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Canon 6D MkII

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The original Canon EOS 6D, introduced way back in 2012, was an affordable entry point to full-frame photography. It has, however, been showing its age and fans have been clamouring for a replacement.

And it’s here. The long-awaited EOS 6D Mark II is better than its predecessor in practically every way, from its sensor to its ISO range, from its autofocus system to continuous shooting mode.

Not surprisingly, however, it’s also considerably more expensive than the model it replaces. So the question is whether these multiple improvements justify the price hike. It also puts the EOS 6D Mark II up against some noticeably tougher competition.


Tech

  • 26MP Full frame sensor
  • Vari-Angle LCD screen
  • ISO 100-40,000
  • DIGIC 7 processor
  • Built-in Wifi/NFC/Bluetooth/GPS
  • 6.5 continuous shooting abilities
  • Quiet shooting mode
  • Dust and weather resistance
  • 45 autofocus points around the center, all are cross type
  • Full 1080p 60p HD video (no 4K video output)
  • 4K time lapse movie mode
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Touchscreen

 

Pros

  • Nice feel to the camera body, though it’s now starting to feel more like the Canon 5D Mk III than the Canon 5D Mk II;
  • Weather sealing
  • Pretty fair color versatility
  • Flippy LCD screen is a nice touch
  • You can push the shadows quite a bit, though don’t expect Sony performance
  • Great battery life
  • Very good high ISO performance;
  • Canon’s Touch screen menu continues to be the best on the market
  • Canon’s rendition of skin tones continues to be the best on the market

Cons

  • No 4K video means that the long term value of a camera like this is null as the last time this camera was updated was maybe four or five years ago
  • Autofocus points all towards the center
  • Very slow autofocus with Sigma lenses
  • Low light autofocus is accurate but pretty much as fast as the Canon 5D Mk II’s center focus point was
  • 26MP is a bit too conservative when there are fantastic 24MP APS-C sensors
  • Lower ISOs don’t feel as versatile as the higher ISO settings
  • A single card slot

Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera with EF 24-105mm USM Lens – WiFi Enabled

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