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Canon launches the EOS R6 fullframe mirrorless camera

Canon launches the EOS R6 fullframe mirrorless camera

Along with the flagship Canon EOS R5, Canon has announced the EOS R6 camera fullframe mirrorless camera.

 

The EOS R6 appears to be well-equipped with a host of new features to push the limits of creativity for imaging enthusiasts. The combination of the EOS-1D X Mark

III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor produces an ISO range of 100-102,400 and is expandable to 204,800.

The EOS R6 is geared towards advanced amateurs featuring a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps. The addition of the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 cameras within the EOS R series lineup further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing the technologically advanced equipment in the RF mount.

EOS R6 cameras have the ability to capture the action of a variety of fast-moving subjects with impressive accuracy and speed. When using the mechanical shutter, the EOS R6 can shoot up to 12 fps and up to 20 fps when using the completely silent shutter. While shooting wildlife I find the 12fps to be pretty good burst speed for shooting photos of wildlife. The 20fps in electronic shutter mode will likely to be useful in track and field competitions where athletes appear in unique poses in these high frame rates which our eyes fail to notice.

Canon EOS R6 top view



Advanced DPAF:

Canon’s advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II which utilizes up to approximately100 percent coverage of the AF area and EOS iTR AF X incorporating AF tracking algorithms using deep learning technology and enhanced readout speed of the CMOS sensor and processing speed thanks to the DIGIC X image processor.

The 1,053 automatically selected AF Zones are made even more potent by the ability to detect the human eye, face or head as well as the eye, face or body of animals such as dogs, cats and even birds[i].

Image Stabilisation:

The EOS R6 comes with impressive inbuilt 5-axis Image Stabilizer. This can coordinate well with the Optical Image Stabilizers ie. IS equipped RF lenses. Canon has said that this results in up to 8 stops[ii] of shake correction. Often handholding used to be a big challenge due to the lack of good image stabilization in the camera body. Canon has moved in to solve that challenge.

The EOS R6 cameras come with a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.

Video:

Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). For many people the 4K 60p or 4k 50p (in PAL countries) is a good bet as clients still demand 1080p videos. Also this camera will be nicely used for youtube content creators.

The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate[vi]. Additional features of the EOS R6 camera include:

  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®[vii] and Bluetooth Technology[viii] with the ability to utilize the image.canon application
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 6D series

    EOS R6 has dual SD card slots

Battery Accessory

The optional BG-R10 battery grip accessory will be available for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The BG-R10 accommodates up to two batteries and is compatible with the new LP-E6NH, LP-E6N and LP-E6 batteries. The convenient BG-R10 grip accessory can also improve handling for users while capturing portrait photography.

Canon EOS R6 with battery grip

Price:

$2499.00 for the body only

Availability:

End of August



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