Back in November of 2012 Canon released the original EOS 6D which was a nice 20.2 Megapixel full frame camera with a retail price of around $2,000. I bought the original 6D and loved the camera dearly, even though it was considered an entry level full frame camera body with a plastic upper housing to allow it’s built in WiFi and GPS to function.
Even though it was limited to only 11-point autofocus sensors with 1 cross type sensor in center (x-type is sensitive down to −3 EV), I really loved the camera for it’s WiFi and GPS abilities which allowed the photographer to not only GeoTag their images and then upload them directly to Facebook or other social media sites. My reason for loving the GPS
abilities were for my personal project #ForgottenPicesofGeorgia.
For this project I have been driving around the great state of Georgia shooting abandoned buildings in all 159 counties and having the built in GeoTagging makes the project a LOT easier as I no longer had to tag everything with my iPhone’s camera. Now I admit I was a bit tardy to the party by not getting my new 6D unit it had been out for a couple years,
and this year Canon upped their game by releasing the Canon EOS 6D Mark II.
In addition to the previously mentioned features from the original 6D, Canon added a swivel and tilt touch screen to the back of the Mark II they upgraded the AF to a 45 cross-type AF points, compared to 11, with center point is the only cross-type. They upgraded the sensor to 26.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Canon also upgraded
the continuous shooting mode to 6.5 frames per second compared to the original 6D’s 4.5 frames per second and in addition to WiFi and GPS from the original, Canon also added NFC and Bluetooth.
A lot of people have complained that even though it’s a major upgrade from the original 6D, the 6D Mark II feels dated, but I disagree, I don’t really care whether or not it has 4K video as Canon has other models in their lineup that do offer 4K like the new 1Dx Mark II (which I also own). When it comes to shooting with the EOS 6D Mark II, I LOVE shooting
with this new, upgraded model and I think it’s even better for shooting my project than the original, especially when coupled with one of my favorite lenses, the Canon EF 17-40mm F/4 L USM, but I’ll let you decide with this image of an old BBQ joint here in Loganville, Ga just a couple miles from my house.