Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Package Overview: The Canon EOS 6D Mark II digital SLR has a
standard Canon EF mount, and will accept EF lenses. (Because of the full-sized
image sensor, EF-S lenses are not recommended. The camera is not compatible with
EF-M lenses.) No lenses are included with this "body only" camera kit.
ClearView LCD II Monitor: The EOS 6D Mark II features a 3.0"
LCD II monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots which allows you to view and shoot
real-time images. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio, and features the same capacitive
touch technology as today's popular mobile devices with intuitive touch panel
operation. The Vari-angle panel allows you to easily shoot at high or low
angles, or turn it around for shooting self-portraits. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness
levels to choose from. In Live View, grid lines can be displayed in 9 sections
(3x3), 24 sections (6x4), or 9 sections with diagonals, as well as an electronic level. The Live View function enables you to shoot your subjects
while viewing them on the LCD monitor.
Viewfinder: In addition to the 3.0" LCD monitor, the Canon EOS
6D Mark II uses an
eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism viewfinder with 0.71x magnification for approximately
98% vertical and horizontal coverage. The Intelligent Viewfinder II has a built-in diopter to allow you to
adjust the viewfinder to your personal eyesight.
26.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
The EOS 6D Mark II features a large, 26.2 MP full-frame CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24.0mm).
The sensor captures images of 6240 x 4160 pixels with a pixel size of 5.67
µm square. For the flexibility to shoot in even the most
dimly lit situations, the EOS 6D Mark II offers very wide ISO sensitivity, ranging from 100-40000 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 51200 and H2:
DIGIC 7 Image Processor:
The EOS 6D Mark II uses Canon's DIGIC 7 Image Processor to produce high quality
images and fast operation, even in low light. The camera is capable of a maximum
continuous shooting speed of 6.5 frames per second.
Self Cleaning System: Dust that settles on the sensor
surface of the camera is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning
Sensor Unit routine is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on
or off. (It can also be manually activated.) A special collar positioned around
the sensor collects the loosened dust. In case visible dust still remains, you
can delete the effect of the dust particles from the image via the downloadable
Digital Photo Professional software.
Recording Media: The EOS
6D Mark II can record still images and movies on SD cards (SD, SDHC, or SDXC). The
camera is also compatible with the Ultra High-Speed (UHS-I) SDHC and SDXC cards. No recording media is supplied with the camera.
Image Recording Format:
The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW (14-bit) formats. Simultaneous RAW + JPEG recording is also possible.
The camera's image sensor has an aspect ratio of 3:2. The aspect ratio can also
be set to 4:3, 16:9, or 1:1, and the area surrounding the Live View image is
masked in black for those settings. JPEG images will
be saved with the set aspect ratio, while RAW images will always be saved in
3:2. Movies can be recorded in the MOV format (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC).
There are two compression methods to choose from: IPB Standard and IPB Light. Available image sizes include:
|Image Quality ||Aspect Ratio |
|3:2 ||4:3 ||16:9 ||1:1 |
|Large ||6240 x 4160 |
|5536 x 4160 |
|6240 x 3504 |
|4160 x 4160 |
|Medium ||4160 x 2768 |
|3680 x 2768 |
|4160 x 2336 |
|2768 x 2768 |
|Small 1 ||3120 x 2080 |
|2768 x 2080 |
|3120 x 1752 |
|2080 x 2080 |
|Small 2 ||2400 x 1600 |
|2112 x 1600 |
|2400 x 1344 |
|1600 x 1600 |
|Image Size ||Resolution ||Frames Per Second |
|NTSC ||PAL |
|Full HD ||1920 x 1080 ||60, 30, 24 fps ||50, 25 fps |
|HD ||1280 x 720 ||60, 30 fps ||50, 25 fps |
Time-Lapse Movies: You can shoot still photos at a set
interval and stitch them together to create a 4K or Full HD time-lapse movie. A
time-lapse movie shows how a subject changes in a much shorter period of time
than the actual time it took. You can choose the total number of images (2 to
3600) and the length of the shooting interval (1 second to 100 hours). UHS-I
compliant memory cards with 90 MB/sec write speed (4K) or UHS-I Speed Class 3 or
higher (Full HD) are recommended.
