The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the newest full-frame DSLR released by the business. It is designed to appeal to experienced amateurs and enthusiasts, as well as professionals who are interested in purchasing a second Canon DSLR body. It comes equipped with the same 45-point autofocus system as the crop-sensor EOS 80D for viewfinder shooting in addition to the brand-new 26-megapixel sensor that has Dual Pixel technology for accurate autofocus when shooting in live view. The kit also includes a touchscreen that can be rotated in any direction, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities, and burst shooting at 6.5 frames per second.
It should not come as a surprise that the 6D Mark II improves upon the original in practically every regard given that it was released to the market more than five years after its predecessor was was made available. Improvements have been made in the areas of resolution, focusing performance, burst shooting speed, video shooting, and even battery life.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Price in USA
The first Canon EOS 6D, along with Nikon’s D600, is credited with kicking off the concept of a “entry-level” full frame camera. This refers to a camera in which the true value of the thing lay in the size of the sensor, with a somewhat scaled-back feature set and body surrounding it. Nikon’s D600 also played a role in the conception of this type of camera.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II brazenly takes after its predecessors in terms of design and functionality. Its one-of-a-kind, 26-megapixel full frame sensor is encased in a relatively plasticky (yet still weather sealed) body, and it makes do with some compromises in comparison to its full-frame Canon kin. However, we should emphasize that this is to be expected given its substantial $1,300 discount in comparison to the 5D Mark IV.
And the concessions that have been made for the 6D II are, for the most part, the same as those that were made for the 6D before it: The bigger sensor is compensated for by a lower-spec focusing technology that is derived from the EOS 80D. Additionally, the camera does not support 4K video and has a shutter mechanism that can only go as fast as 1/4000 of a second.
However, it is not difficult to dispute that the 6D Mark II has a lot to offer, especially considering the price range at which it is offered. It is smaller and lighter than a 5D IV, its articulating screen makes it easier to work at odd angles, and most importantly, it is an affordable entry into the world of full-frame Canon glass and increased depth-of-field control in comparison to similarly priced cameras with smaller APS-C sensors. Additionally, it is an entry into the world of full-frame Canon glass.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications
|MSRP||$1999 (body only), $2599 (with 24-105mm 3.5-5.6 IS STM lens), $3099 (with 24-105 F4L II lens)|
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||6240 x 4160|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||26 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||27 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-40000 (expands to 50-102400)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||102400|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|File format||JPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw (14-bit Canon CR2)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||No|
|Number of focus points||45|
|Lens mount||Canon EF|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual|
|Scene modes||PortraitGroup photoLandscapeSportsKidsPanningClose-upFoodCandlelightNight portraitHandheld night sceneHDR backlight control|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/180 sec|
|Drive modes||SingleHigh-speed continuousLow-speed continuousSilent singleSilent continuousSelf-timer (10 sec/remote control)Self-timer (2 sec/remote control)Self-timer (continuous shooting)|
|Continuous drive||6.5 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|Modes||1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (wired, wireless or smartphone)|
|Battery description||LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1200|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)|
|Dimensions||144 x 111 x 75 mm (5.67 x 4.37 x 2.95″)|
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is, as was to be expected, a superior camera over its predecessor in virtually every respect. It is a camera that is capable of creating fantastic photographs in a range of settings since it has a sufficient amount of resolution, reasonable burst shooting rates, and Canon color that is attractive to the eye. Despite this, it is simply outclassed by the competition, which is comprised of cameras with greater capabilities that are sold at costs that are either comparable or cheaper.
- Sensor with an improved 26 megapixel resolution and solid performance with high ISO
- Pleasing JPEG color
- In general, the ergonomics and controls are really decent.
- Effective Dual Pixel autofocus
- Touchscreen operation that is refined, together with a touchscreen that is completely articulated
- 6.5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode while using the optical viewfinder
- Modernized and improved focusing system
- Wi-Fi including both NFC and GPS.
- System for the effective stabilization of video
- A lower dynamic range at low ISO than even competitors using crop-sensor technology.
- optical viewfinder with a restricted autofocus viewing area
- The precision of the viewfinder focusing mechanism lags below that of the competition.
- Very slow shooting bursts while maintaining autofocus while in live view
- The video in 1080/60p is grainy and lacking in clarity.
- Lacking of a port for headphones
- The dial on the rear control panel is squishy and lacks precision.