It’s expected to be announced tomorrow, but as a surprise to absolutely nobody, the photos of Canon’s upcoming EOS R6 mirrorless camera have leaked ahead of the official announcement. Coming from, who else but Nokishita, the leaked photos show the front, top and rear views of the camera with and without a lens, revealing and confirming some information about the camera body itself.
As you can see, there’s no top LCD, so all your feedback is via the touchscreen flippy out LCD and the EVF. There’s no touchbar, either, but we do get the familiar and trusty joystick! There’s a big mode dial, the on/off switch is on the opposite side of the camera to the rest of the controls, and you get the usual “front” (top) and rear dials for adjusting your exposure along with an array of buttons.
As well as Nokishita leaking the photos, Canon Rumors has also released an updated spec list of what we can expect, along with a rumoured price of around $2,500.
- 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
- 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
- Oversampled 5K Video
- 4K @ 60p
- FullHD @ 120p
- Canon Log
- AF identical to the EOS R5
- No RAW video mode
- Dual SD UHS-II slots
- Head detection AF
- Animal detection AF
- Identical 5 million dot EVF as the EOS R5
- No top-down screen
- Build quality not as good as the EOS R5
- Bluetooth 4.2 (EOS R5 to get Bluetooth 5.0)
- LP-E6NH Battery (Same as the EOS R5)
If the specs are accurate, it’s shaping up to be a pretty good looking camera and seems like a potentially great replacement for those looking to upgrade their EOS 6D Mark II bodies to something without a mirror.
The rumoured $2,500 price is a little higher than the 6D Mark II, which came in around $2,000 body-only at launch (now it’s around $1,400), although the 6D Mark II with the 24-105mm STM kit lens included launched at $2,600. So, perhaps that $2,500 price tag includes a basic kit lens?
I guess we’ll find out tomorrow.