Canon EOS M6 Review

Overall 52
Imaging 23
Features 62
Size 81
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 112 x 68 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 390 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Canon M3.

Canon EOS M6 Summary

This review is devoted to EOS M6 that Canon has first introduced to the public in Feb 15, 2017. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Canon released to replace their older product M3.

In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #23 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 52/100 and it takes a rank of #44 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Canon EOS M6 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Canon EOS M6 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.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Continuous Shooting: 9.0 fps
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range: 12.6
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: No

Popular comparisons of Canon EOS M6

Complete Comparison of Canon EOS M6 With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon EOS M6. 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 Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Canon EOS M6

Canon EOS M6 has the following external dimensions 112 x 112 x 45 mm (44.09 x 26.77 x 17.72″) with the weight of 390 g.

The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Canon EOS M6, 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 M6 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 45mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon EOS M6 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon EOS M6 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon EOS M6 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Canon EOS M6 — 295 shots
Min: 250 shots
Average: 348 shots
Max: 540 shots

Thickness

Canon EOS M6 — 45 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Canon EOS M6 — 390 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

Unfortunately, Canon EOS M6 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 M6 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 M6 Photo and Sensor Features

Canon EOS M6 boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Canon EOS M6 has the following ISO range 100 - 25600 .

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 M6 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Semi-Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Canon EOS M6, 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 78 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Canon EOS M6’s sensor.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Canon EOS M6 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 APS-C sensor featured in Canon EOS M6 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Canon EOS M6

LCD and ViewFinder

Canon EOS M6 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic (optional) ViewFinder.

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.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Canon EOS M6 are its 9.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

EOS M6 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Canon EOS M6 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 49 points.

In addition, EOS M6 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Canon EOS M6, 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 M6 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Canon EOS M6 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

EOS M6 comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

In addition, Canon EOS M6 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Canon EOS M6 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 M6 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect EOS M6 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon EOS M6 provides a shooting life of 295, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 348 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Canon EOS M6 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Canon EOS M6 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon EOS M6’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon EOS M6’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EOS M6 to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Canon EOS M6 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M6 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 96. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M6 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.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Canon is famous with its skintones
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS M6 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M6 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 86. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M6 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (112 x 68 x 45 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS M6 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M6 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 73. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M6 can be called a 73 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (9.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (49)
  • Small battery life (295 shots)

Canon EOS M6 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M6 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 2. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M6 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

No Significant Disadvantages


Canon EOS M6 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M6 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 93. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M6 can be called a 93 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.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Good Dynamic Range (12.6)
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing

Canon EOS M6 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Canon
Model EOS M6
Announced Feb 15, 2017
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Canon EF-M
Number of Lenses 16
Focal Length Multiplier 1.6x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 5
Flash Modes
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial Yes
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 78
DxO Color Depth 23.4
DxO Dynamic Range 12.6
DxO Low Light ISO 1317
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 332.27 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 25,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 390 g
Physical Dimensions 112 x 68 x 45 mm
Battery Life 295 shots
Battery Type 295 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1

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