The Canon EOS 6D Mark Ii is the company’s latest full-frame DSLR aimed at advanced amateurs and enthusiasts, and fifty-fifty professionals looking for a second Canon DSLR torso. Its all-new 26MP sensor has Dual Pixel technology for accurate autofocus during alive view shooting, and it gains the same 45-signal autofocus system from the crop-sensor EOS 80D for viewfinder shooting. A fully articulating touchscreen, congenital-in Wi-Fi and GPS adequacy, and half-dozen.5 fps burst shooting circular out the packet.
Coming to market over five years after the release of its predecessor, information technology should come as no surprise that the 6D Mark II builds upon the original in almost every way. Resolution, autofocus performance, burst shooting speed, video shooting and even battery life are all improved.
That said, 5 years is a long time in the digital camera market, and the contest hasn’t stood notwithstanding. And then the question remains: Has the 6D Mark II improved
|Let’south see if it’s all bluish skies from here with the EOS 6D Mark II. Processed to taste from Raw.
Catechism EF 24-105mm F4L II IS USM @ 32mm | ISO 100 | 1/640 sec | F5.vi
Photo by Jeff Keller
- New 26MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel AF
- 1080/60p video capture with in-lens + digital stabilization
- 45-bespeak all-cantankerous-type AF system
- Dual Pixel AF for both stills and video capture
- ISO 100-40,000 (expandable to 102,400)
- 6.5 fps continuous shooting (4.five 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, spring-started the notion of an ‘entry-level’ full frame camera; a camera wherein the true value of the thing lay in the size of the sensor, with a somewhat scaled-back feature ready and trunk surrounding it.
The EOS 6D Mark II unabashedly follows in its predecessors’ footsteps. Its unique, 26MP full frame sensor is wrapped in a fairly plasticky (though still weather sealed) body, 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 Marker IV.
Compromises should be expected given its $1300 disbelieve compared to the EOS 5D Mark IV.
And the compromises in the 6D 2 are largely the aforementioned every bit those made by the 6D before it: The larger sensor is offset past a lower-spec autofocus system borrowed from the EOS 80D, a lack of 4K video, and a shutter machinery that tops out at 1/4000 sec, to name a few.
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Catechism EF 50mm F1.8 STM | ISO 100 | ane/250 sec | F3.ii
Photo by Dan Bracaglia
Merely one could hands argue that, especially given its price bespeak, the 6D Mark II has a lot to offering. It is smaller and lighter than a 5D IV, its articulating screen makes it easier to work at odd angles, and virtually importantly, information technology’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 competitive than when the original 6D was released five years ago. We’ve included the 5D Marker 4 for comparative purposes but, every bit it’southward targeted at a much higher market than the 6D II.
|Canon 6D II||Catechism 5D IV||Nikon D750||Sony a7 II||Pentax K-1|
|AF organisation (viewfinder)||45-pt all cross-type||61-pt (41 cross-blazon)||51-pt (15 cross-blazon)||117-pt hybrid||33-pt (25 cantankerous-type)|
|Dual Pixel AF||Dual Pixel AF||Contrast Detect||117-pt hybrid||Contrast Notice|
|Viewfinder||Optical / 98%||Optical / 100%||
Optical / 100%
|Electronic / 100%||Optical / 100%|
|LCD blazon||three” fully articulating||3.2″ fixed||3.2″ tilting||3″ tilting||three.2″ articulating|
|Flash sync||one/180 sec||1/200 sec||1/200 sec||1/250 sec||1/200 sec|
|Outburst charge per unit (due west/AF)||six.5 fps||7 fps||vi.5 fps||5 fps||4.4 fps|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi w/NFC & BT||Wi-Fi w/NFC||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi westward/NFC||Wi-Fi|
|Bombardment life||1200 shots||900 shots||1230 shots||350 shots||760 shots|
|MSRP (equally of July 2017)||$1999||$3499||$1999||$1548||$1800|
While at start glance, it’s credible that the 6D Marker II is at to the lowest degree competitive with challengers from Nikon and Sony, it should be noted that both the D750 and a7 Two take been on the market for some time, and bluntly, are due for an upgrade. For stills shooters, the Pentax K-one is in a somewhat different league, offering much higher resolution and build quality, but with a more limited lens ecosystem than you get with the Canon EF mount.
But neither of those other systems feature Dual Pixel AF, which we’ve found in other Canons to be a revelation for those that shoot video or stills in Alive View, even occasionally. We’ve said previously that Dual Pixel makes for ane of the best Live View experiences on the marketplace, fifty-fifty though information technology’s an ‘sometime-schoolhouse’ DSLR. So permit’s see how the 6D Mark Two stacks upward.
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