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Old Aug 17, 2013, 4:18 PM   #1
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In a couple of sentences, could someone give me a qwik look at the differences beween the current 5D and 6D cameras. [I have a friend interested in upgrading]

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Old Aug 18, 2013, 4:19 AM   #2
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Are we talking a 5D mkII or mkIII...?
If the latter- the 5D has a better AF system and a faster shooting rate.
Outright IQ should be very similar- both being excellent.
The 6D adds GPS/WiFi and is lighter and less expensive.

Take a look here for a comparison...
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/6d/vs-5d-mark-iii.htm

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Thx Simon

She [friend] had been poring over spec sheets trying to work out differences etc and then asked me for more 'confusion'

Seems that the biggest / only 2 differences are fps rate & card slots
As she has no CF cards, and she doesn't do much hi-speed fps stuff, the 6D seems to be the 'winner'

She is now out shopping for deals on a 6D + 24-105 + 100-400 + flash + a set of fibre legs [plus a porter to carry it all] all prior to an o'seas trip in a couple of months

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So,she's travelling light then...lol...
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How did she narrow down her choice to just the 6D and the 5DMkIII?
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the real big difference to me is the frame rate and the af points what does she shoot
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How did she narrow down her choice to just the 6D and the 5DMkIII?

Ummm - who knows?
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I'd say that the most significant differences are that the 5DMkIII can do 1/8000 while the 6D can't, and the 5DMkIII has 61 AF points (41 cross-type, 5 diagonal) while the 6D has 11 (1 cross type).

That will determine what types of photography she can and can't do.

If she's looking at the 100-400, maybe the 6D is not a good choice for her.
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Thanks TC

The lady concerned is upgrading from an APS-sensor beginner-level SLR

She will do her overseas holiday and print her 4 x 6" photos into a K-mart style brag book and take them around to her friends, and she will be happy & content

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... she's going to lug a 'FF' dSLR and a 100-400 lens overseas and back ... and she'll be happy & content?

Suuuuuure she will.
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