The Canon EOS M6 costs £729 / $779 body only or £839 / $899 with the 15-45mm EF-M IS STM kit lens. If I didn't have a second camera and someone handed me this, of course, I'd make it work. With its twin control dials and very similar underlying hardware, the M6 is essentially an EOS 77D but without the bulk/utility of an optical viewfinder and with a smaller choice of lenses (unless you forfeit some of the size benefit and use an adapter). This new review format (when did it start?) What are the hinted competitors with more features for same money or same features for less money? Canon EOS M6 body. LOL I even returned the a6000 and bought the EOS M, the original one. Do you need it? There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. They buy any crap that says Canon on the cover. Same deal as for any camera system, really. The image quality from the M6 II is also generally very good. Captura, nx1000 has nothing to do with nx500 or nx1. The consumers didn't let themselves being fooled by Commodore, and the company went bankrupt. I did not manage to sell the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8. @marianco don't be so silly. Already obsolete when they are released... right because smartphones aren't iterative or feature segmented at all .. good lord some people.. no comprendo ;) There is a segment. Meanwhile the 24.2-million-pixel sensor provide… If they listen or not - that's another story. $1000 2 year old lens versus $350 30 year old lens. Putting a large or long lens on an M3/5/6 is an option, but not one commonly seen, I suggest. There's no longer a one-size-fit-all SSD. (Also it's 4K video is brilliant, only H.265 encoding is a bit annoying.). That's why I went with the Canon. The M6 has it optional as an external mount. Now it seems that the source of my sorrows was a faulty Zony zoom lens. The algorithm is very heavily weighted towards image quality. I don't have one. With a 1.8x squeeze, the lens produces a more pronounced anamorphic effect than the 1.33x lenses offered by Sirui, albeit at a much higher cost. Let me try to help you to understand by using this M6 vs, a6000: - For the $600 a6000 you get EVF + 24 - 50 zoom. The issue with Canons approach to 4K is they treat it like a specialist feature. The 22mm ƒ2.0 and the 55-200mm zoom, specifically. ", "Why buy the M5 or M6 when they can buy the now-price-reduced Olympus Pen F?". I recently bought a Canon M6 because I wanted access to a wider range of more affordable and versatile lenses. It was 3x better than this camera in anything. So in your opinion, the M6 has considerably better image quality? :). Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices, Best mirrorless camera: 10 top models to suit every budget, How to get an Nvidia RTX 3080, 3070 or a 3090 even though they're all sold out, The new Xbox Series X update makes things feel a bit more next-gen, Where to buy Xbox Series X: the latest restock updates for Cyber Week, Where to buy PS5: Amazon UK restock is now available, This UK retailer will have Xbox Series X stock before Christmas – here's how to get one, Antivirus alone is no longer enough to keep your devices protected, PS5 storage could be worryingly expensive, if this 2TB NVMe SSD is anything to go by. Bought the 80d for vlogging but wanted to add the g7x for run and gun out of my pocket and opted for the M6 instead. Video: is the Canon EOS M6 good for vlogging? But I respect your opinion. Strap EM-300DB. From that time it has been offering all unimpressed cams. :s (despite also having AF capabilities ahead of it's peers in some regards). It is also currently the smallest package in which you can find Canon's Dual Pixel Autofocus. It's sensor is nearly flawless. With the M3, M5, M6, and M10, it looks like Canon is serious about mirrorless now. It's really too bad, but they have been left behind. But when the M12 comes out, Bob should wait for the M12 mark 2...and so on... and so on. On Sony's site there are 16 unique E-mount APS-C lenses available, including 5 primes (4 faster than f/3.5) and a multitude of zooms, including fixed-aperture zooms. you may also get the cheap M10. As with Laqup, the legacy glass makes it worthwhile. I have this camera (EOS M6) and the images are sharp and not particularly over-processed when shooting in JPEG. Also good on the Zyhun Crane. The slow CDAF system meant it couldn't come close to being a second body that could be counted on in a pinch. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.". It's kinda bizarre that it took this long to get Dual Pixel on a really compact body. Similarly the 6500 replaced the 6300 which replaced the 6000; the 5100 is a unique and different model. So as I said, your handheld photos were helped only by the lens IS, not the software one which works only for a video. We're building up a picture of what worked and what didn't, in this review and the other short-format reviews we've just published. To me the Rebel line-up or EOS **D still makes more sense as a smaller second body backup or walkaround camera, especially if you plan to mount L glass on it and have a semi-comfortable shooting experience. Canon needs to get 4K video soon. YES? The EOS M6 comes with great autofocus performance, even in macro mode. Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth are all present, with the latter meaning you can keep the camera hooked up to your smartphone at all times. Unlike the flagship EOS M5, the EOS M6 doesn't incorporate an electronic viewfinder, although you can use one of two external models – either the tilting EVF-DC1 or the newer, fixed EVF-DC2 – by slipping them into the hot shoe. and again, if the unwashed masses wanted 4K, there's lots of cameras that have it, however, when Sony languished down sub 15% marketshare, and olympyus or panasonic can't gain marketshare if their life depended on it, it certainly seems to state that the majority simply don't care. However, there’s a slight niggle about the amount of noise (and the impact of its removal) at sensitivity settings as low as ISO 400. Years ago, I assisted a fashion and editorial photographer who had pre-ordered the EOS M plus an EF adapter the moment the cyber gates opened. I gave it away, no regrets! The Canon R5 has many noteworthy features, not the least of which is 8K video recording. Top Sample Images Intro Compatibility Specifications Accessories Performance Usage Recommendations More Good Bad Missing This Canon EOS EOS M6 is well-made little gem with real DSLR picture quality in a tiny body. Maybe not, but why not include it for those of us who do? But, it’s a camera that’s currently held back from greatness by its lens selection. I edit 4K video on a 2015 MacBook Pro and a 2013 purpose built PC that was £900 back then. First it was the NX1, now it's the NX500. "something dpreview users can't just seem to grasp." Sad to see they're still lagging so far behind. From Canon's own site: Even when you hold the camera as steady as you can, some unintentional shaking is possible. I would imagine the camera makers would look at the image quality of the lens-sensor combination and make the necessary adjustments to get the ideal result. Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN Sample Gallery (DPReview TV), Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Sample Gallery (DPReview TV), Review: Monogram Creative Console - a refinement of our favorite modular editing hardware. We threw one onto the Sony a7R IV and went out shooting. Respectfully, no, it is an experiment, and it still takes a fair amount of work. Click thru metrics probably tell you how well received this is better than any comments tho, so I'll leave it at that. However unlike Sony, who orgasms with spec sheets that need a ton of fine print, canon simply calls it 49 point AF. They were almost impossible to use. That said, it’s launched into a very competitive market. An embarrassingly large selection of pro teles. I would love to have this (or a Fuji again) as a 3rd fun camera body (I love the size and features) but I'm on a limited budget, and just can't warrant it. Yeas cameras these days going more and more expensive. Just tested the Canon M6. Depending on your priorities the Canon is the much better camera compared to the A6000 (or the other way around). Battery Pack LP-E17. I cross-shopped the A6000 with the M3 when I was buying. With the EOS M6 Mark II, Canon has taken its midrange mirrorless game up a notch. What could go wrong? It will be interesting to see how they progress with the lens system. The former camp includes Fujifilm’s X-T20, Sony’s A6300 and Panasonic’s Lumix GX8, while in the latter there’s the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver among others. I even bought the book. For as long as I've worked here, we've set out what we think the immediate rivals are, so that you can tell what bar it's being held to. Optional EVF for macro and repro.— — —97. As you've said, the M5 and M6 are extremely similar, so this seemed a good opportunity to explore a lighter review format, even if it doesn't work for everyone. @TORN; "Better" means higher Performance/Price. The most annoying thing about some (very few ) sony cameras users is their need to reassure themselves they have better camera by pointing out other brands are inferior. I think this was unthinkable in a different market, like smart phones or gamming. Yeh it wouldn't do not to mention Sony in a canon post, we canon users throw ourselves at your feet in awe of those so wonderful Sony cameras :-). USD 510 including the EOS M adaptor for the body (I have a few EF and EFS lense). But I also have and use the M3. No one cares if Canon had the reputation. If it's main focus are vloggers, it's screen does tilt upwards, but that makes using a microphone almost impossible as it obstructs the screen. Most impotently a6300 has MUCH better AF per DPR's test results: "This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The mirror seemingly ridiculous but it's for this reason to keep it in existence. Monogram's Creative