If you’ve been dying to take a gander at the video recording quality of the new Canon 6D, today’s your lucky day. BBC freelance cameraman Johnnie Behiri got his hands on one of the cameras to test out, and created the above sample video that profiles a small Austrian chocolate shop called Xocolat.
Behiri notes that he was testing a pre-production “beta” model, so the results you achieve when you get your hands on a production model might be a little different:
Canon 6D is the latest in Canon’s full frame HDSLR family and honestly, there is simply no substitute for the full frame sensor “look”. The footage was taken with a pre production model camera and hopefully the video quality in the final version will be improved.
For another look at how the camera performs at higher sensitivities, here’s a second video Behiri shot at ISOs of 800 and 1250 using a Canon 24-70mm at f/4 (there’s no audio in this one):
Behiri says that although the camera records very clean high-ISO footage (1250 is “very much usable”), the camera has a number of weaknesses as well, which include severe moire, a soft image, no headphone socket, and a lack of clean HDMI out.