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Canon Unveil the Mighty EOS 6D MarkII

Simon Skinner - 6 years ago

Today, Canon officially announced all of the exciting details about the much rumoured and highly anticipated EOS 6D Mark II, the latest addition to Canon’s full frame DSLR line up

The successor to the EOS 6D, itself a hugely versatile and trusted camera, has been designed for the passionate hobbyist, serious enthusiast and professional photographers alike. The Mark II features Canon’s latest generation technologies, designed for a range of specialist photography categories, from travel to portraits.

The new EOS 6D Mark II

It has been some considerable time since the launch 0f the original EOS 6D, Photokina 2012 to be precise, and on the face of it, not much has changed.

The brand-new [full frame] 26.2 MP CMOS sensor shares much of it’s DNA with the sensor that can be found in the 1DX and EOS 5DIV

It’s our thinking that, with the original EOS 6D, Canon really hit a sweet spot in the market, and the R&D behind the Mark II seems to have been hugely respectful of that. Listening hard to user feedback in the process, the new camera sports a brand-new [full frame] 26.2 MP CMOS sensor, which shares much of it’s DNA with the sensor that can be found in the 1DX and EOS 5DIV. A new DIGIC 7 processor [which promises 14x heightened performance than that of the DIGIC 6], a 45 point AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.

Alongside the DIGIC 7’s image processing improvements, the EOS 6D Mark II promises to be able to predict the movement of a subject across the frame and respond quickly. When combined with the 6.5 frames per second shooting capability, the EOS 6D Mark II should open up a diverse range of shooting opportunities.

Light & Shade

Its high dynamic range also promises exceptional exposure latitude so users can push the limits when shooting in bright conditions, whilst the improved ISO [40,000], expanding to ISO 102,400, offers impressive versatility so photographers can shoot scenes with the confidence that details will be preserved even in the darkest of scenes.

Get Connected

Connectivity with the EOS 6D should be no issue at all, with a multitude of connectivity options, the Mark II boasts Wi-Fi, NFC [and] Bluetooth for the ultimate flexibility when transmitting images to smart devices. Its capabilities allow photographers to control their camera. The built-in GPS also keeps track of your location, too, making it easy to keep track of shoot locations as you go.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first full frame EOS camera to include built-in 5-axis movie stabilisation that counteracts shake when footage is captured hand-held and on-the-move.

Video with the EOS 6D Mark II

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first camera from Canon to have both 4K time-lapse movie mode and intervalometer for more diverse moviemaking with the built-in intervalometer offering users maximum possibilities when editing time-lapse movies.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first full frame EOS camera to include built-in 5-axis movie stabilisation that counteracts shake when footage is captured hand-held and on-the-move.

The vari-angle LCD touch-screen allows users to switch focus at the tap of the screen and reach tricky angles when shooting unusual perspectives or in a crowd.

Pricing and availability

  • EOS 6D Mark II will be available in July 2017 with an RRP of  £1,999.99/€2,499.99 [body only].
  • The EOS 6D Mark II can also be bought with an EF 24-105 STM kit with an RRP of £2,379.99/€2,944.99.

About the author

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.