New arrival: Canon EOS 6D Mark II full-frame DSLR

Canon launches the lightest DSLR in its EOS full-frame DSLR line-up. Price & availability TBA.

Update (12 July, 2017):

Price & availability – The EOS 6D Mark II will be available at authorised Canon dealers on 27 July 2017 at the following recommended retail prices.

  • EOS 6D Mark II Body (Body only): S$2,899
  • EOS 6D Mark II (w/24-70 L IS): S$3,949
  • EOS 6D Mark II (w/24-105 L IS II): S$4,299

Customers who make a pre-order from 13 July 2017 to 26 July 2017 will be entitled to a free Canon professional camera backpack worth $289.

If you’re a photography buff looking for an entry-level full-frame DSLR to up your game, you would be excited by the new EOS 6D Mark II from Canon.

It is the lightest full-frame DSLR from the Japanese maker’s EOS line-up but packs a complete arsenal of functionalities.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II entry-level full-frame DSLR for enthusiasts.

Its 26.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor promises exceptionally clear images even under low light conditions; and it is capable of achieving an impressive background blur effect – a key characteristic the larger sensors in full-frame cameras.

Equipped with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for high-performance focus tracking in Live View mode as well as DIGIC 7 image processor for high image quality even in dimly lit situations, the EOS 6D Mark II boasts significant feature enhancements compared to its predecessor.

A first in Canon’s full-frame DSLR range, the EOS 6D Mark II is designed with a versatile Vari-angle touch panel, giving users the flexibility of shooting from a high or low angle – or that awkward angle.

The EOS 6D Mark II has a 45-point all cross-type AF system providing AF coverage over an expanded area during viewfinder shooting.

This is a huge leap from the 11-point in its predecessor, the original EOS 6D. Of the 45 points, 27 are f/8 compatible, resulting in excellent performance when using an extender.

In this increasingly connected world, the EOS 6D Mark II is well-connected indeed – it is equipped with Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity and ships with a built-in GPS to geotag your photos.

The connectivity enables you to connect the camera wirelessly to a smart device so you can upload photos taken to the device, share them on social media or back them up to the cloud.

You can also use the smart device to control camera and exposure settings in real-time and remotely capture photos on the DSLR.

More details from the press release below.

Equipped with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for high-performance focus tracking in Live View mode as well as DIGIC 7 image processor for high image quality even in dimly lit situations, the EOS 6D Mark II boasts of significant feature enhancements as compared to its predecessor.

A first in Canon’s full-frame DSLR range, the EOS 6D Mark II is designed with a versatile Vari-angle touch panel, giving users the flexibility of shooting from a high or low angle.

“In a time where there is increasingly keen interest and demand for top-notch image quality, the EOS 6D Mark II opens the gateway to full-frame photography for photography enthusiasts who are looking to up their game”, said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore.

Additionally, the EOS 6D Mark II possesses a continuous shooting speed of up to 6.5 fps, which promises sharp image capture of even fast-moving subjects.

In Live View mode, continuous shooting speed is still impressive at up to 4 fps.

With the sensitivity of the center AF point rated at -3EV, the EOS 6D Mark II can consistently acquire focus in extremely low light levels (roughly equivalent to light cast by a full moon).

The EOS 6D Mark II is equipped with a 7560 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor and a colour detection AF that enables consistent and accurate exposure in various lighting conditions.

It automatically detects skin tones and prioritises focus on human subjects within the frame.

With the addition of the lens aberration correction settings, the EOS 6D Mark II automatically detects the lens paired, and corrects distortion and diffraction at the time of shooting.

To offer users unbridled flexibility and room for creative expression, several features are incorporated as a first in Canon’s full-frame EOS series.

“Conscientious thought has been given to the EOS 6D Mark II to ensure a compact design and intuitive usability, so as to empower a new generation of full-frame photography enthusiasts with superior still and video innovations,” Teoh added.

Sporting a Vari-angle touchscreen LCD monitor, users will be able shoot from high to low angles nimbly.

This is complemented by the inclusion of the brand new Panning function.

This Panning function helps in enhancing the background blur while keeping the main subject in focus by automatically selecting the optimal shutter speed by analysing the panning speed of the camera and the speed of the subject.

