Things we learn from the 90D's review concerning the M6 II sensor.

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Things we learn from the 90D's review concerning the M6 II sensor.
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Dpreview has just finished its 90D review. Since it uses the same sensor as the M6 mkII, I'll just quote some sentences from their review https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-90d-review/5 here:

From the Image quality section:

  • Image quality is noticeably improved across the board compared its 24MP predecessor [the M6 or 80D] and Raw IQ is on par with the best of its APS-C competition...
  • The 90D's lack of moiré suggests the presence of an anti alaising filter, unlike the a6400 (and D7500). So not only do you get class-leading Raw detail capture, you get it without the fear of moiré.
  • ..., in very dim lighting you can see a clear improvement in noise levels compared to the 80D.
  • The 90D has pretty good, but not outstanding dynamic range..... the result is comparable to its peers, though not class-leading.

Key takeaways:

  • Excellent Raw detail capture and high ISO noise performance
  • Pleasing JPEG color
  • Aggressive JPEG noise reduction smears away fine detail
  • Good raw dynamic range for class

And from the Conclusion page:

  • Canon's latest enthusiast APS-C DSLR represents a solid leap forward in image quality for this line...it offers outstanding Raw detail capture and noise performance, up there with other class-leaders like the Sony a6400.
  • In terms of pure photographic muscle, the mirrorless Sony a6400 is one of the 90D's closest and toughest competitors.... However Canon's Raw image quality is a hair better than Sony's.

In my opinion Canon did a very good job with this APS-C sensor, with -as dpreview mentions- noticeable improvement in dynamic range and noise performance, while retaining the familiar Canon colors.

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