Canon EOS M6 Mark II Review

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Review

With the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, Canon introduced a 32.5-megapixel resolution SLR system camera, which could almost be a twin of the digital SLR EOS 90D.

Besides the recording sensor and some functions, it is mainly the test with the testing software results of the two cameras that are very similar. In this review, we’ve captured what’s different between the two cameras and how the Canon EOS M6 Mark II performed in practice.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II has in contrast to the EOS 90D a very compact housing without splash water protection.

Canon has nevertheless worked on the ergonomics and the user interface. New is the AF-MF focus selector with a central AF button within thumb range on the back of the camera.

In addition, the exposure-compensation wheel has given way to a second multifunction wheel with a built-in button, but the wheel around the shutter release button remains the main control wheel.

Like the 90D, the M6 Mark II also has an integrated pop-up flash. There is also a system flash shoe, which also allows the use of an electronic plug-on viewfinder, as there is none integrated.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Small, yet handy housing
  • Nearly perfect menu navigation
  • Many functions
  • Bright, sharp monitor
  • Good noise behavior for the resolution

Cons

  • Resolution with the 15-45 mm barely sufficient
  • Flash with low power and poor features
  • Soft image editing in standard mode

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Despite its compact body, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is very powerful. For example, it takes 14 continuous frames per second with tracking autofocus. [Photo: Canon]

 

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Canon EOS M6 Mark II with EF-M 15-45 mm. [Photo: Canon]

For video recordings, only the HDMI output with clean-out is available in addition to the microphone input, but headphones cannot be connected.

Therefore, a modern USB-C interface with a charging function is applied, but a permanent power supply is not possible, but Canon still offers a battery dummy with a power supply connection as an accessory.

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The Canon EOS M6 Mark II now has an AF-MF focus selector with a central AF button within thumb range on the back of the camera. The back is dominated by a tiltable 7.5 cm touchscreen. [Photo: Canon]

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In the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, the exposure correction wheel of the M6 has given way to a second multifunction wheel with an integrated button. There is hardly any space left on the top of the camera for more equipment or functional elements. [Photo: Canon]

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For selfies, the touchscreen of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II can be folded up 180 degrees. [Photo: Canon]

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The small pop-up flash is swiveled on top of the housing. The monitor can also be tilted down slightly. [Photo: Canon]

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The Canon EOS M6 Mark II does not have a built-in viewfinder – very unusual in its price and performance class. However, the EF-M 15-45 mm 1:3.5-6.3 IS STM kit includes the EVF-DC2 viewfinder. [Photo: Canon]

With the serial picture function, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II trumps the 90D with the speed. 14 continuous frames per second are possible with tracking AF and mechanical shutter (the electronic shutter only works with single frames or special functions such as focus stacking).

Here, too, the buffer can hold either 54 JPEG or 23 raw images. In a special Raw Burst Mode, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II even captures 30 raw frames per second with Tracking AF.

However, these only have a resolution of 18 megapixels, but offer the full 14-bit color depth. The image field coverage is 75 percent.

After all, the camera can take 80 raw-burst pictures, the recording begins 0.5 seconds before the shutter release button is pressed.

New in the M6 Mark II is the AI-AF function. This detects when the subject is moving even when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway and then automatically switches from one-shot AF to servo AF.

The rear touchscreen can be folded up 180 degrees upwards (this is also suitable for selfies) and 45 degrees downwards. It is also touch-sensitive when using the electronic viewfinder, so that the autofocus point can be conveniently shifted when looking through the viewfinder, for example.

Since January 2020, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is available at a price of almost 930 dollars.

The set with the EF-M 15-45 mm seems to be quite expensive with a price of just under 1,200 dollars, but besides the lens, the electronic plug-on viewfinder EVF-DC2 is also part of this set, which puts the price into perspective, as the viewfinder alone costs this extra charge (269 dollars RRP) and the lens costs from about 240 dollars individually.

By the way, both the 90D and the Canon EOS M6 Mark II can also be purchased in individual kits with a discount via Canon dealers, and subsequent bundling is also possible.

 

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The Canon EOS M6 Mark II does not have a built-in viewfinder – very unusual in its price and performance class. However, the EF-M 15-45 mm 1:3.5-6.3 IS STM kit includes the EVF-DC2 viewfinder. [Photo: Canon]

Ergonomics and Workmanship

The newly developed APS-C image sensor (22.5 by 15 millimeters) developed by Canon for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II and EOS 90D has an effective resolution of 32.5 megapixels and the pixel density of an 83-megapixel 35mm sensor.

According to Canon, the image noise is said not to have increased compared to previous sensors thanks to new manufacturing technologies.

As the EOS 90D has already proven, this is also true, and whether this is also the case with the Canon EOS M6 Mark II will be clarified in the lab test summary in the “Image Quality” section later in this test.

The name suffix “Mark”, which has been used more and more frequently in recent years, denotes either a variant or a revised version of a product.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II has undergone some changes, starting with the dimensions. With 120 mm width, 70 mm height and 49 mm depth, the camera is slightly higher and wider than its predecessor.

The weight in the ready-for-use state is about 530 grams including the set lens EF-M 15-45 mm 3.5-6.3 IS STM. While the lens comes with a plastic bayonet, Canon has given the camera a metal one.

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Canon offers the Canon EOS M6 Mark II with the EF-M 15-45 mm lens as a set. [Photo: Canon]

Haptically, the M6 Mark II is easy to grasp for its small size. This is mainly due to the very well-formed handle, even if the little finger tends to reach into the void when holding large hands.

To increase traction on the body, Canon has given the Canon EOS M6 Mark II a pleasant rubber coating in a grained leather look. This is located on the handle and on its opposite side.

The rubber coating is also found on the back of the camera and completes the well-shaped thumb cavity for holding the camera. Anyway, Canon has once again managed to bring an excellent feel to the small case.

The camera has a total of three easily accessible rotating wheels. While the front wheel, positioned around the shutter release, can be easily operated with the index finger, the second rotating wheel is at an optimal distance to be reached by the thumb.

The third and last wheel can be found on the back of the camera, it encloses the small control pad.

In addition, a large mode selector wheel on the top of the camera shows all available operating modes as well as the two memory locations for the programmable individual presets.

The back of the camera is dominated by a 7.5 cm (3″) tiltable touchscreen. The maneuverability allows the monitor to be folded up 180 degrees upwards and down up to about 45 degrees.

The monitor creates a very high value of about 850 candela per square meter. It can therefore be used in bright ambient light without the need for the optional EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.

The touch operation is very fast and precise. It also recognizes finger gestures like wiping or “pinch in/out”.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II does not have an electronic viewfinder by default. This can be attached to the camera’s hot shoe with the optional EVF-DC2 viewfinder. The viewfinder is then powered by the camera battery.

There are several ways for the photographer to navigate the menu and shooting settings. On the one hand, the camera can be set up via the touch screen and the recording settings can also be changed via the touch screen.

To simplify this, the camera always shows a small white frame around the setting elements, which can also be changed. Of course, the rotating wheels are also integrated into the operating concept.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II also has the traditional quick menu button, or Q button for short. This activates the quick menu on the screen so that function settings can be made. Which options are available here depends largely on which operating mode has been selected.

The various navigation options provide different ways of operating the camera and navigating the menus. This way, every photographer can learn the best operating concept for himself and more or less choose his preferred way of navigating the menu and settings.

When it comes to customization options, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II proves to be very flexible and easy to understand. In addition to a configurable menu, the photographer has two memory locations at his disposal, with which complete configurations can be stored and recalled. These memory locations can then be selected directly on the mode dial.

With the connection possibilities of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, it continues modern. A USB-C connector is available for data transfer. The USB charging function is extremely inflexible. Only when using a powerful USB-C charger (or Powerbank) with power delivery and when using a cable with USB-C connectors at both ends can the camera be charged when it is turned off.

Videos can be transferred to your home TV via Micro-HDMI (Type D) – and the HDMI output is also available for external recorders. In order to avoid having to use the camera’s built-in stereo microphone.

As expert Bob Ludwig, author in PlanetHiFi.com explained, external microphones can be used optionally, provided they have a 3.5 mm jack plug.

Unfortunately, the videographer has to do without a stereo headphone jack for 3.5 mm jack plugs on the M6 Mark II mirrorless. The last interface allows the optional TC-80N3 cable remote release to be connected via a 2.5 mm jack plug socket. Of course neither WLAN nor Bluetooth functions are missing. But more about that later.

With the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, the memory card and battery form a shared flat on the underside of the camera. The battery used is the LP-E17 lithium-ion battery, which should provide enough power for about 305 shots.

