The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the latest full-frame DSLR from the company. It is made for advanced amateurs and enthusiasts, as well as professionals who want a second Canon DSLR body. It has a brand-new 26MP sensor with Dual Pixel technology for accurate autofocus when shooting in live view. For shooting through the viewfinder, it has the same 45-point autofocus system as the crop-sensor EOS 80D. The package also comes with a touchscreen that can be moved in any direction, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, and 6.5 fps burst shooting.

Even though it came out more than five years after its predecessor, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the 6D Mark II is better in almost every way. The resolution, autofocus speed, burst shooting speed, video shooting, and even battery life have all been improved.

Still, five years is a long time in the market for digital cameras, and the competition hasn’t stopped moving. So the question still stands: Has the 6D Mark II made enough progress?

What you need to know
New 26MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel AF 1080/60p video recording with in-lens and digital stabilization

  • All-cross-point AF system with 45 points
  • Dual Pixel AF for both taking pictures and making videos
  • ISO 100-40,000 (expandable to 102,400)
  • 6.5 frames per second (fps) (4.5 fps in Live View)
  • 3″ touchscreen that moves in all directions
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Built-in GPS

Best Canon EOS 6D Mark II Microphones

1. Movo VXR10

The Movo Photo VXR10 is a cardioid condenser microphone that can be used with DSLR cameras, camcorders, iPhones, Android devices, smartphones, tablets, and more to record audio for media that can be seen. It has a black look.

This is a shotgun-style mic with a cardioid polar pattern. It works best when mounted on a camera because it focuses on what’s in front of the character and cuts out sound from the sides. The power for this condenser microphone comes from your phone or camera, so it doesn’t need batteries. It has a frequency response of 35 Hz to 18 kHz, which is good for recording audio for most media that can be seen.

This microphone comes with a soft case for storing it and a windscreen made of fur for use when it’s windy outside. It comes with a 3.5mm TRS cable for DSLR cameras, camcorders, and recorders. A 3.5mm TRRS cable is given for phones, tablets, and Apple products. The mic also has a shock mount that reduces vibrations and handling noise so that the sound is captured more smoothly.

2. TAKSTAR SGC-598

On a tight budget and looking for a cheap microphone? In this video, photographer Curtis Judd looks at the Takstar SGC-598, a very cheap shotgun microphone.

Judd’s experience with the mic shows that it’s a pretty good unit for a low-end microphone, though it does have some hiss that can be reduced in post. This cheap mic can also be used as a backup or second mic.

If you’re recording your main sound into an external recorder and want a backup just in case, but don’t want to spend too much on a good shotgun mic that you won’t use 99% of the time, the Takstar SGC-598 can be an option. Just be aware that it has some problems.

3. Rode NT-USB Condenser Microphone

The RODE NT-USB is a USB microphone that lets you record podcasts, voice-overs, and even sung vocals for your projects. It can record in broadcast quality in your home studio or on the go. If all you have is a room and a computer (or an iOS device), you can use this microphone to record your voice in high resolution and clarity.

Podcasters will like the cardioid polar pattern and the built-in pop filter, which reduces p-pops and plosives. The cardioid polar pattern naturally reduces room noise by rejecting any sound coming from behind and behind the mic capsule.

The Direct Mix Control is great for musicians because it lets them balance the volume of their own voice and pre-recorded instruments without any latency. Both will be glad that the mic comes with everything you need to set it up right away.

4. Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R

The Rode VideoMic Pro camera-mount shotgun microphone is great for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters who want a cheap way to step up to the next level of quality. It has less noise, is more sensitive, and has more adjustable settings than the VideoMic.

One 9V battery can power the light for up to 70 hours, and a red LED shows when the battery is low. With a gain that can be changed and a bass roll-off that can be turned on or off, it’s easy to get the right level and tone for a wide range of situations.

This shotgun microphone is small and light. It has a built-in shock mount that you can attach directly to your camera or boom pole to reduce noise from vibrations. The windscreen cuts down on wind noise, which makes it good for shooting outside.

The 3.5mm TRS cable that comes with it makes it easy to connect to your camera, and the dual-mono output means you don’t have to change the channel on your recording device.

The Saramonic Blink 500 B2 makes it easy and quick to start using wireless audio. It is a true wireless microphone system that is very small and easy to use. It is a cost-effective, all-in-one solution for recording two subjects to your camera, camcorder, or mobile device.

The Blink 500 B2 has much better sound quality than the built-in mics on cameras and mobile devices. It is also an ultra-compact digital system that anyone can use right away out of the box. This makes it perfect for video, podcast, and mobile journalism applications. Once it’s plugged in and turned on, it’s ready to go, so you can keep your attention on the content.

The Blink 500 B2 is easy to use and small, and it has everything you need to record clear, crisp speech in any place. You get two clip-on transmitters, each with a built-in microphone and a clip-on Omni lavalier mic. You also get a dual-channel receiver with an integrated clip and shoe mount, as well as multiple charging and audio cables. Whether you’re a run-and-gun videographer, a YouTube content creator, or a regular vlogger, the Blink 500 B2 can get your wireless audio going in no time.

6. Rode VideoMic Pro

The Rode VideoMic Pro camera-mount shotgun microphone is great for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters who want a cheap way to step up to the next level of quality. It has less noise, is more sensitive, and has more adjustable settings than the VideoMic.

One 9V battery can power the light for up to 70 hours, and a red LED shows when the battery is low. With a gain that can be changed and a bass roll-off that can be turned on or off, it’s easy to get the right level and tone for a wide range of situations.

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