The Canon 6D Mark II has been on deck for quite a while now and we are starting to see more info leak out with the certification bodies. Additionally, the Canon Rebel SL2 appears to be set to launch with or around the same time of the 6D Mark II in July 2017.
Specifications for each of the cameras are slim but some info has been revealed in the certification publications.
Canon 6D Mark II Specs/Details
- Vari-Angle LCD
- Slightly taller/deeper body than original Canon 6D
- Announced in July, Shipping in August
The only official details to surface for the Rebel SL2 relates to the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity disclosed in the certification filing. However, I would expect the features to closely mirror those in the Canon Rebel T7i based on how close the Rebel SL1 and T5i were to each other.
[via Canon Rumors]
It would be nice if the 6D Mk2 had dual memory slots and more autofocus points.
I guess we’ll wait and see.
Speaking of WiFi. I wish more devices used Bluetooth, so phones didn’t lose internet connectivity while connected to cameras.
Eric Reagan says
I’m with you on all points Jared. The current state of wireless connectivity for cameras and phones is a mess. We need a standard for large file transfer bad, but the camera market alone might be too niche to push the issue.
Oscar Richard says
If the 6D ii had dual memory slots and more focus points it would be the 5D iii/iv
I guess so. If the original 6D had more AF points, it would have been a 5D Mk2 killer when it came out.
I just bought a 6D new to upgrade from a 5D Mk II. The Mk II will become an infra-red camera. The basic reason to upgrade was to obtain a much quieter shutter mechanism, like the 7D Mk II. The 5D Mk II’s shutter is a real clunker & not appreciated in some of my photo venues. I couldn’t care less about W-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. But, I DO wish the 6D had dual slots, like the 7D Mk II.
Don’t understand WHY CANON has to relocate important buttons, etc. Using CANON digital cameras since the original 10D, it’s irksome. At least when going from the 7D to the Mk II, MOST common functions were in the same place. The 6D is altogether different. When in a time-sensitive shooting mode, one cannot afford to have to mentally adjust one’s actions for each camera body. This is POOR engineering on CANON’S part.
If you’ve been shooting Canon cameras for that long (and have been shooting in Manual mode), you’ll also appreciate how Canon removed the Exposure Level Indicator on the top LCD screen on the 7D Mk2. On every other Canon body I’ve owned, if I’m shooting in Manual mode, I can look at the top LCD screen and use it as a meter. They deliberately disabled this on the 7D Mk2 and it drives me crazy!
I guess they want you to look at the vertical meter in the viewfinder, which is all the way at the right edge of the viewfinder. I’m left-eye dominant, and it’s not as easy to see. Plus, I often meter when not looking through the viewfinder, and really miss having it on the top LCD screen. I keep hoping for a firmware update to take care of this, or maybe someone will just hack the firmware. Definitely another example of a design failure that should be easy to fix.
Actually, I’ve been shooting CANON since long before the 10D. How about going back to the PELLIX with the pellicle mirror, or the original FT? (both of which I still have for nostalgia sake!) And, then an EF, F1, F1N, A1, two 1N’s, & 1V.
Yes, the 10D, two 30D’s, 40D, 1Ds, two 50D’s, 5D, 5D Mk II, 7D, 7D Mk II, and now the 6D. But, I think this is where I’ll stop. getting too old to cart this junk around. I’ve only played with the 6D this past week, but I DO like what I’ve seen so far. To me, there should be certain staples of design that once established, are set in concrete. And, certainly, the most common user buttons on the different models should be held in the same place. As someone who spent 50+ years in product design, I appreciate this mandate very much.
I couldn’t agree more about common buttons staying put. I’ve only been shooting Canon since the 20D, but I’ve had a lot as well (20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D Mk2, 5D Mk3, 7D, 7D, Mk2 and now the 5D Mk4).
It has been interesting watching the design change over several models (the “Q” button arriving on the 7D and its location changing on the 5D Mk3 and 7D Mk2), but it completely puzzled me why Canon removed the exposure indicator on the 7D Mk2. I love everything else about that camera, but that’s the one thing that really bothers me. It would be so easy to add it back, as it’s only the firmware telling it NOT to display on the top LCD and leaving those segments blank.
I bought the 6D MOSTLY because I wanted a 35mm-equivalnet body WITH a silent shutter mechanism. Even though it’s a mature design, this was my main focus (no pun intended). But, when I got the camera out of the box & noticed the single slot, and the rear thumbwheel is combined with the “joystick” & the SET button in the center of this. I have awkward, large, arthritis-ridden fingers. I’ve already changed setting that I didn’t want to, etc. And, the other annoyance is that the MENU system has reverted. IF you’re familiar with the 7D Mk II, it had 4 pages of MENU settings. (which became too cumbersome. The 6D reverts to the simplicity of earlier models. All of these changes in access are very frustrating. It’s ironic in a way because if you think back to the early days of the dSLR, there was much negative press given to NIKON because of its awkward menuing system when compared to the CANON approach. Now, it seems that the shoe is on the other foot. The CANON menuing system is getting terrible cumbersome, while the NIKON system is far more logically effected. Go figure!!!!
I will say that as much as I thought the “touch-screen” feature of the 5D Mk4 was not going to be useful at all to me; I was really wrong.
It really helps for the menu system. I just set my kids up with an old 20D, and I actually like the new menu system better.