This figure was determined by the manufacturer using the CIPA test procedure. There is a rubber cover in the battery compartment, through which the optional AC adapter ACK-E17 can supply the camera with continuous current using a dummy battery.

SD form factor media is used as the memory card. The camera can handle SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I and even the fast UHS-II standards. How fast the memory card should be, we will clarify in the section “Equipment And Features”.

Unfortunately, the memory card battery compartment is located very close to the 1/4 inch tripod thread, so that a quick-release plate would have to be removed for the battery and/or memory card exchange.

Equipment And Features

As befits a camera model of this class, the M6 Mark II naturally has various operating modes, such as program and scene automatic as well as manual and semi-automatic modes.

In addition, a smart, but not a new flexible automatic system is available. This allows the photographer to quickly switch between program auto, manual mode, and the two semi-automatic modes. Thanks to the well-placed controls, this is also very quick and safe.

The EOS M6 II is a great choice for friends of built-in special effects, with a wide range of effects that can be applied to the image as you shoot. Of course, special effects can also be applied after shooting. The effects can also be adjusted in some parameters. These depend largely on the selected effect.

The Auto Scene Recognition feature detects scenes and then automatically applies shooting settings. If this is too much of a “black box” for you and you still don’t feel like adjusting the shooting parameters manually, simply fall back on one of the eleven scene mode programs offered by the camera.

Another common feature with the EOS 90D is the exposure metering system with 220,000 metering points. However, the data is not only used for differentiated exposure metering but also supports face recognition and tracking autofocus.

Of course, the subject programs and the automatic shooting mode benefit from the camera’s improved sensor technology.

Anyway, there is a lot of functionality in the background in the Canon EOS M6 Mark II and the 90D. This includes, for example, the electronic correction of lens errors, the optimization of tonal values and the adjustment of image processor settings via an automatic or individually set parameters.

However, these settings are only relevant for JPEG images, since the development of the raw data is the responsibility of the image editor or photographer. Speaking of raw data processing: This is possible, albeit in a limited form, directly in the camera.

Like other Canon interchangeable lens cameras (EOS RP, EOS 90D), the Canon EOS M6 Mark II can also record so-called focus rows. In this series of shots, the camera extends the focus range by changing the focus a little at a time.

In the end, the images created in this way are then processed by external software. For this, you can use it in combination with the free software Canon Digital Photo Professional (for short DPP). A programmable interval timer and a long-term timer are also available. The latter allows exposure times of up to 100 hours to the second. This function can also be combined with the self-timer.

 

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Canon offers the Canon EOS M6 Mark II with the EF-M 15-45 mm lens as a set. [Photo: Canon]

On the top of the camera is the already mentioned hot shoe for system flash devices, this is equipped with additional contacts to supply the electronic viewfinder with power and image data.

Right next to it is the manually foldable flash. With a guide number of about 7 (ISO 100 1 meter distance), the flash is quite weak in its bustle. Unfortunately, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II does not provide unleashed control of system flash units via the built-in flash.

In the small housing of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, the Digic 8 image processor takes care of all camera control and image processing. This also includes the 5,481 autofocus measuring points integrated on the recording sensor.

These are so-called dual pixels, which allow fast and very precise focusing directly on the image plane. They work on the same principle as phase AF sensors. This type of sensor uses two sensor units with a beveled microlens. The grinding of both microlenses is in opposite directions. If one of the sensors now detects a contrast edge, it compares the signal of the two sensors.

Depending on how the two signals differ, the image processor detects how far away the object to be focused is and whether the focus distance needs to be reduced or increased. Only when both signals are identical, the focus is correctly adjusted.

Fortunately, the photographer doesn’t have to navigate through the thousands of AF measuring points, as Canon has combined the measuring points into 143 AF segments. These segments cover 100 percent of the sensor height and about 88 percent of the sensor width. In combination with the EF-M 15-45 mm IS STM set lens, the speed of the autofocus does not reach extreme heights. But at around a third of a second, the speed is also not too slow. The pure shutter release delay of the camera is a quick 0.06 seconds.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II also offers a host of autofocus functions, such as face detection, continuous focus and of course subject tracking.

This allows the photographer to define a point in the field of view and when the camera is panned or the targeted point moves in the subject, the camera tracks it. The camera will then always measure the focus at this point. This tracking AF works extremely well in both photo and video mode. In addition, the above-mentioned dual AF measuring points are also used in 4K video mode, just as with the EOS 90D.

