We got a hint to look at this ridiculous deal for the Canon EOS 6D body + lens with a really low pricetag.
The Canon EOS 6D which is a full frame DSLR with video functions just like the 5D mark III, usually goes for $1900 (LINK).
Our favourite all-round lens, the EOS 24-105mm F/4.0 IS, which has a great image stabilizer for video and a nice zoom range for full-frame usually goes for $1150 (LINK).
Together that would make $3050. The bundle of course is cheaper and was $2500, but it’s interesting to see that the bundle now suddenly goes for $1999 (LINK).
If this is no mistake then it might be an indication that another full-frame camera is around the corner. With NAB hitting at the beginning of April anything is possible and we’d surely like to see a new 5D or other full-frame HDSLR take the stage.
Both the Canon EOS 6D as well as the 5D mark III were introduced in 2012. 2 years seems like a good time for an upgrade in the full-frame photography sector, and the hopes for improvements to the video side are building again.
Is the 6D any good for video?
We did review the Canon EOS 6D a while ago. We found that the camera had the same aliasing/moire problems making the image softer just like many other video DSLR cameras. Another flaw was the missing headphone jack making it impossible to monitor recorded audio and raising the necessity for external audio recording.
Considering the low price this might be a good deal for those looking for the full-frame look and in our opinion there is hardly any better lens for full-frame video than the 24-105mm F/4.0.
Here’s the deal: (You’ve got to click on the blue button to see the final price) LINK
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We’ve had high hopes for the Canon EOS 6D as a full-frame HDSLR camera. Could it bring the 5D mark III’s HDSLR video strengths at a much lower price?
Looking at the beta EOS 6D we’ve had here in our office it looks just like we don’t get the same from it as we got from the 5D mark III.
Read on to find out more.
Canon just introduced a new full frame DSLR camera. It comes at almost half the price of the 5D mark III and offers very similar HD recording features. So it comes with the usual HDSLR bling bling like manual audio, 25p, 30p and so on, the Canon rep on the phone said that movie recording is “same like on the 5D mark III“.
The press release also talks about the HD recording side of the camera which makes it look like a pretty capable HDSLR.