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Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera

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Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • External 6K ProRes RAW Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
Matching strong photo performance with apt video capabilities, the Canon EOS R6 Mark II is a versatile mirrorless body for the multimedia creator. An updated 24.2MP CMOS sensor pairs with updated processing for more improved AF, impressive 4K 60p 10-bit video, and faster overall performance. Also, the camera body has been updated for more intuitive handling, including a redesigned top plate for easier access to different shooting modes.
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Canon R6 Mark II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Full-Frame All-Rounder
  • 324.2MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Processing
  • 4Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • 5Body Design
The Full-Frame All-Rounder
Matching strong photo performance with apt video capabilities, the Canon EOS R6 Mark II is a versatile mirrorless body for the multimedia creator. An updated 24.2MP CMOS sensor pairs with updated processing for more improved AF, impressive 4K 60p 10-bit video, and faster overall performance. Also, the camera body has been updated for more intuitive handling, including a redesigned top plate for easier access to different shooting modes.
24.2MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Processing
Updated Full-Frame Sensor
Hitting a sweet-spot in terms of resolution, the R6 Mark II incorporates a new 24.2MP CMOS sensor that's versatile for both photo and video applications, performs well in low-light conditions, and yields striking and accurate colors.
DIGIC X Processor
Borrowed from the R3, the R6 Mark II's upgraded processing suits the multimedia nature of the camera. Capable of processing high speed bursts as well as high-res 4K video, the DIGIC X supports up to 40 fps continuous shooting with a silent electronic shutter or 12 fps with a mechanical shutter, with AF and AE readings before each frame. There is also a 30 fps RAW Burst mode, which offers pre-release capture to record moments that happened up to 0.5-sec before you press the shutter.

Also, improved processing leads to improved low-light performance, with the sensitivity range now extending from ISO 100-102400, and expandable to ISO 204800 for working in very difficult lighting conditions.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Beyond stills, the R6 Mark II's sensor also offers high-res UHD 4K 60p internal video using the full width of the sensor and the ability to work with 10-bit sampling with Canon Log 3. A 6K recording area can also be used for oversampled 4K shooting at 30p for improved sharpness, reduced moiré, and lower noise. And, for slow-motion playback, 180p recording is supported at up to Full HD resolution.

HDR-PQ recording is possible, too, for in-camera HDR production and external recording, via the micro-HDMI port, which supports a clean 6K output at up to 60 fps. Also, unlimited recording times are possible, too, and the R6 Mark II features both mic and headphone ports, as well as a multi-function shoe for wide accessories compatibility.

External 6K Raw Recording
Using the micro-HDMI port, raw video recording is possible when paired with a compatible external recorder. ProRes RAW up to 6K 60p is possible using the full width of the sensor as well as 3.7K raw recording with a crop.
Autofocus and Image Stabilization
Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • Advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system features 1053 automatic AF points that cover the entire sensor area and provide notably fast, responsive, and precise focusing performance.
  • This phase-detection focusing system also has enhanced subject detection and tracking, benefitted by deep learning technology, with the ability to intelligently recognize people, animals, and vehicles. Subject tracking will automatically lock onto these subjects and maintain sharp focus while shooting, even throughout burst captures and when recording video.
  • Dual Pixel AF II's low-luminance limit focuses down to an impressive -6.5 EV for accurate focusing even in nighttime conditions.
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilizer
An In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS) corrects up to 7 stops of unwanted camera shake when shooting handheld, helping to shoot handheld in low-light conditions and reduce shake when recording videos. This 5-axis system can be also used in conjunction with lenses featuring optical image stabilization to compensate for up to 8 stops of camera shake depending on the specific lens in use. Additionally, Movie Digital IS uses the optical and sensor-shift stabilization methods along with digital IS to help acquire steadier footage while moving.
Body Design
EVF and Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • 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.
Reliable and Intuitive Handling
  • An updated top plate design repositions the On/Off dial and Photo/Video mode dial for more intuitive handling.
  • Built for everyday use, this camera touts a dust- and moisture-sealed body constructions that's suitable for working in inclement conditions.
  • Dual SD memory card slots offer file-saving flexibility and both are rated for UHS-II card speeds to support fluent 4K video recording and high-speed continuous shooting.
Flexible Connectivity
Wired and wireless connectivity options are available, allowing for multiple methods of transferring photos and videos, as well as for remotely controlling the camera.
  • USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port for in-camera charging and file transfers; this port also enables using the camera as a Full HD 30p webcam with support for UVC/UAC protocols
  • 3.5mm headphone and external microphone ports
  • Micro-HDMI port for working with an external recorder
  • Bluetooth and 5/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi for wireless transfers and remote camera control from mobile devices
Next-Generation Multi-Function Shoe
An update to a conventional hot shoe, the Multi-Function Shoe adds a row of pins at the front of the design to permit greater accessory functionality as well as provide power to select accessory types that traditionally rely on separate batteries. This updated shoe is compatible with select accessories, including the EL-5 Speedlite, ST-E10 Speedlite Transmitter, DM-E1D Stereo Microphone, and AD-P1 Smartphone Link Adapter, as well as the AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter to provide compatibility with legacy shoe-mounted accessories.

