Canon recently announced EOS M6 Mark II, a new mirrorless camera to their EOS M lineup, together along with the announcement of the new Canon DSLR, the EOS 90D. At the recent launch event in Singapore, together with the Canon EOS 90D, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II were the two latest cameras added to the Canon EOS family lineup. I had a short hands on experience with the Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera, I had the opportunity to have a short hands on experience, trying out the Canon EOS M6 Mark II camera.
The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is the successor to the Canon EOS M6 that was announced in February 2017, one of the Canon EOS M series camera that caught my attention and liking, this was one of the Canon mirrorless cameras that I was seriously contemplating even before completing a review on the Canon EOS M6. I really like the Canon EOS M6 and was seriously considering this camera before the Canon EOS R series arrived and I went for the Canon EOS RP.
The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is similar to the Canon EOS M6, the technical specifications and improved capabilities amazed me. I was impressed with the auto focus speed and accuracy of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, my initial impressions and views were that it could even be faster than the Canon EOS R and EOS RP. I would need to have some time with the Canon EOS M6 Mark II review unit when the opportunity arises. If the Canon EOS M6 Mark II has this level of auto focus improvements, faster AF and more accurate, this would bode well for the upcoming future Canon EOS R series full-frame mirrorless cameras.
From playing with the Canon EOS M (my parents used to own this very first Canon mirrorless camera previously before it was replaced by the Canon EOS RP) to the current Canon EOS RP, I had a pretty good understanding on the developments, growth, improvements and changes from the Canon EOS M to Canon EOS R, that I wrote and published in this article “The Canon Mirrorless Journey from Canon EOS M to EOS R“.
Right now, let me share with you more information and details on the Canon EOS M6 Mark II below:
“True to the Canon EOS M Series, the EOS M6 Mark II features its signature compact and lightweight body, with new and improved features so our users don’t miss out on the important moments in life,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. “In order to cater to the growing popularity of videography and vlogging, the EOS M6 Mark II comes with top-of-the-line functions that enable users to expound on their creativity and explore limitless filming possibilities.”
Versatile for All Occasions
Never worry about missing out on any precious moments in life – both spontaneous and planned – with the EOS M6 Mark II. Powered by Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 Image Processor, the EOS M6 Mark II delivers top notch DSLR performance in a compact form. The camera’s improved high-resolution 32.5-megapixel CMOS sensor gives users the creative freedom they need to capture vivid sunset shots under low-light conditions and landscape images with smooth tonal gradation under high-contrast conditions. The ability to shoot a wide range of scenes and expressions truly makes the EOS M6 Mark II a trusty companion for any and every occasion. From shooting picturesque mountain ranges to capturing the atmosphere of a bustling night market, the EOS M6 Mark II delivers pictures in stunning clarity and vibrant colours.
Fast moving subjects such as children, pets and vehicles are usually a challenge to shoot – but not with the EOS M6 Mark II. Designed with Canon’s proprietary technology Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus, with high-precision AF Tracking and Eye-Detection AF, subjects constantly in motion will stay in focus, resulting in high-quality images that are crisp and sharp. With up to 5,481 AF positions to choose from, users will have all the flexibility they need when it comes to changing the focus position in the frame frequently and adjusting it to their preference.
Boasting an impressive low-light focusing limit of EV-5, the EOS M6 Mark II is able to focus on subjects with high precision in dark conditions, such as a dimly-lit street or at home with soft lighting.
The EOS M6 Mark II is capable of up to 30 fps continuous shooting in RAW burst mode, allowing users to take multiple images in rapid-fire succession and subsequently giving them the power of choice in selecting their favourite shots. The EOS M6 Mark II’s electronic shutter will additionally appeal to wedding photographers, who can now shoot stealthily and confidently without having to worry about the shutter sound startling or disrupting their subjects.
Unlock Your Vlogging Potential
Venture into the world of movie-making with the EOS M6 Mark II, which gives users the creative freedom and flexibility they need to explore different styles of filming. With the option to shoot 4K movies with no cropping, users will be able to get the full field of view of their lens and see the images come to live. EOS M6 Mark II also allows you to produce super slow-motion scenes by shooting at 120p/100p in Full High Definition (FHD). Users can now shoot wide-angle footage of events and slow them down stylistically, offering their viewers a different point of view.
With the camera’s 3.0-inch tilting LCD, which tilts downwards by 45 degrees and upwards to 180 degrees, users will be able to shoot from unique and different angles, allowing them to expound on their creativity and discover endless new possibilities with filming. This feature also means selfie-takers can now check themselves out before snapping a shot.
