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Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« on: June 14, 2017, 09:08:58 PM »
Below is updated specifications from various sources, so we’re not rating this [CR3] at this time. Some of this information does come from very solid sources.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications: (specifications in italics are CR2 for the moment)

  • 26mp CMOS Sensor
  • DPAF
  • DIGIC 7
  • 1080P 60p (sadly, no 4K)
  • 45pt AF (We’re not sure if they’re all cross-type)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • 3″ Vari-Angle LCD
  • Touchscreen
  • Approx 100% viewfinder
  • HDR Movie
  • Time Lapse Movie
  • A slightly taller and deeper body over the current EOS 6D.
  • New battery grip BG-E21
  • Announcement on June 29, 2017, Shipping in early August

There will be more to come in the coming days.

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Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« on: June 14, 2017, 09:08:58 PM »

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 09:13:51 PM »
Can't wait!

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 09:27:02 PM »
1080p is a JOKE

This isn't how you separate lines in 2017

iPhones have had 4k for a few iterations....

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 09:40:13 PM »
Well no 4k means I will not buy this for certain and will wait for full frame mirrorless instead. Currently I have a 6d

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 09:41:55 PM »
I am amazed at difficulty Canon has offering 4K compared to other manufacturers.
It doesn't rule this camera out for me, but 4K is expected today, it's not a headline feature.
Within a year the third iteration of the Sony A7s and A7r will likely be out, and they will both likely feature:

On sensor AF to rival Canon's DPAF
IBIS
Really good 4K
High frame rate 1080p
Amazing low light performance
and much more

The A7S II and A7R II are highly praised, and version III will of course be better. Canon should have something to line up against this, but they don't seem interested. Sure the 6D2 isn't intended to go up against the A7's, but omitting 4K signals disdain for the reality of todays expectations... expectations of which the other manufacturers seem more attuned toward.

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 09:58:37 PM »
No 4k is going to cause forum warriors to go crazy. But most likely in reality, how many more cameras would 4k sell? Probably not enough to warrant it.

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 10:01:29 PM »
1080p is a JOKE

This isn't how you separate lines in 2017

iPhones have had 4k for a few iterations....

Use your iphone and get wonderful 4K.    My iphone 6+ does not have 4K, so how many iterations is a few?  Maybe you are counting iphone 7, 8 and 9?

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 10:01:29 PM »

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 10:12:41 PM »
Looks like I'll finally move up to FF.
Can't wait to read some reviews and check out the manual.
Hopefully, there will be at least 6fps. I don't care about 4k.
I am looking forward to the better ISO performance of FF as compared to APS-C.


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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 10:18:03 PM »
Specs looks really good to me, hopefully all 45 AF points are cross type. I'm eager to find out the max shutter and sync speeds when the full specs release.

I personally don't do any video so I couldn't care less that there's no 4K.
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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 10:19:17 PM »
I am amazed at difficulty Canon has offering 4K compared to other manufacturers.
It doesn't rule this camera out for me, but 4K is expected today, it's not a headline feature.
Within a year the third iteration of the Sony A7s and A7r will likely be out, and they will both likely feature:

On sensor AF to rival Canon's DPAF
IBIS
Really good 4K
High frame rate 1080p
Amazing low light performance
and much more

The A7S II and A7R II are highly praised, and version III will of course be better. Canon should have something to line up against this, but they don't seem interested. Sure the 6D2 isn't intended to go up against the A7's, but omitting 4K signals disdain for the reality of todays expectations... expectations of which the other manufacturers seem more attuned toward.

I understand that there are Canon users who were hoping respectable 4K would make it into the 6Dii and 5Div. It didn't, but these cameras will still sell, and sell well. I honestly don't have that many clients who even have the ability to display 4K, and by the time I do have clients clamoring for 4K then 8K and better displays will be available. My clients won't have those latest and greatest displays even then though. 4K has not taken hold in large enough numbers for it to be a worrisome point. Yes, there are people that would like Canon to put 4K in every single model they sell, but they would argue that they have a Cinema line for that.

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 10:34:39 PM »
I am amazed at difficulty Canon has offering 4K compared to other manufacturers.
It doesn't rule this camera out for me, but 4K is expected today, it's not a headline feature.
Within a year the third iteration of the Sony A7s and A7r will likely be out, and they will both likely feature:

On sensor AF to rival Canon's DPAF
IBIS
Really good 4K
High frame rate 1080p
Amazing low light performance
and much more

The A7S II and A7R II are highly praised, and version III will of course be better. Canon should have something to line up against this, but they don't seem interested. Sure the 6D2 isn't intended to go up against the A7's, but omitting 4K signals disdain for the reality of todays expectations... expectations of which the other manufacturers seem more attuned toward.

