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Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera

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Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 20MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 4K60p and FHD 120p 10-Bit Internal Video
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
Delivering incredible performance at speeds of up to 12 fps, the EOS R6 camera can capture the split-second details between a subject's movements. This is great for dynamic action photos such as athletes, animals or vehicles in motion. or silent 20 fps with an electronic shutter, is ideal for working with moving subjects.
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Canon R6 Overview

Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera for Photographers and Video Content Creators
Delivering incredible performance at speeds of up to 12 fps, the EOS R6 camera can capture the split-second details between a subject's movements. This is great for dynamic action photos such as athletes, animals or vehicles in motion. or silent 20 fps with an electronic shutter, is ideal for working with moving subjects.
20MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Processor
Built around a revised 20MP full-frame CMOS sensor, the EOS R6 offers modest resolution to complement a more manageable workflow, especially for those working with the web and small print forms as their final output. This sensor is paired with a fine-tuned DIGIC X image processor, which enables impressive stills and video capabilities, along with sensitivity from ISO 100-102400, which can be expanded up to ISO 204800.
4K60 and Full HD 120 Video Recording
Beyond stills, the 20MP sensor also affords UHD 4K video recording at up to 60 fps, along with Full HD at 120 fps for slow-motion playback. Both formats can be recorded internally at 4:2:2 10-bit and both Canon Log and HDR-PQ are supported for greater control over color rendering, and to suit high dynamic range output. Additionally, Dual Pixel CMOS AF is supported for all recording settings and external recording, via the HDMI port, enables clean 4K output to an optional external recorded.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
An updated Dual Pixel CMOS AF II features 1053 selectable focusing points, which cover approximately 100% of the image frame for wide and even coverage. This focusing system offers smooth and fast focusing performance in a similar manner to how a camcorder acquires focus. This system integrates two separate photodiodes within each pixel to provide a broad and dense network of phase-detection gathering elements across a majority of the image sensor to reduce focus hunting for faster, more direct control of focus placement. When working with still imagery, this focusing system works to acquire focus quickly and accurately, making it ideally suited to shooting and tracking moving subjects so that critical focus is attained with each shot. When shooting video, a Movie Servo AF mode offers smooth and natural focusing when changing from different subjects or different distances within the scene, as well as the ability to specify tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and Face Tracking priority. Benefited by the Touch AF system, rack focus is possible simply by touching elements within the scene on the touchscreen in order to change focus in an intuitive manner. Subject tracking in movies is also heightened due to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system's ability to recognize subjects and maintain focus when working within changing or cluttered scenery.

Subject tracking has also been benefitted through the use of Deep Learning technology, which helps to gradually refine the focusing system's ability to quickly and accurately recognize both people and animal subjects. This technology also supports the more refined eye, face, and head detection functions, for both people and animals.

Sensor-Shift Image Stabilizer
A first for EOS cameras, the R6 incorporates five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization that compensates for up to an impressive eight stops of camera shake for truly effective compensation of camera shake to suit handheld shooting with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system also works in concert with lens-based optical image stabilization for both native RF lenses and adapted EF lenses.
Body Design
  • High-resolution 3.69m-dot 0.5" electronic viewfinder provides a bright and detailed means for eye-level viewing and the quick 120 fps refresh rate offers natural motion rendering for a more realistic viewfinder experience.
  • Rear 3.0" 1.62m-dot LCD touchscreen features a vari-angle design that benefits front-facing recording, such as for vlogging needs, as well as working from high and low shooting angles.
  • Refined body design incorporates four distinct control dials across the body for intuitive tactile control and a joystick controller is used on the back of the camera for fast and intuitive focus point selection and menu navigation.
Dual Storage Card Slots and Wireless Connectivity
  • Dual SD UHS-II memory card slots are featured for flexible storage needs.
  • 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi is available for fast file transferring to a mobile device and Bluetooth is present to provide constant device connection via the Canon Camera Connect app.
  • A 3.5mm headphone port and separate 3.5mm external microphone port are featured for improved audio monitoring and recording capabilities.
Impressive Durability
  • Comfortable and solid in the hand, the EOS R6's exterior is made of lightweight and rigid polycarbonate resin, while the internal structure is mainly made of magnesium alloy that enhances body durability while shielding the camera from electromagnetic radiation and heat. It also has a tempered front panel for internal rigidity
  • Durable, weather-sealed body design is built to handle tough working conditions and inclement weather. Sealing materials are used in critical areas like the buttons, terminal covers, the battery compartment and the card slot cover. Precise design and construction help to minimize accidental penetration of dust and moisture in the rest of the camera body.
Firmware Version 1.5.1, Released Feb 2022
  • Fixes an issue that in rare instances, may cause the camera to become inoperable when shooting in the Servo AF setting while operating the AF-ON button.

