Canon EOS R6 Mark II On Its Way, Coming With Stacked Sensor?

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 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 more or less silent murmurings. The Canon EOS R6 Mark II might come soon.

Twitter user how2fly posted…:

The prototype of the EOS R6 Mark II is already in testing, and it shares something with EOS R3: a STACKED sensor.

That’s not that unreal. It wouldn’t be the first time Canon introduces a new technology on a flag ship camera, and later on brings it to more affordable gear. The Canon EOS R6 is more than two years old, and might be in Canon’s update radar. If it gets the stacked sensor of the EOS R3 it would be a smart move by Canon.

how2fly was right in the past, so he or she might be right again. Let me know what you think.

Stay tuned.

Firmware Updates For Canon EOS R3 , EOS R5 And EOS R6 Released

Canon Eos R3 Review

Canon released new firmware update for three EOS R cameras, the EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6.

The firmware updates started to be available on Canon’s Asian sites, so we link Canon Singapore for the downloads.

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Version 1.6.0 (download) incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

1. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for movie recording. When [High] is selected, the camera will not automatically turn off when the temperature of the camera body and card become high, which may allow for longer movie recording than before, depending on the shooting conditions. Note that the temperature of the bottom surface of the camera may increase at this time.
2. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
3. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
4. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R6 firmware Version 1.6.0 (download) incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

1. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
2. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
3. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R3 firmware Version 1.2.0 (download) incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

1. Adds the ability to set “Custom high speed continuous” to the Drive mode. It is possible to shoot from 2 to 50 images continuously at a speed of approximately 30 to 195 fps.
2. Adds the ability to select “FHD 239.76 fps/200.00 fps” in “High frame rate.”
3. 1- Adds the ability for in camera “Depth compositing” during “Focus bracketing.”
2- Adds Focus bracketing and depth compositing with a flash (Speedlite EL-1).
4. Adds the ability of time-lapse movie recording. Note that the time-lapse movie setting is retained even if the camera enters the Auto Power Off state before starting time-lapse movie recording.
5. Adds the ability of Cloud RAW processing functionality. RAW processing with the latest image processing technology is possible. This is a paid service that requires the purchase of a Canon Imaging App Service Plan, which will be available starting July 25, 2022.
6. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images..
7. Adds the ability to set [Still Image Crop/Aspect] to [Custom Controls]. The assigned button can be used to switch between crop and aspect ratio.
8. Adds the ability to crop and resize images during transfer to an FTP server.
9. 802.1X authentication/WPA2-Enterprise now supports the PKCS#12 certificate format.
10. Adds an electronic shutter sound to be played when the mechanical shutter or electronic 1st-curtain is set.
11. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
12. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for still shooting.
13. Fixes an issue, which displays Error Code 70 on the camera, that may occur, in rare instances, when the [Disp. performance] setting is set to [Smooth].
14. Fixes minor issues.

Canon MILCs Are King In Japan In April 2022

Canon Firmware Eos Rp

Canon cameras rock, we know it all to well. However, it’s always nice to see a confirmation.

According to the statistics collected by Map Camera, Canon’s EOS RP and EOS R6 and EOS R5 are in the first 4 ranking for mirrorless market shares in April 2022 in Japan. The Canon EOS RP?, you might wonder.

  1. Canon EOS RP
  2. Canon EOS R6
  3. FUJIFILM X-E4
  4. Canon EOS R5
  5. Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH6
  6. OM SYSTEM OM-1
  7. Nikon Z9
  8. Nikon Z fc
  9. Nikon Z6II
  10. SONY FX3

The Canon EOS RP was released in 2019, so it’s a bit surprising to see it ranked first.

Stay ready for the big Canon announcement next week, on May 24, 2022.

Sony a7 IV vs Canon EOS R6 Full Comparison Review (for photography and video)

Sony A7 Iv Vs Canon Eos R6

Here is a new Sony a7 IV vs Canon EOS R6 comparison review. Maybe the most exhaustive comparison review we ever featured.

Sony a7 IV at a glance:

  • 33MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 10 fps Shooting, ISO 100-51200
  • 4K 60p Video in 10-Bit, S-Cinetone
  • 3.68m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3″ 1.03m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • 759-Pt. Fast Hybrid AF, Real-time Eye AF
  • Focus Breathing Compensation
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Creative Looks and Soft Skin Effect
  • 4K 15p UVC/UAC Streaming via USB Type-C

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

Coming from our friend Mat at Mirrorless Comparison, the Sony a7 IV vs Canon EOS R6 review doesn’t let a question unanswered. Don’t look further if you want to learn about how these two cameras compare. From Mat’ conclusion:

In terms of autofocus, the two cameras are on the same level. You need specific situations to see a small advantage for one or the other, but overall they deliver an excellent level of speed and precision, and a similar keeper rate.

The R6 maintains an advantage with in-body image stabilisation (photos especially) and continuous shooting speed. I also prefer the Canon ergonomics, although the Sony is much better than before, and offers more customisation.

Concerning image quality, the main difference is the higher resolution of the A7 IV, which adds a bit more noise at high ISO, but has nothing to fear when it comes to dynamic range.

Then, there is video, where I think the A7 IV has the edge. Not only does it deliver more latitude with HDR and Log profiles, but it also has more codecs to offer, higher bitrates and can record for longer without overheating. The latter remains Canon’s weakest point.

The only real advantage for the R6 when it comes to movies is the possibility to record 4K 60p with a small sensor crop, whereas you need to accept a 1.5x crop on the A7 model.

Read the full review at Mirrorless Comparison.
Sony a7 iv vs canon eos r6
Insanely high ISO values (image © Mirrorless Comparison, used with permission)

You can dive into the Sony a7 IV vs Canon EOS R6 comparison also by watching the video-version of the review. The video review comes in two parts, the first comparing both cameras for photography, the second for video making. Enjoy.

More Sony a7 IV vs Canon EOS R6 comparisons are listed here.

Canon Firmware Update For EOS R5 And EOS R6 Released (ver. 1.5.2, autofocus improvements)

Canon Firmware Canon EOS R6 Review Camera Sales

Canon firmware updates for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 have been released.

Canon EOS R5 firmware Version 1.5.2 (download) incorporates the following enhancement:

  1. Optimizes AutoFocus accuracy when Extender RF1.4x or Extender RF2x is attached to the RF800mm F5.6 L IS USM and RF1200mm F8 L IS USM lenses.
  2. Enhances the stability of Eye Detection. 3. Enhances AutoFocus tracking when shooting moving subjects.

Canon EOS R6 firmware Version 1.5.2 (download) incorporates the following enhancement:

  1. Enhances the stability of Eye Detection
  2. Enhances AutoFocus tracking when shooting moving subjects.

Fujifilm GFX100S vs Canon R6: Medium Format Worth It? (not really)

Fujifilm Gfx100s

Here is an unfair comparison, the medium format Fujifilm GFX100S vs the full frame Canon EOS R6.

Fujifilm GFX100S at a glance:

  • 102MP Medium Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • X-Processor 4 Image Processor
  • 4K30 Video; F-Log Gamma, 12-Bit Raw Out
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • 425-Point Phase-Detection Autofocus
  • ISO 100-12800, up to 5 fps Shooting
  • 400MP Pixel Shift Multi-Shot
  • 19 Film Simulation Modes

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

Alex Barrera wonders if medium format is worth it, and compares the Fujifilm GFX100S with the Canon EOS R6. It’s a short video so I won’t spoil it, but the answer is “not really” :-)