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Canon R6 Mark II Review: Your Ultimate 5D Replacement Camera

Jourdan Aldredge

Jan 31, 2023

In the world of digital video there have been few cameras more groundbreaking and popular than the famous Canon EOS 5D. 

Originally released all the way back in 2005, the Canon 5D saw many updates and iterations over the years with the most notable being the Canon 5D Mark II which saw an unprecedented run of market dominance as filmmakers and hybrid videographers across the globe flocked to the camera’s reliability, versatility, and all-around great video recording.

Since the run of the DSLR has ended and been replaced by mirrorless cameras, Canon has been eager to find a camera to replace their legacy model. And while the Canon R5 might be the biggest flagship successor to the 5D perhaps, we have a great argument to share about how the Canon R6 Mark II is actually the best one-to-one replacement.

Let’s take a look at our latest video review to see just how this latest R6 stacks up against its predecessor Canon cameras, as well as compares to the competition for best YouTube camera

Canon EOS R6 Mark II review

As you can see in our video review above hosted by our very own Dave Maze, the Canon R6 Mark II isn’t necessarily unique for its specs and price point. The digital camera market these days is super competitive — especially for this $2,500 to $3,500 range. However, what the R6 Mark II does offer is one of the better combinations of the right specs with the right Canon color science.

With its 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor which is capable of external 6K ProRes RAW recording, you’re actually getting some of the best downsampled 4K 10-Bit internal video on the market. And while this Canon camera still has some of that infamous Canon camera wobble, the R6 Mark II has much improved autofocus (and face focus) modes and one of the best flip screens of any camera on the market.

Plus, perhaps most unique to this camera option, the R6 Mark II has no cutoff recording limits instantly making it a top choice for any wedding filmmakers or event videographers looking to get the most out of longform video or hybrid photo/video coverage.

Specs and pricing

Canon eos r6 mark ii

Dubbed by Canon as a “versatile mirrorless body for the multimedia creator,” the R6 Mark II is truly a dual photo and video camera designed to provide the most for hybrid-shooters. This means that all of its functions are about versatility, reliability, and the ability to capture high quality images.

Here are some of the main specs and pricing for the Canon EOS R6 Mark II.

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • External 6K ProRes RAW Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 40 fps E. Shutter
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3" 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Price: $2,499.00

Is the Canon R6 Mkii worth it for video shooters?

At the end of the day, the Canon EOS R6 Mark II is a very capable camera that makes the most out of any rolling shutter issues as a full frame mirrorless camera that provides above average dynamic range and a much improved AF system. Regardless of your preference for electronic shutter or mechanical shutter, image quality is really all that matters with this sophisticated power switch hybrid video camera and its high speed continuous shooting modes.

As mentioned in our video though, the Canon EOS R6 Mark II is indeed just one of many great cameras at the same price point though. It's a great pair with a higher end cinema camera like the Canon C500 or C300, but might not be right for you if you're already invested in Sony or Panasonic.

Try it out though, and as always, just keep shooting.