Canon upgrades the 6D

by Haadi Bakar
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Full frame DSLRs have been mainly geared for professionals due to their exorbitant price, but today’s full frame cameras are much more accessible to enthusiasts and hobbyists.

And now there’s the 6D Mark II, Canon’s new full-frame DSLR that costs just under B$3,000 (body only).

Announced yesterday, the 6D Mark II is the long-awaited sequel to the 6D, Canon’s previous cheap full frame DSLR from 2012 (now considered ancient), and it’s aimed at taking on Nikon’s D750, currently the most popular affordable full frame DSLR in the market.

The new 6D Mark II packs several big upgrades that makes this full frame camera a fully modern digital SLR:

  • 26.2-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Max ISO at 40,000
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus System
  • 45 cross-type autofocus points
  • DIGIC 7 image processor
  • 6.5 frames per second burst rate
  • Swivelling 3-inch touchscreen LCD
  • Weather resistant body
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, and GPS

Alongside the 6D Mark II, Canon also announced the EOS 200D, the ultra-compact entry level DSLR that replaces the four-year-old 100D.

THe EOS 200D features Canon’s latest advanced tech, including a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 processor and Dual Pixel AF system. The 200D also has a maximum ISO of 25600, burst rate of up to 5fps, articulating touchscreen LCD, Wifi, NFC, and Bluetooth.

However, those looking to use either the 200D or the 6D Mark II for video will be disappointed to know that neither the two offer 4K video. Both cameras offer maximum video resolution at 1080p at 60 frames per second. We’re still scratching our heads on Canon’s exclusion of 4K video on its latest DSLRs.

The 6D Mark II will go on sale in July for US$1,999 (around B$2,700) while the 200D will be available in August for US$549 body only (B$756) and US$699 (B$963) with an 18-55mm kit lens bundle.

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