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS
6D Mark II offers the following Drive modes:
- Single Shooting: When
you press the shutter button completely, only one shot will be taken.
- High-speed Continuous Shooting:
While you press and hold the shutter button, multiple shots will be taken
continuously at a maximum speed of approximately 6.5 shots per second.
- Low-speed Continuous Shooting: While the shutter button
is held down, you can shoot continuously at a maximum speed of approximately
3 shots per second.
- Silent Shooting: Silent Shooting is quieter than normal
shooting. You can choose Silent Single shooting and Silent Continuous
shooting with a maximum of approximately 3 shots per second.
- Self-Timer/Remote Control: The camera will record an
image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button on the camera. You
can also shoot multiple shots (2-10) with the 10-second self-timer. Using
RC-6 Remote Controller, you can operate the camera from up to
approximately 16.4 feet. With the RC-6, you can either shoot immediately or
use a 2-second delay.
45-Point Autofocus System: The EOS 6D Mark II features a
wide-area 45-point auto focusing (AF)
system, with all Cross-type AF points. The system allows you to track fast
subjects throughout the frame, even in EV -3 dim light. There are five AF Area
Selection methods to choose from: Single-point Spot AF (manual selection),
Single-point AF (manual selection), Zone AF (manual selection of zone), Large
Zone AF (manual selection of zone), and Automatic Selection AF.
AF Operation: The camera lets you select one of three AF
Operation characteristics to let you seize every
photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:
- One-Shot: suited for still
subjects, the camera focuses only once.
- AI Servo: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps
changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button
is pressed halfway.
- AI Focus: switches from
One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.
Shooting Modes: The EOS 6D Mark II's top-mounted Mode Dial
offers the following shooting modes:
- Scene Intelligent Auto: The camera analyzes the
scene and sets the optimum settings automatically.
- Creative Auto: In this fully automatic mode, you can easily change the
depth of field and drive mode. You can also choose the ambience you want to
convey in your images.
- Special Scene: You can choose a shooting mode that
suits the scene, and the camera sets the optimum settings automatically.
Scene modes include Portrait, Group Photo, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Panning, Close-up,
Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait,
Handheld Night Scene, and HDR Backlight Control.
- Program AE:
The camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-Priority AE (Tv): In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
the subject. A slow shutter speed can create a blurred effect, while a
fast shutter speed can freeze action.
- Aperture-priority AE (Av): In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
subject brightness. A low aperture number can create a blurred
background (narrow depth of field), while a high aperture number can create
a sharp foreground and background (wide depth of field).
Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired.
- Bulb: When Bulb is set, the shutter stays open as long as you
hold down the shutter button completely, and closes when you let go of the
shutter button. Bulb exposures are for night scenes, fireworks, the night
sky, and other subjects requiring long exposures. It is recommended that you
use a tripod and the
BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control for bulb exposures.
- Custom Shooting Modes: You can register the shooting
mode, AF mode, menu settings, etc. to the two Custom Shooting Mode positions (C1,
C2) on the Mode Dial.
iFCL Metering: The EOS 6D Mark II features Canon's
multi-layer 63-zone iFCL (intelligent Focus Color Luminance) Metering System
that integrates the camera's AF system into its readings. By taking into account
the color and luminosity surrounding the chosen AF points, this new system
delivers an entirely new level of accuracy, especially in situations where the
light changes quickly.
Metering Modes: The camera features a 7560-pixel RGB+IR
metering sensor, with 63-zone (9x7) metering. You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under
backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 6.5%
of the frame at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject, uses approximately 3.2%
of the frame at the center.
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene.
ISO Speed: The camera's ISO speed can be set
automatically or manually. The Auto Setting can vary from ISO 100 to ISO
40000, depending upon the shooting mode. Manually, you can set the ISO speed
from ISO 100 to 40000 in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments in the Normal
Range. Expanded ISO settings include L (equivalent to ISO 50), H1 (ISO
51200) and H2 (ISO 102400).
