Canon EOS 6D Mark II
₹1,32,995 (body only), www.canon.co.in
I’ve forgotten exactly how long I’ve been waiting for this model. Here it is, finally...
Well, this should clue you in. It took Canon nearly five years to finally reveal an upgrade to its entry-level, full-frame model! They’ve made a number of improvements over the EOS 6D.
One can only hope. This better be well worth the wait.
Hard to impress, are we? It is quite a list, really. See for yourself. There has been a resolution bump, an improved 45-point all-cross-type AutoFocus system has been implemented and the advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF has been designed for quicker and accurate focusing. Native sensitivity has also increased to ISO 40,000 along with the frame rate receiving a humble raise to 6.5fps. And of course the latest DIGIC 7 processor can be found under the hood.
Well well. That good huh? And has the LCD become more flexible?
Yes, it has let go of its rigidity. Now the swivelling and tilting display can be made to point in nearly any direction, including forward.
Wait. I just realised – you never mentioned 4K.
Ah caught that, did you? Sadly, no 4K to be found here. This move seems to assume the average user wouldn’t want to shoot in UHD right now. For enthusiasts changing ever so often, it’s fine but long-term buyers, look elsewhere for something more future proof.
Sigh, oh well. Anyhow I hope it has GPS.
Of course it does. The built-in GPS can optionally tag images with the camera’s GPS coordinates at the time they have been clicked, and is stored as the metadata. A map of places photographed can also be maintained with the log showing the places the user has visited.
Nothing is left behind. With Wi-Fi and NFC, users can transfer media to smart devices and even upload them on the Canon Image Gateway or various social media sites. It even features Bluetooth low energy that remains connected to devices but has less power consumption.
Any lens kit on offer?
You have two choices. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens kit costs `1,84,995 while the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM II lens bundle is priced at `2,02,995.
Users can have real-time control of camera settings, such as shutter speed, focus selection, self-timer and more, with the Canon Camera Connect app