About the Canon EOS R6 (no lens included)
Canon listened, and boy did they deliver
Canon listened, and boy did they deliver
Canon's initial foray into the full-frame mirrorless world, the EOS R, was lauded by hobbyist and professional photographers alike — with a few caveats. It didn't have dual card slots, 4K video was limited to 30 frames per second, and there was no in-body image stabilization. Canon's answer? The EOS R6.
This ultra-capable mirrorless camera includes all of these features, along with a number of other upgrades over the EOS R, like a faster image processor and improved autofocusing system.
Enjoy shake-free photos and videos
The feature I was most excited about with the R6 is its all-new five-axis in-body image stabilization system — the first of its kind for Canon. It lets you take photos in low-light environments at slow shutter speeds, a situation where slight movements of your hands would normally affect your image quality.
The image stabilization system is particularly helpful when recording handheld video. You'll capture super-smooth footage without the "jumping" effect that non-stabilized cameras can produce.
The R6 features a rotating, high-resolution LCD color touchscreen.
Superb matching RF Series lenses
One of the best reasons to consider the R6 is Canon's magnificent lineup of matching RF lenses.
These mirrorless-only models are among the best lenses Canon has ever constructed. Yes, they can be large (and quite expensive), but the image quality they yield is second to none.
Among the RF glass I've had the pleasure of auditioning, I found the 50mm f/1.2 L to be the sharpest lens I've ever used wide open. Portraits were absolutely stunning, and my clients were deeply satisfied with the results.
It's worth noting that RF lenses are only compatible with Canon's EOS R system. Because of their unique design, RF lenses cannot be used with any of Canon's DSLR cameras.
Compatible with your existing Canon glass
If you already own Canon EF or EF-S lenses, good news: you can use them with the R6. That's huge, since for many of us, our investment in lenses can well outweigh the cost of a camera itself. Use one of Canon's EOS mount adapters to attach your existing glass to the EOS R6, and capture ultra-high-quality images and videos with your new camera.
Should you go with the EOS R5 instead?
Canon introduced the R6 and the R5 at the same time, offering two compelling options for photographers and videographers. So which of these cameras is right for you?
There are two main differences between them. The first is that the R5 records photographs at a much higher resolution (45 megapixels versus 20.1 for the R6). If you do significant cropping during post-processing, or if you're planning on making extra-large prints, the R5 is worth considering solely for its larger file sizes.
The other main difference is in video recording. The R5 records 4K at up to 120 frames per second (and can even do 8K at 30fps). The R6 can record in 4K, but is "limited" to 60fps. If you're planning on doing ultra-cinematic film making with your new camera, the R5 is a more compelling choice.
Both models use the same in-body image stabilization, feature the same advanced autofocus system, and have the same new DIGIC X image processor. Whichever way you go, I think you'll love the quality of the photos and videos you create.
- 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
- in-body image stabilization for up to 8 stops of shake correction
- DIGIC X image processor for speedy operation and reduced noise at high ISO settings
- compatible with Canon RF lenses
- optional EOS mount adapters allow you to use Canon EF and EF-S lenses
- not compatible with Canon EF-M lenses
- built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allows easy file sharing and remote control from smart devices
- 3" high-resolution 1.62-million-dot LCD rotating touchscreen with anti-smudge coating and brightness control
- high-resolution 3.69-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
- provides 100% frame coverage
- self-cleaning sensor with dust deletion feature
- rechargeable LP-E6N lithium ion battery, charger, and neck strap included
- 4K at up to 60 frames per second
- Canon Log gamma profile supports HDR movie production
- 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output lets you record cinema-quality video to an external monitor
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocus system for fast, accurate focusing
- 1,053 automatic AF zones
- Face+Tracking AF and Eye Detection AF modes lock focus for sharp captures of moving subjects
- Touch and Drag AF mode lets you select a focus point on the LCD screen without moving your eye away from the viewfinder
Exposure modes and controls:
- up to 12 frames per second in high-speed continuous shooting mode with the mechanical shutter
- up to 20 frames per second in high-speed continuous shooting mode with the electronic shutter
- program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
- flexible-priority Fv mode lets you make changes to aperture, shutter speed, or ISO without having to change modes
- shutter speed range: 30-1/8,000 seconds, bulb
- ISO range: 100-102,400 (expandable to ISO 204,800)
- flash sync at 1/200 seconds (mechanical shutter) and 1/250 seconds (electronic shutter)
- high-speed sync mode lets you synchronize the flash to shutter speeds up to 1/8,000
- no built-in flash — works with Canon Speedlites
File formats and storage:
- records in RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG formats
- top JPEG resolution (pixels): 5472 x 3648
- movie file format: MP4
- dual card slots for expanded storage and recording options
- both slots support SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Connections and dimensions:
- USB (Type C) interface for fast data transfer and charging (cable not included included)
- HDMI micro (Type D) output (cable not included)
- 3.5mm microphone input and 3.5mm headphone jack
- 5-1/2"W x 3-7/8"H x 3-1/2"D
- weight (with battery and memory card): 1.5 pounds
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 4082C002
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