The Canon EOS R6 Mark II will be announced on November 2, 2022

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The Canon EOS R6 Mark II is coming even sooner than we expected, as Canon is now teasing an announcement on November 2, 2022.
We also want to add that we have been told that there are some ‘selling points’ about the Canon EOS R6 Mark II that haven’t been reported yet and make the new camera a ‘beast’. We don’t mind surprises on announcement day, but those sorts of specs will likely leak out over the next day or two.
Canon EOS R6 Mark II Specifications (Rumored)

24mp Full-frame CMOS Sensor
Dual Pixel RAW / RAW burst
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
In-body stabilization
Digital Tele-Converter
12fps Mechanical
Hybrid Auto
4K 30p (No Crop)
4K 60p...

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I have to admit I'm confused by this. Apart from the extra megapixels, it doesn't sound like a big change.

It also seems strange to be updating the "baby brother" without a similar bump to the R5 - weren't they were originally released together?
They weren't originally going to be announced together, COVID changed the schedule.

The R6 and the R5 are very different segments. There is far more competition and unit sales at the $2500ish pricepoint and staying current is important. The R5 has the R5 C to make up for "issues' with the R5 for videographers. Another R5 series is camera is coming, but it's not an R5 Mark II.
 
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They weren't originally going to be announced together, COVID changed the schedule.

The R6 and the R5 are very different segments. There is far more competition and unit sales at the $2500ish pricepoint and staying current is important. The R5 has the R5 C to make up for "issues' with the R5 for videographers. Another R5 series is camera is coming, but it's not an R5 Mark II.
Good point about the R5C. Still feels weird they're on different cycles. Maybe that's because I'm used to Apple updating their more premium products more often than their downmarket offerings (iPhone and Watch SEs for example.)
 
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Something is probably wrong with the R6 for this fast minor update. I just know on the original R6 the photo to video switching is crappy, i heard it still overheats, and there is no unlimited recording. I would hope those things are ironed out. Maybe it is more profitable to just make an updated version vs just a firmware fix.
 
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Well if you have been paying attention, apparently it's ******* for protecting its intellectual property from third parties

Canon is still a business company with goal #1 gaining profits.
If you think, that Canon is "Falling behind the competition again" I'd say they do a good job still.
Feel free to put your money on any competition that offers better features or fits your needs more.
 
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The R6 is an extremely good camera, and the only real reason why it "needs" updating is the perceived notion that 20MP isn't good enough, i.e. not as big a number as the sensors is Nikon and Sony competitors. I doubt very much if anyone will notice any difference in real terms between the 20MP sensor of the R6 and the 24MP sensor of the R6 Mkii.

On paper, there don't appear to be any other major changes, apart from the unexpected and unusual addition of a digital teleconverter, this being the first time that such a feature has been included in a pro-level camera. I suspect that it may incorporate some AI software that will improve sharpness and detail rendition over and above what would be normally expected from such a feature.

As for a "R5 Mkii" - the R5 is a superb camera, when it gets updated I'd expect only a few minor enhancements. Sometime in early 2023 we'll probably see the announcement of a hi-res "R5S", and I'd expect the "R5 Mkii" to be announced alongside it.
 
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Second gen R6 and still no R1? Time is ticking Canon. Falling behind the competition again.
Canon has sold more ILCs than any of their competitors every year for the last two decades. Last year, they sold more than twice as many ILCs as #2 Sony, and more than Sony, Nikon, Fuji and Panasonic combined.

Oh, you mean falling behind in making the camera you personally want. No one but you cares. Go buy a camera from one of the competitors you think are so far ahead. Then go troll their rumors forum instead.
 
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