Johnnie Behiri, a freelance cameraman for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), was able to secure a pre-production version of the full-frame Canon 6D, resulting in the first sample footage publicly released shown above and below, much to the delight of eagerly-awaiting pixel-peepers.
According to Berhir’s account,
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.
While the freelancer applauded the cameras manual audio controls and “usable” results at ISO 1250, he was discouraged by the “severe” amount of moiré visible, the lack of clean HDMI-out, a somewhat “soft” image overall, and the exclusion of a headphone jack.
For reference, the Samyang 35mm, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and Canon 70-200mm f/4 were the optics used in the first video above, while the second non-audio video below solely shot with the Canon 70-200mm at ISO 800 and 1250. Take a look, download the original files, and share your thoughts on the 6D’s pre-production image quality.