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Canon EOS R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (2020)

MSRP 2499 USDNeoscore 77%NEX score 80%

Product Overview

Canon EOS R6 is a high-end mirrorless camera in the Canon RF-mount system. Introduced by Canon in 2020, it comes with a full-frame sensor with 20 MP (5472 x 3648) resolution and a 3.69 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing to keep in your camera bag. Professionals and fanboys will be pleased by the extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate that this camera can deliver.
The Canon EOS R6 comes with a fully articulated touch display and 1053 autofocus points. Those who intend to use the Canon EOS R6 for video work will be glad to find that the camera comes with 8 stops of IBIS.
Canon EOS R6 is the company's MILC equivalent of EOS 6D Mark II.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fully articulated LCD
  • 8 stops of IBIS
  • Extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate
  • Weather-sealed
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Low 20 MP resolution
  • Viewfinder with low 0.76x magnification

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Excellent 4K video performance
Cons
  • Lack of autofocus controls
  • Lackluster image quality
  • No DCI support
  • No built-in GPS receiver
  • Relatively low resolution
  • Bulky body
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.2 Gen 2
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth

Construction

Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Lens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy chassis, plastic body
Microphone
Stereo
Misc
Low Pass Filter
Sensor | Resolution
20 MP (5472 x 3648)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
88 mm / 3.46 in
Size | Height
98 mm / 3.86 in
Size | Width
138 mm / 5.43 in
Weight
680 g / 24.03 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Fully articulated TFT LCD
Resolution
1,620,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.76x
Viewfinder | Resolution
3,690,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Autofocus
1053 focus points
Crop Factor
1.0
Exposure Compensation
±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash Sync Speed
1/200 sec (mechanical); 1/250 sec (electronic 1st curtain)
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
Works with lens-based IS systems for maximum shake reduction, 8 stops
ISO Range
Yes, 100 ~ 102400 (expands to 204800)
Processor
Digic X
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Video Recording
4K 60p 10-bit, FHD 120p 10-bit
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
360 shots
Max Burst Rate
20.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/8000 s (electronic) / 1/8000 s (mechanical) ~ 30 s
Storage
Dual SD slots (UHS-II supported)

Production

Accessory
Battery Grip: BG-R10 ($350) | Wireless File Transmitter: WFT-R10A ($1000)
Availability
2020-08
Battery
LP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2020-07-09

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The EOS R6 may have been over-shadowed by the headline-grabbing R5, but quietly becomes one of the most compelling cameras in Canon’s range. It may lack the 45 Megapixels, 8k video, slow-motion 4k, more detailed viewfinder and slightly tougher build, but it's more notable how much they have in common. Buy the R6 and you’ll get the same built-in stabilisation, the same rear controls and the same screen articulation.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Excellent autofocus and drive system
  • Excellent image quality
Cons
  • No built-in GPS receiver
  • Slow-motion 4k video

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
Canon EOS R6 is the mirrorless camera that owners of the company's mid-level DSLRs have been holding out for. The camera feels like working with a DSLR, but offers the in-body stabilization and electronic viewfinder of a mirrorless. While the R6 now competes well, it puts Canon more on par with other mirrorless competitors than ahead of them.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality for a full-frame mirrorless
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Bulky body
  • Lack of autofocus controls

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Canon R6 is just now going on sale, but its video functions are already a hotly contested topic. Overheating has proven to be a real issue with extended recording with the R5. The R6 isn't useless for video if it hits the overheating threshold. It's a fine choice for wedding and portrait specialists looking to add some video to client packages.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent 4K video performance
  • Stabilized sensor
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Heat management is still a concern
  • Can't record at 60fps at 4K

rtings[4]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
Canon R6 has incredible image quality, and its autofocus system helps track moving subjects and keep them in focus. It has a remarkable high continuous shooting speed of 18 frames per second in silent mode. Unfortunately, it takes a long time to clear its buffer, which can be inconvenient. The Canon R6 isn't designed for action video.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Well-built and comfortable to use
  • Great video autofocus system helps track moving subjects and keep them in focus
  • High continuous shooting speed in silent mode
  • Exceptional image quality in both 4k and FHD
  • Very good battery life
Cons
  • Can be a bit heavy with its kit lens attached
  • Can't really record slow-motion video

t3[5]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
The Canon EOS R6 promises a lot with its impressive range of specifications. It produces great images, and is extremely impressive when it comes to fast frame rates, super quick autofocusing and Eye AF. Autofocusing is nothing short of fantastic, with particular special mention going to its tracking prowess when photographing animals. Vloggers/videographers will be keen to know what the R6 can offer in terms of performance - here it really is a pared-back version of the R5.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Fast autofocus
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • Some overheating issues
  • No DCI support

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
Canon's new Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system allows focusing to be done on-sensor. It gives you a whopping 6,072 AF points to choose from – higher than the R5's 5.940. Images pop with color without appearing oversaturated, as has always been Canon's trademark. Details are good for the most part but we did find the R6 struggles during bright sunlight.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Compact size
  • Good image quality
Cons
  • No HEIF support
  • Lackluster image quality

digitalpicture[7]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
The Canon EOS R6 is a full-featured, fast, high-performing, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a relatively low resolution and a mid-level price. The R6 delivers sharp image quality with excellent dynamic range (exposure latitude) and high ISO noise performance. Like the R5, the controls and user interface of the R6 make it very easy to use with a grip design that makes long-term use comfortable.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus performance
  • High dynamic range (exposure latitude) and high ISO noise
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Relatively low resolution

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon EOS R6 review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/canon-eos-r6-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Canon EOS R6 review: A mirrorless to sway DSLR diehards. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/canon-eos-r6-review/. 2020-07-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Canon EOS R6 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/canon-eos-r6. 2020-09-23. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Canon EOS R6 Camera Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/camera/reviews/canon/eos-r6. 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
5. ^ Canon EOS R6 review. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/canon-eos-r6-review. 2021-06-29. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
6. ^ Canon EOS R6 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/canon-eos-r6-review. 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Canon EOS R6 Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-R6.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-21.

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