Canon announced two DSLRs today, but perhaps nothing in the lineup was more highly anticipated than the EOS 6D Mark II. After looking through the spec sheet, photographers will definitely be pleased with Canon’s upgrades improving the camera in practically every way. Sitting just below the 5D Mark IV, the latest full-frame DSLR from Canon sports a brand new 26.2MP CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 7 Image Processor, which will help create sharp, low-noise imagery, even when working at native sensitivities up to ISO 40000 or extended up to ISO 102400. That isn’t the only major advancement in this camera, because it now comes equipped with a capable 45-point All Cross-type AF System that is leaps and bounds above the 11-point system of the original.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase-detection makes an appearance in the 6D line now, ensuring lightning-fast and accurate focusing in both live view and video. The camera is faster now, with a continuous shooting rate of 6.5 fps and Full HD video recording at up to 60p. While not the 4K spec of the latest 5D, the quality of video from the 6D Mark II should be superb. Users will also have access to a 3.5mm microphone input for improved audio quality.
While the original 6D handled very well, there are some notable changes to the body design that will be appreciated, including weather sealing to protect against dust and water. The Mark II also becomes the first full-frame Canon camera to offer a vari-angle LCD, this one being a 3.0" touchscreen, as well, for intuitive operation. Along with these upgrades, the camera features a slightly redesigned body for improved comfort and ergonomics and it now offers a Canon 3-pin connection on the front. As is to be expected nowadays, the Mark II features built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, and GPS. Users will also be able to pick up the BG-E21 Battery Grip for extended shooting times and improved ergonomics when shooting in portrait orientation.
The camera will be available as a body only, as well as in a kit with the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens or a kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens