The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is better than the Canon EOS R

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is better than the Canon EOS R
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The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is Canon's best mirrorless camera. Yes, it's better than the Canon EOS R. In many ways, the M6 Mark II is the camera that the EOS R should have been.

Revealed almost a year ago, the EOS R is the company's flagship full-frame mirrorless – and its flagship mirrorless camera, period. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is the company's flagship APS-C mirrorless, yet it outguns the headline act in just about every meaningful way. 

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Header Cell - Column 0 Canon EOS RCanon EOS M6 Mark II
RRP (body only)$2,299 / £2,349.99$849.99 / £869.99
Sensor sizeFull-frame (35mm)APS-C
Sensor resolution30.3 megapixels32.5 megapixels
ISO range100-40,000 (expandable to 50-102,400)100-25,600 (expandable to 51,200)
Video capabilities4K up to 30fps (cropped), 1080p up to 60fps4K up to 30fps (uncropped), 1080p up to 120fps (no sound)
Continuous shooting8fps14fps (plus 30fps RAW burst mode)
Maximum image size6,720 x 4,4806,960 x 4,640
LCD screen3.15-inch fully articulating touchscreen, 2.1m dots3-inch tilting touchscreen, 1.04m dots
ViewfinderEVF, 3.69m dots, 100% coverage(Optional Canon EVF-DC2, 2.36m dots, 100% coverage)
Size135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm119.6 x 70.0 x 49.2mm
Weight580g (body only; 660g with battery and card)398g (body only, with battery and SD card)

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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.