Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera Body
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Summary
Break through new creative boundaries with advanced performance, innovative features, and the full-frame advantage with the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II, giving you more control over depth of field, and superb low-light performance.
Packing a 26.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor into a chunkier body, along with Canon’s famed Dual Pixel CMOS AF for accurate and confident focussing in Live View mode, and 6.5fps continuous shooting ability, the follow-up to Canon’s entry-level full frame DSLR is a step up for anyone looking to make the move into the world of full frame DSLR photography.
The original Canon EOS 6D Mark I was loved by photographers who were making the step up from a crop-sensor DSLR to a full-frame camera. The Mark II, with it’s all-round improvements and next generation image quality, builds on the success of its predecessor and will be the camera of choice for first-time full frame photographers.
On the inside, the EOS 6D Mark II has been revolutionised – with a new sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 45 cross-type AF points for accurate and fast focusing, the DIGIC 7 processor which gives the camera more speed including 6.5fps continuous shooting, GPS geotagging, and Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. On the outside, it’s evolved from the original model. The familiarity is there for anyone upgrading from the 6D Mark I, but it’s got a chunkier grip for a more secure hand hold, and a new vari-angle touchscreen which makes shooting from tricky angles an absolute breeze.
With NFC, a constant Bluetooth connection, Wi-Fi, and GPS capabilities, the 6D Mark II is a fully connected camera that lets you download your images straight to your smartphone or tablet to instantly share or send around the world, and you can even use your device as a screen and remote control for the camera.
Canon haven’t forgotten movies with the 6D Mark II – it’s capable of shooting Full 1080p HD video at 60p, and features Dual Pixel CMOS AF for push-pull focusing with a tap of the touchscreen and 5-axis in-camera digital image stabilisation for video.
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II (Body Only) Features in Detail
Full Frame Image Sensor
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II features a 26.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio and EOS integrated cleaning system, as well as a Primary Colour filter.
Full frame sensors have the advantage over crop APS-C sensors offering greater control over depth of field and superior low-light performance.
Powering this sensor is Canon’s tried and tested DIGIC 7 image processor, offering fast writing of images and video to the latest memory cards.
Access to Canon EF mount lenses
Aside from the technical advantages of full-frame cameras, with a Canon EOS full frame DSLR, you have access to the entire range of Canon’s legendary EF-mount lenses.
This includes their top-end L-Series lenses which offer the absolute best in image quality for your images.
Fast & Accurate Focusing
Focusing on the EOS 6D Mark II is made possible through the optical viewfinder thanks to a phase detection system with an AF dedicated sensor and in LiveView mode on the vari-angle LCD touchscreen thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that we first saw on the Canon 5D Mark IV.
One of the major improvements over the 6D Mark II, the Mark II has 45 cross-type AF points (as opposed to the 11 AF points on the Mark I – only one of which was cross-type).
The AF system in the 6D Mark II works at down to -3 EV via the optical viewfinder and down to -2.5 EV via liveview on the LCD screen.
Using the camera’s optical viewfinder gives you a 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with the metering area divided into 63 segments offering four modes – Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points), Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of the viewfinder), Spot metering (approx. 3.2% of the viewfinder), and Centre-weighted average metering.
Shooting with LiveView on the LCD screen gives you the same four modes but Evaluative metering offers 315 zones, partial metering covers approx. 6.3% of the LCD screen, and spot metering uses approx. 2.7% of the LCD screen.
The metering range of the 6D Mark II is from EV 1 to 20 via the optical viewfinder and EV 0 to 20 using LiveView on the LCD Screen.
Canon 6D Mark II Shutter
The shutter in the EOS 6D Mark Ii is an electronically controlled focal-plane shutter with a speed variance from 30 seconds to 1/4000th sec in ½ or 1/3 stop increments, also offering Bulb mode.
The viewfinder in the 6D Mark II is an optical pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 98% coverage and a magnification of approx. 0.71x. The eyepoint in the viewfinder is approx. 21mm from eyepiece to lens centre and there’s a dioptre correction of -3 to +1.
When looking through the viewfinder, the information available includes AF information with AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode and AF mode; Exposure information with exposure mode, shutter mode, aperture value, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level/compensation, metering mode, spot metering circle, exposure warning, and AEB; flash information with flash ready notification, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, and red-eye reduction light; image information with card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), and highlight tone priority; composition information with a grid, electronic level, and aspect ratio; and other information including drive mode, battery level, alert symbol, flicker detection and image quality (RAW/JPEG). There’s also a depth of field preview button.
Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
The screen on the 6D Mark II is a 3.0inch (7.7cm) 3:2 aspect ratio, Clear View II TFT vari-angle touch screen with 1040k-dots and approx. 100% coverage as well as a approx. 170 degree viewing angle. It’s coated with an anti smudge coating and the brightness is adjustable to one of seven levels.
Display options on the monitor are Quick Control Screen, Camera Settings, and Electronic Level.
External Flash Sync
The Canon 6D Mark II will shoot with an on-camera or external flash unit using E-TTL II auto flash mode and metered manual mode, with a maximum sync speed of 1/180th sec and exposure flash compensation of +/- 3EV in ½ or 1/3 increments.
Flash exposure bracketing is possible with a compatible external flash, and it also features flash exposure lock and second curtain synchronisation.
There’s a HotShoe for an external flash and the camera is compatible with E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites and wireless multi-flash support.
The shooting modes available are: Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Auto, Special Scene (Portrait, Group Photo, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Panning , Close-up, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure, Custom (C1/C2).
Picture styles available are: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3).
The Colour Spaces available sRGB and Adobe RGB.
Image processing modes available are: Highlight Tone Priority, Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings), Long exposure noise reduction, High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot Noise Reduction), Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination, Distortion correction, Chromatic aberration correction and Diffraction correction, Multi-exposure, and HDR Mode.
RAW image processing is during image playback only and will resize to M or S1, S2
Available drive modes are: Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s + Remote, 10s + Remote, Continuous), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting.
Continuous shooting is up to 6.5fps for up to 150 JPEG images or 21 RAW images.
There’s also an in-built intervalometer with selectable shot numbers from 1-99 or unlimited, with a bulb timer also available. This is in addition to Timelapse Movie mode.
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