New toy, happy bunny

December 29th, 2012

Canon EOS 6DI got a new toy the other day. This is the Canon 6D, which is an interesting blend: it has a high-end full-frame sensor, but it also has a couple of features traditionally only found on less ‘serious’ cameras: wifi connectivity and GPS.

One of the first pictures I took with it was a self-portrait. I’m decadently reclining on the sofa with my laptop. What you can’t tell is that the laptop and the camera are connected by wifi, and I’m tapping the space-bar to take this photo.

Quentin Stafford-Fraser

Looking forward to getting to know it properly… but I’m very pleased with it so far.

Posted on Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm and filed under Gadgets & Toys, Photos.

4 Responses to “New toy, happy bunny”

  1. Sally Says:

    Oh dear Geoff will be sick with envy as he has been drooling over this camera !

  2. Geoff Says:

    Would love to know how fast the GPS locks on and how it affects the battery life. Nearly bought one in NZ :-)
    Btw do you fancy taking it skiing in Jan?

  3. qsf Says:

    Ah – I haven’t actually checked that – I just turned it on when I got it and it’s successfully tagged all my outdoor photos so far. (It can set the clock automatically, too, which is nice.)

    I haven’t noticed much battery drain – after a morning’s shooting with a bit of wifi activity over coffee part-way through, there’s still plenty of charge left. You can get it actually to record a track log if wanted – I suspect that might use rather more.

    Oooh. Skiing very tempting. I have a nice padded case that it’ll fit in… Then you can have a play too… :-)

  4. Geoff Says:

    By then I will probably have one :-)
    You & Rose are most welcome to visit Les Gets. I leave on the 7th other friends arrive on the 19th (so pretty full house after then). So you & Rose are most welcome any time between the 7th and 19th, Sally will be with me between the 12th to the 22nd but obviously you & Rose are both welcome when Sally is around.

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