SpecificationsCanon EOS 6D 
 Canon EOS 6D
Year Introduced2012 
Megapixels20.2 
Total Pixels20.6 
Sensor Size35.8 x 23.9mm 
Pixel Dimensions5472 x 3648 
Pixel Size6.54µm 
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/10.5 
Aspect Ratio3:2 
Sensor CleaningEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass Filter 
Lens MountEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-E 
FOVCF1.0x 
Image ProcessorDIGIC 5+ 
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor 
Points11 points (f/5.6 cross type at center, extra sensitivity at f/2.8) 
Working RangeEV -3 – 18 (at 23°C & ISO100) 
ModesOne Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
 
Point SelectionAutomatic selection
Manual selection
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
 
Predictive  
Assist BeamEmitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite 
MicroadjustmentC.Fn II-9
+/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
 
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesTTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
 
Metering RangeEV 1 – 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100) 
Exposure Comp+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB). 
AEB2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments 
ISO SensitivityAuto (100-25600), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) 
ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
 
Shutter Speed30 – 1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode) 
WB SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
 
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registered 
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
 
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentaprism 
CoverageApprox. 97% 
MagnificationApprox. 0.71x 
EyepointApprox. 21mm 
Diopter Correction-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter) 
Focusing ScreenInterchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Eg-A II 
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter) 
InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation.
Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card
information
Battery check: Composition information
Electronic level
Warning symbol: Displayed if any of the following is set: Monochrome, white balance
correction, expanded ISO speed, or spot metering.
 
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button. 
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap 
 
LCD  
Type3.0″ (7.7cm) Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots 
CoverageApprox. 100% 
Viewing AngleApprox. 170° 
CoatingDual Anti-reflection 
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levels 
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
 
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters) 
Built-in CoverageN/A 
Built-in Recycle TimeN/A 
ModesE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual 
X-Sync1/180sec 
Exposure Compensation+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments 
Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External Flash 
Exposure LockYes 
2nd Curtain SyncYes 
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / No 
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support 
External Flash ControlVia camera menu 
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesScene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual 
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3) 
Color SpacesRGB and Adobe RGB 
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Chromatic aberration correction
Resize to M, S1, S2 or S3
RAW image processing – during image Playback only 
Multiple exposure
HDR images
 
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting 
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 4.5fps. (speed maintained for up to 1250 images (JPEG) or 17 images (RAW)) (with UHS-I card) 
Shutter Lag<60ms 
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A 
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor 
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically) 
FrameRate30 fps 
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
 
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
 
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Electronic Level 
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
 
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible. 
Image SizeJPEG: (L) 5472×3648, (M) 3468×2432, (S1) 2736×1824, (S2) 1920×1280, (S3) 720×480
RAW: (RAW) 5472×3648, (M-RAW) 4104×2736, (S-RAW) 2736×1824
 
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user) 
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame
 
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec 
Sound FilesN/A 
FoldersNew folders can be manually created and selected 
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
 
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi 
GPSBuilt-in 
Custom Functions21 Custom Functions 
Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars), GPS coordinates.
 
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / Yes 
Water & Dust ResistanceYes (equal to EOS-1N) 
Sound MemoNo 
Orientation SensorYes 
Playback Zoom1.5x – 10x 
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (2 levels) 
(2) Single image 
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
 
Slide ShowImage selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
 
HistogramBrightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
 
Highlight AlertYes 
Image Erase ProtectionErase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
 
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x6)
(2) Playback menu (x3)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
 
Menu Languages25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
 
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB 
Other InterfaceHDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), External microphone (Stereo mini jack) 
Canon Printer SupportCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge 
Pict BridgeYes, PictBridge compliant (USB and Wireless LAN) 
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) card 
 
Software  
Browsing & Printing SoftwareImageBrowser EX 
Image Processing SoftwareDigital Photo Professional 
Other SoftwarePhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor 
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied) 
Battery LifeApprox. 1090 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
980 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
 
Battery Indicator6 levels + percentage 
Power SavingPower turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins. 
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6 
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy front and rear body covers. Polycarbonate top cover 
Shutter Durability Rating100,000 
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity 
Dimensions Inches5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8″ (144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm) 
CIPA Weight26.6 oz (755g) 
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Eg (with Grid Eg-D, Super Precision Matte Eg-S), Angle Finder C 
Camera Case  
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt in 
Compatible LensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lenses 
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT) 
Battery GripBG-E13 
RemoteRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6 
OtherHand Strap E2, GP-E2