 

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The handle is well shaped and despite its small size, it offers a comfortable grip, which is also due to the rubber coating. [Photo: Canon]

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II has a comprehensive video function in addition to the photographic functions. The highest video resolution is 3,840 x 2,160 pixels with a maximum of about 30 frames per second. As “usual”, the recording time is limited to just under 30 minutes, unless an external recorder is connected to the camera’s HDMI output, in which case it will record videos in 10-bit and 4:2:2 in theoretically unlimited length.

The video function has a digital image stabilizer. This visibly crops the video image depending on the desired stabilization performance. Therefore, one should always try to use an optical stabilizer, as it does not crop the image.

Fortunately, there is no bleed when switching from FullHD to 4K. The Movie HDR function is only available for FullHD video at 30 frames per second or less due to increased processor load.

In addition to 4K video recording, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II can also take 4K time-lapse shots directly in-camera. Various presets are available for this purpose. In addition, the photographer can create his own presets. He can choose from an interval time of 2 to 4 seconds and between 30 and 900 shots.

In addition, other parameters can be adjusted, such as when the exposure metering is performed for a shot. The 4K time-lapse recordings can only be stored as MP4 video at 25 or 30 frames per second.

The camera can use anything that has the SD form factor as a storage medium. However, the real thing only works with UHS-II memory cards. We tested the memory speed with a Panasonic SDXC UHS-II V90 Class 10 memory card with 64 gigabytes capacity.

According to Canon, the camera should reach a maximum of 14 frames per second and 23 frames in a row. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II manages this well at 14.5 frames per second for raw images and 13.9 frames per second for JPEG images.

However, the maximum number of images varies. While about 20 raw data shots were stored in sequence, the camera managed 31 JPEG shots in sequence.

Once the internal buffer memory is full, the camera lapses into an irregular staccato of shots while the image processor is busy shoveling data onto the memory card at an average of 130 megabytes per second. While the buffer memory is being emptied, an indicator on the display informs how many more recordings can be made. However, no functions other than recording are possible during storage.

 

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On the left side of the camera is the cover for the microphone and remote release connectors. [Photo: Canon]

For some time now, wireless connectivity options with smart devices or even existing WiFi networks have been standard on Canon cameras.

The connection to a smart device via WLAN or Bluetooth is photographically interesting. However, both connection types require the free Canon Connect App to be installed on the device. The app is available free of charge for devices with Android and iOS in the corresponding virtual shops.

To connect the camera to a home network, however, the Canon utility must be installed on the computer.

Connecting the camera to the smart device for the first time is quite easy thanks to a good guide in the app, but it does take a few minutes. Once the initial pairing of the two devices has been successfully completed, future pairing processes will be noticeably faster and more convenient.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II offers a Bluetooth and a WLAN connection option. While the WLAN connection is able to transport large amounts of data, the Bluetooth connection is very energy-efficient.

So when it comes to transferring images to the smartphone, the app connects the smart device to the camera via WLAN. The WLAN connection is also used for Live View remote control. The Bluetooth connection is used for geotagging. In other words, the camera retrieves the position data from the smartphone during recording and writes it to the metadata of the recording.

In addition, the photographer can use the app to trigger the camera remotely via the Bluetooth connection. However, in contrast to the Live View remote control, no settings relevant for recording can be made on the smart device. In this case, the Bluetooth connection virtually only replaces the cable remote trigger.

Image Quality Of The Canon EOS M6 Mark II

We have tested the Canon EOS M6 Mark II together with the EF-M 15-45 mm IS STM, which is available as a set.

 

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For the bayonet of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, Canon relies on metal. [Photo: Canon]

In the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, as in the EOS 90D, a newly developed CMOS sensor with about 32 megapixels effective resolution is used.

The pixel density corresponds to that of an 83-megapixel resolution 35 mm sensor. Such a high pixel density also places high demands on the lens used, and this is where the 15-45 mm IS STM comes into its own, as one would expect from a simple set lens.

So it’s pretty mediocre. The reason for this is, on the one hand, the quite clear distortion in the wide-angle and telephoto. Also, the middle focal length is not protected against distortion, but this is not very strong. In order to eliminate distortion, the photographer has to work manually in image processing, which reduces the resolution of the lens. No problem for the lens, however, are color fringes. They occur in almost no focal length and if they do, they are very small.

