Photokina 2012: Following on the heels of the Nikon D600, Canon has announced the Canon 6D, a 20.2 megapixel (MP) full frame consumer oriented DSLR.
The Canon 6D has a built in GPS receiver which records, geotags and attaches the data to each image. Once uploaded to a computer, using the supplied Canon or mapping software, a photographer can follow their journey and plot their route. This feature will be especially useful for landscape photographers and photographers on multi day excursions. Remembering the exact spot where “the image” was taken often fades from memory much too rapidly.
Wireless connectivity is becoming the next “has to be included” feature on DSLRs, and the Canon 6D does not disappoint. The camera features a built-in wireless transmitter so the user can upload and share images with smartphones, tablets, and cloud-based services. The free Canon Remote app for iOS and Android allows a photographer to remotely connect, control and operate the camera though their smartphone or tablet. This will be very beneficial for remote nature photography and sports or event photography.
The Canon EOS 6D is expected to be available in December 2012 for a body only price of $2099 (MSRP) and additionally as a kit with the Canon 24-105 f/4L lens for $2899 (MSRP)