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32 megapixel compact lightweight Mirrorless shooter from Canon: Canon M6 mark II

Canon M6 Mark II is the latest Mirrorless launch from canon and is the successor to the old Canon M6. It weighs around 538 grams including the battery and the kit lens as well. It comes with canon’s EF-M mount, so there might not be a huge number of compatible lenses available with it but there are some quality lenses which might even suit your budget as well.

32-megapixel compact lightweight Mirrorless shooter from canon: Canon M6 mark II

Canon M6 mark II will be available in two colours i.e black and silver and it is priced at USD $850 (Roughly estimated to Rs. 60,000) for the body only and USD $1100 (roughly estimated to Rs.78,000) for a bundle with 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens with external EVF.

Specifications of Canon M6 mark II:

  • 32.5 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Canon EF-M lens mount
  • Digic 8 processor
  • Dual pixel (Face+tracking AF)
  • Optional 2.36 million dot/0.39 inches OLED external EVF
  • 3 inch rear touchscreen display
  • Selfie screen
  • ISO ranging 100-25600
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
  • USB-C, micro HDMI, 3.5mm mic jack and wired remote jack for external connectivity.

M6 Mark II uses a brand new 32.5 MP APS-C sensor which is only used in Canon 90D other than this. It is a significant boot in Megapixels over previous generations as the original M6 used to have a 24-megapixel sensor. But this might be of no use if you are a thing of using it to post pictures and videos on social media.

It’s magnesium alloy chases feels strong and sturdy although this is not an all weatherproof body but can take a few light knocks for sure. The 3-inch display can flip up to 180 degrees upwards for vlogging or taking selfies but if you decide to mount anything on the hot shoe then you might find this flip screen useless.

Canon M6 mark II (Black)

It uses Digic 8 processor because of which allows it to record 4K at 30 FPS and 1080p at 120 FPS without any additional crop, unlike Canon M50. The video is cropped only 1.6x compared to a full-frame sensor. It also allows it to shoot stills at up to 14 frames per second. Raw burst mode is another important addition to M6 mark II over M6.

One con associated with M6 mark II can be the absence of 24 FPS video recording, yes you read it right, canon has somehow decided to ditch this functionality. Because of its fast continuous shooting M6 can even be used for capturing action like sports and wildlife.

Canon M6 mark II (Silver)


Update: Canon has recently announced to provide a 24fps video recording facility to selected canon cameras through software updates. Canon M6 Mark II is expected to get an update in the upcoming months.

It uses the same LP-E17 battery as the original M6 used and it also allows battery charging over USB. Once fully charged it can last up to 305 shots based upon CIPA test standard, which is not that good but still can get the job done. The USB-C charging option can also prove to be very useful for charging it on the go.

Also check: Budget cameras for beginners, to buy in 2019

Conclusion:

Overall it’s good and easy to use camera for someone who is looking to buy an entry-level Mirrorless camera. Although they have increased the number of megapixels in M6 mark II over M6 original but considering the fact that this is focused on beginners and social media influencers, this megapixel count doesn’t really matter. 

M6 Mark II is a tiny little performer with a decent amount of significant upgrades over the previous generation. New and improved autofocus system and fast shooting with M6 mark II are the most significant and important improvements considering the competition which persists in the price segment.

Hey, I am a photographer and a blogger based out of Lucknow. I love to travel and capture photographs, that's why I started this blog with an aim to share my experiences and tips which I have acquired by travelling.

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