Canon EOS M6 Mark II. Canon’s just officially launched the newest member of its APS-C mirrorless lineup, the EOS M6 Mark II. We were a little surprised to hear from Canon that the M6 II effectively replaces both the EOS M5 and EOS M6 models, so you’re looking at the newest flagship for the EOS M system (and two of three M6 II US bundles include an external EVF, which helps to mitigate the most prominent difference between the two previous models anyhow).
The Canon EOS M6 is a digital mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera announced by Canon on February 14, 2017, and released in April 2017. As with all of the Canon EOS M series cameras, the M6 uses the Canon EF-M lens mount. The camera’s screen can be articulated upwards so that a vlogger can see themselves on the screen. The camera lacks a built-in viewfinder which makes it considerably cheaper than the M5; an additional viewfinder for ca. 200 euro can be mounted on the camera via the flash shoe. For sound, the camera has a 3.5 mm microphone connection, but no headphone port. A new model was introduced in September 2019, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II. It is significantly larger and features a number of improvements, such as better autofocus. It is considered to be the successor of both the M5 and the M6.
And while it’s true that from the outside this looks like a relatively minor update, Canon’s been awfully busy on the inside, making the M6 II into a compelling and competitive option for those who don’t want or need the bulk of a bigger full-frame system. Let’s dig in and take a closer look.
The EOS M6 Mark II will begin shipping in late September 2019.
Large 32.5MP CMOS Image Sensor
Shoot and Capture high-quality images with the compact, and lightweight Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera wherever you travel. Provided with the large 32.5MP Image Sensor, the camera will ensure that every image captured will have stunning image clarity, and will also allow you to crop in without losing any detail.
DIGIC 8 Image Processor
The powerful DIGIC 8 Image Processor has been incorporated into the Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera, to deliver fast, powerful, and innovative technology. This will ensure that the M6 Mark II from Canon can produce stunning image quality, high-resolution 4K video footage, an impressive AutoFocus performance to capture fast-moving subjects as it happens, and intuitive operation.
High-Speed Continuous Shooting up to 14 Fps
All thanks to an advanced DIGIC 8 Image Processor, the Canon M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera is capable of delivering a high-speed continuous shooting of up to 14 fps, to ensure that when capturing fast-moving subjects while recording video is an absolute breeze.
Record Beautiful UHD 4K Video and Full HD
Create beautiful and high-resolution video footage wherever you go, or even when creating a travel vlog, cinematic-style movie. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera delivers total flexibility with 4K @ 30 fps, or record in Full HD @ 120 fps. Additionally, you can much more creative by creating beautiful time-lapse videos, that reveal the subtleties of motion on a completely different level.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Systems
The Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus system incorporated into the Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera features Phase Detection pixels built onto the imaging sensor, with a maximum of 143/99 points all depending on which lens you have on the M6 Mark II body. The M6 Mark II from Canon also supports Eye AF Servo for exacting focus accuracy on portrait subjects. Thanks to advanced algorithms that have been packed into this elegant compact camera, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II Camera delivers a high-performance focusing system with smooth and fast focusing performance at all times.
When shooting or recording in live view, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system integrates two separate photodiodes within each pixel to provide a dense array of phase-detect points across the image sensor for fast and accurate focus. Dual Pixel CMOS AF is now also possible with all EF and EF-S lenses and can be used in combination with continuous shooting during Live View.
Detachable Electronic Viewfinder
The Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera allows you to attach and easily detach a superb, and bright EVF-DC2 auxiliary electronic viewfinder that offers a bright and high-resolution view of your subject/scenery.
Large 3.0″ LCD Touchscreen
Built-in to the Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera is a large 3.0″ LCD touchscreen that provides you with a convenient method for controlling focusing points, to easily navigate your menu, and to playback your images/videos. The touchscreen also features a tilting design that allows you to tilt it 180° upwards, and 45° downwards. Making it ideal for content creators to vlog.
Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Connectivity
The Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera features always-on Bluetooth and a built-in Wi-Fi connection that allows you to easily share your images and videos to social media platforms, or to share with friends and family. Simply download the Canon Camera Connect app on your phone, enable your BlueTooth connection and it will automatically sync your images to your phone or tablet. Additionally, you can utilize your device for remote shooting.
Other Features Include:
- The Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera also features the RAW Burst Mode that offers you a quick 30 fps shooting rate with pre-shooting. This will ensure you can capture fast-moving moments much faster.
- With the optional EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera supports Touch & Drag Autofocus so that you can easily adjust over the focus points when viewing your subject through the EVF.
- Achieve speeds of up to 1/16000 of a second with the Electronic shutter function