Canon replaced its entry level full frame with EOS 6D Mark-II DSLR Camera.
Since 2012 when Canon released their 1st entry level Full Frame 6D, has replaced it finally with new 6D Mark-II after a gap of approx. 5 years. The price, design, size and weight are similar but replacement is upgraded with better features, but is it actually a good replacement. Just check it here.
For any camera brand, most of the time, they upgraded following features in their new models/replacements
1. Enhancement in Image Sensor
2. Enhancement in ISO
3. Enhancement in Analog to Digital Converter (RAW converter)
4. Enhancement in built-in Processor
5. Enhancement in Metering System
6. Enhancement in AutoFocus system
7. Enhancement in Buffer memory support
8. Enhancement in Media support
9. Enhancement in viewfinder
10. Enhancement in Video capability
11. Enhancement in Weather and dust sealing
12. Enhancement in Ergonomics and layout of buttons around camera body
(From digging further, I already told my audience many times that Canon 6D Mark II will be Full Frame body of EOS 80D.)
1. Image Sensor, at the heart of 6D MKII, it is well supported with all new 26.2MP 35mm full-frame sensor, that is made up of Canon’s flagship Dual-Pixel AF design technology that we are already experiencing since 2-3 years.
2. ISO, a little enhancement from 25600 to 40000 as standard ISO with extend ISO (expands to 50-102400). Not a really enhancement, but from 20MP to 26MP, it is any way good.
3. Raw (14-bit Canon CR2) make it enough competitive.
4. Processor. Canon EOS 6D Mark-II is accompanied by Canon’s newly released Digic 7 processor enhances it further even in comparison to 5D Mark IV that has Digic 6+ processor.
5. Metering System – The newly Canon 6D Mark-II has same RGB+IR based metering found in EOS 80D
6. Autofocus: To support autofocus during phase detection, it has 45 all-cross-type AF system and it also support Canon’s very impressive Dual-Pixel Technology based on sensor contrast based with touch support, very fast auto focus system. The center focus point is sensitive upto -3EV as same found in its first edition.
7. Buffer stock – Still no exact data available of size of buffer but camera can shoot at speed of 6.5fps using Servo(Continuous)AF system.
8. Media – Canon EOS 6D Mark-II has only one (SD/SDHC/SDXC) UHS-I based media slot and it is a matter of little bit disappointment for Canon users. Either they must provide 2 slots or make it to support UHS-II media cards.
9. Viewfinder – Canon 6D Mark-II has optical viewfinder, but it is a little bit matter of shame that in 2017, they are coming with a full-frame camera that has a optical viewfinder with a coverage of 98%. Viewfinder magnification is 0.71x.
10. Video support – This camera can shoot at 1080p @60fps which is again a big disappointment to users thinking to buy 4K based DSLR camera in low budget. In 2007, Canon make their first full frame 5Dmk2 dslr that shoots 1080/60p and in 2017, there is no change after one decade. For 4K video in full-frame, you have to choose again 5DMark4. Video formats are MPEG-4, H.264.
11. LCD – This is one of the major difference from its predecessor and is a major addition with a 3″ fully touch based, fully articulating vari angle touchscreen LCD. Screen dots are 104000.
The camera body is weather and dust sealed. There is no support of joy-stick in this camera, yet it is kind of compulsory thing in every camera. While there is a support of jack for external, there is not headphone jack available in 6DMK2.
The 6DMk2 has wifi function including NFC and Bluetooth. It also has built-in GPS. The 6DMK2 uses same NP-E6N battery as other Canon DSLRs, and an optional battery grip is available.
Canon will ship this camera in August this year. Prices in India is not confirmed due to GST. The camera will come with three different kits, Body only, with a 24-105mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM lens and 4-105 F4L IS II USM lens. Prices are not confirmed for Indian market yet.
CANON U.S.A. CELEBRATES NATIONAL CAMERA DAY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF TWO NEW DSLR CAMERAS
EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Cameras Provide Photographers with Improved Features over Predecessors
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 29, 2017 – In celebration of the innovation behind today’s generation of high-quality digital SLR cameras on National Camera Day, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras designed for advanced-amateur and entry-level photographers, respectively. The EOS 6D Mark II camera is ideal for budding photographers looking to take their creative DSLR photography skills to the next level by shooting with a Full-frame CMOS sensor DSLR camera to capture beautiful high-quality portraits and striking landscapes, even in low-light situations. The EOS Rebel SL2 is a small, light, and compact camera with high-performance capability that allows users to get creative when capturing their special family moments or travel experiences.
“It seems fitting that today, a day set aside to commemorate the invention of a tool that forever changed how we view the world, we introduce two new DSLR cameras to the Canon family,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “In an industry where choices are abundant, providing consumers with the photographic tools that match their developing skill levels as they continue to embrace their passion for photography is a long-standing goal of Canon and stands at the core of our research and development. The new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras are the result of Canon’s dedication to providing a wide range of camera choices for photographers of all skill levels, whether it’s someone taking their first picture or video with a DSLR camera or those looking to make the jump to a Full-Frame sensor camera.”
“After just one day in Yellowstone National Park with the EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera, it was clear that the camera is greatly improved over its predecessor,” said acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones. “ Landscape and nature photographers will be very happy. The new and improved autofocus is way ahead of the previous generation and performed extremely well, even in very low-light situations.”
EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera
Designed with enthusiast photographers in mind, Canon’s popular and versatile EOS 6D DSLR camera historically served to bridge the gap between Canon’s higher-end APS-C DLSRs and Full-Frame DSLR cameras. The EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera features several enhancements over its predecessor model, and its benefits include:
- 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
- Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System1
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-40000
- Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
- Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3, Bluetooth®4 and GPS technology
- High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.5 fps
- Dust- & Water-resistant
EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera
Stepping up from a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera for photography can be intimidating. With the introduction of the new EOS Rebel SL2, a powerful, small, and lightweight DSLR camera, Canon hopes to alleviate some of those concerns for first-time DSLR users.
This small yet powerful camera features the world’s fastest AF speed* at 0.03 seconds, allowing for quick focusing on subjects in the frame. When designing the new EOS Rebel SL2 camera, Canon took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning how to go beyond a camera’s program mode. The result was the creation of a convenient new user interface called Feature Assistant. With the EOS Rebel SL2 camera, users will be able to see on the camera’s Vari-angle Touch Screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking camera settings like aperture and exposure compensation can alter the image they are about to capture, thus guiding photographers on their way to capturing more compelling images, such as ones with a shallow depth-of-field or being able to give moving subjects a frozen or flowing look.
The EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR camera features several other enhancements over its predecessor model, the EOS Rebel SL1, including:
- 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD Touch-Screen
- Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 Technology
- Full HD 60p & External Microphone Input
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-25600
- Optical Viewfinder with a 9-point AF System
- Feature Assistant
- Small and Lightweight Body
Pricing and Availability
The EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera is scheduled to be available in late July 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1,999.00 for body only, $3,099.00 with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM II lens and $2,599.00 with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM lens**. In addition the EOS Rebel SL2 is scheduled to be available in late July 2017 for a retail price of $549.99 for body only and $699.99 with the Canon EF-S 18-55m f/4-5.6 IS STM lens**. For more information please visit usa.canon.com.
1 The number of AF points, cross-type AF points and Dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used.
2 Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.0.40. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
3 Compatible with iOS® versions 8.4/9.3/10.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
4 Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1.
* Among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the APS-C size equivalent image sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane.
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|
|Optics & Focus|
|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|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/180 sec|
|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 steps)|
|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″)|