Canon EOS R6 review

The Canon EOS R6 packs flagship speed and AF – but does it have enough resolution for the masses?

Canon EOS R6 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Canon EOS R6 is a versatile all-round camera that can shoot pretty much anything. Aside from a few differences, it's essentially an EOS R5 with lower resolution and less high-end video. If you're content with fewer megapixels, you'll enjoy one of the most advanced and impressive cameras we've ever seen. Its autofocus is truly otherworldly, the in-body image stabilization is the best of any full-frame system, the 4K video is crispy and delicious (though occasionally overcooked), the dual memory cards make it suitable for professional work, and it unlocks the brave new world of Canon's phenomenal RF lenses.

Pros

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    Best autofocus in town

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    Best full-frame IBIS

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    Pro-grade burst shooting

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    Twin card slots

Cons

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    Is 20.1MP enough?

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    Recording limits on 4K

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While its big brother has got all the headlines, the Canon EOS R6 is in many ways a far more fascinating camera – and one that’s going to appeal to a much larger portion of the market. 

Although impressive, the Canon EOS R5 is simply too much camera for most people. Its 8K video in particular is the tech of tomorrow, rather than today, and most people simply don’t have the storage capacity or the power on their laptops to handle an 8K workflow – and right now, there aren’t a lot of places where 8K files can even be shared.

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Canon RF 24-104mm f/4-7.1 IS STM (1/400sec, f/8, ISO100) (Image credit: James Artaius / Digital Camera World)
Canon RF 24-104mm f/4-7.1 IS STM (1/80sec, f/8, ISO100) (Image credit: James Artaius)
Canon RF 24-104mm f/4-7.1 IS STM (1/100sec, f/7.1, ISO1250) (Image credit: James Artaius / Digital Camera World)
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM (1/80sec, f/11, ISO1600) (Image credit: James Artaius / Digital Camera World)

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