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Canon 6d Or 7d Mark Ii

By | 28/10/2022


The Canon EOS 6D Mark 2 is the company’s latest full-frame DSLR aimed at advanced amateurs and enthusiasts, and even professionals looking for a 2d Canon DSLR body. Its all-new 26MP sensor has Dual Pixel engineering for accurate autofocus during live view shooting, and it gains the same 45-betoken autofocus system from the crop-sensor EOS 80D for viewfinder shooting. A fully articulating touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS adequacy, and half dozen.five fps burst shooting circular out the package.

Coming to market place over five years after the release of its predecessor, information technology should come every bit no surprise that the 6D Mark 2 builds upon the original in well-nigh every way. Resolution, autofocus performance, flare-up shooting speed, video shooting and even battery life are all improved.

That said, five years is a long time in the digital photographic camera market, and the contest hasn’t stood still. So the question remains: Has the 6D Marker 2 improved

Let’southward see if it’south all blue skies from here with the EOS 6D Marker Two. Candy to sense of taste from Raw.
Catechism EF 24-105mm F4L Two IS USM @ 32mm | ISO 100 | 1/640 sec | F5.6
Photo by Jeff Keller

Primal specifications

  • New 26MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel AF
  • 1080/60p video capture with in-lens + digital stabilization
  • 45-point all-cross-type AF organisation
  • Dual Pixel AF for both stills and video capture
  • ISO 100-40,000 (expandable to 102,400)
  • 6.5 fps continuous shooting (iv.5 fps in Alive View)
  • three” fully articulating touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi w/NFC and Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS

The original EOS 6D, along with Nikon’s D600, jump-started the notion of an ‘entry-level’ full frame camera; a camera wherein the truthful value of the affair lay in the size of the sensor, with a somewhat scaled-back feature set and body surrounding it.

The EOS 6D Mark Two unabashedly follows in its predecessors’ footsteps. Its unique, 26MP full frame sensor is wrapped in a fairly plasticky (though all the same conditions sealed) trunk, and it makes do with some compromises compared to its full-frame Canon kin – nosotros should stress, though, that this is to be expected given its substantial $1300 discount compared to the 5D Mark IV.

Compromises should be expected given its $1300 discount compared to the EOS 5D Marking Four.

And the compromises in the 6D Ii are largely the aforementioned equally those made by the 6D before it: The larger sensor is first by a lower-spec autofocus organization borrowed from the EOS 80D, a lack of 4K video, and a shutter mechanism that tops out at 1/4000 sec, to name a few.

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Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM | ISO 100 | 1/250 sec | F3.two
Photo past Dan Bracaglia

But one could hands argue that, especially given its toll betoken, the 6D Marking II has a lot to offer. It is smaller and lighter than a 5D IV, its articulating screen makes information technology easier to piece of work at odd angles, and most importantly, it’s an affordable entry into the world of full-frame Canon glass and increased depth-of-field control compared to similarly priced cameras with smaller APS-C sensors.


The market for ‘affordable’ full frame cameras is leagues more than competitive than when the original 6D was released five years ago. We’ve included the 5D Mark 4 for comparative purposes only, as it’s targeted at a much higher market than the 6D Ii.

Canon 6D Ii Canon 5D IV Nikon D750 Sony a7 II Pentax K-ane
Resolution 26MP 30MP 24MP 24MP 36MP
Prototype stabilization Lens-based Lens-based Lens-based In-body In-body
AF system (viewfinder) 45-pt all cross-type 61-pt (41 cross-blazon) 51-pt (fifteen cross-blazon) 117-pt hybrid 33-pt (25 cross-type)
AF system

(live view)
Dual Pixel AF Dual Pixel AF Contrast Detect 117-pt hybrid Dissimilarity Find
Viewfinder Optical / 98% Optical / 100%

Optical / 100%

Electronic / 100% Optical / 100%
LCD blazon three” fully articulating 3.2″ fixed iii.2″ tilting 3″ tilting 3.two” articulating
Touchscreen Yes Yes No No No
Built-in flash No No Yep No No
Flash sync 1/180 sec 1/200 sec 1/200 sec 1/250 sec 1/200 sec
Burst rate (w/AF) six.5 fps 7 fps 6.five fps 5 fps four.4 fps
Video 1080/60p 4K/30p 1080/60p 1080/60p 1080/30p
Wireless Wi-Fi w/NFC & BT Wi-Fi w/NFC Wi-Fi Wi-Fi w/NFC Wi-Fi
Battery life 1200 shots 900 shots 1230 shots 350 shots 760 shots
MSRP (as of July 2017) $1999 $3499 $1999 $1548 $1800

While at first glance, it’south apparent that the 6D Mark II is at to the lowest degree competitive with challengers from Nikon and Sony, it should be noted that both the D750 and a7 2 accept been on the market for some time, and frankly, are due for an upgrade. For stills shooters, the Pentax K-1 is in a somewhat different league, offering much higher resolution and build quality, but with a more than express lens ecosystem than you get with the Canon EF mount.

But neither of those other systems characteristic Dual Pixel AF, which nosotros’ve found in other Canons to be a revelation for those that shoot video or stills in Live View, even occasionally. We’ve said previously that Dual Pixel makes for one of the best Alive View experiences on the market place, fifty-fifty though it’s an ‘old-school’ DSLR. So let’s run across how the 6D Mark II stacks upward.

Source: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-6d-mark-ii-review