Resolution is an interaction of the camera sensor, signal processing and lens resolving power. The camera-lens combination can resolve a maximum of about 64 line pairs per millimeter (lp/mm) in 35 mm equivalent at 50 percent contrast in wide-angle.

This is the minimum for such a high-resolution sensor. At no other focal length does the lens even come close to these values. Our lens test of the Canon EF-M 32 mm 1.4 STM on the Canon EOS M6 Mark II shows that the camera can do more with a better lens. With this, a resolution of more than 70 lp/mm is achieved.

On the image processing side, the camera is very smooth, so there are only a few artifacts caused by subsequent sharpening. The disadvantage of a low resharpening is the missing sharpness impression in the image.

Up to ISO 200, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, like the EOS 90D, presents images that are just about as sharp as before, but as the ISO setting increases, the sharpness of detail slowly decreases. However, sharpening or adjusting the settings of the image processor in the camera can counteract this impression.

 

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The underside looks spartan, only the tripod thread and the combined battery and memory card compartment are accommodated here. [Photo: Canon]

When Canon introduced the Canon EOS M6 Mark II together with the EOS 90D, it was announced that the noise behavior would not differ from current models with lower resolution. This statement is also confirmed by the Canon EOS M6 Mark II after testing the 90D.

The signal-to-noise ratio is OK up to ISO 800 and fine details are reproduced in the image in a differentiated manner. Only beyond that does the interference signal overlap the image signal. The image noise is fine-grained over the entire ISO range, the uncritical brightness noise becomes visible from ISO 6.400. Color noise is hardly visible in all ISO settings.

The tuning of the sensor is rather soft, so it’s not surprising that the input dynamic is still very high with ten aperture stops at ISO 6.400.

The tonal value transfer is, as expected, very bulbous. This means that midtones are raised to show all areas of the image in detail. Also, the output side of the tonal values convinces with a little more than 224 gray scales. These decrease as the ISO setting increases and only falls below the 128 gray levels at ISO 3,200.

The color fidelity of the camera is good. However, there are color areas where color fidelity is sacrificed to a pleasant image impression. These include red magenta, red-orange, yellow-green, magenta and orange shades. Color differentiation is very good to good with over four million color tones up to ISO 800 and over two million up to ISO 6,400.

 

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The flatshare of the battery and the memory card is located in the camera floor and unfortunately very close to the tripod thread. [Photo: Canon]

Attentive readers will find many parallels to the EOS 90D in the picture quality. This is not surprising since Canon almost certainly uses identical signal processing.

Conclusion: Is The Canon EOS M6 Mark II Worth It?

With the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, Canon has significantly revised the previous EOS M6.

The feel of the camera is good. However, larger hands can easily reach into the empty space of the case. The arrangement of the keys is successful.

The touch screen is very precise, bright and very well integrated into the camera operation. The operating concept is easy to understand and logically comprehensible at all times. Here Canon has been refining the proven concept for several years so that the menus and their structure can be regarded as “corporate identity”.

The camera is also not very naked when it comes to the range of functions. It’s a pity that it was only enough for a weak flash, which can’t even control unleashed flashes.

The image quality of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is good, especially since Canon – as with the EOS 90D – has kept its word and brought the noise behavior of the 32-megapixel resolution sensor to the level of the previous 24 megapixels less high-resolution sensors.

We could already observe the very soft image processing in standard mode with the EOS 90D. It remains to be seen whether Canon will maintain this line with other cameras.

The EF-M 15-45 mm IS STM is far from perfect. It doesn’t do his job badly, but it doesn’t do it very well either. Especially in terms of resolution, it would be desirable if the 60 lp/mm could be cracked not only in wide-angle. It is also a pity that Canon has so far only brought the EF-M lens portfolio to eight lenses. Third-party manufacturers have added to this list and launched a total of 47 lenses with EF-M bayonet, but most of them are purely manual lenses.

