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Canon EOS R6 Review – How Does The All-round Camera Hold Up?

Canon Eos R6 Review
The Canon EOS R6

Here is a new Canon EOS R6 review. The EOS R6 is the EOS R5‘s little sibling and a slightly neglected camera (by reviewers).

At a glance:

  • 20MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 4K60p and FHD 120p 10-Bit Internal Video
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 20 fps E. Shutter
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1053 Points
  • 0.5″ 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Subject Tracking with Deep Learning
  • Dual SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots

Taylor Jackson posted a rather exhaustive Canon EOS R6 review as video. A review we recommend you watch if you are interested in this neat all-rounder mirrorless camera.

Here is the table of contents for the impatient:

  • Table of contents: 0:00
  • Canon R6 Review 0:55
  • Current Canon R6 Kit
  • 2:34 New Flash I’m Using
  • 3:58 It Takes The Challenge Away
  • 5:00 One Problem With The Canon R6
  • 5:55 Is 20 Megapixels Enough?
  • 6:24 Firmware 1.4.0 and Dual Video Record
  • 7:37 Why I’m Not Getting a Canon R3
  • 9:02 Autofocus is Amazing
  • 10:21 Low Light High ISO Performance Is Incredible
  • 11:51 Dynamic Range is More Than Good Enough
  • 12:29 Video
  • 13:14 IBIS
  • 15:02 Overheating Still a Problem (and workarounds)
  • 16:07 Weather Sealing
  • 16:47 Price Point
  • 18:09 Battery Life
  • 19:28 Conclusion, and Closing Thoughts

The EOS R6 sports many features shared with the EOS R5, a class leading autofocus system for instance, and the R6 has an imaging sensor derived not less than from the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III. For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manuals are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R6:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

The Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6:

Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras have the ability to capture the action of a variety of fast-moving subjects with impressive accuracy and speed. When using the mechanical shutter, each can shoot up to 12 fps and up to 20 fps when using the completely silent shutter. Both cameras are the first to be outfitted with Canon’s advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II which utilizes up to approximately100 percent coverage of the AF area and EOS iTR AF X incorporating AF tracking algorithms using deep learning technology and enhanced readout speed of the CMOS sensor and processing speed thanks to the DIGIC X image processor. The 1,053 automatically selected AF Zones are made even more potent by the ability to detect the human eye, face or head as well as the eye, face or body of animals such as dogs, cats and even birds[i]. Adding to the feature set is the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer, having coordinated control with Optical Image Stabilizer in IS equipped RF lenses. This provides up to 8 stops[ii] of shake correction, a feature that many creators have long asked for from Canon. Both the EOS R5 and R6 cameras come with a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.

The EOS R6 camera is well-equipped with a host of new features to push the limits of creativity for imaging enthusiasts. The combination of the EOS-1D X Mark III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor produces an ISO range of 100-102,400 and is expandable to 204,800. Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate[vi]. Additional features of the EOS R6 camera include:

  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®[vii] and Bluetooth Technology[viii] with the ability to utilize the image.canon application
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 6D series

[via Fstoppers]

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