Sorry – the Canon EOS R6 Mark II is delayed already

Canon EOS R6 Mark II delayed
(Image credit: James Artaius)

Canon has announced that the EOS R6 Mark II, only announced last week, has already been delayed due to the ongoing and continued component crisis.

Indeed, not only has the Canon EOS R6 Mark II been added to the delayed list, but so have the other two products announced by the manufacturer at the same time – the much anticipated Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM portrait lens and the Canon Speedlite EL-5.

Read our hands on Canon EOS R6 Mark II review

That list is by no means a short one, as it already includes a number of Canon products that have been in short supply ever since their original announcements – namely the Canon EOS R7, Canon EOS R5C, Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM.

"Currently, we have received more orders than expected for each of the following products, and due to the impact of global supply of parts, delivery delays are occurring," states the manufacturer on the product supply status page on its Japanese website [machine translated]. 

"We apologize again for making our customers wait so long. We will continue to take measures for stable product supply so that we can deliver products as soon as possible. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding."

Obviously, these delays are nothing new – and are hardly exclusive to Canon. Every manufacturer has faced manufacturing, supply chain and shipping disruption ever since the start of COVID – including, ironically enough, the original Canon EOS R6 that this new model is supposed to be replacing. 

Indeed, the life of the original R6 feels like it has unjustly been cut short at both ends, since it was unavailable for much of its launch year in 2020 and it has now been officially discontinued by Canon, to make way for the Mark II. 

Of course, you can still get that camera – some of the best Canon EOS R6 deals are already here, now that it's no longer a current model. And we expect there to be some great Black Friday camera deals on it if you can bear waiting a bit longer!

Read more: 

Canon EOS R6 review
Canon EOS R6 Mark II review
Canon Black Friday deals
Best Canon cameras

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.