There has been a great hype about the new Canon 6D Mark II. Now that it’s officially released, the first dynamic range test results are coming in – and they are not good. As it turns out, the 6D Mark II has less dynamic range than models like 5D Mark IV or 1D X Mark II. What’s more, the results show that it even has less dynamic range than some of the APS-C bodies like Canon 80D. While this may not be a deal breaker for some photographers, it does affect your shots and the amount of detail you can get in editing.
Normally, when we use the phrase “field test”, it’s not meant quite so literally. It just means putting the camera to work in its typical usage environment. Camera use is quite broad, though. In this video from music photographer Matt Higgs for WEX Photographic, though, the 6D Mark II is taken to task in a field at the 2000 Trees festival in the UK.
Music festivals can be great places to really test a camera’s limits. You’ve got such a wide variety of potential subjects. Fast moving, slow moving, brightly lit, low light, individual people, groups, close ups, and more. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the long awaited update to 2012’s EOS 6D. But how well does it handle in the real world?
Every time a new camera is coming out, everybody wants to know what it looks like. They usually look pretty much like their predecessors, though. Canon have their own look and ergonomics, and all the other manufacturers have theirs. So, unsurprisingly, the Canon 6D Mark II looks pretty much like the Canon 6D. Nonetheless, photos of the 6D Mark II have now been leaked.
As with most leaked photos that come right before an announcement, these come courtesy of Digicame-info and Nokishita. Along with the photos, there’s some updated specs, answering a couple of questions that still remained a mystery. Specifically, that it will have built in 5-axis stabilisation, first seen in the M5, ISO 102400 (extended), and a burst rate of 6.5fps.
We’re now only days away from the official announcement of Canon EOS 6D Mark II. It’s planned to replace the 6D, and new information and rumors keep coming up. The latest information is about the price, and it seems that 6D Mk II will cost $100 less than its predecessor did when it was first launched.
The rumor mill has dried up. This is not unusual for the Post-Pohotokina, Post PPE time of the year and so we are left with very little bits and pieces for our gear lasting souls.
Enter the Canon 6DmkII. The latest rumors from CanonRumors give us some data to hand on to, though it is not really impressive. CR speculates-guesses-estimates that the camera will be announced in, or right after, NAB (April), and probably starts selling a month after at May.
As for the rumored features of the Canon 6DmkII, I can’t say I am incredibly impressed.