New spec rumours show dual card slots but no raw video in the Canon EOS R6

Jun 19, 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.

New spec rumours show dual card slots but no raw video in the Canon EOS R6

Jun 19, 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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Canon has been extremely tight-lipped when it comes to the EOS R6. In fact, that pretty much haven’t even acknowledged its existence or any impending announcement. but a new set of specs has been leaked, according to Canon Rumors, that show quite an impressive little camera. It’s set to essentially be a mirrorless EOS 6D line equivalent, but it looks like it’ll be quite a bit more.

Some of the potential EOS R6 specs had previously been rumoured with an update in March and those haven’t really changed since (except for one). We already knew about the 20-megapixel sensor and would shoot 4K60p video, but now we’re hearing some new ones that are going to be welcome news to many would-be EOS R6 owners.

The updated list looks a little something like this, with the newly rumoured specs in bold.

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • Oversampled 5K Video
  • 4K @ 60p
  • FullHD @ 120p
  • Canon Log
  • 10-bit
  • Zebras
  • 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)
  • Announcement July 9, 2020
  • Under $2500 USD (Rumored)

Dual UHS-II card slots is going to be a biggy for a lot of people. While memory cards are pretty reliable these days and the chances of one dying are slim, most people would agree that dual card slots are a nice insurance for paid or other important non-repeatable shoots. We already knew that it would have a pair of slots, but it wasn’t until now that we were told that they would both be UHS-II, although it doesn’t come as much of a surprise (and I even speculated as much in March).

Interestingly, the previous rumour regarding the electronic viewfinder was that it wouldn’t be as good as the one in the EOS R5, offering a lower resolution. The updated rumour says that the EOS R5 and EOS R6 will share identical EVFs. The autofocus is also said to be identical to the upcoming EOS R5, along with head and animal detection.

This one won’t be quite the video powerhouse that the EOS R5 is expected to be, though. While it will shoot 10-Bit Canon Log footage, and even apparently shoot oversampled 5K video, it won’t shoot RAW video. Although, this is not surprising given that those dual card slots are both expected to be UHS-II SD and not CFexpress.

If the price does stick to $2500 or less, it looks like it’ll be a nice upgrade for those early adopters who went for the original EOS R. An official announcement is expected next month, so we’ll let you know as we hear more.

[via Canon Rumors]

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8 responses to “New spec rumours show dual card slots but no raw video in the Canon EOS R6”

  1. Paul Baird Avatar
    Paul Baird

    I hope the shutter is closed during lens charging. Like the eos R

  2. Paul Yates Avatar
    Paul Yates

    Many of us have no interest in the video capability…

    1. Stephen Johnson Avatar
      Stephen Johnson

      Exactly. Most of the brands haven’t made a breakthrough in stills for years, except for maybe mirrorless. It has all been focused on video specs.

  3. Twan Dieltjes Avatar
    Twan Dieltjes

    Sounds great for non video shooters like me. I’ll wait before I decide between a new xt4, z6 or z7

    1. Thomas Koh Avatar
      Thomas Koh

      Twan Dieltjes z6 is a better choice n price

  4. Welly Well Avatar
    Welly Well

    MagicLantern will give us raw

    1. Cool Blake Avatar
      Cool Blake

      Welly Well they been slowed down on making updates…..hell they haven’t even got raw on the eos r…..lol….dont hold your breathe

    2. Welly Well Avatar
      Welly Well