Canon EOS M6 Mark II review: Our favorite Canon mirrorless camera yet
The Canon EOS M6 II is an enthusiast-targeted 32.5MP APS-C mirrorless camera built around the company's EF-M mount. In many respects it's a more compact mirrorless variant of the EOS 90D DSLR that was announced simultaneously.
Physically, it closely resembles the original M6 but brings a host of speed and feature upgrades. These include a higher resolution sensor, the ability to capture 4K video and a mode that shoots bursts of Raw files at up to 30 fps. The result is a capable and pleasantly engaging enthusiast camera.
- 32.5MP Dual Pixel AF CMOS sensor
- 14 fps continuous shooting
- 30 fps Raw Burst mode (with AF Tracking and pre-shot buffering)
- UHD 4K video at 30p and 25p with no crop / full width
- 3.0" rear touchscreen flips up by 180° or down by 45°
- Optional electronic viewfinder
- USB 2.0 port with Type-C connector
Canon says it will add 4K/24p shooting to the M6 II with a firmware update in 2020.
The EOS M6 Mark II is available in a series of kits. The official body-only price is $849. Adding the retracting 15-45mm IS STM lens and EVF (pictured) boosts the price to $1099, while an 18-150mm IS STM and EVF kit will set you back $1349.
What's new and how it compares
The M6 II brings 4K video and 30 fps Raw bursts. We look at the new features and how it stacks up against its peers.
Body, handling and controls
The M6 II gains some direct controls over its predecessor and features the latest iteration of the Canon menu system. There's also a good degree of customization available.
The M6 II has a couple of nice improvements over the original version, but it's the state of the EF-M lens range and the future of the EF mount that change out perspective the most.
The 32.5MP sensor in the M6 II (shared with the EOS 90D) is the first new sensor design from Canon we've seen in a while - check out how it performs.
The EOS M6 II has a reliable Dual Pixel autofocus system with eye detect. It's not quite the best in the business, but it's not at all bad, either.
With full-width 4K recording and a microphone input, the M6 II looks like a capable little video camera. Find out how it compares with its peers.
The EOS M6 Mark II is one of our favorite APS-C cameras of 2019 - it may not be the very best at any one thing, but it's very good at many things.
We had the chance to shoot with the M6 Mark II and have some sample images to show what it can do.
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