M6 II 30 fps Burst feature

TexPhoto

EOS R
Apr 15, 2011
1,238
35
San Juan, PR
The one feature of the M6 Mark II that intrigues me is the burst feature. From the review at The Digital Picture: "If 14 fps is not adequate for you, try the new 30 fps RAW burst feature with AF tracking and up to 0.5 seconds of pre shooting available." I can find very little information about this otherwise.

As a sports shooter, this sounds amazing. 30 fps with autofocus and a pre shooting? preshooting means the camera is actually capturing frames and sending them to a buffer any time you are autofocusing. Then when you do press the shutter button all the way, the sequence recorded to memory includes the 15 photos recorded before you pressed. For example with a baseball batter, you could focus on every pitch, pressing fully only when contact is made with the ball.

Has anyone tried this feature?
 

koenkooi

EOS R
CR Pro
Feb 25, 2015
1,377
1,170
The one feature of the M6 Mark II that intrigues me is the burst feature. From the review at The Digital Picture: "If 14 fps is not adequate for you, try the new 30 fps RAW burst feature with AF tracking and up to 0.5 seconds of pre shooting available." I can find very little information about this otherwise.

As a sports shooter, this sounds amazing. 30 fps with autofocus and a pre shooting? preshooting means the camera is actually capturing frames and sending them to a buffer any time you are autofocusing. Then when you do press the shutter button all the way, the sequence recorded to memory includes the 15 photos recorded before you pressed. For example with a baseball batter, you could focus on every pitch, pressing fully only when contact is made with the ball.

Has anyone tried this feature?
There are a few downsides:
  • It's cropped
  • It's 12-bit, now full range RAW
  • It's electronic shutter only
My plan for it is to use it to capture solitary bees flying out of their burrows next spring, so I have some time left to practice with it :)