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Canon EOS R6


  • a long awaited full frame mirrorless camera from Canon which is essentially a full frame version of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with some important differences, and it will compete against the Sony a7 III full frame mirrorless camera
  • this is Canon's 1st camera ever (along with the Canon EOS R5 released at the same time) which has ALL the major features that I care about in a camera:
    • relatively light
    • excellent weathersealing
    • sensor-shift image stabilisation
    • minimal rolling shutter with usable video and electronic fast burst modes of 20fps with C-AF
    • accurate and reliable eye tracking AF covering most of the frame
    • rear swivel touch screen
    • 4K video
    • 1080HD video to 120p
    • excellent ergonomics
    • plus they have added a few nice extras which are expected in 2020:
      • USB-C charging
      • high resolution EVF albeit at the expense of battery life and price
      • Bluetooth, WiFi
      • animal eye AF tracking


  • announced July 2020
  • 20mp
  • weathersealing same level as Canon 6DII
  • “6-8EV” IBIS with dual sync with OIS lenses
  • 12fps mechanical shutter burst rate
  • 20fps electronic shutter burst rate
  • no 8K video; no 4K 120p; no top LCD screen and thus unlike the r6 it does have the PASM dial; no N3 port;
  • UHD 4K 60p covers 94% of width; 1080 120p; 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording in either C-Log or HDR PQ
  • zebra exposure warnings for 1st time on a Canon stills camera at last!
  • 3,69mdot 0.76x EVF
  • top LCD, 1.6mdot fully articulated rear screen, joystick, 2.4GHz WiFi only;
  • 100% 1053 Dual Pixel AF II coverage with human and animal selectable eye, head, face AF tracking
  • new LP-E6NH 2130mAh battery; dual SD card slots;
  • inherits the ability to output 10-bit HDR HEIF files for stills and video from the 1D X Mark III
  • opt. BGR10 dual battery grip works also on the R5.
  • larger and heavier and battery life not as good as the Sony a7III (680g vs 650g);
  • $US2500


  Canon R6 Sony a7III Canon R Fuji XT-4 Olympus E-M1 III
megapixels and sensor crop 20mp, 1x 24mp, 1x 30mp, 1x 26mp, 1.5x 20mp, 2x
price July 2020 $US2499 $US1999 $US1799 $US1699 $US1699
portrait lens Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 $US2699 Sony FE 85mm f/1.4GM $US1799 Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 $US2699 Fuji 56mm f/1.2 APD $US1499 Olympus 45mm f/1.2 $US1299
lens DOF equivalence 35mm full frame 85mm f/1.2 85mm f/1.4 85mm f/1.2 84mm f/1.8 90mm f/2.4
price with portrait lens July 2020 $US5199 $US3799 $US4499 $US3199 $US2999
kit weight 1.88kg 1.5kg+grip 1.6kg+grip 1kg+grip 1kg
kit weight balance camera:lens 680g:1200g 650g:820g 580g:1200g 607g:405g 574g:410g
lens length (cm) 117mm   117mm 70mm 85mm
weather sealing very good very good only lens very good excellent
image stabilisation 6-7EV 4-5EV none 5-6EV digital IS 7EV
closest focus 0.85m 0.85m 0.85m 0.7m 0.5m
low light image noise at f/2.4 in 35mm DOF terms FF standard FF standard FF standard but no IS FF standard as can use ISO 1 EV lower but no IS FF standard as can use ISO 2 EV lower
low light image noise at f/1.4 in 35mm DOF terms FF standard FF standard FF standard but no IS FF standard as ISO 1 EV lower but no IS 85mm f/1.4 DOF not possible unless focus closer
ergonomic grip built in optional extra optional extra optional extra built-in
EVF 3.69mdot 0.76x 2.3mdot 0.78x 3.69mdot 0.76x 3.69mdot 2.3mdot
Eye AF tracking class leading class leading good good very good
AF point image coverage nearly 100% 93% nearly 100% 91% x 94% 80%?
Flash x-sync 1/200th sec 1/250th sec 1/200th sec 1/250th sec 1/250th sec
Burst rate with C-AF 12fps mech; 20fps electronic 10fps 5fps (3fps tracking!) 15fps mech but is this with C-AF? 20fps electronic 10fps mech; 18fps electronic
Swivel screen Yes; 2.1mdot Tilt only; 0.9mdot Yes; 2.1mdot Yes Yes 1mdot
pro 70-200mm f/2.8 lens Coming Yes Coming f/4 eq. lens only f/4 eq. lens only (Four Thirds)
80-300mm travel lens 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS coming 24-240mm f/3.5-6.5 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS coming 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 Yes compact 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro
Budget entry level options Canon RP, EF 85mm f/2 $AU Sony a7II, Sony 85mm f/1.8 $AU2330 Canon RP, EF 85mm f/2 $AU Fuji X-T200 with Fuji 50mm f/2 E-M10III with Oly 45mm f/1.8 under $AU1000, jacket pocketable
4K video 4K 1.07x crop 60p improved rolling shutter 4K 30p uncropped, poor rolling shutter 4K 30p video with 1.7x crop; significant rolling shutter 4K 30p 1.5x crop; 60p 1.8x crop; no AF tracking; 4K 2x crop 30p, minimal rolling shutter
1080HD video up to 120p uncropped; improved rolling shutter up to 120p uncropped, poor rolling shutter up to 60p video; significant rolling shutter up to 240p 1.5x crop; no AF tracking; up to 120p 2x crop, minimal rolling shutter
Other features USB-C charging; Bluetooth; animal AF;shutter curtain closed to protect sensor dust; programmable lens ring; best ergonomics especially for larger hands; USB-C charging; Bluetooth; animal AF USB-C charging; Bluetooth; top LCD panel; programmable lens ring; USB-C charging; Bluetooth USB-C charging; Bluetooth; MF clutch, proCapture mode; hand held HiRes mode; LiveND mode, unique night modes, in-camera focus range limiter

photo/canonr6.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/14 23:23 by gary1

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