Canon EOS R6 vs EOS R6 Mark II – 10 Differences And Full Comparison

Eos R6 Vs Eos R6 Mark Ii

Want to know what differences there are between the Canon EOS R6 Mark II and the previous iteration, the EOS R6? Read on.

Canon EOS R6 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

Canon EOS R6 Mark II at a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • External 6K ProRes RAW Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 40 fps E. Shutter
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Our friends at Mirrorless Comparison compared the Canon EOS R6 and the Canon EOS R6 Mark II. In the conclusion they say…:

At first, the improvements brought to the R6 mark II may not seem too important, but after using the camera for nearly three weeks, I’m confident to say the new model has been refined in such a matter that it gets quite close to perfection.

There are small yet useful improvements, like having a dedicated switch for the movie mode, which allows you to use the custom modes when recording videos, and not just when taking photos. Extra features such as the HF Anti-Flicker can be a godsend in specific situations, whereas others such as Focus Stacking can become that extra tool you learn to appreciate quickly. All this to say that the R6 II is a more complete camera.

The new 24MP sensor doesn’t bring a substantial improvement when it comes to dynamic range or high ISO, but you get those 4 extra megapixels if you feel 20MP is a bit too low. The readout speed is also faster, so using the electronic shutter will result in less distortion with fast movements.

The autofocus has gained a few extra settings and is more advanced when it comes to subject tracking. The latter may not always make a difference, but I found the R6 II to be better in low light, to the point of being as reliable as it is in good light situations.

Read the full review at Mirrorless Comparison

The review is complete and comes with sample images, test charts and everything you might expect from a professional review, so I suggest you check it out at Mirrorless Comparison. You might also watch the video below to get the review.

Btw, these are the 10 differences:

  1. Sensor: it’s mainly about the (small) difference in 4MP. Dynamic Range and high ISO are similar.
  2. Body Controls: a few small changes make the R6 II even better to use, but they are identical for the most part
  3. Connectivity: faster WiFi and extra USB options for the R6 II (including webcam mode)
  4. Battery Life: a bit better on the R6 II overall, especially when recording video
  5. Continuous Shooting: the R6 goes up to 20fps, the R6 II works up to 40fps with less rolling shutter, and it has extra options like the Pre-Shooting mode, but buffer is more limited.
  6. Video: no more overheating problems with the R6 II, no more recording limitation, less rolling shutter and no sensor crop in 4K 30p and 60p
  7. Other Features: the R6 II packs extra functionalities including Breathing Compensation, Focus Stacking, High Frequency Anti-Flicker mode, and more
  8. Autofocus: the R6 II has a more advanced software, and I find the camera better in low light. My birds in flight test shows comparable performance.
  9. Stabilisation: the R6 is a bit better for stills, but both are on the same level for video
  10. Price: the R6 II is more expensive

More Canon EOS R6 Mark II review coverage is listed here.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II world wide orders:

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Canon EOS R6 world wide orders:

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

Canon EOS R8 DxOMarked, Gets A 93 Score (almost like EOS R3 and EOS R5)

Canon Eos R8

The sensor specialists at DxOMark tested the imaging sensor of the Canon EOS R8.

EOS R8 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60p 10-Bit Internal Video, Canon Log 3
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 40 fps Electronic Shutter
  • Movie Digital IS
  • Vertical Movie Mode
  • Microphone Input, Headphone Output
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

DxOMark tested the performance of the imaging sensor of the new Canon EOS R8. It gets a score of 93. Not bad. They say:

The full-frame Canon EOS R8 is touted as an ideal travel camera, and its mix of affordable pricing, relatively compact dimensions and strong feature set make for a compelling argument. Initially, though, the adoption of a conventional front-side illuminated 24.2 MP CMOS sensor appears to be a weak link. However, it’s clear, from our tests, the Canon EOS R8 sensor is capable of producing extremely high image quality. Indeed in terms of color depth and dynamic range, it is on par with the leading BSI-type CMOS sensors. What’s more, that’s throughout the ISO sensitivity range not just at the ‘headline’ maximum or peak value measured at base. While it remains unclear exactly how Canon has achieved such a significant performance uplift with an FSI-type CMOS sensor, competition like this is always good to see.

