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Canon R6 Mirrorless Camera

Canon has undoubtedly changed the game with the release of the Canon EOS R6. Its small camera body combined with impactful features make it a high contender for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Both the Canon R5 and R6 were released at the same time, making the models comparable. The EOS R6 features a step down in specs in comparison but sits well above the other cameras in the EOS R series.

With a combination of features combining; 20MP full-frame CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and DiGiC X Processor, the image quality produced is exceptional. Moreover, with the functionality of a professional body, the R6 is a masterful piece of equipment for cinematographers.

Forget a Tripod - The Canon EOS R6 Has The World’s Best Image Stabilization

The Canon EOS R6 now has one of the best stabilization systems is a camera body. Canon should pat themselves on the back for including such a revolutionary 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS). The same 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization is found in the feature-rich R5, making it a welcome addition for EOS R6 users.

When you first pick up the camera body paired with either an EF or RF lens (EF with an adapter), it will take some getting used to seeing the world so still. The best thing about this is if one of your RF lenses has a built-in Optical Stabilizer, it will work hand-in-hand with the camera’s IBIS. The advantage of the extra stabilization is capturing photos in low light using longer shutter speeds with no tripod.

How Fast is The Autofocus on the EOS R6?

Lighting fast is the way we would describe the autofocus on the Canon EOS R6. This speed is all thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that works directly with the processor to save your photos just as quickly.

The EOS R6 works well with a host of lenses for sports and wildlife photography. So if you are looking for a main or second body, we highly recommend using the R6 with any of the following range of RF lenses, including the Canon RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 IS USM Lens, Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens or Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM Lens.

Continuous Shooting with Subject Tracking

Forget pressing the shutter once at a time; with the electronic shutter, you can achieve up to 20fps or 12fps with the mechanical shutter. This incredible fast speed makes it ideal for all types of photography in all lighting environments.

Adding to the EOS R6 continuous shooting speed is the phenomenal subject tracking capabilities. The camera body locks on focus when tracking eyes, faces and heads at high speed with ease. This is all thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. Not only will the autofocus system work on human subjects, but also animals too.

If you plan to shoot continually, ensure you switch to RAW as the Canon EOS R6 keeps the highest resolution due to the 20MP full-frame sensor and Digic X Processor.

The EOS R6 Has Incredible Auto Focus

By now, you most likely want this camera. We certainly understand—the EOS R6 ticks almost all of the boxes for every photographer and videographer out there. The camera body is lightweight, affordable and packed with all the tools you need to capture on the go.

You’re bound to be impressed at the Pixel CMOS AF II system when half-pressing the shutter button (or back-button focusing). Everything, including the focus, works quickly, and it ensures you never miss the shot.

Twice The Memory Storage

Canon has developed a beautiful camera in the R6. After listening to feedback, the engineering team has included a host of features photographers asked for. For instance, the Dual SD UHS-II compatible memory card slots offer extended storage and backup options. Now EOS R6 users can capture photos at high speed without compromising on a full-frame mirrorless camera body.

Record In Stunning 4K Video

If you are upgrading from an EOS 5D model, the video functionality should be familiar on the R6. The only difference you’ll find is the output quality. With a 5-Asis in-body stabilization system at play, you’ll find slow-motion becomes possible at 120 fps in Full HD. However, if you want to record internally at 4:2:2 10-bit, that’s possible at UHD 4K. The camera keeps the professional standard going with an HDMI port making Canon 4K Video LOG files easy to import to your external storage device.

Amazing Low Light Functionality

Imagine being able to shoot at ISO 102400. Well, thanks to the combination of the 20-megapixel full-frame sensor, DiGIC X Processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, you can. While this is a higher ISO than the lowest default ISO 100, the picture quality remains clear and sharp, making it a worthy contender for low light studio or street work.

Final Thoughts on the EOS R6

Overall, we think the EOS R6 camera offers brilliant functionality for enthusiasts and professional photographers and cinematographers. While the camera uses the same Canon LP-E6NH battery and BG-R10 Canon Battery Grip as the Canon EOS R5, it offers affordability without compromise on quality. In summary, you get high-speed dual memory card slots, 4K video recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and IBIS, all in a 20MP Canon EOS R6 body. With features like this, the EOS R system is certainly amassing many fans and users.

Lens Mount Canon RF
Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 21.4 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 36 x 24 mm
Image File Format JPEG, Raw, HEIF
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 102400 (Extended: 100 to 204800)
Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 0.5 Seconds
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range -3 to 20 EV
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Colour Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting Mechanical Shutter
Up to 12 fps at 20 MP for up to 1000 Frames (JPEG) / 240 Frames (Raw)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 20 fps at 20 MP for up to 1000 Frames (JPEG) / 240 Frames (Raw)
Interval Recording Yes
Self-Timer 2/10-Second Delay
Recording Modes H.265 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/29.97p/59.94p [170 to 340 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/29.97p/59.94p/119.88p [28 to 180 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/29.97p/59.94p [120 to 230 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/29.97p/59.94p/119.88p [12 to 120 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94p
Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File Format AAC, Linear PCM
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 1053
Autofocus Sensitivity -6.5 to +20 EV
Viewfinder Type Electronic (OLED)
Viewfinder Size 0.5"
Viewfinder Resolution 3,690,000 Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point 23 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.76x
Dioptre Adjustment -4 to +2
Size 3"
Resolution 1,620,000 Dot
Display Type Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash No
Maximum Sync Speed 1/250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System eTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Connectivity USB Type-C (USB 3.1), HDMI D (Micro), 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone
Wireless Wi-Fi
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 85%
Battery 1 x LP-E6NH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D) 138 x 97.5 x 88.4 mm
Weight 680 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • EOS R6 Body
  • Camera Cover R-F-5
  • Strap ER-EOS R6
  • Battery Charger LC-E6E
  • Battery LP-E6NH
  • Battery Pack Cover
  • AC Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

5 year Australian warranty

from Canon Australia

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