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CanonEOSR6 Canon is big, seriously big, in the DSLR camera market and with the launch of the EOS R5 and EOS R6, it PRICE: £2499

Big test



›   Prices £2499.99 body only, £2849.99 with 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens ›   In the box Body, cap, strap, LP- E6NH battery, charger ›   Sensor 20.1-megapixel CMOS with optical low-pass filter, DIGIC X processor ›   Sensor format 35.9x23.9mm full- frame, 5742x3648 pixels ›   Lens mount Canon EOS RF ›   ISO range 100-102,400, expansion to ISO 50 and 204,800 ›   Shutter range 30secs to 1/8000sec plus B, 1/200sec flash sync mechanical shutter, 1/250sec with electronic first curtain ›   Drive modes 12fps mechanical shutter (up to 240 Raws) with AF tracking, 20fps electronic shutter with AF tracking ›   Exposure system PASM, scene intelligent, flexible priority AE, Bulb, 3x custom, evaluative, partial, spot, centre-weighted patterns, 384 zones ›   Exposure compensation +/-3EV in 0.3 or 0.5EV steps, AEB in +/- 3EV in 0.3 or 0.5EV steps ›   Monitor 7.5cm Clear View LCD touchscreen, 1.62 million dots, 100% coverage ›   Viewfinder 0.5in OLED EVF, 3.69 million dots, approx 100% coverage ›   Focusing system Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, 100% horizontal and 100% vertical coverage, working range EV-6.5 to 20. Eye/face detection and animal tracking AF, movie servo AF ›   Focus points Auto selection: face + tracking. 1053 available AF areas in auto. Manual selection: single AF point (AF frame size can be changed) 6072 (stills) and 4968 (movie) ›   Image stabiliser In-body, five- axis sensor shift mechanism, up to 8EV with compatible lenses ›   Video 4K UHD (16:9 3840x2160 in 59.94, 29.97, 25, 23.98), Full HD (16:9 1920x1080 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98) ›   Connectivity USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI type D, microphone and headphone mini jack sockets, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth ›   Other key features 21 custom functions, Raw processing, HDR, multiple exposure, interval timer, weather/dust resistance ›   Battery LP-E6NH, giving 380 viewfinder shots. Accepts LP-E6N. USB charging ›   Storage media 2x SD UHS-II slots ›   Dimensions (wxhxd) 138.4x97.5x88.4mm ›   Weight 680g body with card and battery Contact

obviously has ambitions in the full-frame mirrorless camera market, too. This month, we take a close look at the EOS R6


ABOVE The EOS R6 body is dust and moisture resistant, while the camera’s shutter mechanism is rated for 300,000 actuations

IT’S FAIR TO say that Canon didn’t dive headlong into the mirrorless camera market, and while its EOS M system was alright, you couldn’t say the cameras and lenses were going to set anyone’s pulse racing. But Canon, as you’d expect with the mirrorless camera market expanding quickly, has shaken off its lethargy and its EOS R system is developing into something quite special. Its latest cameras , the EOS R5 and the EOS R6, have the features to appeal to photographers of all levels, including

the legions of Canon DSLR owners out there waiting for an excuse to go mirrorless. Canon announced both models at the same time, and while they share some key features – including autofocus and an integral image stabiliser in a similar, but not identical, body design – the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 are aimed at different end users. The EOS R5, which we tested last issue, has 45 megapixels under its bonnet, and for movie makers there’s 8K video. It

comes with a serious price tag, too, at £4199 body only. By contrast, the EOS R6 is much cheaper, but it still costs a very significant £2499 for the body only, so it’s not exactly an impulse purchase. At the EOS R6’s heart is a 20.1-megapixel CMOS full-frame sensor that works with the DIGIC X processor and a native ISO range that tops out at 102,400. Among the camera’s many more highlights is an in-body image stabiliser that claims to give up to 8EV of benefit (with the

24-105mm f/4 L IS USM at 105mm), autofocusing with a Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system and continuous shooting at 20fps with the electronic shutter or 12fps with the mechanical shutter. For video shooters, there’s 4K at 59.94/50p at 230Mbps, 4K time- lapse and HDMI output and, finally, before we get onto the camera’s handling, the EOS R6 has dual card slots, both SD UHS-II compatible, so no CFexpress here. Pick up the EOS R6 and you can’t but help be impressed with its feel

ABOVE Typical of most new arrivals in the camera market, the EOS R6 has a swing-out, vari-angle monitor, so it’s selfie-friendly and great for low-angle shooting. There’s also the advantage that the monitor can be turned to face inwards for protection, or if you want to enjoy the film shooting experience

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