Canon EOS R6 Mark II Launched with 24.2-Megapixel Sensor, 40fps Burst Shooting
The Canon EOS R6 Mark II, the updated version of the original R6, was released worldwide in 2020. Significant improvements have been made to the new model in comparison to its predecessor in the areas of sensor resolution, burst shooting, autofocus, and video recording.
In addition, Canon has released the RF135mm f/1.8L IS USM prime lens, which the company claims is the only one of its focal length available with built-in optical stabilization. The L series is equipped with professional-grade glass and a housing that can withstand the elements and any drops you might take.
Canon EOS R6 Mark II Specifications
The full-frame CMOS sensor in the Canon EOS R6 Mark II has a resolution of 24.2 megapixels, which is an improvement over the 20 megapixels found in the original EOS R6.
The ISO range, however, has not changed and remains at 100-25,600 for stills and 100-25,600 for video.
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Canon has managed to increase the EOS R6 Mark II’s burst shooting capability from 20fps to an incredible 40fps when using the electronic shutter, and this is all while maintaining AE/AF tracking. When using the mechanical shutter, the burst rate for still images remains at 12 fps.
The layout of the buttons and overall design of the Canon EOS R6 Mark II are instantly recognizable as being from the original model.
It has an OLED electronic viewfinder with a 3.69 million-dot resolution and an in-body 5-axis sensor stabilization system.
The autofocus system reportedly received an upgrade thanks to the AI deep learning technology in the camera, allowing it to recognize more subjects like horses, trains, and airplanes.
The digital teleconverter found on the EOS R6 Mark II allows the user to quickly and easily increase the focal length by a factor of 2X or 4X.
The EOS R6 Mark II can record 4K video at 60 frames per second for longer periods of time (oversampled 6K footage using the full sensor width) and 4K video at 30 frames per second without limit.
The increase from 120 to 180 frames per second at 1080p will please slow-motion video enthusiasts.
- 24.2MP CMOS sensor
- 12 fps mechanical shutter (40 fps electronic shutter)
- Built-in image stabilization rated to 8.0 stops
- 4K/60p video (oversampled from 6K)
- 6K ProRes Raw video with a compatible Atomos recorder
- Raw burst mode with pre-capture
- Moving subject HDR mode
- 3.68M-dot EVF capable of up to 120 fps refresh (0.76x magnification)
- 1.62M-dot, 3-inch rear touchscreen
- Dual UHS-II SD card slots
- 760 shot-per-charge battery rating (CIPA)
Canon EOS R6 Mark II Price in Nepal
Canon EOS R6 Mark II is expected to launch in Nepali market soon.
The body-only cost of a Canon EOS R6 Mark II in India is INR 2,43,995. As a premium kit with the RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, it retails for INR 3,43,995, while the RF24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM kit lens retails for INR.2,71,995. Canon claims the bundles and cameras will be available for purchase in India by the month’s end of November.
A release date and price for the new RF135mm f/1.8L IS USM prime lens in India have not yet been announced.