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Canon’s New EOS 6D

Nov 27, 2012 View Comments by

When we visited the manufacturers at PhotoPLUS, we asked them to show us one or two cameras that they thought had the qualities that Digital Riders like you and I were looking for. We were looking for cameras that were small, rugged, high quality, with extra credit for features like GPS tagging, weather resistance, and so on. What cameras they chose to show us was often a blend of what met the needs of the Digital Rider and the needs of their respective PR departments. So when Canon showed us the full-frame* EOS 6D DSLR, I was a little taken aback. After all, while it may be small for a full-frame DSLR, that’s kind of like saying that a Goldwing is small for a car. But it is “relatively” small, so if you currently bring a DSLR with you on your travels, the 6D may fit in your bag. Not only that, but the 6D has some tricks up its sleeve that are of particular interest to a Digital Rider. Firstly, it has a built-in GPS and thus can tag each photo with GPS coordinates. Secondly, it has Wi-Fi, which may be used to transfer files as well as remotely control the camera via a smartphone. Check out this neat demonstration:

If you are after the ultimate in image quality and are willing to leave behind some underwear, the 6D definitely deserves consideration. Now available for $2,099.  Click here to learn more.


* Full-frame means that the sensor is the same size as single frame of film from an old 35mm film camera. Full-frame cameras are often used by pro photographers, but the larger sensor typically makes both the body and lenses larger, only the most dedicated photographers take these cameras on a motorcycle regularly.

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You know that little boy who stares at you, mouth agape, as you ride by? That was me, thirty-plus years ago. I merged two of my passions, motorcycles and photography, when I became a contributor to RoadRUNNER.