The EOS M6 Mark II’s 5-axis movie digital Image Stabilisation reduces camera shakes for clearer, sharper videos, even when the user or the camera is moving. Whether it’s shooting a walkthrough of an event, or catching a child’s first steps on video, the EOS M6 Mark II makes video-capturing a walk in the park.
To ensure top audio quality, users also have the option of utilising the built-in microphone, or mounting an external mic to record ambient sounds and dialogue between subjects using the microphone input.
Ease of Use and Handling
Designed for everyday use, the EOS M6 Mark II is a stylish, lightweight and compact camera, with its portability enabling users to fit the camera into their shirt pocket or the slip pocket of their bag. It weighs almost half the weight of a mid-range DSLR, while measuring less than half its size. With intuitively developed features, users can easily begin shooting without the hassle of figuring out the camera’s various functions.
The EOS M6 Mark II supports the use of the optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2, allowing you to check on image framing and or adjust picture settings while keeping the camera close for steady shooting. This option particularly comes in handy when shooting under strong lighting conditions, resulting in potential glare and reflection on the LCD screen. Through the EVF-DC2, Touch and Drag AF allows users to move their focus point around while still keeping their eye on the viewfinder, giving photographers an easy time multitasking. Selecting focus on the LCD is a breeze, with a tap of your finger on the LCD, you can alternate your focus on either the flower field up close or the mountain ranges afar.
Easy and Seamless Connectivity
With connectivity being a key necessity in an everyday camera, the EOS M6 Mark II has users sorted with Bluetooth Low Energy technology that enables users to stay connected to their smart devices and the built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, allows user to upload photos and videos directly to social media platforms without the need for a computer. Transferring 4K videos from the camera is also a cinch, as they will be automatically compressed to Full HD before transferring. Content can also be transferred to your computer effortlessly for editing or backup.
Additionally, smartphones can be turned into live viewfinders and even be used as a remote control to capture images on the camera, all possible with the Canon Camera Connect app. By connecting the EOS M6 Mark II with compatible mobile devices, users can utilise the Canon Camera Connect app to control their camera remotely and take stunning photos and videos.
Exclusive Collaboration with Doraemon
Canon has partnered with the iconic Doraemon, a popular character across generations. Synonymous to the robotic cat’s ability to travel through time, Canon’s imaging products will help capture moments in time for users as precious memories they can revisit. With the launch of the EOS M6 Mark II, this will be bundled with a limited edition Doraemon bag worth $159 and camera strap worth $89. Customers who purchase the EOS M6 Mark II, EOS M50 or EOS M100 will be eligible to redeem the premiums, from October onwards.
Similarly, selected PowerShot G series cameras (G1X Mark III, G3X, G5X Mark II, G7X Mark III, G7X Mark II or G9X Mark II) will also be bundled with a limited edition Doraemon bag worth $109 and wrist strap worth $50. Customers who have purchased the selected PowerShot G Series from 5 September 2019 onwards are eligible to redeem the exclusive premiums from Canon’s Customer Care Centre.
Pricing and Availability
The new EOS M6 Mark II will be available at all authorised Canon dealers at the following recommended retail price at the end of September.
|Model||Colours||Retail Price (SGD)|
|EOS M6 Mark II Body||Black and Silver||$1,249|
|EOS M6 Mark II with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM||Black and Silver||$1,409|
|EOS M6 Mark II with EF-M18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM||Black and Silver||$1,849|
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Technical Specifications
|Image Processor||DIGIC 8|
|Image Sensor Camera Effective Pixels (total pixels)||APS-C size CMOS
Approx 32.5 megapixels
(Approx 34.4 megapixels)
|Focal Plane AF||Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Image display area max, approx 88% vert. approx 100%
Number of AF positions: max 5,481 positions
|Still image normal max ISO speed||ISO 25,600 (ISO expansion 51,200 equivalent)|
|Movie normal max ISO Speed||ISO 12,800 (ISO expansion, 25,600 equivalent)|
|Continuous Shooting||Max approx. 14 fps (One-shot AF / Servo AF)
RAW burst max approx 30fps (One-Shot / Servo AF)
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec (mechanical)
1/16000 sec (electronic)
|LCD monitor||3.0 type approx 1.04 million dots Tilt type approx 180 degrees up, approx 45 degrees down touch panel|
|Movie||4k 30p (Uncropped)|
|Size||Approx. 119.6 x 70.0 x 49.2mm|
|Network||Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Low Energy Technology|
|Digital Terminal||USB Type-C (USB 2.0)|
* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy *