The much awaited Canon 6D Mark ii has finally been launched today in India. With a price tag of Rs.132,995, the 6D Mark ii offers 26.2-megapixel Dual Pixel AF full-frame sensor, 6.5 FPS, 4K time lapse, articulating touchscreen LCD and 45 cross-type focus points.
This surely looks a great competition to the ruling Nikon D750 in this price segment. Yes, 4K video is missing in this camera, but I feel that in India the end use of 4K is very limited. Most of do not have 4K compatible monitors to edit 4K raw footage, trust me.
The EOS 6D Mark II will be available at the price of:
EOS 6D Mark II Body: INR 132,995 (inclusive of all taxes)
EOS 6D Mark II (with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM): INR 184,995 (inclusive of all taxes)
EOS 6D Mark II (with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM): INR 202,995 (inclusive of all taxes)
Please find below the press release.
Canon India Pvt. Ltd., today unveiled the EOS 6D Mark II, in the EOS full-frame DSLR line, that will offer photography enthusiasts and professionals with the imaging power of a large full frame sensor that imbues their photography with a “Sense Of Genius”.
The EOS 6D Mark II exhibits a well-rounded feature set with extensive additions for photographers to enjoy the creative world of high-quality imaging through the comprehensive full-frame DSLR functions, packed into a light weight and compact body.
Featuring a 26.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the EOS 6D Mark II delivers exceptionally clear images even under low light conditions and is capable of achieving an impressive background blur effect, which is a key characteristic of large sensors. Equipped with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for high-performance focus tracking in Live View mode as well as DIGIC 7 image processor for high image quality even in dimly-lit situations, the EOS 6D Mark II includes significant feature enhancements as compared to its predecessor. A first in Canon’s full-frame DSLR range, the EOS 6D Mark II is designed with a versatile vari-angle touch panel, giving users the flexibility of shooting from a high or low angle.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India Pvt. Ltd, said, “As pioneers in imaging, we value the significance of a parallel transition between innovation and the landscape of photography. Taking a step ahead in this endeavour, we are proud to announce the launch of EOS 6D Mark II today, an all-rounder camera projecting the “Sense of Genius”. At Canon, we have always focused on providing a cutting edge technology to our customers with our innovative offerings. Building on the legacy of its predecessor the EOS 6D, we are for the first time making an articulating LCD on a full frame DSLR camera. It will allow photographers to capture magnificent shots, fulfilling our commitment to nurture and enhance the passion for photography. Currently we hold the number one position, in terms of market share for DSLR cameras and with the launch of such evolutionary products, we foresee our numbers to grow and achieve more than 50% in the DSLR segment by the end of this year”.
Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President of Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India said, “The EOS 6D Mark II is a versatile full frame camera that reflects the “Sense of Genius”, striking a perfect balance between compact design and superior performance offering an excellent value to the photo enthusiasts and professionals. The EOS 6D Mark II is a camera that will excel in a vast variety of genres. With a full frame sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Vari-angle touch panel, the EOS 6D Mark II, will appeal to both still and video audiences allowing them to experience the world of full-frame imaging in new and interesting ways.”
As part of its association with professional photographers, Canon India has exposed key industry veterans to the EOS 6D Mark II. Mr. Prakash Tilokani, one of the top wedding photographers in India, and Mr. Sandesh Kadur – an award winning wildlife photo journalist have used the EOS 6D Mark II during various field assignments and their feedback is highly positive.
About EOS 6D Mark II
Achieve Precise Shots with Utmost Precision & Clarity
With a huge leap from 11-point in the EOS 6D to 45-point all cross-type AF system in the EOS 6D Mark II, the 45-point all cross –type AF system provides AF coverage over an expanded area during viewfinder shooting. Of the 45 points, 27 are f/8 compatible, resulting in excellent performance when using an extender.
