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5D II or 6D in regard to IQ and High ISO?

 
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May 20, 2013 10:38 |  #1

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Been fantasising about a Canon Full Frame again...
With the current prices, the 5D II and 6D cost the same, give or take 50 euros...
So I was wondering if the 6D, being the newer technology in terms of sensor, will also have the better IQ, dynamic range and high ISO performance? Is that the case? Or does the 5D II still take the crown in some respects?

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May 20, 2013 10:53 |  #2

Image Quality and dynamic range it's a wash (the same).... ISO performance the 6D is better than the 5d2. As to how much better, it's going to depend on who you talk to.

I would go with the 6d if I were you as it does have some other advancements, over the 5d, worth looking at.


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May 20, 2013 10:56 as a reply to  @ davidc502's post |  #3

Dynamic range and High ISo goes to 6D.




  
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May 20, 2013 11:02 |  #4

If you want to look at some of the spec comparisons between the two models.

http://www.dxomark.com …/483|0/%28brand​2%29/Canon (external link)

Not really worth mentioning, but it is a slightly smaller sensor than the 1dx,5d series... It's still considered 35mm or so called "Full Frame", but it is smaller.

Max shutter speed on the 6D is 1/4000 as compared to the 5d2 1/8000

The 6d will auto-focus in lower light, but what they don't tell you is how long it will take to "lock on" in those very low light conditions.


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May 20, 2013 11:11 |  #5

And 6D will be improved AF..


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May 20, 2013 12:50 |  #6

Agreed with CDS. I had the 5D2 and it had difficulty tracking focus in low light.
The 6D's ability to AF is VERY good. I didn't think it could get this good.

Plus, the option to customize the button like the Nikon series is WONDERFUL.

And although this doesn't affect the IQ, I REALLY like the LCD screen on the 6D. It's leaps and bounds better than the 5D2.


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May 20, 2013 13:24 |  #7

Go for the 6d if you dont need more than one crosspoint AF. But remember, the af in lowlight will be much better than on the 5dm2...


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May 20, 2013 13:52 as a reply to  @ davidfarina's post |  #8

the canon refurb store (USA at least) has had stock of the 5DII @ $1495 (well they had one for the last 5 days, just checked again, it must have sold)

which is 500 bucks less than a 6D body right now.


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May 20, 2013 14:47 |  #9
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$1200 for lightly used 5d2. A steal at that price.




  
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May 20, 2013 16:28 |  #10

davidc502 wrote in post #15949673 (external link)
If you want to look at some of the spec comparisons between the two models.

http://www.dxomark.com …/483|0/%28brand​2%29/Canon (external link)

Not really worth mentioning, but it is a slightly smaller sensor than the 1dx,5d series... It's still considered 35mm or so called "Full Frame", but it is smaller.

Max shutter speed on the 6D is 1/4000 as compared to the 5d2 1/8000

The 6d will auto-focus in lower light, but what they don't tell you is how long it will take to "lock on" in those very low light conditions.

When you say the sensor is smaller, does it mean that the field of view of the lenses will be different? Like on a Nikon, due to the 1.5x crop, a 10mm lens gives a fov of a 15mm lens, while on canon gives 16mm...

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May 20, 2013 16:50 |  #11

See the specs below. There shouldn't be a perceivable difference between the two when it comes to field of view. I wouldn't worry about it, but technically it is smaller.

Canon Sensor Sizes

36mm x 24mm= 864mm square << 1dx 5d series "So called Full Frame"
35.8mm x 23.9mm = 855mm square << 6D "So Called Full Frame"
28.7mm x 19mm = 548mm square << APS-H series sensors
22.2mm x 14.8mm = 329mm square << APS-C series sensors


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May 21, 2013 00:44 |  #12

davidfarina wrote in post #15950075 (external link)
... But remember, the af in lowlight will be much better than on the 5dm2...

lol what? is this something you read? because it's definitely not something that you tried out...


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May 21, 2013 00:56 |  #13

AkumaX wrote in post #15952016 (external link)
lol what? is this something you read? because it's definitely not something that you tried out...

I've tested both (my dad shoots professionally with a 5DII) and it's absolutely true... so I'm not sure where you're coming from with your statement.


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May 21, 2013 01:19 |  #14

Get the 6D if you want:
better AF
better IQ
better high ISO
more features

Get the 5DII if you want:
a body that is not labelled "entry level"
to save money by buying used


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May 21, 2013 03:59 |  #15

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #15952038 (external link)
I've tested both (my dad shoots professionally with a 5DII) and it's absolutely true... so I'm not sure where you're coming from with your statement.

Lol i dont know but you must have mixed something. The ISO for 6D goes up to 104000 while (please correct me if i am wrong) the 5dM2 only goes to a maximum of 25000. So which sensor do you think will see more in lowlight?

I can say it from experience, a friend of mine has the 5dM2 and we both had our cams, him the 5d me the 6d and tried to shoot at late evening. The 5dM2 had no chance when it came to lowlight focussing and also image quality in lowlight...

@TO: Go for the 6D and youll be happy for a long time, since it is exactly what your searching for. I wouldnt matter if it is labeled as entry level camera, as it is at least as good as the 5D mark3 when it comes to image quality (the 5dM3 has alot of focuspoints more) but that is, at least for me, a nice feature which i dont need.


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