Canon EOS 6D Mark II seems to have less dynamic range than EOS 80D and EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Seems To Have Less Dynamic Range Than EOS 80D And EOS 6D

This might stir more disappointment than the ridicolous and boring discussion abut the lack of 4K in the Canon EOS 6D Mark II.

A user of the Fred Miranda forum posted some test results he did on raw files shot with the EOS 6D Mark II. According to this figures the EOS 6D Mark II has less dynamic range than the EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 1D X Mark II and even less than the APS-C sized EOS 80D and the EOS 6D.

User cgarcia writes:

At the pixel level, the ISO 100 […] image (IMG_9106.CR2) reaches 11.04 EV at 26MP (11.89 normalized to 8MP) compared with my 6D which reached 11.53 EV at 20MP (12.19 EV normalized to 8MP). The measured read noise is 7.53556 DN (compared to about 4.68699 DN in my 6D). The new sensor uses a 512 blackpoint at ISO 100 instead of 2048 (just like the new crowd of sensors). But unfortunately doesn’t achieves their dynamic range performance. The measured white point is 16383, which could point to a preproduction camera (my 6D doesn’t seem to top there at ISO 100) so the real dynamic range could be even half a bit less.

Instruction to replicate the tests are provided in the discussion thread.

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II user manual available

Canon EOS 6D Mark II User Manual Available

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

You can download the user manual for the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Good to learn more about the features of Canon’s new entry-level fullframe DSLR.

Sample pictures shot by DPPreview with a pre-production EOS 6D Mark II are here. An introduction to the EOS 6D Mark II is here. Canon Japan’s sample photos and videos are here.

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Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM in stock & ready to ship

Canon EF-S 35mm F/2.8 Macro IS STM In Stock & Ready To Ship

At a glance:

  • Standard macro prime designed for APS-C-format Canon DSLRs, this lens offers a 56mm equivalent focal length.
  • One glass-molded aspherical element is featured in the optical design to control spherical aberrations and deliver a high degree of sharpness and clarity.
  • Maximum 1:1 magnification and a minimum focusing distance of 5.1″ permits making life-size imagery of close-up subjects.
  • Built-in front-facing Macro Lite LED can be used to produce additional illumination to subjects when working at close distances. The light can be configured to illuminate only the right or left side, or both sides, and the brightness can be adjusted in order to produce greater visual depth and reduce shadows caused by the close proximity of the lens to the subject.
  • Hybrid IS image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
  • Lead-screw-type STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting.
  • Full-time manual focus mode (AF+MF) lets you instantly switch to manual focus control in AF mode for making fine-tuned adjustments.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm and bright f/2.8 maximum aperture help to render smooth and pleasing bokeh to benefit shallow depth of field imagery.

The Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM is in stock at various retailers for $349: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

DPReview posted a set of 68 sample pictures shot with the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM.

Canon’s satellite CE-SAT 1 is building a high-resolution Earth-imaging system using EOS 5D Mark III

CE-SAT 1

CE-SAT 1 (© Canon)

We wrote about Canon’s foray into space before. On June 23, 2017, the CE-SAT 1 (Canon Electric Satellite 1) was launched into orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, southeastern India. It’s since 2014 that Canon puts efforts into space technology, with some unlucky events like the first rocket exploding.

Spaceflight 101 reports, the CE-SAT 1 is

[…] an experiment satellite developed at Canon Electronics Space Technology Laboratory to create a high-resolution Earth-imaging system by combining a Cassegrain telescope with a conventional Canon image sensor found in the firm’s EOS product line.

CE-SAT 1

CE-SAT 1 (© Canon)

The “conventional Canon image sensor” most likely refers to Canon EOS 5D Mark III cameras:

CE-SAT 1 hosts a slightly modified EOS 5D camera detector with 5760 x 3840 pixels, capable of imaging a ground area of 6 by 4 Kilometers at a resolution of around one meter.

The 5760 x 3840 resolution computes to 22MP, the resolution of the EOS 5D Mark III sensor. However, the cameras used to build the high-resolution Earth-imaging system are not stock EOS 5D Mark III. I guess the “slightly modified” means (at least) the sensor has no low-pass filter.

The satellite

[…] has a launch mass around 60 Kilograms and is 50 x 50 x 85 centimeters in size to facilitate the sizeable telescope. The craft uses body-mounted solar cells and a three-axis stabilization system with accurate pointing capability as required by the imaging payload.

CE-SAT 1

CE-SAT 1 (© Canon)

You can read more about the Canon’s satellite at Spaceflight 101. There is also a short technical paper in Japanese.

I’m truly surprised and amazed they can do this uaimg a camera with no 4k ;-)

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More Canon EOS 6D Mark II introduction and feature videos

More Canon EOS 6D Mark II Introduction And Feature Videos

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

Another round-up of Canon EOS 6D Mark II information material. The EOS 6D Mark II was announced today. Sample pictures shot by DPPreview with a pre-production EOS 6D Mark II are here. An introduction to the EOS 6D Mark II is here. Canon Japan’s sample photos and videos are here.

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Below is a series of Canon produced, short videos which introduce the new features coming with the EOS 6D Mark II.

World-wide EOS 6D Mark II pre-order links (not all listed retailers may have it in offer yet):

Australia: Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay Australia | Alibaba
Austria: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | eBay Austria | Canon DE
Belgium: Amazon | Amazon France | DigitalRev | eBay Belgium
Canada: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry
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France: Amazon FR | DigitalRev | eBay FR
Germany: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | eBay DE | Wex Photographie | Calumet DE | Canon Deutschland
Hong Kong: Alibaba | Amazon China | Adorama | Digitalrev | B&H Photo | eBay | Amazon US
India: Alibaba | Amazon | eBay | DigitalRev | Canon USA | Adorama | B&H Photo
Ireland: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | DigitalRev | eBay IE
Italy: Amazon IT | DigitalRev | eBay IT
Japan: Amazon Japan | Rakuten | DigitalRev | eBay | Amazon US | Alibaba
Netherlands: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay.nl
Norway: DigitalRev | eBay
Poland: DigitalRev | Redcoon.pl | eBay
Singapore: Alibaba | Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama | Digitalrev | eBay
Spain: Amazon ES | DigitalRev | Redcoon.es | eBay.es
Suisse: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | eBay.ch | Canon DE
Sweden: DigitalRev | eBay
Thailand: Alibaba | Amazon | DigitalRev | B&H Photo | Adorama | eBay
United Kingdom: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | Warehouseexpress | DigitalRev | eBay.uk | Calumet Photographic
USA: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon Rebel SL2 officially announced, pre-order links, hands-on & first impression videos

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World-wide Canon Rebel SL2 pre-orders (not all listed retailers may have it in offer yet):

Australia: Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay Australia | Alibaba
Austria: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | eBay Austria | Canon DE
Belgium: Amazon | Amazon France | DigitalRev | eBay Belgium
Canada: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry
China: Alibaba | Amazon China | Digitalrev | eBay
Denmark: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay
Finland: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay
France: Amazon FR | DigitalRev | eBay FR
Germany: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | eBay DE | Wex Photographie | Calumet DE | Canon Deutschland
Hong Kong: Alibaba | Amazon China | Adorama | Digitalrev | B&H Photo | eBay | Amazon US
India: Alibaba | Amazon | eBay | DigitalRev | Canon USA | Adorama | B&H Photo
Ireland: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | DigitalRev | eBay IE
Italy: Amazon IT | DigitalRev | eBay IT
Japan: Amazon Japan | Rakuten | DigitalRev | eBay | Amazon US | Alibaba
Netherlands: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay.nl
Norway: DigitalRev | eBay
Poland: DigitalRev | Redcoon.pl | eBay
Singapore: Alibaba | Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama | Digitalrev | eBay
Spain: Amazon ES | DigitalRev | Redcoon.es | eBay.es
Suisse: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | eBay.ch | Canon DE
Sweden: DigitalRev | eBay
Thailand: Alibaba | Amazon | DigitalRev | B&H Photo | Adorama | eBay
United Kingdom: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | Warehouseexpress | DigitalRev | eBay.uk | Calumet Photographic
USA: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

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 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.

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