Canon have been on the backfoot for a while now, in both the SLR and Compact arena, however they have come back out fighting at Photokina with the 6D SLR and the G15 Compact. The G15, claimed to be the brightest model in a long range of Powershot G camera, features a new f/1.8-2.8, 5x zoom lens (A nice extra-wide aperture throughout the camera’s entire focal range). According to Canon, the lens has been developed using new highly refractive glass with multiple material coating engineered to handle specific wavelengths of light at the nanometre scale. The G15 also includes optical Image Stabiliser technology to counter camera shake, offering 4-stop improvement for sharp and detailed images. A seemingly good all-round compact for approx. £550.00 (rrp)
The 6D on the other hand, we’re not entirely sure where that fits into the grand scheme of things. Don’t get us wrong, the specifications of this camera are pretty cool and Canon themselves are marketing it to the more demanding Amateurs out there (or photographers that want to be able to do slightly more without upsetting their bank managers). The biggest feature by far is the addition of Wi-Fi, with Geo-tagging coming in a close second.
This is a full-frame CMOS sensor camera with 20.2 megapixel resolution and a new AF system, 11-point AF that is capable of focusing down to EV-3, which according to Canon is equivalent to to Moonlight. Definitely worth a look if you’re looking for a SLR which will do slightly more out of the box than some of it’s leading competitors. Its RRP is just £1,799.00 for the body, but there is a package expected that will include the 24mm-105mm F4 L for £2,519.00.