Canon gets rid of the EOS 6D – now $500 less on kit deal?
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