It’s rather interesting to see how well the imaging sensor of EOS R8 compare to its much more powerful (and expensive) siblings. See the image below.

The full Canon EOS R8 imaging sensor test can be seen here.

The Canon EOS R8 is available for order at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Canon EOS R8 world-wide preorder:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Review (one of the most exciting lenses in the system)

RF 16mm F2.8 STM Review

Here is a Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM review in video format. This seems to be a little and affordable lens ($279( that is getting lots of positive reviews.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview TV posted their Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM review. You can watch it in the video below. They say (emphasis mine):

When it was first announced, we were surprised by how small and affordable the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM was. Ever since, we’ve wanted to try one out and we finally had a chance! Canon’s RF mount may boast plenty of fancy, expensive optics, but this might be one of the most exciting lenses in the system

More Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM (sells at $279):

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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Canon EOS R6 Mark II Review (a camera that impresses every time you use it)

Canon Eos R6 Mark Ii Review

Here is an exhaustive Canon EOS R6 Mark II review.

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • External 6K ProRes RAW Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 40 fps E. Shutter
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

DPReview posted their full Canon EOS R6 Mark II review. They gave it a Gold Award and a 91/100 score. From their conclusion:

The feature that really sets it apart from its contemporaries is its ability to shoot at up to 40fps and to pre-buffer bursts, to help you capture the key moment. Its rolling shutter means these modes aren’t ideal for capturing very fast movement, but it’s good enough to be genuinely useful. It doesn’t suddenly make it a mini EOS R3, but it further expands the types of photography the R6 II can accommodate.

Quite apart from the specs and capabilities, the EOS R6 II is simply a very nice camera to use. Its menus are long, but its grip is comfortable, its controls well placed, and a great deal of consideration has clearly been given to how many control points it needs. It feels like a well-honed tool, refined by people who’ve spent a lot of time using cameras.

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Overall, though, it’s a camera that impresses every time you use it and, up against some of the best cameras you can buy, that counts for a lot.

Read the review at DPReview…

More Canon EOS R6 Mark II review coverage is listed here.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II world wide orders:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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The Canon EOS R5 Mark II Might Get Announced Before The EOS R1

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

A new rumor surfaced from the interweb of rumor mills. A bit strange, though. The Canon EOS R5 Mark II might get announced before the long rumored EOS R1.

The source of the rumor states that the Canon EOS R5 Mark II…:

[…] will likely arrive before the Canon EOS R1

The rumored specifications for the Canon EOS R5 Mark II are these:

  • New 61MP CMOS BSI sensor
  • Dual DIGIC X processor
  • 30 FPS electronic shutter with tracking / 12 FPS mechanical shutter
  • Same 8-stop IBIS
  • New High Resolution mode similar to pixel shift shooting found on Sony/Fujifilm
  • 2x/4x/8x digital tele-convertor
  • Same Dual Pixel CMOS AF II from EOS R3 and EOS R6 Mark II
  • Internal 8K 60p video recording (8K RAW video spec to be confirmed)
  • Internal 4K 30p/60p/120p video recording (all by oversampling)
  • FHD 240p video recording
  • Focus breathing correction for video
  • New overheat prevention design similar to EOS R6 Mark II, at least 40min for 8K video, and over
  • 60 min for 4K video
  • Dual CFexpress type B card slot
  • Standard HDMI port
  • Dual USB-C port
  • 9.44M-dot EVF
  • New design of vari-angle LCD monitor optimized for video shooting

You better take this all with a reasonable amount of salt. I’d not bet my money on it, neither the specifications nor the announcement.

Stay tuned.

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Review (for photography)

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Review

Here is a Canon EOS R6 Mark II review by a highly regarded reviewer. How does the second iteration of the R6 perform?

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • External 6K ProRes RAW Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 40 fps E. Shutter
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Gordon Laing posted his exhaustive Canon EOS R6 Mark II review. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

More Canon EOS R6 Mark II coverage is listed here.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II world wide orders:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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