Canon EOS M6 Mark II review

There’s been a coup: the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is the new EOS M flagship – it's perfect for photographers and vloggers alike

Canon EOS M6 Mark II review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Where its predecessor was capable as a compact system camera, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a potent primary camera – regardless of category. Its powerhouse 32.5MP sensor sets a new benchmark for APS-C systems, along with ferocious 14fps continuous shooting and uncropped 4K video – all in a truly pocketable body with an optional viewfinder should you so desire. In everything save the mount and sensor size, this is poised to be an EOS R beater.


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    Monster 32.5MP APS-C sensor

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    14fps continuous / 30fps burst

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    Uncropped 4K with Dual Pixel CMOS AF


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    180° screen, though no articulation

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    No in-body image stabilization

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    Native EF-M lenses still limited

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The original Canon EOS M6 was easy to like, but difficult to love – much like the EOS M line as a whole. With Canon’s APS-C mirrorless camera range having seemingly plateaued at 24.2MP, there were only so many bells and whistles that could make the M6 feel exciting – things like 4K video, which were sadly absent.

It left the M6 with that awkward 'second camera' tag; that it was good enough to be your backup, or the one you took out when pictures weren’t quite as important, but it wouldn’t demand your attention beyond that. 

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.