Canon R6 Mark II Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon RF
Sensor ResolutionActual: 25.6 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type35.9 x 23.9 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 Shutter
1/16000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity100 to 102,400 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, 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 24 MP for up to 1000 Frames (JPEG) / 110 Frames (Raw)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 40 fps at 24 MP for up to 190 Frames (JPEG) / 75 Frames (Raw)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatC-RAW, HEIF, JPEG
Bit Depth14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesH.264/H.265/MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [60 to 340 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100//150/ fps [12 to 270 Mb/s]
External Recording ModesRaw via HDMI
6144 x 4032 up to 59.94 fps
Gamma CurveCanon Log 3, HDR-PQ
Recording LimitNone
IP StreamingYes
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording LPCM Audio
AAC 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 Microphone Input on Camera Body
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
Power I/O1 x USB-C Input
Other I/O1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2) Data/Tether Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Control
Bluetooth
Mobile App CompatibleNo
*As of November, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,620,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating 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 PointsPhoto, Video
Contrast Detection, Phase Detection: 1053
Autofocus Sensitivity-6.5 to +21 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 ConnectionIntelligent Hot Shoe
General
Battery Type1 x LP-E6NH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2130 mAh (Approx. 760 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.4 x 3.9 x 3.5" / 138.4 x 98.4 x 88.4 mm
Weight1.3 lb / 588 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 8.9 x 4.9"

Canon R6 Mark II Reviews

Great update!

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

Compact camera packs tons of features. Love all the update in the Mark II. Amazed by the Auto Focus capabilities of the camera. You can use this camera at any occasion and it's very capable and professional camera. Would totally recommend it to everyone!

Camera is a game changer

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-10

I this camera is amazing. I upgraded from my 5D Mark four. I paired my new R6 with the 16 mm lens. I do real estate photography and I shoot up to 20 homes a week. This has been a game changer. The photos come out so crisp. The highlight tone priority setting is very powerful in this camera. It helps tremendously with windows being more exposed when shooting for HDR. on top of everything, the low light performance and in camera image stabilization are a game changer. When you pair this camera with another lens that has image stabilization, they work together and you can shoot night photography hand held, which is unheard of.

R6 Mark II

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-09

What can I say? It's a Canon camera, and it's my 5th one since 2010. I bought the R6II to back up my R5 and to use when I didn't need the R5. Smaller files, less expensive storage media, make it a good choice. I love both of them, and that's about all I can say about it.

A mini R3?

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-09

I shoot sports, senior pictures, weddings and events. I have had a 1DX II, EOS R in the past and currently own both the R6 and the R6II. I just shot my first basketball game last Friday with my two R6 cameras. Just a quick first thought on the R6 vs the R6II... The R6II has the most amazing autofocus shared from the R3 even surpassing the R6 for sports. I used the R6II with electronic shutter @ 20 frames a sec selection. Both the R6 and the R6II have the 20 frame rate but the II adds the 40 (too much for basketball and a very slow rate - too slow for sports. The quality of the pictures with electronic shutter on the R6II feels equal to the R6 using the mechanical shutter. I was always slightly disappointed in the electronic shutter on the R6 with slightly soft pics. As a test, I shot a good portion of the game with the EF 85mm f1.4 IS shooting at f1.8. The 85mm is a portrait lens right? Who would ever shoot a portrait lens for a fast moving game like basketball? Not only did the R6II nail focus with fast moving players, the pictures it produced were brilliant even with the electronic shutter. Highly recommend this camera!

Buyer beware

By Bruce
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-07

If you use Westcott lighting this camera as of today's date is not compatible.

Disappointing from Canon

By Steven
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-06

I bought this as a backup to my R5. I would give this R6 M II 4 stars for its features and performance. However, the Build Quality feels like the plastic you would find on a much cheaper camera. Side by side the R5 and R6 M II look very similar. Pick them up and there's a big difference you can feel in the R6 M II's build quality, hence the 3 star rating. I just don't see this as representing Canon's quality. And I've owned a 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, an R & R5...All great cameras!

Perfect upgrade camera/lens

By Luke
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-20

I have been using Nikon DSLRs since 2013, and have mostly enjoyed them. But I have been wanting to upgrade to a mirrorless system for quite some time. I initially looked at Nikon, as that was what I knew. Then I looked at Sony, as they had the most time in the mirrorless game. I had found cameras I liked, but had never found 'the one' as none of them checked all my boxes. With this camera/lens pairing, I found exactly what I was looking for. A full-frame mirrorless body with a great first lens (it's what kit lenses should be: wide range of focal lengths, made of quality glass and fast enough for most situations.) The autofocus is as good as everyone says. I couldn't be happier. It works great in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing, but also works great for someone who is just starting out (my significant other). I think this camera/lens combo is perfect as a first full-frame mirrorless. I don't think you can beat what you get for the money.

Lovin' it

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

Finally got the mkii , mostly for real estate work. Set up and got familiar with it then put it to work the next day. So far it's been a great camera all around. Ibis has been nice, especially that I use a lot of older EF lenses that didn't have image stabilization built in. Wifi and blue tooth connection to a tablet has been much better than in the past. Fast, easy to use and so far 0 issues I find to lower the rating. Except that clunky sound when it's turned off. Apparently is normal but I thought it was broken initially.

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