M6 Mark II Overview

Canon M6 Mark II is the newest and the most capable camera in Canon’s “EOS M” line of APS-C mirrorless cameras. It is a successor to the original EOS M6, and in many ways also to the EOS M5. Featuring a new 32.5 megapixel APS-C sensor, currently the highest in any APS-C sensor, it can shoot uncropped 4K video.

Announced on August 28th, the camera is available in 3 variants and will start shipping in late September 2019.

What’s New (Canon M6 Mark II vs EOS M6 Mark I)

The M6 II may look similar to the original M6 with only minor design tweaks on the outside, but it has quite an extensive list of improvements on the inside. Here’s a quick listing of the upgrades & new features the Canon M6 Mark II got over the M6 Mark I.

  1. The M6 mark II has a mildly tweaked design and is now slightly bigger with an improved grip.
  2. It has a new 32.5 megapixel CMOS sensor (vs 24.2 megapixel sensor on the original M6)
  3. It gets the Canon’s new DIGIC 8 image processor (vs DIGIC 7 on M6 I)
  4. More AF points: 143 AF points with 88×100% coverage (vs 49 AF points with 80×80% coverage)
  5. The M6-II has Eye detection AF
  6. It has the Focus Bracketing option
  7. Continuous shooting speed is up to 14 fps (vs up to 9 fps on the M6-I)
  8. M6 II has a RAW burst mode in which it can shoot up to 30 fps in RAW (vs none)
  9. It has an extended ISO range of up to 51200 (vs max ISO of 25600)
  10. Electronic shutter speed can go up to 1/16000 sec.
  11. It can shoot 4K video without crop at 25/30 fps (vs no 4K video)
  12. High speed 1080p video shooting up to 120 fps (vs max 60 fps)
  13. The memory card slot is UHS-II compatible (vs UHS-I slot on the M6 I)
  14. M6 II has a USB Type-C port (vs micro USB)
  15. It has Bluetooth but loses NFC (vs no Bluetooth on the M6-I but has NFC)
  16. The camera supports in-camera battery charging via USB, but only with an optional accessory that’s sold separately

Things to Remember about the M6 Mark II

Here are a few points to be noted, when considering the Canon EOS M6 Mark II.

  • The camera has no 24 fps video recording option.
  • High-speed 1080p video at 100/120 fps is cropped with no AF & no sound.
  • Continuous video recording duration is limited to a max of 30 mins.
  • There’s no headphone jack on the camera.
  • Tilting LCD vertically tilts up 180° and down 45° but not sideways.
  • The EVF is not built-in. It has to be bought in a bundled kit or separately.

Camera Details

Canon EOS M6 Mark II

MSRP

$850

Rating

NoRating

Pixels

32.5Megapixels

Date

Aug 28th2019

Make / Model

Sensor Size

Camera Type

Key Specs / Features

Proprietary

  • Processor: DIGIC 8000
  • Lens: Canon EF-M

Sensor

  • Pixels: 32.5 Megapixels
  • Type: CMOS
  • Size: APS-C

ISO Range

  • Auto ISO: 100 - 6400
  • Native ISO: 100 - 25600
  • Extended ISO: 51200

Shutter Speed

  • Fastest: 1/4000 Sec
  • Slowest: 30 Sec

Focus

  • AF Points: 143/99

Continuous

  • Speed: Up to 14 FPS

Video

  • 4K UHD: Up to 30 FPS
  • Full HD: Up to 120 FPS

Battery Life

  • Images: Up to 410 Shots *
  • Video: Up to 135 mins *

Displays

  • Screen: 3.0" with 1.04 m-dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Viewfinder: Optional EVF

Features

  • IBIS: No
  • Wireless: WiFi / Bluetooth

Interface

  • HDMI (micro)
  • USB (Type-C)
  • Microphone (Stereo Mini)
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