Canon responds to the D600 with the 6D
It was very interesting to see Canon immediately respond to Nikon’s announcement of it’s much anticipated lightweight Full Frame DSLR, the D600. Canon just gave Nikon the pleasure of bragging that they had the lightest Full Frame DSLR for only four days as they announce their own entry level full frame version for the same price, only lighter, the 6D. With this, both companies have excellent additions to their lineup totally changing the way we buy at least until the next announcement. Both are excellent cameras grabbing features from their smaller DSLR’s and inserting them in to more professional equipment. With the 6D we get the look and feel of a smaller camera in the full frame package. With an entry price of $2,099.00 it puts itself in a perfect position to compete with the D600. Which is better? It will probably be a matter of taste as both cameras seem to be about the same spec wise. Here are the 6D specs:
11 AF Points
Full Frame Sensor
1080p HD Full Frame Video
3.0 LCD Monitor
Built in GPS and WiFi
As you can see, spec wise it has some advantages and disadvantages against its main rival de D600. Less megapixels isn’t anything to cry home about, the two things I would consider it’s main disadvantages would be the 11 vs 39 AF points and the 4.5 vs 5.5 fps. A smaller monitor and no U1 and U2 predetermined settings would also be a big win for Nikon. On the plus side it has GPS and WiFi included while the D600 needs two add ons that up the price considerably. Both cameras should prove as worthy buys for the enthusiasts and pro’s.