For those moving from an R to the R6, thoughts?

HikeBike

R6 / R / T3i
CR Pro
Feb 6, 2019
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Maryland, USA
I own the R and R6, and 100% agree with wockawocka's comments.

In good lighting, the R6's EVF performance beats the R. However, in low light, the R is considerably better.

The blackout is also annoying, but think this could easily be corrected by a firmware update, given it doesn't occur starting with shot #2 in burst mode (it still occurs with shot #1 in burst).

Other negatives of the R6 vs R would be the smaller rear LCD and the omission of the top LCD. However, I have found neither of these bothersome.

Now, all that said, I do love the R6 so far. I also love my R, but the R6 very much feels like a better camera. The AF, IBIS, ISO performance, framerate, control setup/ergonomics...all upgrades.
 
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I'm confused by this thread. Universally the freeze frame/stutter of the R was universally panned. But a lot of people jumping in here to say that the blackout that replaced it is worse? I'm trying to understand that and just can't since blackout is more akin to a DSLR experience.
 

HikeBike

R6 / R / T3i
CR Pro
Feb 6, 2019
113
118
Maryland, USA
I'd like to revise my statement after doing some more comparing. The blackout on the R6 is definitely better than the freeze-frame on the R. I'll take it any day of the week. Also, in burst, the R6 has a freeze frame after each shot, starting with shot #2. Shot #1 has the blackout.
 
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Frodo

EOS RP
Nov 3, 2012
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I'm confused by this thread. Universally the freeze frame/stutter of the R was universally panned. But a lot of people jumping in here to say that the blackout that replaced it is worse? I'm trying to understand that and just can't since blackout is more akin to a DSLR experience.
I posted some months ago that the viewfinder stutter was the biggest issue I had with the R and how I couldn't believe/understand how RF lenses would help compared to EF lenses. Well I now replaced my EF 24-105/4L with the RF version. Switching on high speed display with the RF lens now makes a big difference and I no longer consider this a major issue with this lens/camera combo.