Canon EOS R6 Review

Canon EOS R6 Review


The Canon EOS R6 is a 20MP full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at enthusiast photographers and videographers. It sits below the R5 much as the EOS 6Ds did beneath the 5D DSLRs, and offers a well-rounded combination of features for both disciplines.

It's also one of the first enthusiast-level cameras to shoot both stills and video that can exploit the capabilities of the latest high-dynamic range displays. However its tendency to hit its temperature limits take the edge off its video capabilities.

Key specifications:

  • 20MP Dual Pixel CMOS Sensor
  • In-body stabilization rated at up to 8EV of correction
  • Dual Pixel AF II with AI-trained subject tracking and 100% AF coverage
  • 20 fps shooting with e-shutter, 12 fps mechanical
  • UHD 4K shooting at up to 60p, 1080 at up to 120p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording in either C-Log or HDR PQ
  • 10-bit HDR photos in HEIF format
  • 3.68M-dot EVF
  • 1.62M-dot fully-articulated rear touchscreen
  • New battery rated at around 380 shots per charge (EVF)


Things we like

Things we don't

  • Excellent image quality in both Raw and JPEG
  • Superb ergonomics
  • Good dynamic range
  • Decent resolution, despite pixel count
  • Powerful collaborative Image Stabilization system
  • Clever HDRTV-ready HEIF mode
  • Impressive burst shooting rates (12 and 20 fps, depending on mode)
  • Autofocus is very good and requires little setup, especially with human or animal subjects
  • Reasonable battery life
  • Highly detailed video footage with 10-bit HDR or Log capabilities
  • Sensible separation of stills and video settings, enabling quick switching
  • In-camera USB charging (with high-current devices)
  • Separate charger included with camera
  • Rolling shutter can detract from excellent looking video
  • Some features (such as HDR PQ) aren't easily accessible
  • Non-optional noise reduction applied to Raws
  • Any use of camera cuts into video recording times (making video shooting unpredictable)
  • AF setup can get complex if you need chase the perfect response





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