Amazon's Big Smile Sale slashes AU$300 off Canon EOS R6 single lens kits

Canon EOS R6 single lens kit Big Smile Sale hot deal on a red background
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Considering we've seen the Canon EOS R3, EOS R7 and EOS R10 cameras launch since the EOS R6 mirrorless came out in July 2020, it subjectively feels like it's been much longer. Despite the two years in between, the price of the R6 hasn't dropped, showing that not all tech products age the same way – this is a camera with staying power.

Whether it's wildlife or sports, this so-called enthusiast-level snapper is currently one of the best mirrorless cameras you can buy right now. We say 'so-called' because it's got the specs of a far more advanced snapper than what would typically be considered 'enthusiast level'. 

It's capable of snapping away at 12fps with the mechanical shutter and a top of 20fps with the electronic shutter. There's a whopping 6,072 autofocus points to choose from, so you know you'll have your subject in sharp focus anywhere in the frame. And its tracking capabilities match Canon's pro sports shooters like the EOS 1D X Mark III.

If the EOS R6 sounds like it suits your shooting needs, then this is your chance to save AU$300 on a single-lens kit when shopping on Amazon right now. There's the option of choosing the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 zoom or the RF 35mm f/1.8 prime, and both bundles get the same discount.

Canon EOS R6 + RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM  | (opens in new tab)

Canon EOS R6 + RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM  | AU$5,477 AU$5,175 (opens in new tab) (save AU$302)

Considering the R6 body retails for AU$4,299 at full price and the lens at the AU$1,400 mark, that's a total of about AU$5,700 when purchased separately. Even without a discount, Amazon sells the kit for AU$5,477. Throw in the additional discount during the Big Smile Sale and that's a pretty decent offer all told.

Canon EOS R6 + RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM  | (opens in new tab)

Canon EOS R6 + RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM  | AU$4,836 AU$4,536 (opens in new tab) (save AU$300)

Following the same logic as the above kit, the total cost of the camera body and the lens purchased separately at full price will be just under AU$5,100 – the lens costs AU$799 by itself. Amazon's list price is already less than that, and then there's the additional AU$300 off, making this a decent option if you prefer a prime lens with macro capabilities.

Despite being overshadowed by its more expensive EOS R5 sibling, the R6 is equally capable, just as fast and as precise as the more higher-end Canon RF-mount full-frame cameras. You'll just need to decide if 20.1MP resolution is sufficient for you.

Since the launch of the 32MP EOS R7, that resolution might not feel sufficient on paper – especially since the R6 costs a pretty premium AU$4,299 at full price these days (AU$200 less than its original launch price) – but you have to keep in mind that a full-frame camera comes at a much heftier price than an APS-C format one.

But don't scoff at its 20.1MP sensor – it performs extraordinarily well.

You're not going to get 8K video here but the EOS R6 wasn't meant to be a pro-level camera. Still, you do get 4K video at up to 60fps.

In all though, if speed and performance is what you're after from a camera, these discounts on Amazon make the EOS R6 well worth considering.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 


With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 


She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!