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Manufacturer Canon
Model Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sensor CMOS APS-C 22.5 x 15.0 mm (crop factor 1.6) 34.4 megapixels (physical) 32.5 megapixels (effective)
Pixelpitch 3.2 µm
Resolution (max.) 6.960 x 4.640 (3:2)
Video (max.) 3.840 x 2,160 30p
Lens Canon EF-M 15-45 mm 3.5-6.3 IS STM (zoom lens)
Display 3.0″ (7.5 cm)
Resolution 1.040,000 pixels
tiltable yes
rotatable
swiveling
Touchscreen yes
AV connector HDMI output Mini (Type C)
Fully automatic yes
Scene automatic yes
Scene mode programs 11 scene mode programs are available
Automatic programming yes
Program shift yes
Automatic aperture control yes
Automatic timer yes
Manually yes
Bulb Long Term Exposure yes
HDR function yes
Panorama function no
Exposure metering Matrix/multi-field measurement (384 fields), center-weighted integral measurement, spot measurement
fastest shutter speed 1/4.000 s
Flash built-in flash
Synchronous time 1/250 s
Flash connection Hot shoe: Canon
WLAN yes
NFC
GPS external, permanent smartphone connection
Remote release yes, cable release, Bluetooth release, remote control via smartphone/tablet
Interval recording yes
Storage medium
SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS I, UHS-II)
Sensitivity
automatically ISO 100-25,600
manually ISO 100-51.200
White balance
automatically yes
manual measuring yes
Kelvin input yes
Fine correction yes
Autofocus yes
Number of measuring fields 5.481
Speed 0.33 s to 0.34 s
AF auxiliary light LED
Dimensions 120 x 70 x 49 mm
Weight (ready for operation) 400 g (housing only) 525 g (with lens)
Tripod thread on optical axis
Zoom
Zoom adjustment manually on the lens
Battery life 305 recordings (according to CIPA standard)
– = “not applicable” or “not available

This test of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II with Canon EF-M 15-45 mm 3.5-6.3 IS STM was made with DXOMARK Analyzer.

Brief assessment

Pros

  • Small, yet handy housing
  • Nearly perfect menu navigation
  • Many functions
  • Bright, sharp display
  • Good noise behavior for the resolution

Cons

  • Resolution with the 15-45 mm barely sufficient
  • Flash with low power and equipment
  • Soft image editing in standard mode

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Datasheet

Electronics

Sensor CMOS sensor APS-C 22.5 x 15.0 mm (crop factor 1.6) 34.4 megapixels (physical) and 32.5 megapixels (effective)
Pixelpitch 3.2 µm
Photo resolution
6.960 x 4.640 pixels (3:2)
6.960 x 3.904 pixels (16:9)
6.160 x 4.640 pixels (4:3)
4.800 x 3.200 pixels (3:2)
4.800 x 2.688 pixels (16:9)
4.646 x 4.646 pixels (1:1)
4.256 x 3.200 pixels (4:3)
3.472 x 2.320 pixels (3:2)
3.472 x 1.952 pixels (16:9)
3.200 x 3.200 pixels (1:1)
3.072 x 2.320 pixels (4:3)
2.400 x 1.600 pixels (3:2)
2.400 x 1.344 pixels (16:9)
2.320 x 2.320 pixels (1:1)
2.112 x 1.600 pixels (4:3)
1.600 x 1.600 pixels (1:1)
Image formats JPG, RAW
Color depth 42 bits (14 bits per color channel)
Metadata Exif (version 2.31), DCF standard
Video resolution
3.840 x 2.160 (16:9) 30 p 29 min 59 sec
3.840 x 2.160 (16:9) 25 p 29 min 59 sec
1.920 x 1.080 (16:9) 120 p 29 min 59 sec
1.920 x 1.080 (16:9) 30 p 29 min 59 sec
1.920 x 1.080 (16:9) 25 p 29 min 59 sec
1.920 x 720 60 p 29 min 59 sec
1.280 x 720 (16:9) 50 p 29 min 59 sec
HDR video yes
Video format
MP4 (Codec H.264)

Lens

Lens mount
Canon EF-M

Focus

Autofocus mode Phase comparison autofocus with 5,481 sensors, autofocus operating range from -5 EV to 18 EV, contrast autofocus
Autofocus functions Single AF, Continuous AF, Area AF, Tracking AF, Manual, AFL function, AF assist light (LED), Focus magnifier (10x)
Sharpness control Depth of field control, Live View

Viewfinder and Display

Display 3.0″ (7.5 cm) TFT LCD monitor with 1,040,000 pixels, viewing angle 170°, brightness adjustable, tilts 180° up and 45° down, with touch screen

