It looks like the rumor mill was right on the money when they said that we could expect the Canon EOS 6D this week, and true enough Canon has made the official announcement. It is expected to be made available come December of 2012 and will be priced at $2,099 for the body-only version, and $2,899 for the kit lens version that comes bundled with a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens. Given that price, it’s safe to assume that this is more for the dedicated photographer or professional, and probably not for the average photographer who might be on the lookout for something a bit more affordable.
So, what can we expect from the EOS 6D? For starters it will feature a 20.2MP full-frame CMOS image sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. It will also come with an 11-point AF system, 1080p Full HD video capture, a 3” LCD on the back, ISO ranging from 100-25,600 with a low of 50, and two high settings at 51,200 or 102,400. It also comes with WiFi and GPS capabilities, where images and videos can be shared with other Canon products with WiFi, and a remote app has also been created for iOS and Android, allowing the user to control the camera via their smartphone or tablet. So, any takers? [Press release]