Canon EOS M6

24MP APS-C CMOS sensor | Dual Pixel AF | 1080/60p video

What we like:

  • Very good image quality
  • Simple touchscreen controls
  • Decisive AF across 80% of frame

What we don't:

  • Short battery life
  • Part of LCD cut off when screen is flipped up for selfies
  • Only 1080p video
The Canon EOS M6 is the company's midrange mirrorless camera. Its selection of controls offer a DSLR-like shooting experience, along with Canon’s Dual Pixel on-sensor phase detection AF system to give depth-aware focus and a selfie-friendly flip-up LCD.
The M6 features three command dials, a dedicated exposure comp dial and a touchscreen display to give quick and easy control over both exposure and autofocus. The screen works as a touchpad, allowing users to quickly move the focus point. Its lack of a viewfinder helps keep the body ultra-compact.
Its lack of a viewfinder helps keep the body ultra-compact while still offering impressive image quality
We’ve been impressed with the focus and tracking of Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology. The use of the latest-generation processor promises further improvement compared to eariler versions, although blackout times on the M6 feel longer than its DSLR counterparts that share a similar sensor.
The M6’s sensor performs well in terms of Raw performance, and carries on the tradition of Canon's pleasing colors. That said, low light performance isn't up to the standards set by the best in its class.
The M6’s 1080/60p video is low resolution by contemporary standards. However, shooting quality footage is extremely easy thanks to the powerful and decisive Dual Pixel autofocus system and the electronic in-body image stabilization.
Overall, the M6’s appeal is that it’s a light and easy-to-use mirrorless camera that can make the perfect primary point-and-shoot or backup camera for the amateur photographer. It carries all the power of Canon's latest tech in one of the smallest packages possible, making it the most convenient way to pack Dual Pixel power.

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