Console allows you to build out a customized set of physical controls to speed up your editing workflow. But then again, to know the diff is to buy these two cams to know the diff. Canon's M5 and M6 has 19.2 million or so AF points. All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. a66300 has 425 AF points cover nearly the *entire screen* VS M6 ONLY has 49 AF points cover ONLY 64% of the screen, even $6000 Canon has only little more AF point than M6. Historically, we've had to shoot cameras with adapted lenses where no 85-ish equivalent is available, whether that was initially using the Four Thirds 50mm F2 Macro on Micro Four Thirds or the Pentax 50mm Macro on Samsung NX, it's what we do when there are limited options. I'm not going to spend £11k on a C300 MKII just to get 4K. Highly recommended. I've shot in tandem with a FF cam and a go pro, but still didn't consider it a second body. It got sent to Gothenburg for repairs and now it does not focus to infinity any longer. Again I'm surprised to see the 50mm F1.4 used in the studio tests. "...The only reason to stay with Canon would be the lenses which are still excellent and if you have a shelf full...."I was referring to the camera technology, so we have no argument. Having used mirrorless cameras for the last seven years, I would never go back to a DSLR. I admire canon but they're going to have to do more for me to be convinced...that's just me though. The place where we could learn something, negatives or positives. Read our full review to find out how it performs. Let them do it! The M3 is a so-so camera, and the extra control wheel, increase in speed, and improved AF of the M6 will lift it into more or less equivalence with (say) an Oly EPL-8. Canon is #1 camera maker for reasons while SONY is #1 for ML. Gotta keep this Samsung theme going...and going...and going!I still have an NX1000, very cherry! don't get it wrong a6300 and a6500 are not replacing a6000. darngooddesign, the a6500 absolutely does not replace the a6300 and the a6000 is, so far as we can tell, still a current model (not remainder stock being sold off, per the D7100 and D7200). I really enjoyed travelling with that combination. Really, Silver Award and 80 %? The Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN is for the photographer who wants a focal length that falls squarely between 50mm and 85mm. Look elsewhere for a camera or look elsewhere for a review of this one? Today, at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm revealed the details of its new Snapdragon 888 system on a chip (SoC) that, amongst performance and battery improvements, offers an array of impressive photographer features, should Android smartphone manufacturers choose to make the most of them. The Canon EOS M6 isn't quite specified up to the standard we’d expect for a camera with such a price tag, but it's a sound all-round performer and perfectly good choice for EOS M and EOS M10 users looking for something a little more powerful. "Why would anyone buy the M6 or even the M5 when they can buy the sharply-reduced-in-price Sony A6000? And 4K, as we're almost in the second part of 2017. Because Samsung pulled out of the camera market. Again, excellent zoom lens selection, IQ is not great, and they are not fast, but small, cheap, and great selection. It's all about lenses and their price. It's a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of outstanding results. Nikon isn't even in the running in the mirrorless market. No it definitely doesn't have body stabilisation for stills virtually every review backs this. The M3 felt like a proper tool. more control dials and direct control, lossless compressed raws that sony can't seem to do if their life depends on it, mic port, smoother video AF, isn't kitted up with the worst kit lens from any manufacturer,etc,etc. If there’s one area where the EOS M6 shines it’s connectivity options. Not all people have smart phones. 21 April 2017 / 11:46BST. You will receive a verification email shortly. I can use it as an unmanned camera in wedding videos and the color is great. I'm somewhat puzzled by this. As a complimentary camera with its own set of native lenses? Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year has selected 25 photos for its People's Choice Award. It comes over as way too anecdotal and targeted. It's way cheaper than a Leica.And it takes better photos. It can be carried in a modest belt pouch or jacket pocket, and even with the quite good 55-200mm native lens, it is well short of the bulk of a DSLR. Canon’s little, viewfinder-less CSC is a big step in the right direction... from . I remember when Commodore released the same Amiga 500 in different bodies. and a6000 still on the selves? Canon and Nikon, traditionally the big beasts of the camera world, have been glacier-like in embracing the mirrorless compact system camera format – and that’s … @keeponkeepingon I've never known an owner of a product to show so much hatred towards something they paid good money for, especially