DXOMark benchmarks Canon EOS R6 sensor

Canon EOS R6 without lens

DXOMark has evaluated the sensor in the Canon EOS R6 and found it to be very close in performance to the flagship Canon EOS-1DX Mark III*. After running the camera through the labs the technicians, based in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb of Paris, found the EOS R6 has an impressive maximum dynamic range of just over 14 stops at both ISO 50 and ISO 100 (they return the same result).

While it’s thought not to be a dual gain sensor, the EOS R6 intriguingly shows a bump in DR after ISO 200. Remember DXO shows measured ISO, so it’s effectively at ISO 400 on the camera, where it retains an impressive 13.5 stops. That’s above both the Nikon Z 6 and Panasonic Lumix S1. You can read the full review, here.

Keep a lookout for the sensor review of the Canon EOS R5.

*While the sensor is similar to the one in Canon EOS-1DX Mark III, it’s believed that the R6 has a different AA filter. And, contrary to a couple of high-profile sites that should know better, the R6 does not capture 4K DCI footage, like the EOS-1DX Mark III. The R6 captures 5.1K oversampled from 94% of the sensor width and outputs it as 4K (UHD) 60/30p only. And that was confirmed to me by my contact (a technical specialist) at Canon UK.