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Feb 26, 2013 08:58 |  #1

This question has probably been asked before, but I still don't know which direction to go.

I"m planning on upgrading to a a full frame for both pictures and to produce music video and such. All of the artists I follow are always using what I think are 5D Mkii's maybe Mkiii's now but I do not see anyone using a 6D.

When I look up the specs it looks like the 6D is better than both models of the 5d's.

I am just wondering if there is something that I am missing. I myself have not had the opportunity to try out either one, but I also don't have the money to throw out on buying the wrong or lesser camera.

Any advice would be great, Thanks!


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Feb 26, 2013 10:24 |  #2

What specs on the 6D are yo seeing that make it look better for video to you?


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Feb 26, 2013 12:15 |  #3

Well it wasn't specifically video as this camera would also be my primary photo camera as well but for video I saw that it had contrast detection video autofocus (Which may not be used) Higher resolution screen for monitoring, more dynamic range, longer battery life.

Aside from that I have no other ideas except for I've read on some circles that 6D would be better. I just don't see one in the hands of the videographers I follow.


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Feb 26, 2013 12:44 |  #4

The 6D has terrible moire and aliasing. I wouldn't use it.


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Feb 26, 2013 13:12 |  #5

The 5D3's video quality is much better than the 6D, there's no more moire and aliasing.


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Feb 26, 2013 14:02 |  #6

MrPhejEjHmoob wrote in post #15654475 (external link)
The 5D3's video quality is much better than the 6D, there's no more moire and aliasing.

Thanks for the great info.

What about the 5Dmk ii's moire and aliasing vs 6D?


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Feb 26, 2013 15:30 |  #7

If you want both video and still, get a 5D3. Of the three its def the best of both worlds.


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Feb 27, 2013 00:24 |  #8

Had a good play with both of these yesterday at the BVE Excel London. Was also interested in the differences/similariti​es between the two.

Have a read of this 20 page thread on the subject

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1273425

Best to get your hands on both and try them out.

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Feb 27, 2013 12:20 |  #9

If you can afford the 5dmIII there is no reason why you shouldn't buy it over the 6D, which is a stripped down version of it.... considering you want to use it for stills as well.


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Feb 27, 2013 15:54 |  #10

This is from my experience.
I sold my 5D II to get a 6D for video mainly because I realized how important 60P is to me for slow motion in music videos and various other things I shoot. If you youtube the reviews on the 6D the video performance in low light is also much better then the 5D.


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Feb 27, 2013 16:02 as a reply to  @ paintballkidz's post |  #11

Right now as far as FF hdslr goes...

1dx>5d3 >>>> 6d, d800,d600, 5d2...


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Feb 28, 2013 09:16 |  #12

Again, thanks everyone for the info. I'm knew to the video thing, but don't want to waste time/money on the wrong equipment or equipment that would limit me as I progress.


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