Style: By selecting a Picture Style, you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of
each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include: Auto, Standard,
Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, and User
High Dynamic Range (HDR): You can take artistic photos
having a high dynamic range and preserving detail in highlight and shadow
areas. HDR shooting is effective for landscape and still-life photos. With
HDR shooting, three images of different exposures are captured for each
shot (standard exposure, under-exposed and over-exposed), then merged together automatically.
Multiple Exposures: You can shoot two to nine exposures to
be merged into one image. If you shoot multiple-exposure images with Live View
shooting, you can see how the single exposures merge while shooting.
White Balance: White Balance is for making the white
areas look white. You can choose
from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,
Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash Use, Custom, and Color
EX-series Speedlite Compatible: The EOS 6D Mark II
features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any of the
flashes in the EX-series Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output
whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total
darkness. You can adjust the Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 3 stops in
1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments.
Note: The camera does not have a built-in flash.
Built-in GPS: The camera has built-in GPS functionality,
which can record longitude, latitude, and altitude data from overhead satellites
for imprinting into your photos. Its logging function can track movement at set
intervals, while the GPS data can set your camera's clock to the precise local
time. This data lets you see on a map the exact route you traveled, and the
exact location and time you took each picture or movie.
Microphone Input: The EOS 6D Mark II has a 3.5mm input for an external
microphone. An external microphone records stereo audio in much higher quality
than can be recorded using the built-in monaural microphone.
Wireless Functions: The EOS 6D Mark II offers Bluetooth,
Wi-Fi, and NFC wireless communications:
- Bluetooth: You can connect the camera to your
smartphone via Bluetooth to facilitate a Wi-Fi connection directly between
the smartphone and the camera. You can also use a Bluetooth connection to
pair the camera to the optional
BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control for remote shooting.
- Wi-Fi: When connected via Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), you
can perform multiple tasks wirelessly within a range of 49.2 feet:
- Connect to a Smartphone: Connecting to a smartphone
lets you view images stored in the camera. You can also operate the
camera remotely from a smartphone or camera. The Canon Camera Connect
app, available from the App Store or Google Play, must be downloaded to
- Transfer Images Between Cameras: You can transfer
still images and movies shot with this camera to other Canon cameras
with built-in Wi-Fi functions. The camera can be connected to only one
camera at a time.
- Print Images to a Wi-Fi Printer: You can directly
print images by connecting the camera with a wireless LAN-compatible
printer supporting PictBridge (Wireless LAN). Up to 3 printers can be
registered to the camera.
- Save Images to Connect Station: The optional CS100
Connect Station is a device that allows you to import captured still
photos and movies for viewing your TV, tablet, or smartphone, or sharing
them over a network. You can easily save still photos and movies to
Connect Station by holding the camera close to the Connect Station.
- Send Images to a Web Service: You can share images
with family and friends or share images using a range of Web services
via the Canon iMAGE Gateway, a free online photo service for Canon
- NFC Function: The EOS 6D Mark II supports NFC (Near-Field
Communication) which enables you to connect the camera to a smartphone or
Connect Station by touching them together. While playing back images, you
can send images to the smartphone by touching an NFC-enabled smartphone to
the camera. NFC-enabled smartphones operate on the Android platform running
OS version 4.0 or later, and are labeled with the NFC "N-mark." The camera's
"N-mark" is located on the left side of the camera body.
App Compatibility: The Canon Camera Connect app, required
for connecting the camera to a smartphone, is compatible with iOS version 8.0 or
later and Android devices version 4.1 or later.
Play, Edit, and Print
Single Image Playback: When playing back a single image, you
can choose from four display options:
- No Information: Only the image is displayed on the
- Basic Information: The image is played back in full
frame with minimal shooting information (aperture, shutter speed,
compensation, and frame number) displayed at top and bottom.
- Detailed Information: A 1/4-frame image is displayed with
a 1/4-frame histogram and additional shooting information.
