What camera should I buy?

Episode 1138 (37:11)

Gareth from Granada Hills, CA
Canon EOS 6D

Gareth recently had his camera equipment stolen. Now he's using insurance to replace it and wants to know what Leo recommends. Should he get the Canon 70D again? Leo says the opportunity to start from scratch is good.

The Canon EOS 6D is full frame, and the quality will be light years ahead of the 70D. The 70D is APS-C, and is about the size of a fingernail, while the 6D has a sensor the size of a 35mm negative. So it's far better in low light, great depth of field Bokeh, and a host of other aspects. If he can go full frame, he will never go back. Additionally, the lenses are better and he'll get the most out of them.

Another option is to go mirrorless. The Sony A7 and Sony A7S are very compact and the A7II is coming out next month. But Leo says the Canon EOS 6D is the way to go.