Exposure

Exposure metering Center-weighted integral measurement, matrix/multi-field measurement over 384 fields, spot measurement
Exposure times 1/4,000 to 1 s (automatic
)1/4,000 to 30 s (manual)
1/16,000 to 30 s (electronic shutter)
Bulb function
Exposure control Fully automatic, Program automatic (with program shift), Shutter automatic, Aperture automatic, Manual
Exposure bracketing function Exposure bracketing function with a maximum of 7 shots, 1/3 to 3 EV increments, HDR function
Exposure Compensation -3.0 to +3.0 EV with step size from 1/3 to 1/2 EV
Photosensitivity ISO 100 to ISO 25,600 (automatic
)ISO 100 to ISO 51,200 (manual)
Remote access Remote release, cable release, Bluetooth release, remote control via smartphone/tablet
Scene modes Action, HDR, candlelight, children, night scene, night portrait, portrait, and 4 more scene mode programs
Picture effects Fisheye, landscape, miniature effect, portrait, black and white, softer, toy camera, and 3 additional image effects
White balance Auto, Cloudy, Sunny, White balance bracket, Fine tuning, Shadow, Flash, Fluorescent, Tungsten, Kelvin input, Manual 1 Memory
Color space Adobe RGB, sRGB
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting function max. 14.0 fps at highest resolution and max. 23 stored photos
Burst function Burst function with 80 consecutive images, 18.0 megapixel resolution
Self-timer Self-timer with interval of 10 s, special features: additional 2 seconds
Timer Timer/interval recording, start time adjustable
Recording functions AEL function, AFL function, live histogram

Flashgun Of The Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Flash built-in flash (flip up) Flash shoe: Canon
Flash range Flash sync speed 1/250 s
Flash code Guide number 4 (ISO 100)
Flash functions Auto, fill-flash, flash on, flash off, slow sync, flash on second shutter curtain, red-eye reduction by lamp, flash exposure correction from -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV

Equipment And Features

Image stabilizer no optical image stabilizer
Memory
SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS I, UHS II)
GPS function GPS external (permanent smartphone connection)
Microphone available
Power supply unit Power supply connectionUSB charging function
Power supply 1 x Canon LP-E17305
images according to CIPA standard
Playback functions Crop images, protect image, highlight / shadow warning, playback histogram, playback magnifier, image index, slide show function with crossfade effects, zoom out
Face recognition Face recognition
Image parameters Sharpness, contrast, color saturation
Special functions Orientation sensor, Live View, user profiles with 2 user profiles and 15 options
Connections Data interfaces: Bluetooth, USB, WLAN USB Type:USB WLAN: available (Type: B, G, N)
AV Connections AV output: HDMI output Mini (Type C) Audio input: yes (3.5 mm jack (stereo, 3-pin)) Audio output: no
Supported direct printing methods PictBridge
Tripod thread 1/4″ in optical axis
Special features and miscellaneous Aluminum polycarbonate bodyDIGiC
8 image processor5
,481 dual-pixel AF metering points over 88% of sensor width and 100% of sensor heightFocus bracketing4Ktime-lapse recordingInternal
lens correction384
zonesLive View or video mode exposure meteringVideo
ISO 100-12.800-3
to +3 EV Exposure correction in video modeLight priority modeDynamic range optimizationInternalraw data processing1080p30
(HDR video)
Dual pixels in video recording4K
Recording without Crop4K
Frame grabCrop4K Frame grabClean
HDMI outputTouch
and Drag AF (viewfinder only)

Size and weight

Dimensions W x H x D 120 x 70 x 49 mm
Weight 400 g (ready for operation)

Miscellaneous

standard accessory Canon LC-E17 charger for special batteriesCanon
LP-E17 special battery
additional accessories Canon ACK-E17 AC AdapterCanon
EVF-DC1 (electronic viewfinder)
Canon EVF-DC2 (electronic viewfinder)
Canon TC-80N3 Cable Remote Control

 

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Peter Dench
I am Peter Dench. Digital Photographer, born in London 1972, currently living in Deerfield, near Chicago. I have numerous photography expositions and also working in model photography. In this website, PhotoPoint, I usually review cameras provided by local dealers in Illinois and by the manufacturers. Sometimes I, Peter Dench, review lenses too, but only when I have a suitable camera for them. Please let me know in the comments if I can improve any of these articles.