Canon’s EOS R6 will cost $2,499 but is a little more premium than your standard entry level camera

Jul 9, 2020

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Jul 9, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Despite Canon feeding us little bits of information about the EOS R5 over the last few months, they’ve remained extremely tight-lipped about the EOS R6. Well, now it’s official, and Canon has announced full specs, pricing and availability for the new EOS R6 mirrorless camera. So, how close were the rumours to the real thing?

The EOS R6 sits squarely in line with Canon’s EOS 6D DSLR line, which was their entry-level full-frame DSLR. Whether the EOS R6 will become the new entry-level for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system or if Canon will continue the original EOS R and EOS RP lines with new iterations is unknown.

Sensor20-megapixel full-frame CMOS
Lens MountCanon RF
Max resolution5472 x 3648 pixels
File formatRAW, JPG
Bit-depth14-Bit
ISO 100-102,400 (100-204,800 extended)
Stabilisation5-axis in-body image stabilisation works with IS lenses
Continuous shooting12fps mechanical / 20fps electronic
8K VideoNone
4K Video4K DCI (4096 x 2160) & 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) at up to 59.98 fps 10-Bit)
HD VideoFull HD (1920×1080) at up to 120p
Focus typeDual Pixel CMOS AF
AF Points1053 phase detection
Viewfinder5 million pixel EVF
LCD3.0″ 1.04m-dot Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Card slotsDual UHS-II SD Cards
ConnectivityWiFi, Bluetooth
Dimensions138 x 97.5 x 88.4 mm
Weight680 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
Launch price$2,499

Canon describes the EOS R6 as a sort of 6D and 7D hybrid, offering the full-frame sized sensor of the EOS 6D DSLR line but with the performance of the now-discontinued APS-C 7D DSLR line.

One of Canon’s big criticisms in the EOS R and EOS RP bodies was the lack of IBIS. Canon said it would come when it’s ready and boy does it sound ready, claiming up to an incredible 8 stops of stabilisation. It also has the same fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with 1,053 selectable points as the EOS R5, and an even greater ISO range, going up to ISO 102,400 (204,800 extended).

As expected, it has a flippy out LCD, because it’s Canon, which is a 3.2″ touchscreen, like the EOS R5. Also like the EOS R5, the EOS R6 contains a 5.67m-dot 0.5″ electronic viewfinder with a 120fps refresh rate for keeping up with those quick subjects (remember, it’s a 7D replacement, too). Unlike the EOS R5, though, the EOS R6 does not contain a display on the top. So, if you are shooting some landscapes or have it low down on a tripod, you’ll want to flip out that LCD if you want to view it from above.

 

The EOS R6 skips the CFexpress card slot, which isn’t a surprise given that it doesn’t shoot 8K and doesn’t shoot raw video at any resolution. Instead if has a pair of UHS-II SD card slots, which still allows you to utilise some impressive speeds.

The Canon EOS R6 is available to pre-order now for $2,499 body only, with the 24-105mm f/4-7.1 lens for $2,899 or with the 24-105mm f/4L lens for $3,599. It ships at the end of July.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “Canon’s EOS R6 will cost $2,499 but is a little more premium than your standard entry level camera”

  1. Michael Bray Avatar
    Michael Bray

    Casey from Camera Conspiracies on YouTube and Tony Northrup will be jizzing themselves over this and the R5

  2. Petru Piatra Avatar
    Petru Piatra

    what standard entry level camera offers 4k 60p ff 10 bit 422?

  3. Joost van Wijk Avatar
    Joost van Wijk

    What about the old L serie lenses? Can i use an adapter? What happened whit the focal distances if you use an 14mm wide angel?