This review is devoted to EOS 6D Mark II that Canon has first introduced to the public in Jun 29, 2017. This model is a Semi-Pro DSLR camera with a resolution of 26.0 MP and a Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
This is an upgraded model that Canon released to replace their older product 6D.
In Semi-Pro DSLR cameras (Top 10 DSLR Cameras) this model has taken rank #12 out of 200. Its Overall Score has reached 55/100 and it takes a rank of #27 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Canon EOS 6D Mark II review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
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In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon EOS 6D Mark II. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro DSLR cameras.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II has the following external dimensions 144 x 144 x 75 mm (56.69 x 43.7 x 29.53″) with the weight of 765 g.
The typical weight for average Semi-Pro DSLR type cameras is 783g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Canon EOS 6D Mark II, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon EOS 6D Mark II has about an average thickness compared to other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 75mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon EOS 6D Mark II with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Canon EOS 6D Mark II comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Canon EOS 6D Mark II comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II boasts of a resolution of 26.0 MP and is equipped with a Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
The base of Canon EOS 6D Mark II has the following ISO range 100 - 40000 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 50 - 102400.
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
In a huge database of models that we have collected, Canon EOS 6D Mark II features a 26.0 MP sensor. In the Semi-Pro DSLR class, there is a high-resolution camera.
DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Canon EOS 6D Mark II, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 85 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Canon EOS 6D Mark II’s sensor.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of Full frame sensor featured in Canon EOS 6D Mark II with other standard sensor sizes.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (pentaprism) ViewFinder.
The ViewFinder in EOS 6D Mark II has quite nice characteristic. Its magnification ratio is 0.71x and it also provides a coverage of 98%.
Compared to other cameras from this class, this model may not come with the highest magnification and coverage indicators. However, even though its coverage is only 98%, this can’t be called a significant disadvantage.
Some of the main reasons why the OVF presented in this model is a handy tool are that it allows you to see a scene without any time lag or resolution limits. Besides, it also ensures the highest level of clarity that can be elaborated by the lens and the human eye. Who can benefit from this feature? The OVF is especially handy when shooting sports events. This smart system will allow photographers to see action instantly and figure out what is the right timing for capturing a specific moment.
This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.
Some of the other highlights of Canon EOS 6D Mark II are its 6.5 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, EOS 6D Mark II unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.
One more highlight that makes Canon EOS 6D Mark II stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 45 points.
In addition, EOS 6D Mark II has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Canon EOS 6D Mark II, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon EOS 6D Mark II allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
EOS 6D Mark II comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.
In addition, Canon EOS 6D Mark II is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.
One more advantage of Canon EOS 6D Mark II is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, EOS 6D Mark II is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect EOS 6D Mark II with suitable external devices.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon EOS 6D Mark II provides a shooting life of 1200, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 871 shots.
Compared to all models in the Semi-Pro DSLR category, Canon EOS 6D Mark II offers the highest battery life that reaches 1200 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon EOS 6D Mark II’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon EOS 6D Mark II’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EOS 6D Mark II to the average DSLR camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 6D Mark II performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 99. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 6D Mark II can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
No Significant Disadvantages
After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 6D Mark II performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 100. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 6D Mark II can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 6D Mark II performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 95. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 6D Mark II can be called a 95 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 6D Mark II performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 70. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 6D Mark II can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 6D Mark II performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 96. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 6D Mark II can be called a 96 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
No Significant Disadvantages
|Model||EOS 6D Mark II|
|Announced||Jun 29, 2017|
|Body Type||Mid-size SLR|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF|
|Number of Lenses||256|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated|
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||6.5 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||no built-in flash|
|DxO Sensor Scores|
|DxO Sensor Scores||85|
|DxO Color Depth||24.4|
|DxO Dynamic Range||11.9|
|DxO Low Light ISO||2862|
|Sensor Size||Full frame|
|Sensor Dimensions||35.9 x 24 mm|
|Sensor Area||861.60 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||26.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||6240 x 4160|
|Max Native ISO||40,000|
|Max Boosted ISO||102,400|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||45|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||45|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Physical Dimensions||144 x 111 x 75 mm|
|Battery Life||1200 shots|
|Battery Type||1200 shots|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)|