities, additional control and flexibility to achieve their photography vision.

The EOS 6D Mark II has been developed following feedback from users, and as such, will enable photographers to go beyond their limits as they take their creations further. With its new full frame 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 processor, 45 point AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the EOS 6D Mark II delivers the highest quality images fulfilling the needs of both professionals and hobbyists alike.

Push the boundaries with the latest generation technology
With a new 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, the EOS 6D Mark II offers unrivalled image quality and improved performance.

Its high dynamic range ensures exceptional exposure latitude so users can push boundaries when shooting in bright light conditions.
The improved ISO 40,000, expanding to ISO 102,400, allows flexibility so documentary photographers can snap scenes with the confidence that details will be retained even in the darkest nights.

The latest DIGIC 7 processor creates high quality files straight from the camera.

With the EOS 6D Mark II users can achieve greater control over their creative vision thanks to the 45 point AF system, which can be customised and allows more precise tracking.

Alongside DIGIC 7’s image processing advancements, the EOS 6D Mark II can predict the movement of a subject across the frame and respond rapidly. When combined with the 6.5 fps, the EOS 6D Mark II opens a whole new range of possibilities.

The EOS 6D Mark II’s new AF system retains the ability to accurately lock onto subjects even in the lowest lighting, perfect for portraits in diminishing ambient lights.

Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology allows for high performance tracking as well as smoother focusing, and shorter focusing times, for movies. These features are a great advantage for shooting macro and product photography aided by the Live View screen.

6d2 rear screen

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first full frame EOS camera to include built-in 5-axis movie stabilisation that counteracts shake when footage is captured hand-held and on-the-move.

The vari-angle LCD touch-screen allows users to switch focus at the tap of the screen and reach tricky angles when shooting unusual perspectives or in a crowd.

Offering even smarter connectivity, the EOS 6D Mark II boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth[i] for an always on connection. Giving users even more flexibility when transmitting images to smart devices, users can easily share their work to speed up their workflow. Its capabilities allow photographers to control their camera from their smartphone to shoot images or video remotely; advantageous for users cautious of distracting their subject with movement, such as a resting butterfly. The built-in GPS keeps track of location, allowing you to automatically chronicle the destinations in which you create your stories.

6D2 top view


The EOS 6D Mark II is a compact and lightweight full frame DSLR camera. It is resistant to dust and moisture, making it ideal for on-the-go shooting whilst offering top performance to complement users’ needs.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first camera from Canon to have both 4K time-lapse movie mode and intervalometer for more diverse movie making. Getting creative is made even easier and capturing footage in up to 4K resolution is ideal for shooting star-scapes in brilliant detail. The built-in intervalometer gives users maximum possibilities when editing their time-lapse movies.

BG-E21 is a bespoke battery grip for EOS 6D Mark II which can hold two battery packs simultaneously, and is compatible with both LP-E6N and LP-E6 battery packs. By improving the camera’s battery life BG-E21 doubles the number of possible shots. BG-E21 replicates the buttons of the top right body of EOS 6D Mark II. This means that the camera can be used in exactly the same way when shooting vertically, ensuring the ergonomics is not hindered. Users will also help to provide better handling and balance when shooting with heavier lenses.

Pricing and availability

· The EOS 6D Mark II will be available in July 2017 with an RRP of £1,999.99/€2,499.99 body only
· The EOS 6D Mark II can also be purchased with an EF 24-105 STM kit with an RRP of £2,379.99/€2,944.99

US 6D2 Press info

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 29, 2017 – In celebration of the innovation behind today’s generation of high-quality digital SLR cameras on National Camera Day, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras designed for advanced-amateur and entry-level photographers, respectively. The EOS 6D Mark II camera is ideal for budding photographers looking to take their creative DSLR photography skills to the next level by shooting with a Full-frame CMOS sensor DSLR camera to capture beautiful high-quality portraits and striking landscapes, even in low-light situations. The EOS Rebel SL2 is a small, light, and compact camera with high-performance capability that allows users to get creative when capturing their special family moments or travel experiences.

