Canon EOS M6

Canon has unveiled a new mirrorless camera that promises DSLR features and quality...

Canon EOS M6

Canon EOS M6

Seconds after Canon announced the 77D and 800D, the Japanese giant unveiled an all-new mirrorless camera. The EOS M6 is described as a big brother to the M3 and a little brother to the M5, which means that it sits in the middle of Canon's growing range of mirrorless models, although with a shooting speed of 9 framer per seconds it's faster than both its predecessors. Features of note include a 24.4MP resolution, DIGIC 7 processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

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Press release:

Canon today introduces a new model to the EOS M family. The EOS M6 is a new mirrorless camera that packs high-end Canon features into a compact body. Incorporating the very latest photography technology, including a 24.2MP APS-C size sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and DIGIC 7, it offers DSLR speeds and quality in a compact body you can carry everywhere. Designed to encourage creative expression, shooting with the EOS M6’s LCD screen unlocks unusual angles and ensures you’re ready to go the moment the camera comes to life.

Power and beauty in your hand
Capture bright summer days to late winter evenings using Canon’s DIGIC 7, which offers enhanced processing power to ensure images are richer in tone and detail, regardless of lighting. Combined with a 24.2 MP CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, DSLR-like quality and speed is achieved every time. For spontaneous moments you can’t control, from lively street performers or high-intensity action, the EOS M6 shoots continuously at 7 fps, or as quick as 9 fps when shooting with fixed AF – so you’ll never miss a moment. In-camera five-axis video stabilisation provides perfectly smooth Full HD 60p video that stay steady when you’re on the move, improved further by using a Dynamic IS lens, such as the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.

Iconic EOS design and controls
Incorporating Canon’s classic EOS design, the EOS M6 is the perfect size to join you on your adventures, ready to capture the creative moments you seek out. An intuitive, large tilting LCD touchscreen and thumb operated dial offer full control of the camera at the touch of a fingertip, for easy handling whatever the composition.

Connect and share
With integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, you can share your images quickly and easily for the world to see with the EOS M6. A constant connection between the EOS M6 and your smartphone can be maintained via Bluetooth® connectivity[1], letting you view your photographs without taking the camera from your bag. You can also use Bluetooth® to remotely capture the perfect group selfie or shoot wildlife from discreet locations without disturbing your subject.

An all-new viewfinder
Also introduced today is the Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2, a compact and lightweight external electronic viewfinder for both compatible EOS M cameras – including the EOS M6 – as well as a range of PowerShot models. The new 0.39-type viewfinder includes a 2.36 million dot display that reveals every intricate detail, while 100% coverage ensures everything the eye can see is captured in the shot. The Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2 shows movement in real time with up to 120 fps refresh rate and makes it easy to swap between screen and viewfinder shooting, simply by raising the camera to your face, for truly responsive shooting. Weighing just 29 g, it’s a compact item perfect for EOS M6 photographers’ kit bags.

EOS M6 key benefits

  • Big on quality, small in size
  • Blazing performance when you need it the most
  • New levels of movie creativity
  • A blend of compact and DSLR
  • Share your images with the world – no wires needed

Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2 key benefits

  • Compose with confidence
  • A different way of working
  • Portable design you can take anywhere

Pricing and availability

  • EOS M6 will be available body only from April 2017 with an RRP of £729.99/€989.99 Available in Black and Silver
  • EOS M6 with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £839.99/€1,139.99 Available in Black and Silver
  • EOS M6 with EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £1,079.99/€1449.99 Available in Black and Silver
  • EVF-DC2 will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £219.99/€279.99

Read a full review of the Canon EOS M3 and Canon EOS M5 here.