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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

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
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)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Control
Mobile App CompatibleNo
*As of November, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Resolution1,620,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution3,690,000 Dot
Eye Point23 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
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
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
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 upgrade from the Canon RP

By Hugh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-15

I am not a professional but an enthusiast. I felt the new canon R8 would be too much like Canon RP so I purchased the R6 Mark II and I don't regret it for a second. The camera has a great feel and takes great pictures with my RF 24-105mm L lens, RF 16mm, RF 50mm, and RF 100-400mm lens. I can't afford the Canon professional lenses but what I have works very well with this camera. I still have a lot to learn with it but I expect to enjoy this camera for quite a while.

New mirrorless

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-13

A bit of a learning curve from the R5 (why reverse the on/off switch & the movie/stills switch) but now I have a camera that can hold focus on fly-overs which it's predecessor wouldn't

Great Camera

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-13

This camera works great and takes awesome photos. I know that the low amount of MP seems like a bad thing at first, but this photo still takes great photos and 24 MP is all you need nowadays. The autofocus works awesome and tracks eyes, subjects and cars very well.

My Dream Camera from My Dream Sales Company

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-09

I have received the kit and I am very impressed. I have not really used it yet but it is set up and ready to shoot. The kit was more expensive than I wanted to pay for a camera but it is something I will not outgrow. I bought it for travel and when I travel I want a camera that will not fail me. In the past a camera died on me and for my trip I had no camera and another time I was caught in the rain and was stuck in a shack waiting for the rain to stop. Never Again. This camera and setup has everything I need and want. In addition, the reviews in all the magazines rate this model highly. I went with mirrorless because that is the present and future. Canon is top of the line in mirrorless. Lastly, B&H is top of the line for me. I have bought equipment from them for over 20 years. Free shipping and no tax is the icing on the cake!

Buggy, Clunky, Frustrating

By Johnny
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-08

I'm a career photographer, have been for close to 40 years. I have shot exclusively with Canon products my entire career. In the past few years I've owned a few Canon mirrorless cameras, and I was very eager to purchase the R6 MK II. However I have to say that this is a $2500 waste of money. There are a few pros, like the drive speed, and low light performance, but the cons outweigh everything else. 1) Not compatible with many third party lenses, including Tamron 28-75 F2.8 lenses. Bummer! I have two of these in my kit that are used for sports photography. Had to sell them both, as they won't function. 2) Camera randomly locks up, always at the most inopportune times. It locked up on 3/7/23 and the oddity of it was that when it failed, it displayed the live image that was present in the viewfinder. Not a captured image/photo, but a live image. The unit was unresponsive, nothing worked on the camera. I had to remove the battery and reinstall in order to get the camera back up and running. It has locked up probably 3-4 times in the last month. I'm running the latest firmware v1.1.1, however the lockups happened with the original firmware was well. 3) Custom settings do not keep on this camera at all. I will setup the shooting parameters (including 1/125 shutter speed) that I use, save them as C1-C3 and later when I go to use the setting the shutter speed always drops to 1/40th of a second. An no, I don't have the auto update enabled under this setting. This one is a head scratcher for sure. 4) Painfully slow startup time. I mean like 4-5 seconds before the camera decides it's ready to shoot. Supposedly this was fixed with the firmware v1.1.1, but I haven't noticed a difference. I read on another thread that if bluetooth was disabled, the camera starts up faster. I have experienced that it sometimes starts up sooner, but not all of the time. It's random. If you swap out a battery, and introduce a new battery, expect a 4-5 second lag time before the camera wakes up. I've never experienced this with any other Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera. My best advice if you are looking to purchase a mirrorless is to go with the Canon RP. This little gem is solid and always ready to go. At under $1000 , you can buy two nice, dependable cameras that won't let you down.

Pricey and a bit heavy but so fast!

By Lawrence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-28

Pricey and a bit heavy but so fast! Does well and low lighting, still getting used to it but loving it so far!


By Charlie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-14

I traded my Canon 6D for this Canon R6 Mark ii. My first mirrorless camera. I'm very ecstatic and happy with it so far. I can't wait to keep using it.

Great upgrade

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-13

Great camera. Highly recommend. Fast with a great auto focus.

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Does R6Mll have a menu in Ukrainian and russian, ...

Does R6Mll have a menu in Ukrainian and russian, or is this model for the American market?
Asked by: Matthew
The Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera does not have language options for Russian or Ukrainian in the menu.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-11-29

Can I use a 256gb v60 sd card and still film in ...

Can I use a 256gb v60 sd card and still film in 6k 60fps (externally) and 4k 60fps internally?
Asked by: Charles
I meant is that type of sd card able to handle those frame rates and resolutions (not simultaneously)
Answered by: Charles
Date published: 2023-02-02

Still have the IPB light recording formats ?

Still have the IPB light recording formats ?
Asked by: Nathan
Yes. The following unit supports both stand standard and light IPB compression methods.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-11-08

Can you tag the photos using the rate button or ...

Can you tag the photos using the rate button or audio mic?
Asked by: Terry
The rate button on the EOS R6 II can be used to tag photos.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-11-02

Can you record in All-I? (or is it like the first ...

Can you record in All-I? (or is it like the first R6?)
Asked by: s
ALL-I only for timelapses; IPB for everything else.
Answered by: s
Date published: 2023-01-10

Does this camera have a built in intervalometer ...

Does this camera have a built in intervalometer or do you have to use an external one?
Asked by: Josh
Yes. The Canon R6 Mark II has Interval Recording.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-03-12

Is the new accessory shoe backwards compatible ...

Is the new accessory shoe backwards compatible with earlier flashes such as the 600EX II-RT?
Asked by: William
The hot shoe on the Canon R6 Mark II is compatible with the Canon 600EX II-RT flash. No adapter is needed.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-12-10

Is the hotshoe compatible with godox flashes and ...

Is the hotshoe compatible with godox flashes and trigger?
Asked by: Becky
The hot shoe on the Canon EOS R6 Mark II is compatible with Godox flashes that were made for the Canon ETTL system as well as the Godox triggers.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-11-04
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