Great blog post, I was curious about the tethered shooting. Now, can I use my iPad instead of an iPhone? You mentioned that you connected it to an iPad for downloading images, wasn't sure if the app lets you do other stuff. The 6D is on my wish list. Do you think I should sell my 5D II for it? My 5D II is less than a year old, prob still worth a few bucks!
First, the answer is absolutely yes regarding use the EOS Remote app on the iPad. It is (unfortunately) still iPhone native resolution, but using the 2x function on the iPad expands it to fill the iPad screen. I am hopeful that they will release an iPad native app at some point. I have done remote shooting and review from both devices. I am actually hopeful that future Canon cameras include the Wi-Fi because it will make Canon more likely to put more support monies into the software to improve it in the future. I also fully expect some third party developers to leverage this functionality and make it more useful.
As far as the 6D vs 5DII debate - I still had a 5DII body when I purchased the 6D. I liked the 6D so much better by comparison that I sold my 5DII and bought a second 6D. If you look on my site, I discuss the 5DII as a part of my logic as to why I bought the 6D over the 5DIII
A very thourough and interesting read. Thank you for referring me to it. I think I will end up swapping them. For me image quality is paramount and high ISO usability is my second priority. I recently shot a wedding and even though the church wasn't particularly dim I still ended up shooting at ISO 1600 (it was still under exposed a bit) and I spend a shed load of time with the noise reduction sliders! It surprises me how often I feel the need for high ISO even with flash. Since I have a 7D as a back up I think I'll try and sell my 5D II first and then use the money for the 6D. I reckon the 6D and 7D will make a pretty good combo.
I really can't see any real negatives, I can live with the sync speed and use ND filters or HSS. Quite prefer SD cards as they're cheaper and easier to find (recently ended up with a fake Sandisk CF card). And video is not someting I care about. Might miss the joystick but I reckon the AF will stay at the center for most of the time. How are the other AF points in normal conditions? Does it hunt like the 5D II or just lock on straight away?
I tried one out at a store and have to say it DOES feel right in your hands. And the shutter is very responsive and quiet.
Right, I have just convinced myself now! Time to put the 5D II up for sale!