Canon EOS R6 Review (solid, dependable, full-frame MILC, ePhotozine)

Canon Eos R6 Review

Here is a new Canon EOS R6 review, one of the few (so far, I hope). The EOS R6 is a great camera, at an almost affordable price.

At a glance:

  • 20mp Full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Sensor-based image stabilisation (IBIS) – works with any lens
  • 3.69m dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), 0.76x magnification
  • 3.0inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1.62m dots
  • 12 / 20fps continuous shooting (mechanical / electronic)
  • ISO100 to ISO102400, Low ISO50, High ISO204800
  • 6072 autofocus points/positions
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Face and Eye-AF tracking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 4K UHD 60/30/25/24fps
  • FullHD High-speed 120/100fps
  • HDR FullHD Video

The folks at ePhotozine posted their full Canon EOS R6 review. From their conclusion:

The Canon EOS R6 gives you a solid, dependable, full-frame mirrorless camera with all the familiar controls, and handling that feels good in the hand. You could easily pick up this camera, after using a Canon DSLR, and simply get on with using it. At the same time, you’re likely to be impressed by the rapid and reliable focus system, the improved continuous shooting speeds, and excellent image quality on offer. Noise performance is particularly impressive, with the camera retaining detail in images, even as the ISO speed increases.

The Canon EOS R6 feels like a complete and well-rounded camera. It feels extremely mature in every way we can think of. There’s no jagged edges or operational issues that spring to mind, and the camera delivers the goods when it comes to image quality, with Canon’s reliable colour reproduction. Combine that with an excellent AF system, with support for both humans and animals, and you have a camera that’s going to deliver great results time after time. In addition, you’ll be able to shoot at slower shutter speeds thanks to the in-body image stabilisation system, although you might not need to, as you can easily increase the ISO speed and still get great results.

Read the review at ePhotozine…

For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R6:

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Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS Review (incredibly capable, incredibly expensive)

Canon RF 100-500mm Review

Here is a Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS review. The RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS is seems to be another optical masterpiece by Canon, albeit an expensive one.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-7.1 to f/32-54
  • One Super UD Element, Six UD Elements
  • Dual Nano USM AF System

Photography Blog reviewed the . They called it an “incredibly capable but also incredibly expensive telephoto zoom lens“. Here are some excerpts from their conclusion:

Auto-focusing proved to be both satisfyingly quick and very quiet, with the ability to manually override it and focus manually if required proving a nice touch.

The very capable image stabilisation system goes some way to making up for the relatively slow maximum apertures.

[…]

Image quality is outstanding. Both center and edge sharpness are excellent even when shooting wide open throughout the zoom range, chromatic aberrations are very well controlled, and bokeh is impressive despite the slowish maximum apertures.

[…]

The new Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM improves on its popular DSLR predecessor in a lot of ways – it’s sharper across the frame and throughout the zoom range, has a more effective image stabilisation system, is lighter and more compact, offers faster autofocusing, features a fully removable tripod collar and a customisable control ring, and extends further to offer 100mm extra reach.

Read the review at Photography Blog

The gave the RF 100-500mm a 4.5/5 rating and defined it as “Highly Recommended”. More RF 100-500mm review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS:

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Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 Comparison Review (NSFW)

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6 Comparison

Here is a review with a Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 comparison. Always good to know what distinguishes the two cameras, and how they compare.

Coming from Anita Sadowska (and containing some NSFW material), the 18 minutes video below looks at the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6, and on what they have in common and what not.

More Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 comparison reviews are listed here.

The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5:

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Canon EOS R6:

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Canon EOS R5 & EOS R6 Review, And Comparison With Sony a7R IV & a7 III

Sony A7R IV Eos R6 Review

We love comparison review, don’t we? And even more when Canon camera tech is compared to Sony camera tech, as in this EOS R5 and EOS R6 review.

Coming from Hyun Ralph Jeong, the 26 minutes review below looks at the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6, and how do they stack up against Sony’s a7R IV and a7 III. One of those reviews we recommend you watch.

The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5:

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Canon EOS R6:

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Sony a7R IV:

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Sony a7 III:

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Canon Rebel T8i Review (good all-rounder for photography)

Canon Rebel T8i Review

A rare Canon Rebel T8i review (EOS 850D in Europe), Canon’s latest entry level DSLR. In times where it seems only mirrorless matters it’s good to know there still are DSLRs.

At a glance:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K24p Video, Vertical Video Support

Coming to a market segment that has become less important since the raise of mirrorless, the Rebel T8i was announced in February 2020. It’s considered an “upper entry level” camera. And it seems to be a very decent “upper entry level” DSLR.

The Canon Rebel T8i review comes from Photography Blog. And they are not very enthusiastic about the Rebel T8i, rating it “above average” with 4/5 points.

The ‘headline’ inclusion of 4K video to bring the EOS 850D up to speed (and set it apart from older rival DSLRs) is in reality extremely limited through a significant crop factor and with the loss of phase detection AF.

If video is in your sights, we’d go for a mirrorless alternative.

To set the EOS 850D apart, we feel that Canon should have majored more in the areas where a DSLR holds the upper hand over mirrorless; better battery life and a bright optical viewfinder.

The viewfinder display is a let down and the battery unit is small and its performance dips in live view mode.

Does all this make the Canon EOS 850D a bad camera? Not at all!

It’s still competitive with a 24.1 megapixel sensor, rapid and reliable dual pixel AF, a polished vari-angle touchscreen and 7fps continuous shooting.

The Canon EOS 850D is a good all-rounder for photography, if a little expensive for what you get.

Read the review at Photography Blog

More Canon reviews are listed here.

Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Review (highly recommended)

RF 800mm F/11 IS STM Review

Whaaaat? a f/11 lens with 800m? Kidding? Read this Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review and you might get surprised.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Fixed f/11 Aperture
  • Retractable, Locking Lens Barrel
  • Gapless Dual-Layer Diffractive Optics

The RF 800mm seems to be the world’s lightest 800mm telephoto lens. That’s possibile because of the fixed f/11 setting. Photography Blog posted their Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review. From their conclusion:

[…] there’s no getting away from that fixed f/11 aperture which limits its use to either bright conditions or high ISO speeds (or sometimes both), the lack of any kind of weather-sealing at all may well put off more hard-core users, the 6m minimum focusing distance is a little restrictive, the tripod mount can’t be rotated from landscape to portrait position, there could be some question marks over the long-term durability of the retractable design, and the essential lens hood is unfortunately an expensive optional accessory.

All in all, though, the Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM is a refreshingly brave attempt to make an otherwise expensive branch of photography more accessible, both in terms of cost and portability – there simply aren’t any other 800mm lenses that are as inexpensive, compact and crucially as good as this one. Bravo to Canon for thinking out of the box.

Read the review at Photography Blog

They rated the lens “highly recommended” and gave it 4.5/5 stars. More Canon RF 800mm and RF 600mm coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 600mm f/11

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Canon RF 800mm f/11

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