Canon R6 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon RF
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.4 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Sensor Type36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 0.5 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 102,400 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 204,800)
Video
100 to 25,600 (Extended: 100 to 204,800)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingMechanical Shutter
Up to 12 fps at 20 MP for up to 1000 Frames (JPEG) / 240 Frames (Raw)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 20 fps at 20 MP for up to 1000 Frames (JPEG) / 240 Frames (Raw)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 Raw
5472 x 3648
3:2 JPEG
5472 x 3648
3648 x 2432
2736 x 1824
2400 x 1600
4:3 JPEG
4864 x 3648
3248 x 2432
2432 x 1824
2112 x 1600
16:9 JPEG
5472 x 3072
3648 x 2048
2736 x 1536
2400 x 1344
1:1 JPEG
3648 x 3648
2432 x 2432
1824 x 1824
1600 x 1600
Aspect Ratio1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatHEIF, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Recording ModesH.265 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps [170 to 340 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94/119.88 fps [28 to 180 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps [120 to 230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94/119.88 fps [12 to 120 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps
Gamma CurveCanon Log
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O1 x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x Canon E3 (2.5 mm Sub-Mini) Input
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,620,000 Dot
Display TypeFree-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Size0.5"
Resolution3,690,000 Dot
Eye Point23 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 1053
Autofocus Sensitivity-6.5 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
General
Battery Type1 x LP-E6NH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy, Polycarbonate
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.43 x 3.84 x 3.48" / 138 x 97.5 x 88.4 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 680 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11 x 8.9 x 5.9"

Canon R6 Reviews

Quite a change

By Dawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-14

I've been a Canon user for years. Each camera brings it's own advancements and the R6 is no exception. And what advancements! I typically have to get photos in very low light situations without the option of using a flash or tripod. The R6 is, by far, THE camera for the job. The photos are great! At first I was a little leery about the low megapixels but that hasn't been a problem at all. I still have a lot to learn since this is my first mirrorless camera, but so far it's been an absolute pleasure to use.

The best and the worst camera canon has ever made

By Rich
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-17

I have been using Canon cameras for 35 years. The R5 is the best technologically equipped camera I have ever used. It takes the best photographs I have ever taken. Paired with an RF lens, it's next-level photography, nothing else is better equipped to do what this camera does. The problem? Canon shrunk the body size of this camera so much that it causes carpal tunnel in my right wrist. On the MKIV, my entire hand fit perfectly on the camera, without a grip added. On the R5, the camera is so much smaller that my pinky doesn't fit on the grip. I have to buy a $360 battery grip and $120 smallrig cage to make it fit my hand properly, to the point where it doesn't injure my wrist, causing carpal tunnel. Canon's whole premise of reducing the camera size was to make it more portable and more lightweight, mission accomplished, but they made it so small that it causes injury in the user (this was designed for smaller-framed asian hands, not larger hands), and you need to add a battery grip and cage to not get injured, and this makes the camera larger and heavier than it would have been if they had just left it the same size at the MKIV. With the grip, it barely fits in my camera bags or pelican cases. Canon doesn't really care too much about this either, they offered me $36 off a battery grip to make up for this, which they don't even have in stock (everyone else has it in stock). So why am i using a canon mirrorless camera? To get injured? No thanks. I'm looking for another camera manufacturer after 35 years of being in love with canon.

Love the Canon R6

By Tony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-08

The megapixel race has everyone believing they need huge pixel counts. This camera does EVERYTHING perfectly. I use two R6's for volume team and individual photography. The eye autofocus is perfect. I can print these photos easily at 24x36 on my Canon ipf8400. I don't have to use my Canon R5's all the time as the R6 is great.

AMAZING!

By Emma Jo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-07

All I have to say about this camera body is AMAZING!

WOW

By Josephine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

I switched over from 6D Mark II, and WOW.. this thing is a beast! Absolutely the best upgrade I've ever made. I love how it is so quiet and light. The endless options for focus points are so handy!

Second R6

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

I am a professional portrait photographer and the Canon R6 is hands down my favorite mirrorless camera as the photos coupled with an R lens are simply amazing!!!! The features on the camera allow me to make adjustments quickly to adapt to my surroundings and changing light!! Being able to adjust my shutter speed, aperture and ISO on the fly is so amazing. Also am able to make quick adjustments to important things like white balance, focus etc.... I think one of the most great things about this mirroles is being able to see what the sensor sees while shooting and adding the extra camera shake stops while using R lenses makes hand held shooting images so much sharper.

Fabulous all around camera and a significant upgrade from the Canon R

By TomH
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-29

I purchased the Canon R6 after owning my Canon R for 3 years. Based on my experiences, lower pixel counts can sometimes yield better useable resolution at high ISO levels as noise can mask pixel count resolution. The Canon R6 focuses extremely fast and accurately on the eyes of people, animals and birds. Its low light performance produces very sharp images even with high ISO levels with the bonus that files sizes are easy to manage vs the file sizes of 50 MP alternatives. ( Clearly in studio work with good lighting more pixels are beneficial but this is not my use case ). I tend to use the Fv mode which allows the camera to balance ISO, shutter speed and aperture while allowing you to over ride the camera at will. I was surprised that my test photos are clearly sharper than my Canon R even though it has fewer pixels. I do recommended the Canon R6.

HDMI micro huh?

By Seth
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Wow if canon keeps putting these stupid micro HDMI ports on I'm Switching to Sony.. man I hate this cable and port. Plus the 4 k shuts the camera down when it get hot. Put the cable in with the camera!! @CanonUSA. Please for the love of all things holy don't use the micro hdmi. Who use it?

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