“It seems fitting that today, a day set aside to commemorate the invention of a tool that forever changed how we view the world, we introduce two new DSLR cameras to the Canon family,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “In an industry where choices are abundant, providing consumers with the photographic tools that match their developing skill levels as they continue to embrace their passion for photography is a long-standing goal of Canon and stands at the core of our research and development. The new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras are the result of Canon’s dedication to providing a wide range of camera choices for photographers of all skill levels, whether it’s someone taking their first picture or video with a DSLR camera or those looking to make the jump to a Full-Frame sensor camera.”

“After just one day in Yellowstone National Park with the EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera, it was clear that the camera is greatly improved over its predecessor,” said acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones. “ Landscape and nature photographers will be very happy. The new and improved autofocus is way ahead of the previous generation and performed extremely well, even in very low-light situations.”

EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera

Designed with enthusiast photographers in mind, Canon’s popular and versatile EOS 6D DSLR camera historically served to bridge the gap between Canon’s higher-end APS-C DLSRs and Full-Frame DSLR cameras. The EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera features several enhancements over its predecessor model, and its benefits include:

26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System1
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p
DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-40000
Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3, Bluetooth®4 and GPS technology
High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.5 fps
Dust- & Water-resistant

200D/SL2 info on its own page

The EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera is scheduled to be available in late July 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1,999.00 for body only, $3,099.00 with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM II lens and $2,599.00 with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM lens**. In addition the EOS Rebel SL2 is scheduled to be available in late July 2017 for a retail price of $549.99 for body only and $699.99 with the Canon EF-S 18-55m f/4-5.6 IS STM lens**. For more information please visit

Specifications for the 6D mk2

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
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
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
  • 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
  • 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 types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
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)
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

EOS 6D mk2 rumours/info since the mk1 appeared…

See also the main rumours update page

2017 June

26th More detailed specs from what seems the only site that had solid leaked info on the 6D mk2  [Nok]

  • Number of effective pixels: 26.2MP (total number of pixels: 27.1MP)
  • DIGIC 7
  • 45 points AF – All Cross type
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • 7560 pixels RGB + IR metering sensor
  • Viewfinder: 98% coverage
  • Viewfinder magnification: 0.71x
  • Continuous: Up to 6.5 frames / sec (up to about 4 frames / sec when servo AF is set for Live View shooting)
  • Standard ISO: 100 – 40000 (extended ISO: 50 [L], 51200 [H 1], 102400 [H 2])
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 30 seconds
  • Sync Speed 1/180
  • Video: Full HD 60p
  • 5 Axis Electronic Image Stabilisation
  • Time lapse movie (4K output)
  • Anti-flicker
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • Electronic level
  • Battery: LP-E6N / LP-E6
  • Number of pictures per charge: Approx. 1200 pictures (when viewfinder shooting)
  • Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I card compatible)
  • Size: 144.0 x 110.5 x 74.8 mm
  • Weight: 685 g (body only), 765 g (including battery and SD card)
  • Kit lens: “EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM”, “EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM”, “EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM”

So, all that guesswork and speculation over the last year or so

21st The real leaks start to arrive [Nok]

  • Number of pixels: 26.2 MP
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • AF point: 45 points cross type
  • Continuous shooting: 6.5 fps
  • Maximum ISO sensitivity: 40000 (extended ISO: 102400)
  • Video: Full HD, 5 axis electronic image stabilization
  • Rear LCD: 3.0″ multi angle angle, touch panel
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • Built-in GPS
  • Size: 144.0 x 110.5 x 74.8 mm
  • Weight: 765 g

canon 6D2 front

canon 6d mk2 top

canon 6D2 back

15th More ‘features’ appear, such as  ‘approx. 100% viewfinder’

Of course just what ‘approx. 100%’ means isn’t defined, but it doesn’t stop some claiming that they had it first on their site (Shakespeare, monkeys and typewriters spring to mind [WP]). I expect more bits of info to arrive until someone gets sent a manual for the camera or some promotional materials and we see a more definite list.

