The Canon 6D Mark II is officially here and it’s almost everything we hoped it would be. The original Canon 6D went a long way to making the full frame DSLR format more accessible than previously possible. The 6D Mark II carries that mantle forward with an impressive set of photography features.
Canon 6D Mark II Key Features
- 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
- 45-point All Cross-type AF System
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
- 1080/60p Video Capture
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor
- ISO 100-40,000
- Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
- Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS technology
- Continuous Shooting at up to 6.5 fps
- Dust- & Water-resistant
While other Canon DSLRs my shine as video shooters, the 6D Mark II is first and foremost a photographer’s camera. This looks like it could be the answer to so many of the forum and comment threads from photographers asking for a camera that focuses on being a still camera.
The biggest upgrade for my money looks like the new 45-point AF system. Those wishing for more advanced DSLRs may now be able to reach a more affordable option with a solid AF system inside.
Of course, the 6D Mark II captures 1080/60p video and has Canon’s signature (and excellent) Dual Pixel AF. There are also a couple of sacrifices that you’ll have to take with the 6D Mark II. It only has a 1/4000s max shutter speed, which will be acceptable for many photographers but certainly not all. Another compromise on the video side is the lack of a headphone jack for monitoring audio capture. But you aren’t buying the 6D Mark II for its video prowess.
Canon also dropped the intro price for the second outing. The original 6D retailed for $2099, while the new 6D Mark II retails for $1999.
The 6D Mark II will be available late next month. Check it out here at B&H Photo.