Through the Intelligent Viewfinder, users have quick and easy access to all shooting information without needing to look away from the viewfinder.

The battery life of the EOS 6D Mark II can also be extended to accommodate longer shooting hours with the optional battery grip (BG-E21) which houses 2 pieces of LP-E6N batteries.

Ergonomically designed, users will find that the EOS 6D Mark II paired with the BG-E21 battery grip allows for greater ease and comfort, especially when shooting in portrait mode.

Creating Moving Art with Advanced Technology

The affordable EOS 6D Mark II offers videographers the enjoyable experience of shooting professional movies in full HD at a seamless 60p.

Powered by the high speed Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a proprietary Canon-developed technology, smooth and high performance focus tracking can be achieved when shooting in both Live View and movie mode.

With enhanced ISO speeds of up to 40,000 (expandable to 102,400), users are able to capture exceptionally low noise images.

When recording movies, the EOS 6D Mark II is able to continuously track the movements of subjects seamlessly, and also enable users to switch focus from a foreground subject to a background subject quickly and simply via touch focus on the Vari-angle LCD.

In addition, tracking sensitivity and AF speed can be customised to allow movie-makers to create their desired effects.

To combat shaky footages caused by movement, Movie digital IS provides the highly effective 5-axis image stabilization to support handheld shoots, even when paired with non-IS lenses.

With the 4K Time-lapse movie function, movie-makers can also capture moods and moments by combining still images shot at intervals over time.

For example, users can produce a high quality Time-lapse movie of the sunrise, sunset, moving clouds or heavy traffic on a bustling street.

Seamless Connectivity

With Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, users can transfer images and videos from the camera to the smart devices and upload them onto the Canon Image Gateway, social media platforms and cloud storage.

Also by using the Canon Camera Connect app, users have real-time control of camera settings such as shutter speed, focus selection and self-timer and more.

Preview and hands-on on the Canon EOS 6D Mark II and the EOS 200D which was announced at the same time in Singapore.

In addition, the EOS 6D Mark II features Bluetooth low energy technology which maintains constant connection to a compatible smart device at a low power consumption.

With this constant connection, users can view images and start remote capture from the camera even when it is in Auto Power Off mode. Smart devices, when paired with Bluetooth, can wake the camera up, and then switch to Wi-Fi for browsing and viewing images or performing remote capture (with Live View).

Equipped with a GPS receiver, users can also log coordinates of every place that they have photographed, which can be stored as metadata accompanying each image.

A GPS log can also be kept to create a map of places photographed as a record of the places the user has been to.

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8 Responses to “New arrival: Canon EOS 6D Mark II full-frame DSLR”

  1. Jack Thompson says:

    Does the 6D mk2 feel heavy to you? I’ve been using the 600D for some time now and is considering moving on to full-frame. What do you think?

    • tech4tea says:

      No it doesn’t, not to me at least. If you compare it with other Canon fullframe cameras, the 6D Mark II is actually rather light and compact. But if you compare it with APS C DSLRs, it’s actually heavier. The feel is relative and highly personal, so it’s best to handle it and play with it yourself to gauge how comfortable with its weight and feel.

  2. Alvin Tay says:

    How’s the performance?

    • tech4tea says:

      Pretty impressive. The focus is really fast, thanks to its 45-point AF. Can’t tell about the image quality yet, cos haven’t had the chance to examine the output on a big screen yet. But on the LCD screen on the camera, pictures are reasonably sharp and not noisy even in low light high ISO.

  3. Leonard Chin says:

    Any idea what the body will be priced at in Singapore? And roughly when it will be available. Want to see if it’ll be in time for my vacation to the Seychelles in September. Thank you!

    • tech4tea says:

      The price and availability has not been announced by Canon for Singapore yet. My estimate is around somewhere just below the S$3,000 mark. As to your holiday, I think you stand a good chance since I expect the camera to hit the shelves in Singapore by end July, and your vacation is in September. Keep your fingers crossed!

      • Leonard Chin says:

        Wow your estimate I spot on! S$2900 is good for me. If it’d been more than S$3k, I would reconsider. Anyway, will be pre-ordering so I get to play with the camera in August before bringing it to Seychelles. 😉

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