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Hands-On With The Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Testing the new 26.2-megapixel full-frame DSLR in Yellowstone National Park
Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Canon introduced the new EOS 6D Mark II today, updating the feature set from the EOS 6D DSLR, released in 2012.

Earlier this month, our sister publication Outdoor Photographer had the opportunity to photograph with a preproduction model of the camera in Yellowstone National Park with Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones.

Outdoor Photographer Editor Wes Pitts praised the camera’s updates, saying:

“Taking it all together — price, performance, size and handling — the EOS 6D Mark II is an excellent package for outdoor photographers, especially those who primarily shoot landscapes and scenics. The camera’s max continuous shooting of 6.5 fps is perhaps short of what serious wildlife photographers would like, but it’s acceptably fast for most enthusiasts. Though the lack of 4K video may be a turn-off for some, if you primarily shoot stills, the Full HD video quality is very good for those occasions when you do want to take movie clips”

During early-morning and late-evening shoots, the camera held up against other DSLR competitors, thanks to the improved DIGIC 7 processing engine. That same upgrade is responsible for the faster AF and faster frame rates, and combined with the Dual Pixel AF and a touch-screen LED, allows photographers to compose and capture images using the display in Live View mode simply by touching the subject on the viewfinder.


The full Outdoor Photographer review has the full specifications, a shooting report and more image samples.

Photo by Wes Pitts
Sunrise at Yellowstone Lake. Unprocessed JPEG as rendered by a beta sample model of the EOS 6D Mark II in “Neutral” Picture Style mode. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM @ 100mm, 1/60 sec., ƒ/29, ISO 640

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