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Canon EOS 6D Mark II review (Imaging Resource)

EOS 6D Mark II

Canon EOS 6D Mark II: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, 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

Imaging Resource tested the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II. While they confirm that dynamic range is not up to its peers, they also underline the many positive aspects of the EOS 6D Mark II. The EOS 6D Mark II might be bested by competitors when it comes to DR, still the 6D II proves to be a reliable and powerful tool for photographers.

From the conclusion, regarding image quality and prints:

When looking at print quality, the Canon EOS 6D Mark II delivers excellent 30 x 40 inch prints at ISO 50 through 200. At ISO 400 and 800, you can still make a nice 30 x 40 inch print, although there is a bit less fine detail. This is still an impressive result. At ISO 1600 and 3200, the maximum print for a good print drops to 24 x 36 and 20 x 30 inches respectively. If you want to shoot at ISO 6400, the maximum print size that still passes our test is 13 x 19 inches. Impressively, you can still make a good 11 x 14 inch print with ISO 12,800 images, which is quite the feat for any camera. Overall, print quality analysis results for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II are exceptional, especially when considering the camera’s reasonable price tag.

Dynamic range is a weak spot in the imaging performance of the EOS 6D Mark II . While the 6D II does not have bad dynamic range in absolute terms, it is disappointing that it cannot match its predecessor in terms of dynamic range performance despite being a much newer camera with an all-new image sensor. Not only can the 6D II not match the 6D in terms of dynamic range, it trails its competition quite considerably, being bested by the Nikon D750 and Nikon D610 cameras […] Read the review…

It’s somewhat weird that Canon exposed itself to all this blame because of the sensor in the EOS 6D Mark II. I mean, we are talking about a company that has sensor manufacturing know how and which still builds the sensors for their cameras in their own factories (Nikon uses Sony sensors, for instance). Did they not anticipate the sh**storm they were going to get?

Do you own an EOS 6D Mark II? What is your experience? Feel free to sound off in the comment section.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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