Canon EOS R6 Mark II

Published on: November 10, 2022

Canon introduces the EOS R6 Mark II, the fastest and most advanced full-frame mirrorless camera in its portfolio. Part of the innovative EOS R System, the EOS R6 Mark II offers 40fps, low-light AF and 6K RAW/4K UHD video recording; all designed and built around the RF bracket. This highly advanced camera is the latest in Canon’s range for hybrid content creators and utilizes the powerful functionality of the RF mount. Thanks to the powerful combination of high performance, stability and professional video functions, this super-fast system camera sets a new standard in the market.

Unsurpassed image sharpness

The EOS R6 Mark II uses the same DIGIC X processor technology that powers the EOS R5, EOS R6 and popular EOS-1D X Mark III. Together with the new 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, the camera supports the new generation of Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, which brings both speed and reliability to very high levels. The EOS R6 Mark II can track subjects closely and keep them in focus as they move through a scene. Using improved deep learning artificial intelligence, people, vehicles – which now also include planes and trains – and animals, such as horses and zebras, are recognized. The type of subject to be detected can be selected from the menu or with the new Auto function, depending on the scenario in which the photographer is active. Advanced eye tracking allows users to specify which eye (left or right) to focus on. If the eyes cannot be detected, the EOS R6 Mark II will focus on the face instead. If a person turns away for a moment, the camera continues to follow the head. When the head is no longer visible, the camera continues to track the body.

The EOS R6 Mark II offers the most effective IS performance in the world thanks to the 8-stop image stabilizer. Using the combined IS – optical and in-body – long exposures can be shot handheld with exceptional clarity and sharpness. With flicker-free focusing in light levels down to -6.5EV and the ability to shoot up to ISO 102400, photographers can also faithfully capture the atmosphere, regardless of the conditions around the scene.

Next-generation speed for the EOS R System

The EOS R6 Mark II is Canon’s fastest EOS to date. The R6 Mark II can shoot continuously at up to 40 fps – with 20 fps and 5 fps options with electronic shutter – and up to 12 fps mechanically. This makes it possible to capture fleeting moments that are barely perceptible to the human eye. Compared to the EOS R6, the new sensor reduces shutter rolling, allowing the camera’s electronic shutter to be used to freeze fast-moving subjects.

The new EOS R6 Mark II also perfectly meets the needs of photographers by capturing the action before shooting begins. The camera records half a second of pre-recording in RAW Burst mode. This is a huge advantage when shooting unpredictable subjects, from elite athletes to small children. RAW Burst mode shoots continuously at 30 fps for up to 191 frames, with each frame captured in a single CR3 file; all with AF tracking. Individual images can be extracted from this sequence using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software or in-camera and saved as individual JPEG, HEIF or RAW files.

Much improved video capabilities

Using the full width of the sensor, the EOS R6 Mark II is the only camera in its class to shoot 4K 60p UHD with simultaneous Dual Pixel AF II focusing. All 4K content is created by oversampling the sensor’s 6K output, resulting in superior image quality. For filmmakers who want even better performance, the EOS R6 Mark II outputs 6K RAW via the HDMI output. This 6K content can be saved in ProRes RAW on an Atomos Ninja V+ recorder. In addition to more detail, this also allows adjusting parameters, such as white balance, during post-production. Content creators can enable three or five second pre-record mode. When switched on, video is continuously streamed through the camera in standby mode, making it possible to capture the action even before recording is pressed. This is a solution for unpredictable moments or unpredictable scenes.

The EOS R6 Mark II features an improved circuit design that allows for longer shooting times. Now over 40 minutes at oversampled 4K 60p or up to 6 hours at 4K 30p – dropping the previous maximum recording time of 29:59 – depending on ambient temperature, available memory card space and battery life.

The innovative EOS R6 Mark II enables content creators and filmmakers to meet the growing demand for both high-impact still images and moving content. The camera can also shoot powerful slow-motion images with AF support in Full HD at up to 179.82 fps. During video recording, False Color can be used as a guideline to adjust the exposure. This is especially useful in situations that typically result in overexposed highlights. With HDR support via PQ and Canon’s popular Canon Log 3, content creators can record razor-sharp and expressive videos and immerse the viewer in the images. When used with supported lenses, the EOS R6 Mark II also applies focus breath correction to compensate for its influence and achieve a cinematic end result.

Intelligent connection for content delivery

With the updated Bluetooth v.5 and Wi-Fi (5GHz), the EOS R6 Mark II can easily connect to a smartphone and network, enabling high-speed file sharing and FTP/FTPS/SFTP transfer. This makes it easy to edit and share content, even on the go. The camera can also be controlled remotely using the Camera Connect and EOS Utility apps, connected to the PC, Mac or smartphone via Wi-Fi or high-speed USB-C cable. For semi-professional photographers and content creators, smooth and fast delivery of content is as important as taking photos and videos. The EOS R6 Mark II supports automatic transfer of image files from the camera to the image. canon cloud platform for easy content sharing and printing.

The EOS R6 Mark II can be used as a webcam on PC and Mac computers with video calling applications such as Skype, Zoom and Teams without the need to install additional software. This plug-and-play functionality is available via industry-standard USB Video Class (UVC) and USB Audio Class (UAC) drivers included with Windows and MacOS operating systems. The camera offers higher image quality than ordinary computer webcams and gives a perfect impression during online video calls.

An extension of creative content creators

Seamless navigation and familiar ergonomics enable existing users of EOS and EOS R System models to work comfortably with the EOS R6 Mark II. The EOS R6 Mark II is equipped with a multi-function shoe with a new generation interface. This makes it possible to use a new range of accessories, including the recently introduced SPEEDLITE EL-5. This accessory can be used without cables and in some situations without batteries.

The camera housing can withstand all conceivable weather conditions. The high-resolution 3.69 Megadot EVF guarantees a crystal-clear display when taking photos and videos, as they refresh at 120 fps. In addition, the EOS R6 Mark II has inherited the optical view finder function from the EOS R3. This ensures a lifelike reproduction, while preserving details in light and dark areas and in transitions. The EOS R6 Mark II is also compatible with the same LP-E6 battery and battery grip as the EOS R6, but with the benefit of extending battery life by around 50 percent when using the LCD monitor.

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