Canon EOS R6 Mark II review

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II is simply bigger, better, more. This 40fps speed demon makes mincemeat of other hybrids

Canon EOS R6 Mark II
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

What didn't Canon include in this camera? It has 6K video, an EOS R3-beating shooting speed, the best IBIS in the business, and astounding brand-new AI autofocus modes. This is hands-down the best camera you can buy right now in this price range. It is even nipping at the heels of its big brother the Canon EOS R5. In fact, only its lower megapixel count and its slower SD cards are holding it back from being a true challenger.


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    6K oversampled HDMI video

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    40 frames per second

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    AF AI modes are incredible

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    IBIS is class-leading


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    SD slots only

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    Autofocus isn't always accurate

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If the Canon EOS R6 Mark II was an animal, it would pack teeth like switchblades, razor-sharp talons, a venom sac, and the footspeed to chase down anything foolish enough to draw its attention.

Indeed, while the Canon EOS R6 Mark II is almost a top-to-bottom specs improvement over the original Canon EOS R6, in terms of that last point it manages to outpace even the mighty Canon EOS R3 – boasting an amazing 40fps continuous shooting speed. (This actually outguns both the Sony A1 and Nikon Z9, too, unless you count the Z9 cheating by shooting 11MP images.)

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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.