in comparison with your m - which is an inferior camera. To counter this, the EOS M6 camera features Combination IS, which uses the camera’s Digital IS with a compatible lens’s Optical IS to help lessen the chance of blur due to camera shake. Orthopedic shoes...I stand corrected. Like its bigger brother, the M6 gains Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which allows phase detection across almost the whole frame. So, yes the NX500 was and is still an amazing camera. We're glad you asked. it's a shame that samsung killed it, but they did, and it's not really an alternative to any mirrorless outside of maybe the Nikon 1 :p, wow, nobody told my kit it has been killed :) actually, it thinks it's alive and hence he kicks the various sony, nikon, canon & co that arrive today on the market :) cool...it's a real super zombie :). In fact, and the EOS M6 Mark II has a very impressive AF system. But:- " there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this" a6300. Canon intentionally cripples it unlike other brands. Camera Cover R-F-4. Sure, both Canon and Sony have adapters for DSLR lenses. Aiming to save photographers carrying a cable and a charger for every battery they use, this device handles up to four batteries at the same time and can charge at home, in the car and via a USB power bank. With the EOS M6 Mark II, Canon has taken its midrange mirrorless game up a notch. It's like d3xxx, d5xxx, and d7xxx in Nikon. A humble, simple-to-use unit, it proves to be the perfect companion for the trip. It’s touch-sensitive and tilts downwards over a 45-degree angle, although you can also pull it right round to face the front. With canon native budget lenses are no problem. We've combed through the options and selected our two favorite cameras in this class. Another thing it allows is 9fps burst shooting, which drops to 7fps with continuous autofocus enabled, and the camera joins many other recent EOS models in allowing raw files to be processed in camera post-capture. That said, this review was an experiment with a new format and some of your other points are consistent with other feedback we've received. Like the other M-series models, it uses EF-M lenses with support for EF and EF-S via an optional adapter. But once you go light and small, those lenses will hardly be used. • A6000 Screen barely flips - Huh? is really nice. Good travel cameras should be small, versatile, and offer good image quality. An insult to the Amateur- the viewfinderless castrated camera! He needs our help! © Best part of a6300 AF system:" What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.". I just want to know what the camera is like: I expect to develop a feel for whether this camera is interesting to me or not from the description of the performance and features. Size, smallest possible and lowest weight please, DSLRs embarrass people.3. Just look at the Fuji X-T2 or Sony A6300 or A6500. Let's say the A6000 has a good spec sheet and price point (not considering any lenses) if that is the only thing that rocks your boat. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is slightly beefier than its predecessor, which measured 112.0 x 68.0 x 44.5 mm and weighed in at 390g, but it remains a micro marvel. It’s only real setback is the lack of native lenses. But the choice of EF-M lens is too limited. When Canon has impressed me last time? - For the same setup you need to pay $1150 = $900(Body with zoom)+$250 EVF. A small high-quality camera that actually works?In chrome it is a real jewel, I almost bought it for the looks only.Having wasted my time with the Sony A6000 I consider this one very seriously.In fact, I hesitate between the SL-2 and the M6. I returned the M6 because the dynamic range it has isn't as good as the Sony a6000 and the kit lens isn't as sharp as the kit 16-50mm lens Sony supplies with the a6000. They had a special on at the time, but Sony would have been equally acceptable. but you can buy a complete canon system ( plus lens) where as the the Nx1 price is for ""body only"" The canon has a smaller foot print.. its more portable and compact . There's a good market for second and third bodies for video shooters. What is mush on canon are fine lines on a6000. For example I cannot even hold the A6000 comfortably because there is not enough room for my fingers between most lenses and the grip. One could easily envisage static scenarios: teamed with a DSLR and long lens, equip it with a fast fifty and adaptor to cover a sporting match in close-up. This review is a mess. For some odd reason they used the ancient 50mm F1.4 a 30 year old lens designed for film cameras. If you compare the expensive models all them have similar features, but if you compare Canon mirrorless with its competitors you cannot say the same. Canon EOS M6 review: Ergonomics and layout. I'll take a short format review or an editorial take over no review any day of the week, at least it still gives me a broad look at how certain model lines are shaping up, which is hard to glean from specs and forum talk (at least without extensive reading and pruning of the outliers). With the new Pro Display XDR Calibrator and accompanying firmware update, users can now recalibrate their Pro Display XDR monitors. Comparing just the specs between those is totally missing the point. It's super cheap, and offer great result with 0 effort when combine with the ef-m 22m and the the touch screen. Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. The 35mm F2 DG DN is the standard prime in the group of new Sigma I-series lenses. I might've bought into the EF-M mount if this was out much much earlier. What’s the best camera for around $2000? not everyone needs or even wants 4K.. something dpreview users can't just seem to grasp. Both excellent. In my opinion this is pretty badly thought out. Then at the end if you feel the need you can run into the more editorial stuff, where you can soul search over who the camera might be for, or why people might want it over your favorite Sony or Fuji, or how it is unusually ill-suited to vlogging due to the flip up screen coming up short. ...Well:- "Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance", Canon 1D X II is a $6000 body while NIKON D5 is $6500. Why, if the other brands are so superior, come here at all? Marques Brownlee published his third annual 'Blind Smartphone Camera Test' video and the results are surprising. Sony just keeps the older versions of its cameras around at lower prices. Thank you for signing up to TechRadar. The EOS M6 is one of Canon's most enthusiast-focused mirrorless cameras and, when paired with the diminutive EF-M 22mm F2, should make a convenient carry-anywhere camera. DJI's second-generation Pocket camera includes a long list of useful upgrades including a wider, faster lens, a larger sensor, more resolution, improved audio and an optional handle that significantly improves control and supports live streaming. With … I come over... but that's because I left Canon for Sony mirrorless years ago and am curious as to where things are at with Canon. The EOS M6 Mark II is a handsome, well-built camera for enthusiast photographers that doesn’t radically depart from its predecessor. Review: Does the Canon Rebel T8i DSLR make sense in an increasingly mirrorless world? Take a closer look. That would be handy. Why is the M the only mirrorless system tested with a cheap ($329) lens designed for film cameras 30 years ago? There are comments here saying it should receive 75%, instead of 80% as if that makes any difference. Same goes to MFT, MFT [UWA zoom] lenses are not cheaper comparing to Canon M. "Better" is pretty much relative. This allows the camera to perform full-time phase-detect AF to help keep focusing fast, as well as nice and smooth when recording video, and is one of the main changes from the older 24.2MP sensor inside the EOS M3, which offered Canon’s alternative Hybrid CMOS AF III system. I mean whi buys these old cameras from Camera? The lens, with a 35mm-equivalent of 25.5-105mm, will be available in mid-January for $799. You don't have to switch on the camera every time you consider how to frame the subject. Sweet design, but tough to shoot with. The Canon EOS M6 is a compact 24MP APS-C mirrorless digital camera with twin dial controls and a touch screen interface. Ehm...I have a nx1, nx300, nx200, nx100 and a lot of nx lenses. http://www.popphoto.com/canon-eos-m6-mirrorless-has-dual-pixel-af-in-body-image-stabilization#page-5, Sony a6600 review: Amazing autofocus, acceptable ergonomics, These are the best cameras you can buy right now, New product overview videos: Canon EOS 6D II and more, Canon EOS M6 with EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery, Travel photography and the journey towards a new review style. It's fundamental to a review to set out the perspective from which you're assessing a product, in no small part so the reader can decide whether or not they agree with or are represented by that perspective. I agree the top three, and the selling point of Canon M is zoom lens selection, they are small, but cheaper than SONY for most of users for traveling light. Now, Does it help you to understand "Better"? Glad to see I made the right decision (for me). The a6000/a6300/a6500 relationship is more like the D5600/D7500/D500 relationship in Nikon and T7i/77D/80D relationship in Canon. Have a look. No viewfinders there! The M6 should give me a system with a smaller footprint than my PEN-F and at least as capable as my EPL-7. The M6 is the smaller version. This model in particular appears to be well suited to anyone who cut their teeth on the original EOS M or EOS M10. Get all the details in our full review. I shoot weddings, portraits and real estate with a 5d mk4 and 2 6d bodies both stills and video. I know when the unthinkable happens that I'm relying on a very similar camera to fill in. Review Canon M6 Mark II. a6000 in price comparing, really, dpreview? Well alright. TechRadar is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher.