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The black Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a stylish mirrorless camera that combines high resolution with excellent stills and video capabilities. It has a variety of functions that are well suited to multimedia applications. Using an APS-C sensor, provides improved picture quality, resolution, and dynamic range while maintaining high sensitivity up to ISO 25600 and low noise, making it ideal for a wide range of shooting scenarios and circumstances with low light sensitivity.
With sophisticated image processing, this sensor is also capable of producing UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p video, in addition to allowing continuous stills shooting rates of up to 14 fps with autofocus and autoexposure tracking, among other things. With 5481 customizable points for accurate, smooth, and quick focusing in both picture and video, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers excellent results in both photo and video.
Support for Eye AF Servo emphasizes subjects’ eyes when capturing portraits. The EOS M6 Mark II has a 3.0″ 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD with a 180-degree tilting design for front-facing images, which serves to complement the photography capabilities.
Additional built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections enable you to couple mobile devices with the camera and transfer files wirelessly, allowing you to share your photographs and videos on the internet.
The M6 Mark II appears to be a carbon copy of its predecessor, however, the controls have all been subtly changed to improve its usability. On the top plate of the camera, there are still two control dials: one surrounding the shutter button and a second on the rear right shoulder. However, there is no longer a specific Exposure Comp button that rises out of the rear control dial.
Instead, a ‘Dial Func’ button has been added to the middle of the back dial to provide access to various functions. This may be used to change the purpose of the dial, cycling between a number of functions each time you touch it, or allowing you to scroll through them using the front dial. You may narrow down the selections to only those that you use the most frequently.
The Canon EOS M6 II employs the most recent iteration of the company’s well-known menu system. It has a simplistic design in terms of layout. The sheer quantity of selections available on this menu, like with many other businesses’ menus, is beginning to cause it to become overwhelming. Even if the top-level parts are easy to understand, it’s becoming more difficult to recall whether a given choice is on page 3, 7, or 9 of the ‘camera’ section.
A completely different, rather more rudimentary appearance is given to the portion of the menu labeled ‘Custom Functions,’ which contains no clearly defined sections or navigation tools. We used to refer to this behavior as being “like diving back into DOS” – a term that is now so out of date that it serves only to illustrate how antiquated this area of the menu looks to be today.
Sensor with 32.5 Megapixels (APS-C)
The EOS M6 Mark II is equipped with an incredibly high-resolution 32.5MP APS-C CMOS sensor, which produces images with exceptional clarity and dynamic range. It also has a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600 and low noise, which allows it to be used in challenging lighting conditions.
It is possible to shoot continuously at up to 14 frames per second with autofocus and auto exposure tracking, record UHD 4K30p video, or record high-speed Full HD 1080p video at 120 frames per second thanks to the sensor and image processor combined.
CMOS AF Systems with Dual Pixels
The Dual Pixel CMOS AF system has 5481 customizable focusing points for refined precision across virtually the entire picture plane, and it also offers Eye AF Servo for precise focus accuracy while photographing people in portrait mode.
This focusing technology provides smooth and rapid focusing performance in a way comparable to that of a camcorder, which is similar to how a camcorder obtains focus. When two independent photodiodes are integrated into each pixel, a large and dense network of phase-detection collecting components is created across a majority of the image sensor, which reduces focus chasing and allows for faster, more direct control of focus placement.
Although it is designed for still pictures, this focusing system is equally adept at acquiring critical focus on moving things, making it particularly well suited for shooting and monitoring moving subjects to ensure that critical focus is achieved with each shot.
Using Movie Servo Autofocus when recording video, you may achieve smooth and natural focusing when switching between several objects of varying distances within a scene. You can also customize the tracking sensitivity and speed, as well as the importance is given to Face Tracking when shooting video.
Rack focus is made possible thanks to the Touch AF technology, which allows you to adjust the focus by merely touching anything within the scene on the touchscreen in an easy manner.
It is also possible to achieve better subject tracking in movies, thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system’s ability to detect subjects and keep focus even while operating in rapidly changing or crowded environments.
|MSRP||$849 (body only), $1099 (w/15-45mm lens + EVF), $1349 (w/18-150mm lens + EVF|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||6960 x 4640|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||33 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||34 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 51200)|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|File format||JPEG (Exif v2.31)Raw (Canon CR3, 14-bit)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||143|
|Lens mount||Canon EF-M|
|Focal length multiplier||1.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Electronic (optional)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/16000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual|
|Scene modes||Self-Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control|
|Flash range||4.60 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Drive modes||SingleHigh-speed continuousPanningLow-speed continuousSelf-timer/remote|
|Continuous drive||14.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Modes||3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|USB charging||Yes (with USB-PD compatible chargers)|
|HDMI||Yes (Micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (wireless or smartphone)|
|Battery description||LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||305|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||408 g (0.90 lb / 14.39 oz)|
|Dimensions||120 x 70 x 49 mm (4.72 x 2.76 x 1.93″)|