I was pretty pumped with the Canon 6D Mark II was announced. It wasn’t announced with a lot of fanfare for its video quality and there was no 4K video under the hood. However, it looked like THE full frame camera to have if you were a serious photographer on a budget. Unfortunately, early tests are starting to show that the dynamic range is rather lackluster for a full frame camera in 2017.
Check out DP Review’s examination of what happens when we push the shadows in the 6D Mark II at lower ISO settings. Also, Photons to Photos gives us a nice DxO Mark comparison chart to examine the results wit the Canon 80D beating it out at lower ISO settings.
Of course, most of this is still just charts and testing environment images; however, a real world limitation that’s obvious is the limited ability to push the shadows when processing RAW images. I’m still looking forward to trying the 6D Mark II out to see just how well it can perform across the board. Obviously, there is a lot more to a camera than just one spec result but it is still disheartening to hear these early reports on it.
It is so much easier to be tolerant of Canon’s shortcomings after you switch to Sony. :) Cheers Eric… great site.
peter vq says
:-) … could mean :
– after switching to Sony, (Sony being so much worse).. it is much easier to tolerate Canon’s (lesser) shortcomings in comparison –
– after switching to Sony, (Sony being so much better).. it is easier to tolerate Canon’s shortcomings in comparison (because Sony is better and thus no need to worry about Canon anymore)
Bill Claff says
FWIW, PhotonsToPhotos.net provides sensor measurements independent of DxOMark, and in my (biased) opinion better. These results are in the first section of the site which is best know for Photographic Dynamic Range (PDR) measurements, similar to, but not the same as DxOMark Landscape score.
For cameras that have not been tested at PhotonsToPhotos DxOMark-like data is also available. These results are in the second section of the site.
I was waiting for so long for 6DII and was ready to buy it as soon as it hits the shelves. But now, I am not sure that I am going to buy it. I have started to think about 5DIV. True that it is more expensive, but there are no such issues with 5DIV.
The Canon EOS 5D Mk.IV is also lacking in video quality. It is years behind the times. Have a look through the pages of http://www.eoshd.com and you’ll see why.
You are right. There is no 4K. But I use my camera for still pictures only. So that is not an issue for me.