Details have emerged regarding the upcoming Canon EOS R6 Mk. II 4K Full Frame Mirrorless Camera. With a laundry list of the current feature set for Canon’s mirrorless line, the R6 Mk. II represents a moderate upgrade which, if accurate, may not be all that motivating for users to upgrade to.
The specs, which are coming from Canon Rumors, are laid out as follows: The R6 Mk. II is rumored to have the stock 24 MP Full Frame CMOS image sensor, with a DIGIC X processor (most likely).
The camera will feature a Hybrid Auto design which will give users the option of adjusting settings once the camera determines the optimal settings for the image being captured.
Canon Rumors also speculates that the CMOS image sensor is deployed in the Mk. II R6 will be similar to that of the EOS R3 based on the specifications. This higher-end stacked, backside illuminated sensor design is capable of super-fast readout speeds, which would be beneficial for content creators.
The R6 II will also rely on Dual Pixel Raw/Raw mode, which enables users to adjust image quality, sharpness, bokeh, and lighting details after the image has been captured. The camera will be capable of capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second without a crop, or 4K 60 fps cropped. The first generation R6 had a 1.1x crop, so it’s logical to assume that the Mk. II will use this same scheme.
There will also be the standard Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, but there’s no word on if this will be the second generation DP AF or if Canon will save that for its higher-end cameras for now. The camera will also have a digital teleconverter to digitally zoom in just a bit more, though at the sacrifice of some resolution and sharpness.
The camera will also be capable of capturing using Canon Log 3/HDR PQ, as well as 12 frames per second in mechanical burst mode. The camera will also be internet enabled and will rely on Cloud RAW processing on the backend.
With dual SDHC card slots, Canon seems to be standing pat on the consumer-grade standard for this model, rather than going with a faster, higher-end CFExpress option. The camera will also support RF and RF-S lenses with in-body image stabilization (IBIS).
Outside of that, there isn’t much else that is speculated at this point, with these specs being considered rumors but considered coming from a reliable source. CR says that more clarity will be coming in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
However, at the end of the day, is this more of a modest upgrade over an R6 that is just two years old? Not really enough to lure others to upgrade to the Mark II, but it may be enough to coax beginners to take the next step. So at the end of the day, its best feature may be that it’ll cause the original R6 to drop in price, especially second-hand.
[source: Canon Rumors]
- Canon R6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera (B&H)
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