Canon EOS 6D Mark II coming with full tiltable screen, new AF system, no 4K, announcement Q1 2017 [CW3]

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I have been told (thanks) a few new bits about the EOS 6D Mark II.

According to our source, the EOS 6D Mark II will have a full tiltable display (like the EOS 80D), a new AF system with a “high number of AF points”, and will not sport 4K. Announcement is still suggested for Q1 2017.

Nothing really new here. Unfortunately the source wasn’t able to tell how many AF points the new AF system will have, which is information I am interest in. My guess is, the new AF system on the EOS 6D Mark II will be something comparable to the EOS 80D’s AF system.

Previously, these specs have been rumored:

  • Announcement first half of 2017 (CP+?)
  • 25MP sensor
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Might have 4K
  • Less weight and smaller size

I’m still somewhat puzzled with the 25MP (I’ve been told 24MP) and I am pretty sure it will not have 4K (sorry guys). No news about the announcement: it’s Q1 2017 as previously suggested.

Take it with a grain of salt. Given Canon’s secrecy and the fact it’s months before we will see the EOS 6D Mark II, it’s simply too early for EOS 6D Mark II specs we can take for granted. There will be many leaks and rumors in the next months. However, the reliable rumors about the EOS 6D Mark II will come just a few weeks before the announcement.

Stay tuned…

First Canon EOS 6D Mark II specification list surfaces (4K, 25MP) [CW2]

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A first list of possible Canon EOS 6D Mark II specifications surfaced at Canon Rumors.

  • announcement first half of 2017 (CP+?)
  • 25MP sensor (with possible prototypes being around)
  • tiltable screen
  • dual SD card slots
  • might have 4K
  • less weight and smaller size

I think we can be pretty sure that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (previous rumors) will also have Dual Pixel AF and an updated AF system. The articulating screen is also very likely. I do not think the EOS 6D Mark II will have Dual Pixel RAW (featured on the EOS 5D Mark IV).

Canon EOS 6D Mark II to feature a 28MP sensor? :: With Poll [CW2]

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I got a new suggestion (thanks) saying the Canon EOS 6D Mark II will feature a 28MP sensor.

Previous rumors mostly pointed to a 24MP sensor. However, since EOS 6D Mark II rumors started coming in, it always has been said the EOS 6D Mark II would have it’s own sensor, and not just the same sensor featured on the upcoming EOS 5D Mark IV (rumored to have a 24MP sensor, and to be announced in August).

I reccomend a big grain of salt here. While it is possible that the entry-level EOS 6D Mark II will have a higher resolution than the pro-oriented EOS 5D Mark IV, it’s still unlikely in my opinion. However, so far the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 24MP resolution is a matter of speculation, no reliable rumors have emerged for the time being. Anything is possible.

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is expected to be announced in 2017. It’s early for reliable specs. Stay tuned.

EOS 6D Mark II's sensor resolution, what do you think?

  • 24MP (40%, 330 Votes)
  • 28MP (35%, 290 Votes)
  • More than 28MP (14%, 119 Votes)
  • Less than 24MP (10%, 83 Votes)

Total Voters: 822

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New speculations about Canon’s next announcement dates (EOS 5D Mark IV, 6D Mark II, M4)

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Some new suggestions about Canon’s next announcements surfaced on the web.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: announcement in August 2016, Release in September/October.
  • Canon EOS M (High end model): announcement in October 2016, Release in November/December.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II: announcement in February 2017, release in March/April.
  • Canon EOS M4: announcement in February 2017, release in March/April

Please note that some of the dates listed above have been adjusted around four or five times. The only announcement date that’s a safe bet is the EOS 5D Mark IV date. It’s very likely the EOS 5D Mark IV will be announced late Summer 2016, ready for Photokina in September. This got confirmed from my sources. The other dates are better taken with a grain and of salt, though an announcement of the EOS 6D Mark II in 2017 starts to appear to be likely.

It’s also suggested that the EOS 6D Mark II might have the same sensor resolution as the EOS 5D Mark IV, i.e. 24MP. We got somewhat different information and we are trying to learn more.

[via Canon Rumors]

Beefed up Canon EOS 6D Mark II instead of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV? [CW1]

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I got an EOS 6D Mark II rumor I want to post in its completeness. While I do not think this rumor is reliable, I decided to post it for two reasons: 1) it’s a scenario that’s at least possible, and 2) it will make the rounds sooner or later. The rumor (slightly modified from the original):

Canon is going to make some changes to its full-frame line-up. The replacement for EOS 5D Mark III is going to be the same camera which will replace the EOS 6D, and its name will be EOS 6D Mark II. That’s right, there won’t be an EOS 5D Mark IV, and the EOS 6D Mark II will be upgraded in its market position compared to the EOS 6D but at the same time downgraded compared to the EOS 5D Mark III. I personally find it odd that Canon took this decision and I haven’t been told why it did so. My guess is that this would be a reasonable decision if and only if a lower-cost model derived from the EOS 1D line hit the streets as a replacement or upgrade to the EOS 5D Mark III. I have no information regarding the EOS 6D Mark II specifications except that a dual-pixel autofocus sensor is under last-stage testing at Canon, but I’ve no idea whether it will make it in the end product, this will depend on the testers’ feedback. However, a non-DPAF sensor is also in last-stage testing, so it cannot be said at the moment whether the EOS 6D Mark II will feature DPAF or not. The engineering team had significant difficulty incorporating DPAF capability on the full-frame sensor within the cost constraints they were told to honor, so it’s not guaranteed that the result will pass the requirements if the “shortcuts” taken by the engineers to stay within the cost constraints didn’t work. I also learn through another less-trustful but still believable channel that the price point of the EOS 6D Mark II will stay at the same level as that of the EOS 6D.

No EOS 5D Mark IV (all rumors) but a beefed up EOS 6D Mark II (all rumors) instead? What do you think?