14th The 6D2 is suggested as having a new 26MP DPAF sensor [CR]

There have been quite a lot of patents recently appearing related to Canon sensor design and given it’s nearly a year from the 5D mk4, an all new sensor may see some new features aimed at performance (ISO/DR). A few less MP than the 5D4 and a lower frame rate, with DIGIC 7 processor, could give very good stills performance.

13th June 29th is suggested for the new 6D mk2…

9th It seems that the leakage process has started [Nok] with the kit options for the 6D2 and SL2

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Canon EOS Rebel SL2

  • Body Only | EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (Black) | EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (White)


26th Some more info about the 6D2 via a certification notice [Nok]

DS126631 (6D mk II)
Digital single-lens reflex camera
Made in Japan
SKU: 1897C003AA, 1897C010AA, 1897C015AA, 1897C022AA
Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
Reverse back and open 180 degrees Back LCD
Size: W 144.0 mm x H 111.8 mm x D 75.5 mm

9th Whilst I’ve had no reliable confirmation of 6D specifications, the current ones seem to gravitate around this set. I’ve no reason to put any of these I’ve been sent beyond ‘guesswork’ status at the moment.

  • Sensor: <30MP – keeps the 5D Mk4 suitably ahead
  • AF: 45  crosstype | Dual Pixel AF – seems pretty standard now
  • DIGIC 7 processor  – Digic 8 is a year or two away (look at the timeline above)
  • Built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth all likely
  • Touchscreen LCD – yes, tiltable – maybe
  • 5-6 FPS
  • Video – likely to have some 4k options
  • Storage – still single card

8th A July announcement date is suggested for the 6D mk2 [CR] – add that to the regulatory notes in March and we could finally start to see some details in June…

No doubt a few guesses at specs will be posing as rumours over the next few weeks ;-)


26th Both the 6D mk2 and SL2/150D appear in regulatory submissions [Nok]

6D2 Body and three kit options?

  • DS126631: Digital single-lens reflex camera
  • SKU: 1897C003AA, 1897C010AA, 1897C015AA, 1897C022AA
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed -Made in Japan (Oita)

For the 100D follow-up maybe for different colours and regional model names?

  • DS126671: Digital single-lens reflex camera
  • SKU: 2250C001AA, 2250C002AA, 2250C011AA, 2253C001AA, 2256C001AA
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed – Made in Taiwan

24th No details about the April release, and several suggesting later in the year [CR] might reduce the size of any bet I’d make quite a bit.

22nd A direct comment at a stand (not Canon! at the UK Photo Show, where I’ve been at for the last four days) saying that the Canon launch for the 6D mk2 is the 21st of April, just before the NAB show in the US (22nd-27th).
No detail/specs so I’d only put a small bet on it, unless we see some firmer rumours in the next week or so.

7th Two as yet unannounced Canon DSLRs – from wireless comms registration. One has the same ES200 wireless unit as the 800/77D and would seem most likely to be the 150D/SL2 could the other be the 6D mk2?

The info [nok]

  • DS126631 -Digital single-lens reflex camera
    Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed – Equipped with latest wireless module ES202
  • DS126671 – Digital single-lens reflex camera
    Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed – ES 200 wireless module


23rd Thanks for all the comments, but there really is no 6D mk2 news worth repeating (again) at the moment, other than we (and all the links sent) have nothing but guesses as to what will appear and when ;-)


18th Likely a few months off, some 6D2 specs are suggested [CR]

  • All new 28MP sensor /DPAF / Dual SD slots
  • Tilting LCD / Touchscreen / Larger viewfinder / DIGIC 7
  • 4K in some capacity.
  • Wifi, NFC & Wireless charging
  • Sub $2000 USD body only price

Specs look reasonable, but they often do… ;-)

