Canon has today announced the groundbreaking Canon EOS R6 camera. Along with the Canon EOS R5, the R6 boasts some impressive specifications which cater to the high-end enthusiast videographer and photographer.
Some of the specification highlights of the Canon EOS R6 include:
- 20 Megapixels
- An amazing 4K video resolution for cinematic movies
- 8 stops In-body Image Stabilization
- 100% AF coverage with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
- 20 frames per second recording
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF II sensor.
- Dual SD card slots
If you have had a Canon EOS system before then, you won’t be disappointed to hear the incredible processing speeds offered by Canon’s proprietary DIG!C processor that many pros have trusted in both operability and reliability. All these features make the R6 an attractive contender which will see much older Canon EOS 5 Series users upgrade in a flash.
Why Choose the Canon EOS R6 over the Canon EOS R5?
It’s a good question and something many professionals will be pondering. Both EOS R cameras look alike, but it’s not until you look under the hood that you start to see some differences.
Before we break down the comparison between the two groundbreaking models, it’s important to understand why Canon went all out and made the system. As Canon says:
“In 2018 Canon launched the EOS R a camera system based on innovations that further promote our guiding principles.”– Canon
It was from these guiding principles that the EOS R system has evolved. Over the years Canon photographers and videographers have been screaming from the rooftops to gain Canon’s attention to build a camera which fits their dream calibre of specifications. And finally, today is a day that Canon can deliver the good news back to the horde of eager professionals.
“In 2020, Canon will raise the bar higher, releasing the next generation of EOS R products with unprecedented levels of features, speed, ease and image quality.”– Canon
EOS R6: 4K Movies To Impress Any High-End Enthusiast
Who wouldn’t want to shoot in 4K? While you might currently have full HD capability on your camera, however, 4K will change the way you make films. The quality is exceptional, especially if you are recording in Canon’s Log profile and recording to two SD card slots.
The Canon EOS R6 provides these features whereas the Canon EOS R5 goes a step further to offer the world’s first interchangeable-lens digital camera with 8K movies. Plus on the R5 you will see a CFlex and SD slot. So if you are after the best then maybe consider the EOS R5, otherwise, stick with the Canon R6, and you will be just fine. As recording in 4K without crop (DCI/UHD) at either 30p or 60p will give you exceptional footage. Alternatively, if you prefer a slower frame rate of 120p, it will cost you some resolution at FHD quality.
Probably one of the most heated issues of any previous Canon model is the lack of focus peaking and Zebra stripes for manual focus assist. Zebra display is something many videographers have been asking for, and finally, Canon has included this coveted feature! So if you are looking through the 0.5-type electronic viewfinder which has 3.69 million dots (approx.) or the 3 inch LCD screen which displays 1.62 million dots (approx.), you will be able to focus with ease manually.
The Canon EOS R6 Achieves Amazing Resolution
Looking inside the body the R6 houses a 20 Megapixel CMOS sensor which is capable of recording to dual SD slots. While 20 Megapixels in today’s world may not seem high, it might be all you need to take incredible images. For many people justifying the higher cost of the R5 may not be worth the extra money – and this is why the R6 exists.
Canon thought of the user and decided to include many of the R5’s capabilities into a more affordable body. So if you aren’t after the highest quality image at 45 Megapixels on the R5, 20 Megapixels on the R6 will still provide you with amazing image quality.
Autofocus and Stabilization That Will Leave The Competition Guessing
Autofocus on the R6 is blindingly fast. It’s the same as the Canon EOS R5. The detection and tracking technology has improved eye-detection performance as well as detectable subjects such as human heads plus animals, including dogs, cats, and birds. This type of focus system is also extremely versatile when paired with Canon’s line up of RF lenses.
Also, when the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM mounts on the Canon EOS R6 users can benefit from an impressive 8 step increase (approximate) in shutter speed. This incredible breakthrough is thanks to the first 5-axis In-body Image Stabilization (IBIS) which combines with the IS of the lens to deliver the result. Both the EOS R6 and R5 include IBIS.
To put IBIS into perspective if you were to take a shot with a shutter speed of around 2 seconds then it would be just as sharp as if you were using a shutter speed of 1/100 to 1/125 second. Simply incredible!
What About The Size, Weight and Reliability?
When thinking of upgrading to a new camera, one must think of whether or not the camera meets the needs of a user. As Canon developed the EOS R6 and R5, they thought of the end-user in mind. As we mentioned, the R6 is for the high-end enthusiast, whereas the EOS R5 is built for professionals.
In saying this, both cameras look and feel very similar to previous Canon models. If you have used a high-end Canon model before you will certainly be familiar with the multi-controller AF joystick and scroll wheel for navigation. If taking photos for sports, wildlife or weddings is more your thing; then you will be pleased to know there is Canon BG-R10 battery grip available (suits both the Canon R6 and R5). This battery grip is certainly something videographers will need as well.
Whatever way you look at it from either the specs, build or reliability, Canon has made a groundbreaking model in the Canon R6 that will become a household name amongst professionals and enthusiasts for many creatives all over the world.
In summary, if you are looking for an upgrade, either from a previous Canon camera or competitor brand, the Canon EOS R6 is an ideal candidate. The camera offers a host of features, but the ones you are most likely to need are IBIS, 20 frames per second, 4K video recording at 60p, slow motion at 120p and dual SD slots. If this is you and you are a high-end enthusiast, give us a call or come in store as we have some incredible deals on the Canon R6 on offer.