New Canon EOS R6 Mark II Review : A mini EOS R3?

Here is a new Canon EOS R6 Mark II review. Dustin Abbott posted his full and exhaustive Canon EOS R6 Mark II review. As always like other reviews by Dustin Abbott, this comes with test charts, sample pics, dynamic range tests, and much more.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Key Features

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • External 6K ProRes RAW Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 40 fps E. Shutter
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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Canon EOS R8 Sensor Review : Good Performance w/ 93 Points

Here is the latest review about the Canon EOS R8 sensor. DxOMark has completed their full review and test results of the new Canon EOS R8. The Canon EOS R8 mirrorless camera achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 93 points, with a combination of 24.5 bits color depth, 14.7 EV dynamic range, and 3295 ISO low-light score.


The US price for Canon EOS R8 is $1499 and available at  B&HPhotoAdorama.

DxOMark tested the performance of the imaging sensor of the new Canon EOS R8. It gets a score of 93. From their conclusion:

The full-frame Canon EOS R8 is touted as an ideal travel camera, and its mix of affordable pricing, relatively compact dimensions and strong feature set make for a compelling argument. Initially, though, the adoption of a conventional front-side illuminated 24.2 MP CMOS sensor appears to be a weak link. However, it’s clear, from our tests, the Canon EOS R8 sensor is capable of producing extremely high image quality. Indeed in terms of color depth and dynamic range, it is on par with the leading BSI-type CMOS sensors. What’s more, that’s throughout the ISO sensitivity range not just at the ‘headline’ maximum or peak value measured at base. While it remains unclear exactly how Canon has achieved such a significant performance uplift with an FSI-type CMOS sensor, competition like this is always good to see.

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More About Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera

A lightweight, travel-friendly, full-frame camera body, the Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera offers powerful photo and video capabilities for both photographers and multimedia content creators. Utilizing a newly developed sensor also found in the EOS R6 Mark II, the R8 features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor paired with a DIGIC X processor. Together, this combination provides outstanding stills performance, impressive 4K 60p 10-bit video, and fast autofocus.

24.2MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Processing

Pairing a powerful full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC X image processor, the R8 delivers high resolution imagery with rich and accurate colors. Designed to work in a variety of lighting condition, this camera offers a flexible ISO 100-102400 range that is expandable to ISO 204800 for working in difficult lighting conditions. Using the full width of the sensor, 6K oversampled UHD 4K 60p video recording is supported as is Full HD 1080 180p for slow motion playback. The R8 offers 4:2:2 10-bit shooting and up to 2-hours of video recording is now available at 29.97 fps, allowing you to keep your project rolling. Capable of processing high speed bursts, the DIGIC X image processor also supports up to 40 fps continuous shooting and offers pre-shooting support, which allows the camera to start recording images 0.5 seconds prior to pressing the shutter release button.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF II

Featuring 1053 automatic AF points that cover the entire sensor area, the advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system provides extremely fast and accurate focusing performance. This phase-detection focusing system offers enhanced subject detection and tracking, with the ability to intelligently recognize people, animals, and vehicles while automatically locking onto these subjects and maintaining sharp focus throughout burst and video captures. Additionally, this autofocus system’s low-luminance limit focuses down to an impressive -6.5 EV for accurate focusing in dark conditions.

HDR PQ and Canon Log 3

Though the EOS R8 camera can record impressive video straight out of camera, content creators looking to take the next step in their imaging journey have the choice of two powerful video recording options in HDR PQ or Canon Log 3 video recording. With HDR PQ recording a 10-bit color file is recorded that does not require additional editing. This 10-bit HDR file is compatible with HDR displays such as TVs, monitors, and smartphones, which display your video with even more color accuracy and dynamic range than standard displays. For creators who like to edit their video files, Canon Log 3 is also available, creating a 10-bit log file which allows for powerful recovery of highlights and shadows as well as creative color grading capability.

Vertical Movie Mode and Aspect Markers

Movie rotation information can be set during or after movie recording, allowing videos to be played in vertical composition when viewing on a smartphone. The Aspect Markers function displays visual markers for different aspect ratios that may be desired for posting the same file to various social media sites. This display provides consideration for proper composition for the different deliverable files that can be created when editing.


UVC/UAC compatibility allows the R8 to be used as a web camera to stream live video in Full HD, without additional computer software, to applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and similar video conferencing software. Thanks to the full-frame image sensor, you’ll be able to have versatility in your exposure, as well as strong background separation when using bright aperture lenses for video conferencing or livestreaming content.

