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Cinematography

Canon Announces New EOS R6 Mark II Hybrid Full-Frame Camera

Jourdan Aldredge

Nov 2, 2022

Big news coming in for film and video professionals as Canon as released a surprise announcement of a Mark II version of their popular EOS R6 camera. 

Built as a sister camera to their flagship R5 which drops the 8K video for a slightly cheaper price and — perhaps — better overall functionality, the R6 has become a popular option for videographers of all shapes and sizes.

However, now we have the first EOS R series full-frame mirrorless camera to take a step into the second generation. Let’s take a look at this new EOS R6 Mark II to see what it might be able to do for your video projects.

(Or if it might eventually become one of the new best cameras for YouTube.)

Canon doubles down on Full-Frame

R6 Mark II

Obviously similar to the original R6, the Mark II version is designed for advanced amateurs and those looking for the best mix of user-friendly functions and high-end performance. It’s a true hybrid workhorse which should be able to quickly switch between commercial photography shoots and run-and-gun video recording.

“As a filmmaker who is always on the move, I need a camera I can trust in a multitude of environments as well as keeping up with my fast paced style of shooting and the new Canon EOS R6 Mark II does just that.” — Canon Co-Lab Creator, Sam Newton.

While quite popular, the R6 did have some issues which were ready for improvements though. And the R6 Mark II is set to offer some enhanced video and photo functions including in-body Image Stabilization as well as some new specifications for controlled focusing.

Meet the new Canon R6 Mark II

Canon R6 II

So, without further ado, let’s check out this new Canon R6 Mark II and see what specs this bad boy is going to bring to the table.

Along with its compact size and ease of use, the EOS R6 Mark II camera is also set to feature:

  • 24.2 megapixels, full-frame image sensor
  • 4K 59.94p video recording
  • External 6K RAW video recording / Internal 4K video recording oversampled from 6K
  • High-speed burst shooting
  • Canon Log 3 maximizing dynamic range
  • Autofocus (AF): highly accurate subject detection with human, animal, vehicle and automatic settings
  • Horses, trains, and airplanes are newly detectable through the use of deep learning technology  
  • Continuous movie recording that exceeds 30 minutes
  • Up to 12 frames per second mechanical shutter
  • Up to 40 frames per second with electronic shutter 
  • In-body Image Stabilization as effective as up to 8 stops faster shutter speed

Pricing and Availability

R6 II

With the current Canon R6 retailing at around $2,299.00 (according to B&H) it looks like the R6 Mark II shouldn’t be a huge price increase. (And we may very well see a bump down for the R6 in the wake of this news.)

But as of current writing, the Canon EOS R6 Mark II is set to be available in late November 2022 with purchase options for camera body only and kits with either the Canon RF24-105 F4 L IS USM or the RF24-105 F4.0-7.1 IS STM USM lens with estimated retail prices of $2499.00, $3599.00 and $2799.00 respectively.