- Shooting Information Display: The image is displayed as
a 1/4-frame thumbnail, along with a single histogram and full shooting
When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Index Display: You can search for images quickly with the
index display, showing 4 (2x2), 9 (3x3), 36 (6x6) or 100 (10x10) images on one screen.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by
selecting All images, Folder, Date, Movies, Stills or Rating. The display time
interval can be set to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. There are two slide and
three fade transition effects to choose from. You can also choose from a
selection of background music to play during the slide show.
Jump Playback: During
playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump
screens by date, folder, movies, stills, and image rating.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased
Post-Processing Images: You can process RAW images with the
camera and save them as JPEG images while retaining the original RAW file. This
allows you to process the RAW image according to different conditions to create
any number of JPEG images from it. Only Large RAW images can be processed in the
camera. M-RAW and S-RAW images must be processed using the downloadable Digital
Photo Professional software.
Resize: Images shot with the camera can be resized to make
the pixel count lower, and saved as a new image. You can only resize JPEG Large,
Medium, and Small 1 sized images. JPEG Small 2 and RAW images cannot be
Cropping: You can crop the image and print only the trimmed
portion as if the image was recomposed. You can change the frame size, move the
trimming frame, rotate the frame (vertical to horizontal or vice versa), and
correct the image tilt up to +/- 10 degrees in 0.5-degree increments.
Direct Print/PictBridge Printing
Capability: The camera is compatible with Direct Print (Canon) and
PictBridge-compliant printers. With the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a Canon Direct Print compliant printer
or a PictBridge-compliant printer, and print without a computer. The PictBridge standard allows you to connect the
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which
image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is
convenient for printing images all at once on Canon Direct Print or PictBridge-compliant printers, at
participating photo labs or at photo printing kiosks.
HDMI Outputs: The camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI jack
(Type C) which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. The HDMI output
terminal is CEC-compatible. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required.
Digital Terminal: The Digital Terminal (Mini-B USB 2.0)
allows you to connect the camera to your computer via a USB cable (sold
separately) for downloading the recorded images and movies, or for connecting to
a compatible printer.
Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm minijack input for
connecting an external microphone.
Remote Switch: You can connect any EOS accessory equipped
with an N3-type terminal to the front right of the camera body. Such accessories
include the optional RS-80N3 Remote Switch and the TC-80N3 Timer Remote
Power Options: The EOS 6D Mark II is powered by the supplied
LP-E6N Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V, 1865mAh,
14Wh). The battery can be charged in
the supplied LC-E6 battery charger in approximately 2.5 hours. The camera can
also use the older LP-E6 batteries as well. The supplied battery performance specs are as
|Temperature || |
|Viewfinder ||Live View |
|Approx. 1200 shots ||Approx. 380 shots |
|0° C/32° F
||Approx. 1100 shots ||Approx. 340 shots |
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E6 AC
adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not
worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Optional BG-E21 Battery Grip: With the optional
BG-E21 Battery Grip, you can power the camera with two
LP-E6N batteries to effectively double the battery capacity. Two
LP-E6N battery packs in the BG-E21 Battery Grip will give you enough power for up
to 2400 shots using the viewfinder, or 760 during Live View shooting.
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes, 15
minutes, or 30 minutes. You can also disable the Auto Power Off function.
Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Software: The EOS 6D Mark II does not include any software
in the box. The following camera software is available via download from the
- Digital Photo Professional 4: Digital Photo
Professional 4 allows you to browse, select, and develop RAW images. You can
make image adjustments in the Picture Style format.
- EOS Utility: EOS Utility establishes communication
between your computer and the camera. When connected, you can download
images from the camera's memory card to your computer, plus change camera
settings and shoot remotely from your computer.
- Map Utility: Map Utility allows you to display
geotagged images on a map.
- Picture Style Editor: Picture Style Editor lets you
edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style files.
- EOS Movie Utility: The software allows you to play back
the time-laps movies you have created. You can also select time-lapse movie
frames to save as still photos (frame grab).
Operating Systems: The above software is compatible with the
following operating systems:
- Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
- Macintosh: macOS Sierra v10.12, OS X El Capitan v10.11,
OS X Yosemite v10.10