Additionally, the EOS 6D Mark II possesses a continuous shooting speed of up to 6.5 fps, which promises sharp image capture of even fast-moving subjects. In Live View mode, continuous shooting speed is up to an impressive 4 fps. Coupled with enhanced ISO speeds of up to 40,000 (expandable to 102,400), it allows users to capture sharp and crisp image quality even in low-light conditions. With the sensitivity of the center AF point rated at -3EV, the EOS 6D Mark II can consistently acquire focus in extremely low light levels (roughly equivalent to light cast by a full moon).
The EOS 6D Mark II is equipped with a 7560 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor and a colour detection AF that enables consistent and accurate exposure in various lighting conditions. It automatically detects skin tones and prioritizes focus on human subjects within the frame. With the addition of the lens aberration correction settings, the EOS 6D Mark II automatically detects the lens paired, and corrects distortion and diffraction at the time of shooting.
To offer users the flexibility and room for creative expression, several features are incorporated as a first in Canon’s full frame EOS series. Sporting a vari-angle touchscreen LCD monitor, users will be able shoot from high to low angles nimbly. This is complemented by the inclusion of the brand new Panning function. With this Panning function, it helps in enhancing the background blur while keeping the main subject in focus by automatically selects the optimal shutter speed by analysing the panning speed of the camera and the speed of the subject.
Through the Intelligent Viewfinder, users have quick and easy access to all shooting information without needing to look away from the viewfinder. The battery life of the EOS 6D Mark II can also be extended to accommodate longer shooting hours with the optional battery grip (BG-E21) which houses 2 pieces of LP-E6N batteries. Ergonomically designed, users will find that the EOS 6D Mark II with the BG-E21 battery grip can be handled with greater ease and comfort, especially when shooting in portrait mode.
Creating Moving Art with Advanced Technology
The EOS 6D Mark II offers videographers the enjoyable experience of shooting professional movies in full HD at a seamless 60p. Powered by the high speed Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a proprietary Canon-developed technology, smooth and high performance focus tracking can be achieved when shooting in both Live View and movie mode. When recording movies, the EOS 6D Mark II is able to continuously track the movements of subjects seamlessly, and also enable users to switch focus from a foreground subject to a background subject quickly and simply by touch focus on the Vari-angle LCD.
In addition, tracking sensitivity and AF speed can be customized to allow videographers to create their desired effects. Movie digital IS provides the highly effective 5-axis image stabilization to support handheld shoots, even when paired with non-IS lenses to minimize shaky video footages caused by movement.
With the 4K Time-lapse movie function, movie-makers can also capture moods and moments by combining still images shot at intervals over time. For example, users can produce a high quality Time-lapse movie of a sunrise, sunset, moving clouds or heavy traffic on a bustling street.
With Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, users can transfer images and videos from the camera to the smart devices and upload them onto the Canon Image Gateway, social media platforms and cloud storage. And by using the Canon Camera Connect app, users have real-time control of camera settings such as shutter speed, focus selection and self-timer and more.
In addition, EOS 6D Mark II features Bluetooth low energy technology which maintains constant connection to a compatible smart device at a low power consumption. With this constant connection, users can view images, start remote capture, from the camera, even when the camera is in Auto Power Off mode. Smart devices with Bluetooth can wake the camera up, and switch to Wi-Fi for browsing and viewing images or perform remote capture (with Live View).
Equipped with a GPS receiver, users can also log coordinates of every place that they have photographed, which can be stored as metadata accompanying each image. A GPS log can also be kept to create a map of places photographed, as a record of the places the user has been to.
EOS 6D Mark II
|Image sensor:||26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor|
|Imaging processor:||DIGIC 7|
|ISO speed:||100-40000 (expandable range 50- 102,400)|
|Continuous shooting speed:||Approx. 6.5 fps|
|Maximum video quality:||Full HD 60p|
|Auto-focus:||45-point all cross-type AF / Dual Pixel CMOS AF|
|Wi-Fi / NFC/ Bluetooth/GPS:||Yes|
|LCD||7.6 cm/3.0-inch Vari-angle touch panel (approx. 1.04 million dots)|
|Dimensions :||Approx. 144.0mm(W) x 110.5mm(H) x 74.8mm(D)|
|Weight :||Approx. 685g (body only) – CIPA Standards|