I understand that there are Canon users who were hoping respectable 4K would make it into the 6Dii and 5Div. It didn't, but these cameras will still sell, and sell well. I honestly don't have that many clients who even have the ability to display 4K, and by the time I do have clients clamoring for 4K then 8K and better displays will be available. My clients won't have those latest and greatest displays even then though. 4K has not taken hold in large enough numbers for it to be a worrisome point. Yes, there are people that would like Canon to put 4K in every single model they sell, but they would argue that they have a Cinema line for that.

4K is not only about delivering in 4K. I thought all videographers would understand that by now. 4K allows so many more options:

The ability to crop, and still have excellent 1080p
The ability to stabilize footage and still render in 1080p
Downsizing from 4K to 1080p results in a superior image than shooting in 1080p
Green screen delivers better edges
The ability to shoot a two person interview with one camera and still get the two-shot, and close ups on both individuals as necessary.
Extracting usable photos from 4K footage. They can be good enough to use in promo material.

Downplaying the importance of 4K because you don't deliver in 4K is missing the point. BTW ... most photographers buying these 25-50 MP stills camera rarely look at the image larger than about 2 MP. I even remember old dinosaurs saying things like "a real photographer doesn't need more than 8MP because he can frame it right when he takes the shot." Or better still ... "who needs autofocus, a real photographer can do a better job."

The omission of 4K stands out, and not in a good way.

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 10:50:21 PM »
I almost never shoot video, so for me, this will be a welcome upgrade.

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2017, 11:01:00 PM »
I am amazed at difficulty Canon has offering 4K compared to other manufacturers.
It doesn't rule this camera out for me, but 4K is expected today, it's not a headline feature.
Within a year the third iteration of the Sony A7s and A7r will likely be out, and they will both likely feature:

On sensor AF to rival Canon's DPAF
IBIS
Really good 4K
High frame rate 1080p
Amazing low light performance
and much more

The A7S II and A7R II are highly praised, and version III will of course be better. Canon should have something to line up against this, but they don't seem interested. Sure the 6D2 isn't intended to go up against the A7's, but omitting 4K signals disdain for the reality of todays expectations... expectations of which the other manufacturers seem more attuned toward.

I understand that there are Canon users who were hoping respectable 4K would make it into the 6Dii and 5Div. It didn't, but these cameras will still sell, and sell well. I honestly don't have that many clients who even have the ability to display 4K, and by the time I do have clients clamoring for 4K then 8K and better displays will be available. My clients won't have those latest and greatest displays even then though. 4K has not taken hold in large enough numbers for it to be a worrisome point. Yes, there are people that would like Canon to put 4K in every single model they sell, but they would argue that they have a Cinema line for that.

4K is not only about delivering in 4K. I thought all videographers would understand that by now. 4K allows so many more options:

The ability to crop, and still have excellent 1080p
The ability to stabilize footage and still render in 1080p
Downsizing from 4K to 1080p results in a superior image than shooting in 1080p
Green screen delivers better edges
The ability to shoot a two person interview with one camera and still get the two-shot, and close ups on both individuals as necessary.
Extracting usable photos from 4K footage. They can be good enough to use in promo material.

Downplaying the importance of 4K because you don't deliver in 4K is missing the point. BTW ... most photographers buying these 25-50 MP stills camera rarely look at the image larger than about 2 MP. I even remember old dinosaurs saying things like "a real photographer doesn't need more than 8MP because he can frame it right when he takes the shot." Or better still ... "who needs autofocus, a real photographer can do a better job."

The omission of 4K stands out, and not in a good way.

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2017, 11:01:00 PM »

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2017, 11:02:25 PM »
What about GPS?!

As an astro-landscape photographer who is forever shooting in remote, off-trail places, GPS is extremely important to me.

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2017, 11:09:36 PM »
What about GPS?!

As an astro-landscape photographer who is forever shooting in remote, off-trail places, GPS is extremely important to me.

I expected GPS to be there, maybe it will be added yet.  Personally, I'd turn it off because it runs down the battery in short order.  However, I also understand that some would make good use of it.

I had predicted a FF version of the 80D, but apparently the 80D has no GPS, you have to use the add-on module.  Its shaping up very much like a FF 80D for a much higher starting price.

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Re: Updated Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2017, 11:09:36 PM »