Canon EOS M6
When Canon first launched the EOS M in 2012, not many were impressed with its features and performance. The latest camera in the EOS M family – the EOS M6 – takes after the M10, and is poised to be the mirrorless camera that Canon fans have been waiting for.
Like its sibling, the EOS M5, this camera is equipped with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor. More importantly though, the EOS M6 is also equipped with Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which allows for incredibly fast and accurate autofocusing when shooting in Live View.
Other features that you might find interesting include the ability to shoot Full HD videos at 60 fps, while a five-axis image stabilization system further helps you to shoot high-quality videos. There's also a 3-inch touchscreen LCD that tilts upwards and downwards for better shooting angles.
In terms of image quality, we're impressed with the amount of details that the sensor managed to capture, and the colors (with the EF-M15-45 IS STM lens) are very natural. Without the need to say so, pairing an EF-L lens with this camera will yield better image quality, and with the EF-EOS M adapter, you'll still be able to make use of the camera's excellent autofocus performance. As for noise levels, we'd keep the ISO below 3,200, but for online use, you'd likely get away with an ISO of about 5,000.
In the field, this camera is incredibly easy to wield, thanks to it being relatively lightweight. There are also two control dials that let you adjust the aperture and shutter speed on the fly when in Manual mode, which is something that experienced shooters would greatly appreciate.
Overall, the EOS M6 is a very impressive mirrorless camera, especially when it comes to autofocusing performance. It also comes with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, which makes it easy to shoot remotely and share images to a smartphone. Image quality is great, with plenty of details captured and colors being accurate. However, it is a little pricey – at about RM3,400 (body only). There are plenty of other options that offer more features for the same price tag. It's highly likely that the EOS M6 would only appeal to those who have already invested in Canon cameras and are looking for a highlycapable second body.
CONCLUSION Portable, easy to use, and powerful, the EOS M6 would definitely appeal to photography enthusiasts.
The 3-inch touchscreen LCD can tilt upwards and downwards.