Canon EOS 6D Mark II
The Mark II upgrades are so significant that the previous model was gone in a flash, but now the 6D is a serious full-35mm D-SLR contender for the more budget-conscious.
Construction: Polycarbonate bodyshell over stainless steel chassis, some sealing against dust and moisture. Lens Mount: Canon EF. Sensor Type/Size: CMOS, 35.9x24.0 mm. Total Pixels: 27.1 million (maximum image size = 6240x4160 pixels). Focal Length Conversion Factor: None. Storage Medium: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card with UHS-I support. Data Compression: Two JPEG levels on four resolution settings, and 14-bit lossless on RAW data. RAW+JPEG, medium RAW (mRAW) and small RAW (sRAW) capture. ISO Range: 100-25,600 (extendable to ISO 50, 51,200 and 102,400). Bu er Memory: Up to 150 frames JPEG/large/fine or 21 RAW. Maximum Frame Rate: 6.5 per second. Video Recording: Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 50 or 25 fps (progressive scan) and 16:9 aspect ratio. HD at 1280x720 pixels, 50 or 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. MOV or MP4 formats with MPEG-4 AVC/H .264 compression and Standard/Light IPB. Stereo sound recording with auto/manual adjustable levels, attenuator and wind noise filter. Stereo audio input. Autofocusing: 45 points with auto/manual selection, adjustable auto tracking and face detection. All cross-type arrays. Metering: 7560 pixels ‘RGB+IR’ sensor with 63zone multi-pattern evaluative, selective area, spot, centre-weighted average and E-TTL II auto flash. Exposure Modes: Program (with shift), aperture/ shutter-priority auto, manual, ‘Creative Auto’ and ‘Scene Intelligent Auto’. Twelve subject/scene programs with auto selection. Shutter: Electronic vertical travel focal plane type, 30-1/4000 second plus ‘B’, flash sync up to 1/180 second. White Balance: Auto (ambience/white priority), six presets, one custom preset, correction (blueto-amber and/or magenta-to-green), auto bracketing and manual colour temperature setting. Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Optional BG-E21 battery grip holds two LP-E6N/E6 types. Features: Live view functions (with phasedetection AF and 315-zone metering), sensor cleaning, 7.7 cm LCD monitor (1.04 megadots) adjustable for tilt/swing and with touch controls, ‘ Touch Shutter’ control, real-time histogram in live view, highlight warning, ‘Final Image Simulation’ preview, sRGB or Adobe RGB colour spaces, eight ‘Picture Style’ presets (Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome), three user-definable ‘Picture Styles’, adjustable ‘Picture Style’ parameters (Sharpness – Strength, Fineness and Threshold; Contrast, Saturation and Colour Tone), B&W contrast filter effects ( Yellow, Orange, Red, Green), B&W toning effects (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green), nine ‘Ambience’ picture settings (available in the Creative Auto and subject modes), long exposure noise reduction (Auto, On, Off ), high ISO noise reduction (Off, Standard, Low, High, Multi Shot), ‘Highlight Tone Priority’ processing for dynamic range expansion (Enable, Disable), ‘Auto Lighting Optimiser’ processing for exposure/contrast (Disable, Low, Standard, High), in-camera lens corrections (Peripheral Illumination, Chromatic Abberation, Distortion Correction, Diffraction Correction), multiple exposure facility (up to nine with auto exposure adjustment), multi-shot HDR capture with auto align (Auto, +/-1.0, +/-2.0, +/-3.0 EV), intervalometer, guide grid (viewfinder), live view and replay grid displays (3x3, 6x4, 3x3 plus diagonals), auto flicker detection, dual-axis electronic level display, ‘Quick Control’ screen (with touch control), customised ‘My Menu’ set-up, auto image rotation, 4/9/36/100 thumbnail displays, zoom playback (up to 10x), insert copyright information, ‘Photobook Setup’, slide show (with adjustable image display time, transition effects and background music), image rating (one to five stars), playback histogram displays (brightness and RGB), image search modes, WiFi with NFC and Bluetooth LE connectivity, built-in GPS receiver, PictBridge and DPOF support.
$2499 body only. $2899 with EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom. Estimated average street prices.