DPReview’s hands-on preview of the new Canon 6D, a new, “compact”, full-frame camera for just $2100:
Whereas Nikon seems to have taken the approach of taking away as little as possible from D800 when creating the D600, Canon appears almost to have gone the other way, removing as much as it thinks it can get away with at the price. The result is the kind of conservative, slightly unimaginative design that’s become the company’s hallmark. It’s still bound to be a very good camera, of course; just perhaps not quite as good as it could be.
This does seem like a very odd model, although it will probably be extremely popular. Full-frame is awesome, as long as you don’t mind replacing any EF-S lenses you have. (If you’re serious about your photography and can afford the replacements, it’s a worthy transition.)
The somewhat sad part for me, though, is that this is the first Canon SLR to have built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. Those are killer features for many, but why weren’t they included in the relatively recent 5D Mark III? If they were, I’d probably have upgraded from my 5D Mark II without hesitation. But going from the 5D Mark II to the 6D for those features looks like more of a sidestep, not an upgrade, in many ways.
And why aren’t GPS and Wi-Fi included in the about-to-be-released EOS M, which targets almost the same high-end-prosumer market as the 6D?