[CW2] More Canon EOS 6D Mark II talk (to shrink and move upmarket?)

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New bits about the Canon EOS 6D Mark II surfaced on the web. Again the EOS 6D Mark II is said to “move upmarket”, though this time only “slightly”. I do not believe the EOS 6D Mark II will move upmarket. It will remain Canon’s entry-level full-frame DSLR. It may be that the EOS 6D Mark II will have a higher price tag than the EOS 6D had when it was introduced, but that doesn’t mean moving upmarket. The rumor also says the EOS 6D Mark II will be an evolutionary update of the EOS 6D, which, in my opinion, contrasts with the “move upmarket”. Just my two cents.

The rumor also suggests the EOS 6D Mark II will be smaller in size and of lighter weight. The EOS 6D Mark II will not feature the same sensor as another Canon FF DSLR, just like the EOS 6D. NFC should also be on board along with a not specified “new connectivity feature”. The announcement of the EOS 6D Mark II is expected beginning of 2016.

Time ago we got a supposed EOS 6D Mark II specification list (which you should take with a huge grain of salt):

  • 28MP
  • 6 fps
  • ISO 100 – 102400 (expandable to 204800)
  • new AF system (but not the same as on 5DS)
  • 98% viewfinder coverage
  • Single SD card slot
  • WiFi, NFC, and GPS
  • small improvements for video features
EOS 6D Mark II
The Canon EOS 6D

About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true
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