Canon officially announces EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera and an external EVF

Feb 15, 2017

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Canon officially announces EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera and an external EVF

Feb 15, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Canon has officially announced the latest addition to their mirrorless M series: Canon EOS M6. In addition to the two new DSLRs and the 18-55mm lens, they have also invested in the mirrorless line once again. In addition, they have also announced the optical viewfinder to go along. So, it turns out that the rumors were true: the new mirroless camera has arrived from Canon only a few months after its “older brother” M5. And what’s more, they seem to be pretty much alike.

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Just a few days ago, there was a pretty convincing rumor about the release of Canon M6. Even the specs were stated, and you can check them out here. It seems that the source was quite reliable, since the specs really are almost the same as it was guessed. These are the official specs for Canon EOS M6:

  • Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 7.0 frames per second (fps) (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock)
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600
  • Full HD 60p video
  • Combination IS with five-axis Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology
  • Intuitive Touch Screen, 3.0-inch Tilt-type LCD
  • Control & Customize with Five Functional Dials
  • Compatible with EF1, EF-S1 and EF-M Lenses & select EOS System Accessories

Here are some sample shots taken with the Canon M6:

If you compare the specs of Canon M6 to those of Canon EOS M5, you can see that they don’t really differ. The differences are merely visual and external. The biggest difference is that the EVF is completely removed from the M6. This makes the camera $200 cheaper than its predecessor.

However, if you ‘d like to take photos with the M6 and still use the viewfinder, Canon offers an optional EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder for $249. So basically, if you want the same features as the M5, it will cost you $50 more.

The viewfinder is compatible with EOS M6, EOS M3 PowerShot G1 X Mark II and PowerShot G3 X. It attaches to the hot shoe and features a 0.39″ 2.36m-dot OLED display and a built-in dioptric adjustment.

Ordering info

Canon EOS M6 is available for preorders and you can get it in black and silver. If you’d like body only, it comes with a price of $779. A body with a 14-45mm lens is available for $899, and a body with an 18-150mm lens is available for $1.279.

The EVF-DC2 viewfinder is available for preorders and it also comes in black and silver. You can match it to the camera of your choice for the price of $249.

Expected availability for both Canon EOS M6 and the electronic viewfinder is March 30, 2017.

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6 responses to “Canon officially announces EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera and an external EVF”

  1. Nuno Caldeira Avatar
    Nuno Caldeira

    Typo here:2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
    Not 2 megapixel unless we are in 2002 ☺️

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      Heh, the other day DIYP took you to the future with the typo in a date, and today – we’re headed towards the past! :) Thanks for pointing out, it’s corrected. :)

  2. guillebot Avatar
    guillebot

    This is a nice camera. Put it in the $700-800 range and I’ll buy it.

  3. Vanitas Foto Avatar
    Vanitas Foto

    One question though… If this viewfinder won’t swivel why wouldn’t they put a TTL shoe on top…. I mean for us shooting with radio triggers it would be handy (Sadly I know the answer to not cannibalize sales of the EOS M5)

  4. JJ Avatar
    JJ

    Very interesting camera! Perfect for street photographing. But Canon really needs to create some good primes for it. Missing an 17mm and 32mm f/2. (28mm and 50mm fullframe) But it seems Canon only will make slow M zooms… :-(

  5. Brian Menin Avatar
    Brian Menin

    I’ve got the M2, but can think of 30+ reasons why I don’t like mirrorless.