Along with the Canon EOS R5, the Japanese manufacturer has also introduced the Canon R6 mirrorless camera system. It has a more affordable price and is focused on the mass market segment and this is more than just a stripped-down version of R5. He shares many of the features of this camera, with the exception of the headliners – a 45-megapixel sensor and an 8K video.
The Canon EOS R6 uses a 20.1 MP CMOS type sensor similar to the EOS-1D X Mark III, a DIGIC X processor, and a Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocus system with 1053 focus areas – the same as in the EOS R5. The sensitivity range of ISO 100-102400 extends to ISO 50-204800.
The camera supports shooting 4K video at 60 fps and Full HD video at 120 fps. The camera supports 10-bit performance, 4: 2: 2 color subsampling, C-Log, and HDR PQ.
Burst speed is 12 fps (20 fps with electronic shutter). The sensor stabilizer has an efficiency of up to 8 stops of exposure in combination with some lenses.
The EOS R6 includes a 0.39-inch electronic viewfinder with an OLED screen, a resolution of 3.69 million pixels with a magnification of 0.76x, a rotary three-inch touch screen LCD with a resolution of 1.62 million pixels, a dual-slot for SD, SDHC and SDXC cards (with support for UHS-II), USB 3.2, HDMI, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n with a frequency of 2.4 GG and Bluetooth 4.2, as well as an input for an external microphone and headphone output.
With dimensions of 138 x 97.5 x 88.4 mm, the camera weighs 680 g with a battery. There is weather protection, and battery life is estimated at 360 frames per charge with an LCD and 250 with EVF running at 120 frames per second (using 60 frames per second gives a 50% increase). R6 can use the same Canon BG-R10 booster as R5, but not the Canon WFT-R10 wireless file transmitter.
The Canon EOS R6 will go on sale in late August for $2,499 (body only). The kit with the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens is priced at $3,599, and with the RF 24-105mm IS STM cost $2899 and is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com store.