2016 December

23nd There’s been no solid 6D mk2 info for a while now. I’d still put my pennies on a late spring launch for a modestly improved 6D mk2. This is probably not the model for huge change – look for more features that now look standard elsewhere.
Note that I’m not counting the ‘6D2 will be full frame mirrorless’ stuff that seems to have been doing the rounds of late, on some of the more sensationalist sites ;-)

I’ve seen nothing to suggest that Canon are ready for such a big change (yet). I’ve not yet seen any reliable discussion over whether the EF-M mount could support a larger sensor – simply overlaying a 24mm x 36mm rectangle over the mount suggests maybe not, but…
The throat diameter of the EF mount is 54mm
The diagonal of a 24 x 36mm sensor is 43.3mm
The EF-M mount throat diameter is 47mm, so it’s possible, and you have to assume Canon thought of the possibility when devising the EF-M mount.

The alternative is to have an EF mount mirrorless, with the same 44mm flange distance.
Removing the mirror box and pentaprism could make for some interesting design options – does Canon have the will to be truly adventurous here? (I hear a groan from seasoned Canon followers ;-) Are they selling DSLRs to an audience that is willing to embrace radical design?


3rd Some 6D specs (~24MP etc) … nothing coming soon though [CR]


31st The lack of any camera pushes rumours back to 2017 Q2 [CR]


27th Right on cue, after Photokina we get some suggestions for a 25MP 6D2 in early 2017 [CR]


24th With no 5D mk4 appearing until Photokina time, Canon are likely to let it soak up pent up full frame demand for a while, and a recent report [CR] suggests that a 6D mk2 won’t be here until early 2017

As such, any specs should be viewed with great skepticism for several months yet

A look at the timeline always helps…

2015 September

9th Some loose ‘specs’ for a 6D2 [CR]

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Rumored Specifications:
24mp Full Frame CMOS
1.5 stops better at higher ISO
Low-light autofocus (centre point) at -5 EV
Two AF systems are currently being tested or the EOS 6D Mark II and which was chosen is unknown at this time. There will be more AF points than the current camera.
WiFi with NFC and GPS
Wireless battery charging with the Qi standard
Internally Canon switches from VxWorks (Could have meant DRYOS) to an Android-based embedded OS, 6D Mark II will be the first Android-based camera from Canon.
Dual-pixel autofocus technology
Swivel LCD
Will ship in a new box design in gold colour (Yay!)

As ever – big pinch of salt required ;-)

However, the change of operating system is an interesting twist.

Update – seems to come out of nowhere from a new DPR poster, so an even bigger pile of salt [DPR]


4th We’re sent (thanks) a mention of an advert in the UK ‘EOS’ camera magazine that includes a “6D Mark 2 day out” later this year.

Maybe a typo? 

Then again there has been a flurry of 1Dx2/5Dx/6D2 ‘rumours’ of late (see main Canon page

I’m still minded to think that whilst we’ll see a sucessor to the 1D X announced fairly soon, that the follow up to the 5D3 and 6D will be later.

If the 5D4 becomes some ‘X’ model with 4k video and other whistles and bells, then it might leave space for a move upwards in 6D2 specs.

June 2nd The 6D mk2 gets a mention [CR] – Turning up next year, slightly smaller and moving upmarket a bit. Too soon for any specs.


20th It’s suggested [CR] at the 6D mk2 won’t appear until after the 5D4 ships, which would likely push it well into 2016.


5th The 5Ds due tomorrow with its 50MP sensor, and current lack of 5D mk4 raise interesting questions as to where the 6D will fit in the model range by the end of the year, especially now the 750/760D moving to a 24MP APS-C sensor.

2014 December

Canon 6D30th With a rumoured high MP DSLR from Canon (main rumour page) I note that at [CR] they have been told that the camera could be the 5D mk4.
This could also fit in with suggestions that the 6D2 will move upmarket.

