Just two years after the launch of the Canon EOS R6, Canon brings us the Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera. It has several improvements, like a higher-resolution 24.2 megapixel sensor and faster shooting speed. Read our comparison between these two products.

Canon EOS R6 vs Canon EOS R6 Mark II

24.2MP Full-Frame Sensor

The EOS R6 Mark II is a slightly updated version of the original with significant physical and performance changes. The original EOS R6 has a 20 megapixel sensor, whereas the Mark II has a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that offers a 20% increase in resolution compared to its predecessor. Despite this resolution increase, the Mark II still provides the same low-light performance as the EOS R6. 

UHD 4K Video Recording

Beyond stills, the Mark II’s sensor offers high-resolution UHD 4K 60p interval video using the full width of the sensor and the ability to work with 10-bit sampling with Canon Log 3. A 6K recording area can also be used for oversampled 4K shooting at 30p for improved sharpness and lower noise. For slow-motion playback, 180p recording is supported at up to full HD resolution. 

Autofocus and Image Stabilisation

The advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system features 1053 automatic AF points that cover the entire sensor area and provides notably fast, responsive and precise focusing performance. This phase-detection focusing system features enhanced subject detection and tracking, with the ability to intelligently recognise people and animals. Tracking automatically locks onto subjects and maintains sharp focus throughout burst captures. Dual Pixel AF II’s low luminance limit focuses down to an impressive -6.5 EV for accurate focusing even in nighttime conditions. 

In-Body Image Stabiliser (IBIS) corrects up to 8 stops of unwanted camera shake when shooting handheld. This helps you shoot handheld in low-light conditions and reduce shake when recording videos. This 5-axis system can be used in conjunction with lenses featuring optical image stabilisation to compensate for up to 8 stops of camera shake depending on the specific lens in use. 

Body Design 

The Mark II has a new On/Off/Lock switch on the right-hand side of the top plate, and a new Camera/Movie switch on the left. The multi-controller on the rear has been redesigned and Canon’s latest multi-function shoe was implemented. Other than that, you’ll feel right at home when you upgrade from the original R6. 

The LCD Screen uses the same 3-inch, 1.62 million dot, vari-angle LCD screen which tilts out to the side and faces forward for more convenient vlogging and selfies. Both the R6 and Mark II support two SD UHS II cards via dual slots, with the ability to record to both cards simultaneously. The Mark II continues to use the same LP-E6NH battery but Canon manages to extend the battery life. With built-in Bluetooth and 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi, the EOS R6 can easily connect to a smartphone and networks allowing high-speed file sharing and FTP/FTPS transfer. 

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II is an upgrade of an already excellent camera, principally improving its burst shooting capabilities and auto-focus system along with 20% more resolution, more capable video and improved connectivity.