Canon Eos M6 Mark Ii Camera Review
Are you looking for the highest resolution without using a full-frame? The new Canon EOS M6 Mark II is perhaps the best choice. Its sensor has 32.5 megapixels. This is the first big leap in resolution for multi-generation crop sensor cameras, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a worthwhile investment.
Today, megapixels alone are not enough to sell cameras, and unfortunately, the M6 Mark II, which costs is not enough in other areas. This is difficult given the intense competition from more mature systems.
Design of Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS M6 measures 4.7 x 2.8 x 1.9 inches, without a lens, and weighs 14.4 grams. It uses an EF-M mount, but still only has 8 Canon’s own EF-M lenses. Fortunately, there is an adapter that allows you to connect thousands of EF lenses built for Canon SLRs, but this does not help the M6 Mark II maintain its compact functions.
Usability of Canon EOS M6
The M6 Mark II is similar to most other mirrorless cameras. It’s boring, but it doesn’t matter as the layout is simple and the grip is good. One thing that really stands out is the lack of a built-in viewfinder. Without it, you can only use a clear 3-inch LCD monitor to compose and view photos. Since LCD screens are usually only over 1 million pixels and can be easily washed away in bright sunlight, this is far from ideal.
Performance of Canon EOS M6
The main function of the M6 Mark II is a 32.5 MP APS-C sensor, which is higher than the 24.2 MP of the old M6. The sensor is linked to the new Digic 8. Processor Although the number of pixels has increased, the processor still increases the burst speed to 14 frames per second. This is double the old M6. Video has also jumped from full HD to 4K. If these specifications are familiar, it is because they are the same as the new Canon EOS 90D DSLR.
The battery life is absolutely different from 90D. The M6 Mark II can only take 305 photos, much lower than its DSLR counterparts, but it is the standard configuration for entry-level mirrorless cameras.
While we expected more megapixels, you don’t have to jump to the 61 MP full-frame Sony A7R IV for high-quality images. For most photographers, the lower-resolution APS-C sensor is more than enough – if you need to crop, the extra resolution of the M6 Mark II on the original M6 will come in handy.
But as we said earlier, the resolution isn’t everything, especially now that many of our photos are only consumed via Instagram and the resolution is 1,080 pixels. Fortunately, the sensor isn’t the only new one in Mark II. We’re excited about Sony’s comments, it’s very useful here too, but not as good as Sony’s more advanced system. We were able to test the Canon M6 Mark II and Sony A6100 in a dark indoor scene. In this scene, Sony used Eye AF to get a clearer effect on the same object.
Another new feature is the frame rate of 14 fps. This is the main selling point of the M6 Mark II, so Canon took us to the Atlanta Motor Sports Center for testing (we are Canon customers, but all opinions are our own). There we had the opportunity to photograph sports cars zooming on the track and more static human objects.
Image quality of Canon EOS M6
We used a native 18-150mm f / 3.5-6.3 zoom and a really cool 32mm f / 1.4 Prime. We like this compact lens because it can wrap around the camera and has a good depth of field, so it’s very interesting. This is the only true portrait lens Canon made for the EOS M system.
M6 Mark II is a typical Canon product and features an easy-to-use slam dunk function and a responsive touchscreen menu system. Everything is for beginners who may not understand camera terminology. If you set the mode dial to TV (time value, often called shutter priority), the camera will show examples of slow and fast shutter speeds. Other exposure modes are also explained, making advanced controls more suitable for new photographers.
Unfortunately, Mark II is disappointing when it comes to actually produce good images, especially for kit lenses. While it works well in bright sunlight, the darkroom is the downside. However, due to the wider aperture of 32mm f / 1.4, we have achieved much better results.
After the track we brought the Mark II and kit lenses to the indoor rodeo; it is a challenging situation for any camera. Since the maximum aperture of the kit lens is f / 6.3, we had to raise the ISO crank to 25,600 to lock the shutter fast enough to freeze the movement. Included is the ISO range 100 to 51,200, but the noise prevents you from wanting to rise so high.