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Canon EOS 6D Mark II review (DPReview)

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (DPReview)
Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Canon EOS 6D Mark II is now available almost everywhere: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

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

Photographic authority DPReview posted their Canon EOS 6D Mark II review.

Some excerpts from the conclusion:

[…] the EOS 6D Mark II is a classic Canon DSLR. Is it particularly exciting? No, but really, neither was the original 6D aside from its fairly accessible price point. What the 6D Mark II is, though, is a solid, well-built camera that is capable of producing great images while improving upon its predecessor in almost every measurable way.

[…] the 6D II excels at high ISO values. Once you get past ISO 1600, the 6D II handily pulls away from its crop-sensor cousins and is broadly competitive with market peers.

Comparison with other cameras:

For the same price, Nikon’s D750 offers nearly the same resolution, loads more dynamic range and a far more sophisticated autofocus system. Same goes for the Sony a7 II, though that camera is even cheaper. The Pentax K-1 is an incredible value and gives you even better build quality, unique and innovative features like Pixel Shift, and far more resolution. The only thing that makes the EOS 6D II stand out is Dual Pixel AF, which turns out is only of real value in this camera when shooting single shots of slow-moving subjects or HD video.

That’s why they didn’t give the EOS 6D Mark II the highest award but an 80% score. Sample pictures from the review are here. A closer look to the EOS 6D Mark II image quality is here.

  • Eggys

    You cut the part where they said “the 6D II falls too far short for us to recommend it over the competition, and therefore it doesn’t merit our highest awards.”

    • CW Steve

      Well, I did not. At the end of the post the comparison with competitors is quoted, and then it is said that DPR did not give the highest award.
      Did you miss to read the post?

  • CN

    You cant really spin this. The 6Dii is supposed to be Canon’s best consumer model and it is overwhelmingly panned in the media. Maybe they’ll still sell a boatload. Maybe this is some 3D chess on their part all to sell more 5D4s. Can’t say for sure.

    There’s one thing for certain – unless you are heavily vested in the Canon ecosystem, this is one of the worst performing cameras you can buy in the $1500-2000 range, maybe even *the* worst.

  • V. Anand

    Just out of curiosity, could you tell me if the dynamic range is best in high iso range?
    I feel that this camera, aimed at amateurs, who may shoot indoors for family occasions, performs better with higher shutter speeds on auto.
    It may not be worthy of awards, but after seeing results posted, I think the high iso doesnt have noise that cannot be removed.

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