EOS M6 Mark II
- Jan 27, 2020
The Smart Controller was the one new control I was looking forward to (in addition to all the new internal features). It is a curious choice to leave it out as it clearly works well. I wonder if one (or a combination) of these could be the reason:I was just going to ask if I was the only one who noticed. Perhaps they're taking a much more conservative route with the control layout given the amount of flack the R got with the Mfn bar. Still, the optical sensor in the 1DX III AF button seems like a really elegant solution to the problem of navigating across a full sensor-width of AF points.
Using the screen works well, but it's un-endingly annoying when your nose moves the AF point for you...
- To differentiate from the pro R body, which is likely a year away and might not have much more than the R5 internals?
- To differentiate from the RS/R3 body?
- There is less AF coverage of the FF sensor than the 1DX3, and therefor the Smart Controller does not work as well? 1DX3 users seems to rave about how fast you can move around the entire sensor.
- There are fewer AF points than the 1DX3 overall, or some other AF limitation?
Any other thoughts?