Mind you, I’m still hopeful that we’ll see a 3D one day ;-)


29th In the UK, AP magazine checks with Canon, who say that the 6D is still a current model.
25th In what’s unlikely to be true, the 6D is marked as discontinued at

15th A suggestion [CR] that the 6D2 will move ‘upmarket’.

With the 6D2 not expected until after any 5D mk4 appears, this could allow the 5D4 to be higher spec too, although there have been no firm rumours about any of Canon’s full frame cameras as yet.


19th The 6D gets a firmware update to V1.1.4 – mentioned here, since it’s not a ‘new features, keep it going longer type update’
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images cannot be transferred to mobile devices running the EOS Remote app.
2. Corrects an error in the German language Feature Guide.
3. Corrects an error in the Korean language Feature Guide.

2012 December

6th The 6D is shipping – replacement in 2015 anyone?


17th The EOS 6D is announced.
6D specs FYI

20.2 MP, Full Frame
Digic 5+, 11 AF
3.2″ screen, 4.5 fps
GPS built in, SD card

Below, some of our historical 6D rumours and of course, the EOS DSLR timeline.
9th A rush of comments (thanks) about an upcoming full frame base level camera to replace the 5D Mk2. All the specs gravitate towards a camera smaller than the 5D2, heavily influenced by 7D features.

At the moment I’m still not seeing any signs of the sorts of detailed specs that tend to appear in the Far East just before ‘real’ camera launches. With a Nikon D600 looking a dead cert for an upcoming announcement, one source (thanks) said that we won’t see any 6D announcement until October.


9th One of our previous sources has said that the new FF camera will come in at 22MP and looks very much like a 7D at first glance.[thanks] 
The emphasis was on making a smaller FF DSLR.
It’s suggested that the new ‘cheaper’ FF camera will not appear until October and that Canon will not have a new DSLR for photokina. We’re told that sales of the 5Dmk2 at its lowered price (UK ~£1500 [includes 20% tax]) and in particular, associated lens sales, are still going strong.

Trade shows such as photokina are not so important as they once were to the big manufacturers, so I suppose 2011 cameras (1DXC300,) the 1D C, the 5D3, the 650D and the EOS-M will make for a decent stand, particularly if you add the expected new large format printers (iPFx400), a slew of point ‘n’ click updates, the finally announced EF200-400, and maybe a lens or two this month…


25th Two different sensor specs received (thanks) for a ‘cheaper’ FF DSLR.
One suggests an 18MP sensor and the other 22MP

Looks like straightforward remodelling of either the 1DX or 5D3 sensors

Other features:

Design closer to 7D than 5D3 (smaller and with flash)

7D style AF system (19 pt) and VF LCD

7D metering

Single Digic 5+

3.9 fps

3 inch LCD

51200 max ISO

sub – $2000 price point at introduction

This is the sort of detail that suggests an announcement fairly soon. If so then expect a bit more info in the run up to photokina in September (18-23).
I still have my doubts, wondering how much this is just a response to Nikon D600 rumours? Canon’s announcements usually start getting some attention a few weeks before they happen, but I’ve seen nothing yet? The other camera(s?) we’re hearing of is a higher end (think D800) 3D or even 1DXs
16th In a scattering of reports, we’re once again hearing of a ‘cheaper’ full frame DSLR from Canon. Several may be related to the $1999 22MP camera mentioned at CR


8th It’s 650D/T4i announcement day and whilst we’re still getting comments about a Canon ‘entry level FF’ camera, there are no real details apart from it being an answer to the rumoured cheaper FF Nikon D600 [NR] that might well be along later this year.
The only more detailed Canon info I’ve seen over the last few weeks was much more aimed at a possible EOS 3D(i.e. D800/800E wishlist inspired ;-)

2012 March

26th Renewed suggestions for a lower MP ‘introductory’ FF camera at CR

Oh and yes, we’ve been following 8D and 9D rumours for years too ;-)

2011 January

25th The 6D gets suggested as a possible number in the Indian edition of PCW where they pitch in with some 5D3 thoughts.

2010 August

22nd No mention of a 6D in the last two years

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