Movie Digital IS

Record stable videos efficiently with minimum equipment, even when shooting handheld, with Movie Digital IS 5-axis image stabilization. Camera-shake vibrations are reduced even more through coordinated control of Movie Digital IS when using a RF lens featuring optical image stabilization.

2.36m-Dot EVF and Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD

Providing high-resolution eye-level viewing, the R8 is designed with a bright and clear 2.36m-dot OLED EVF for a pleasing electronic viewfinder experience. The EVF supports up to a 120 fps refresh rate and has been designed to provide a bright, sharp, and colorful 100% view of the subject at hand.

Additionally, a large 3.0″ 1.62m-dot vari-angle touchscreen makes it easy to compose and shoot from virtually any angle. With touch and drag functionality, you can intuitively and swiftly move the autofocus point on the touch-panel LCD.

Flexible Connectivity

  • Wired and wireless connectivity options allow for multiple methods of transferring photos and videos, livestreaming, as well as for remotely controlling the camera. Physically, the camera features a remote port, a USB-C port, a micro-HDMI port, a microphone input, and a headphone jack for monitoring sound.
  • Built-in Bluetooth pairing lets you easily connect the camera to compatible smart devices using the free Canon Camera Connect app. This low-energy wireless connection helps preserve battery life, while providing remote control of the camera. It also sends continuously updated GPS location data from your phone, letting you geotag what you’ve captured so you know precisely where you captured the photo.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables wireless functions, such as remote live view, file viewing, and transfer, by connecting to Wi-Fi quickly and seamlessly. Using the Canon Camera Connect app, you can also transfer files to your mobile device to browse and share on social media.
  • Built-in USB-C allows you to connect the camera to a smartphone or computer. All Canon Camera Connect app features that can be used with Wi-Fi are now available when the camera and smartphone are connected via USB, using a compatible cable for your device.

Next-Generation Multi-Function Shoe

An update to a conventional hot shoe, the Multi-Function Shoe adds a row of pins at the front of the design to permit greater accessory functionality as well as provide power to select accessory types that traditionally rely on separate batteries.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Video Review for Photography

Here is a Canon EOS R6 Mark II video reviewGordon Laing posted his exhaustive Canon EOS R6 Mark II review. You can watch the video below:

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New Canon EOS R6 Mark II Review

DPReview published their full Canon EOS R6 Mark II review. The full frame mirrorless camera achieves a 91% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II body $2,500 at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama

From their conclusion:

The feature that really sets it apart from its contemporaries is its ability to shoot at up to 40fps and to pre-buffer bursts, to help you capture the key moment. Its rolling shutter means these modes aren’t ideal for capturing very fast movement, but it’s good enough to be genuinely useful. It doesn’t suddenly make it a mini EOS R3, but it further expands the types of photography the R6 II can accommodate.

Quite apart from the specs and capabilities, the EOS R6 II is simply a very nice camera to use. Its menus are long, but its grip is comfortable, its controls well placed, and a great deal of consideration has clearly been given to how many control points it needs. It feels like a well-honed tool, refined by people who’ve spent a lot of time using cameras.

[…]Overall, though, it’s a camera that impresses every time you use it and, up against some of the best cameras you can buy, that counts for a lot.

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Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS Lens Review : “Fairly Strong Macro Performance”

Check out this new Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS lens review. It’s good to finally see real world tests of this macro lens. Dustin Abbott published his exhaustive Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS lens review. You can find the details and a comprehensive video below.

The US price for RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM lens is $599. Check availability at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 5.5″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

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Canon EOS R6 Mark II Vs. Sony a7 IV Vs. Nikon Z6 II Vs. EOS R6 Specs Comparison

Canon EOS R6 Mark II (Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama) has been officially announced. Here is a quick specs comparison of Canon EOS R6 Mark II and Sony a7 IV, Nikon Z6 II, Canon EOS R6. Take a look at the comparison chart of these fast full-frame mirrorless cameras below:

Canon EOS R6 II Sony a7 IV Nikon Z6 II Canon EOS R6
MSRP at launch $2500 $2500 $2000 $2500
Sensor size/type FSI CMOS (Dual Pixel) BSI CMOS BSI CMOS FSI CMOS (Dual Pixel)
Pixel count 24MP 33MP 24MP 20MP
Max burst speed 12 fps mech shutter
40 fps electronic (12-bit)
10fps (lossy Raw) 14 fps 12 fps mech shutter
20 fps electronic
Image stabilization rating (CIPA) Up to 8EV Up to 5.5EV Up to 5.0EV Up to 8EV
Flash sync speed 1/250 1/250 1/200 1/250
Low light AF rating*** –5.0EV –4.0EV –4.5EV
(–6EV low light AF mode)
EVF res / mag 3.68M dots
/ 0.76x
3.69M dots
3.68M dots
/ 0.80x
3.68M dots
/ 0.76x
Rear screen 1.62M-dot fully articulated touchscreen 1.04M fully-articulated touchscreen 2.1M-dot tilting touchscreen 1.62M-dot fully articulated touchscreen
Video max res/rate UHD 4K/60p
(full width, from 6K)
UHD 4K 30p
(full width)
UHD 4K 60p
(1.5x Crop)
UHD 4K 30p
(full width)
UHD 4K 60p
(1.5x Crop)
UHD 4K 60p
(1.05x crop)
Battery life LCD / EVF (CIPA) 580 / 580 / 520 410 / 340 510 / 380
Card formats Dual UHS-II SD 1x CFe Type A / UHS-II SD
1x CFe Type B
Weight 670g (23.6oz) 659g (23.2oz) 705g (24.9oz) 680g (24.0oz)

Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS R6 Mark II

Best SD Memory Cards for Canon EOS R6 Mark II. Here is our full list of top recommended SD cards for Canon EOS R6 Mark II mirrorless camera.

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II has dual memory card slots that both support the ultra-fast UHS-II SD cards.

Featuring an updated 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS sensor with the DIGIC X image processing, the Canon EOS R6 Mark II ($2499 at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama) is capable of up to 40 fps continuous shooting with a silent electronic shutter or 12 fps with a mechanical shutter, with AF and AE readings before each frame, and it supports UHD 4K 60p 10-Bit internal video recording with Canon Log 3, as well as external 6K Raw recording.

What memory cards does the Canon EOS R6 Mark II use?

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II has 2 x UHS-II compatible SD card slots to support fluent 4K video recording and high-speed continuous shooting. So, to get the most out of your Canon EOS R6 Mark II mirrorless camera, it’s important to have fast SD cards, and here we’ve compiled a list of the best and top recommended SD cards for the Canon EOS R6 Mark II (based on speed, reliability, and price). We highly recommend picking up a couple of V90 UHS-II SD cards from the list below. Continue reading “Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS R6 Mark II”

Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM Lens Sample Images

Here are the Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM Lens Sample Images after the official announcement.

The Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM ($2099 at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama) medium telephoto lens really steps up your photography game when shooting portraits or even sports, thanks to high-quality optics, and L-Series features.

The Canon RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM will be available in late January 2023 for an estimated retail price of $2099.00.

In addition to the sample photos officially published by Canon, you can find the links of the prominent camera review sites in this article. Let’s first go with official Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM Lens Sample Images. Continue reading “Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM Lens Sample Images”

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Sample Images

Here are the Canon EOS R6 Mark II Sample Images after the official announcement. Canon EOS R6 Mark II ($2499 at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama) is a new  is a 24MP full-frame camera aimed at enthusiast photographers and video shooters. The camera also includes updated AF features, faster continuous burst rates, better rolling shutter suppression, 6K RAW video recording and much more!

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II camera body only and kits with either the Canon RF24-105 F4 L IS USM or the RF24-105 F4.0-7.1 IS STM USM lens is available for retail prices of $2499.00, $3599.00 and $2799.00 respectively*.

In addition to the sample photos officially published by Canon, you can find the links of the prominent camera review sites in this article. Let’s first go with official Canon EOS R6 Mark II Sample Images. Continue reading “Canon EOS R6 Mark II Sample Images”

Canon EOS R3 vs R5 vs R6 vs R7 vs R10 vs R vs RP Comparison

Here is a brief comparison of Canon EOS R lineup mirrorless cameras !   Canon EOS R3 vs EOS R5 vs EOS R6 vs EOS R7 vs EOS R10 vs EOS R vs EOS RP mirrorless camera review posted  by Canon Explorer of Light Vanessa Joy.

The US price for Canon EOS R3 is $5999 and available atAmazon | B&H Photo |Adorama

Here are some hands-on review videos of  Canon EOS R3. You can also see our free Canon EOS R3 in Stock Tracker and watch official Canon EOS R3 sample images.

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