Canon announces EOS 6D Mark II
Canon has announced the full frame DSLR EOS 6D Mark II camera.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II has a 26.2 MP CMOS full frame sensor. This camera sports the latest DIGIC 7 processor. So the native ISO range is now from ISO 100 to ISO 40000. The high ISO is expandable to ISO 102400. However, the expandable ISOs are only expected to be used in extremely rare cases where capturing the shot is more important than the noise and quality of the image.
The autofocus system of the 6D Mark II has been vastly improved. It now sports 45 point AF with all the autofocus points being cross type. The previous 6D camera had 11 point AF.
These days Canon includes the awesome Dual Pixel AF in its DSLRs and the 6D Mark II camera is no exception. You can also record video in this camera at Full HD ie. 1080p at 60 frames per second.
The 6D Mark II has a vari-angle 3 inch LCD screen like the 80D and it is a touchscreen too, so one can also chose the point of focus by touching the area in the touchscreen. So it is the first full frame DSLR to have a vari-angle touchscreen LCD. However, the 6D Mark II canít shoot 4K video like the 5D Mark IV. This appears to be the area where Canon has decided to differentiate its high end cameras by giving them 4K and restricting others to 1080p.
The 6D Mark II has a continuous burst shooting mode of 6.5 frames per second. It also is dust and water resistant and comes with built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS technologies.
Price: 6D Mark II will cost $1,999.00 for body only, $3,099.00 with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM II lens and $2,599.00 with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM lens
Availability: Late july