Canon EOS 6D Mark II review

Is Canon's "affordable" full-frame proposition still as tempting?

Canon EOS 6D Mk II specifications

Sensor 26.2MP full frame CMOS (35.9 x 24.0mm)

Focal length conversion   1x

Memory 1x SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot (UHS-I)

Viewfinder Optical pentaprism, 98% coverage

Max video resolution Full HD 1,920 x 1,080

ISO range 100-40,000, expandable to 50-102,400

Autofocus points  45-point phase-detection AF, all cross-type; Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Max Burst rate 6.5fps

Screen Vari-angle 3-inch touchscreen, 1,040k dots

Shutter speeds  30-1/4,000 sec, Bulb

Weight   765g (body only, with battery and memory card)

Dimensions 144 x 111 x 75mm

Power supply LP-E6N lithium-ion battery (supplied)

Canon EOS 6D Mk II lab tests

Colour error

We’ve pitched the 6D Mark II against the ‘old’ EOS 6D, the Nikon D750 and the Pentax K-1. Both Canons are OK for colour error, but the Pentax and Nikon are better.

Signal to noise ratio

The Pentax K-1 extra resolution brings more noise, but the rest of these cameras are evenly matched. The 6D’s lower resolution pays off with great results at higher ISOs.

Dynamic range

The Pentax K-1 has the edge here, but the two Canons and the Nikon D750 are again closely matched, though the lower-resolution EOS 6D does move ahead at high ISOs.