Definitely the more intriguing (as in left field) of the two cameras released, this appears to be targeting (some) EOS-1DX Mark III users to transition over to mirrorless. For starters, it uses the same 20.1MP sensor or at least a related sensor – it has Dual Pixel CMOS AF II instead and can shoot continuously at up to 20 fps with Servo AF, or up to 12 fps using the mechanical shutter. It also has oversampled 4K/60p video using almost the full width of the sensor and 120 fps Full HD.
Canon says the EOS R6 uses the same or similar sensor to the Canon EOS-1DX Mark III, and therefore it should have a wider maximum dynamic range (at ISO50/100) than the Sony a9 II, according to this review, from DXOMark.
My partner and I have already started the transition from EF (based around the EOS-1Ds Mark III) to RF with the incredibly versatile Canon EOS R – a hugely under-rated camera by the majority of the photographic press, which I can say is, for all intents and purposes, a mirrorless version of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (complete with C-Log upgrade).
With its vastly improved AF (over the EOS-1Ds Mark III) and EVF (the same found in the EOS R6) the EOS R allows us to use some of our specialised and difficult-to-focus EF lenses (such as the TS-E lenses and 50mm F1.2) much more effectively than we could using the viewfinder of the EOS-1Ds Mark III.
With the lineup as it stands, Canon has a very formidable range of mirrorless cameras to tackle any task, especially if you’re already a Canon user with EF glass at your disposal.
- 20.1 megapixel full-frame sensor (same sensor as EOS-1D X Mark III)
- Up to 20 fps/12 fps
- In-body IS up to 8-stops
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
- ISO range 100-102,400
- 4K movie 60p 10-bit, Full HD 120fps
- 3.69 million dot EVF
- 3inch 1.62 million dot vari-angle LCD
- Dual card slots (2x SD UHS II)
- AF multi-controller
- Built-in 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi and FTP
- USB charging and power via PD-E1
- Body only 598g (690g with battery/memory card)
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