Canon’s rumored entry-level full-frame DSLR, the 6D, is becoming more and more real. Digicam-info published a bunch of leaked specs and a couple of photos today. If the information is accurate, then Canon will soon have a DSLR that matches up well against Nikon’s new D600 in both price and specs.
The camera will reportedly feature a 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, the DIGIC5+ image processing engine, an ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50-102400), a small body (the size of an APS-C sensor camera), a magnesium alloy built (some parts, at least), built-in Wi-Fi (wow), built-in GPS, 11 autofocus points, 4.5fps continuous shooting, a shutter rated for 100,000 actuations, 1/180 second sync, shutter speed that ranges from 30s to 1/4000s, weatherproofing, a 3-inch LCD screen, and 1080p HD video recording.
The camera will reportedly hit shelves in December 2012 with a Japanese retail price of ¥195,000 (~$2500). Since gear is usually priced more cheaply in the US, the cost should be comparable to the Nikon D600’s $2100 price tag. It’ll also be packaged with a 24-105mm kit lens for a higher price.
It seems that Canon and Nikon either communicate about their in-development products or have extremely good intel, since neither is too far behind when the other introduces something interesting.