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5Dc vs 6D - a first impression (with samples)

 
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Dec 06, 2012 05:38 |  #1

After only half a day, I want to share my impressions after comparing my new 6D to my old 5Dc.

Build:
The 5Dc feels solid and well built, and so does the 6D. It (the 6D) reminds me of my old 7D. All are built solidly, but all have a different 'feel' to them. I do not prefer any over the other, to be short.

The selection wheel is easy to use, accurate, and gives enough haptic feedback. So far, I do not miss the joystick on the 5Dc / 7D. Selecting your AF point on the 6D is just as easy using the wheel or the Q-button.

Handling:
Ahh! Finally I have the Q-button back! Although on the 5Dc, due to it's limited options, it was always a breeze to change a setting, even the deeper ones since they were all together in one menu.

With a lens attached, I cannot say the 6D feels lighter than a 5Dc.

[drumroll] AF performance:
I have given the 6D a run for it's money by using the x2 II extender on mu 70-200 II. Using center point only, the 6D is NOT focusing faster than the 5Dc. In low light, using all 11 points or just the center point, the 6D is A LOT faster (hunts much less).

With the 70-200 II or 16-35 II I am not sure yet if the 6D really focuses faster or more accurate. This remains to be seen, I will report when I am able to post a well-informed opinion.

In AI servo, I got about 50% keepers (AF wise) taken of our cat walking towards me. This was in very dim light. I have left the AF settings in the menu on default, I will play with them over time to see what gives me the best results.

IQ with good lighting conditions:
I can only say I don;t see much difference between 5Dc and 6D shots. That, my dear fellow enthousiasts, is a compliment to the 6D.

IQ with bad lighting conditions:
Well, there's no competition here. 6D is fenomenal.

Samples (SOOC RAW conversion to JPG with resizing):
5Dc:

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Some 6D high ISO (12800) samples. The third was taken over WiFi (I am in the background triggering the sutter on my PC):
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Dec 06, 2012 07:32 |  #2
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It may be the fact that I just bought a 5Dc, but I like the shots from the 5Dc better in the first two comparisons. Both of them seem to have better DR than the 6D shots. Of course, the 5Dc can't even do the other shots. Your cat seems to need some medical attention.


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Dec 06, 2012 07:42 |  #3

I forgot to say: the cat has a food allergy, and is now getting special food on doctor's orders.

As for the photos: I am still learning about the settings on the 6D. After looking just now I think you may be right. I'll try if color temp and saturation can improve things.

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It may be the fact that I just bought a 5Dc, but I like the shots from the 5Dc better in the first two comparisons. Both of them seem to have better DR than the 6D shots. Of course, the 5Dc can't even do the other shots. Your cat seems to need some medical attention.


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Dec 06, 2012 07:49 |  #4

It just goes to show what a phenomenal camera the 5Dc was when it was released. Still love mine.




  
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Dec 06, 2012 08:48 |  #5

It's obvious that your boy prefers the 5D.




  
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Dec 06, 2012 18:57 as a reply to  @ scrane's post |  #6

5dc looks better :)




  
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Dec 06, 2012 19:10 |  #7

Looks like its really close between the two!,

Are you wearing any bottoms? Haha I think that last one belongs in the G&N section!


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Dec 06, 2012 23:46 |  #8

Looks very close, like the 6d night street shots




  
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Dec 07, 2012 00:34 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #9

Thanks for doing this comparison. I'm also in the same boat - I have a 5Dc and I'm thinking of upgrading to the 6D. My only concern is if the color from the 6D matches that of the 5Dc and if the 6D can achieve proper flash exposures.

If it's possible, can you post some comparison pics between the 5Dc and the 6D using the same manual settings (shutter, aperture and ISO)? The 5Dc pics are shot with different ISO and shutter speed settings compared to the 6D.

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Dec 07, 2012 02:11 |  #10

Haha. yes of course.

Brendo666 wrote in post #15335593 (external link)
Looks like its really close between the two!,

Are you wearing any bottoms? Haha I think that last one belongs in the G&N section!


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rick_reno wrote in post #15336489 (external link)
Looks very close, like the 6d night street shots

Gotta agree with that. My 5D is never going to get an ISO 12,800 shot!


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Dec 07, 2012 04:48 |  #12

Thank you very much for doing this! I have the old 5D and am thinking about upgrading to 6D, so this is most interesting. Please keep posting your findings and if you have time, more comparisons.

The high ISO shots looks very impressive, but I'm not sure I like the low ISO stuff. The photos from 6D look slightly less sharp, somewhat harsher and have a magenta tone.


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Dec 07, 2012 09:21 |  #13

Will do. Today it has been snowing the whole time and it's gloomy out, so no joy. I will walk around the neigbourhood tomorrow and shoot with both using the 70-200 II without extender. That should rule out any lens-quality related quirks :)

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Thank you very much for doing this! I have the old 5D and am thinking about upgrading to 6D, so this is most interesting. Please keep posting your findings and if you have time, more comparisons.

The high ISO shots looks very impressive, but I'm not sure I like the low ISO stuff. The photos from 6D look slightly less sharp, somewhat harsher and have a magenta tone.


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Dec 07, 2012 09:32 |  #14

Off-topic question: what happened to your cat?


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Dec 07, 2012 09:43 |  #15

He has a food allergy, and is currently on special food to see if that resloves his sorrow. Going uphill so far.

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Off-topic question: what happened to your cat?


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