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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Camera Review

Canon has announced the long awaited follow up to their entry level full frame EOS 6D body with the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II. The major updates are a 26.2 megapixel full frame sensor, 45-piont autofocus and a fully articulated 3″ LCD screen that is now also touch sensitive. The new 6D MkII also adds NFC for transferring images with Android phones and other devices that support NFC. Sadly, the iOS does not support NFC for anything other than Apple Pay.

Of course many video fans are complaining that the EOS 6D Mark II does not feature 4k video recording, but Canon did improve the video to now support 1080 @ 60P, which is an improvement over the original 6D.

Pricing for the camera is in line with the original at $1,999 for the body only or can be had with a choice of 2 “kit” lenses: the 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens or the new 24-105mm f/4L IS USM II lens.

Having previously owned the Canon 6D, most of the updates I see as very welcome, but probably the most exciting for me would be the articulated touch LCD screen. This is a feature I sorely missed from my Canon EOS 70D. I didn’t use the screen to compose shots very often, but it was nice to have, but my favorite part of the articulated LCD was the ability to close the screen when not in use. This affords a level of protection from scratches and breaking that I really like and miss with my D750.

The Canon EOS 6D II is one of the most under-rated cameras in 2018. There was a lot of initial complaints of lack of dynamic range when compared to some of it’s competitors, and of course the lack of 4k video. However, it is still an excellent camera with a lot of features that other cameras don’t have such as the fully articulated LCD screen and Built-in GPS.

Pricing*

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Body Only - $1999.00
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens  - $3099.00
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens  - $2599.00

*Pricing from Manufacturer's website - Current selling price may be different.

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Specs

Sensor Size Full Frame
Megapixels 26.2
Body Construction TBD
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.67 x 4.35 x 2.94
Weight 1.69
Weather Sealed Yes
Memory Card SD, SDHC, SDXC
Dual Command Wheels Yes
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 98
ISO Range 100-40000 (50 - 102400 extended range)
Mirror Lock Up Yes
Burst Rate 6.5
LCD Size 3
LCD Resolution 1040000
Articulated LCD Screen Tilt & Swivel
Touchscreen Yes
Image Stabilization No
Remote Shutter Release Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)
WiFi Yes
GPS Yes
AF Points 45
AF Sensitivity -3 to 18 ev
Minimum Shutter Speed 30
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000
Flash Sync Speed TBD
Built In Flash No
Wireless TTL Flash No
Video Specs 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Mic In Yes
Headphone Out No
Built In Mic Stereo

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