...I will have a 60D and 6D tomorrow for some rough analysis.
Let me know what you think of the way 6D renders colors and lighting dynamics. Now that I've moved on from testing to actual pictures, I am not liking what I am seeing in this respect. I'm shooting RAW and the the 6D files have a very different character than do 5D2 files imo, and not in a good way.
Can you please expound on this? We want to know what's the difference... And try using the updated DPP if possible when converting the 6D and 5D2 files. The jpeg rendering of other software might not be as updated.
I'll try to explain using subjective terms and maybe a technical measurement or two.
To my eyes, everything is underexposed a significant amount and this is verified when looking at the RGB histogram in Capture One. Left side is towards the top and then a smooth slope to zero on the right for typical outdoor shots. Equivalent shots with 5D2 are exposed the way I'd expect and hisotgram is more level with some peaks, as expected.
Color renditions are flat and lifeless to my eyes. This is true just comparing equivalent shots from 5D2 and 6D and looking at the RAWs. Same holds true after working with them in Capture One. Let me put it this way: in adequate light, I'd take my 50D over the 6D in a heartbeat for exposure, color rendition and DR (as lacking as 50D was in DR)...the equvalent shots just look a lot better to my eyes.
I know there is a bunch of chatter about how 6D has better DR, but when shooting it seems the exact opposite and shadows are going black with no detail in the RAWs.
It's hard to quantify this sort of thing, but when I first got my 5D2 I was pleasantly stunned how good any shot looked. It's just the opposite with 6D for me and I'm stunned how un-Canon like all of my shots were. Yes, were. As in its boxed up to go back in exchange for a 5D3.
And I suppose that sums it up for me. As you can see in my earlier posts, I was happy as could be with the AF and low light when I tested it. But then when I started shooting it, it became quickly apparent I'd be sending it back and just spending the extra $ for a 5D3. And for me anyway, I'll spend $400 extra over the eBay price to buy it from B&H so I have no doubt it will have a warranty and I can send it back if I have an issue like I did with the 6D I bought from them...
Of course this is all just my opinion and YMMV. Maybe I got a dud, but bottom line is I'm going 5D3 instead.
Have you tried using DPP? I don't think Capture One is updated already to handle raw files from 6D. Just like Lightroom needs an update or a new profile just to handle other new bodies. WTH, even DPP needs an update to correctly render raw files from new bodies. Agreed, maybe you got a bum copy because, I have never seen anyone complain about the DR/IQ of 6D except for underexposing which could be easily adjusted by Canon Support if needed.
Anyway, good choice. I'd always say, if you think you've got the money to afford a 5D3, then go for it. Granted it's more expensive but it's more versatile. However, for some, I think it will be 6D. I've got a friend who just got a 6D yesterday. Hopefully, he brings it to office tomorrow so I can see it and maybe compare it with some cameras from our group.