Canon EOS R6 Mark II First Look

The second iteration of the incredibly popular EOS R6 is here; the Canon EOS R6 Mark II. Fast, sharp & adaptable, this camera is perfect for photographers and videographers of every level.

We got to go see this camera first-hand ahead of its launch on the 2nd November 22 and spoke to product specialist Mehdia Mehtal who took us through all the specs that make us swoon over this new camera.

Demonstrating the 40fps capabilities of the R6 Mark II

What's new in the R6 Mark II?

The Mark II version sees a whole host of improvements that raise the bar of hybrid shooting. It breaks barriers with the speed at which it can take photos, with an incredibly fast 40 frames per second silent electronic shutter (2x faster than the R6) making it the fastest camera in its class of mid-pro cameras.

The camera also has a brand new 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor which is 20% larger than the R6, ensuring that the quality of the images matches the epic environment the shots are being taken in. 

New autofocus-detect modes include Horse AI recognition, the first camera to do so in this range, as well as Detect Only movie servo AF mode which holds the focus on your selected subject whether they are in the frame or not.

  • 20% sensor size increase
  • 40fps electronic shutter
  • Deep learning AI AF with new Horse recognition
  • Optical Viewfinder Simulation
  • 6K60p ProRes RAW Video (via HDMI)
  • Photo/Video switch


Canon R6 vs R6 II

Sensor 20.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor
Video Resolution 4K60p (6K oversampled) / Full HD 120p 4K60P (6K oversampled) / Full HD 120p / 6K60p (via HDMI)
IBIS 5-axis IBIS up to 8-stops 5-axis IBIS up to 8-stops
FPS 20fps silent electronic shutter
12fps mechanical shutter

40fps silent electronic shutter
12fps mechanical shutter
30fps RAW Burst

AF Modes Human/Eye/Animal (dogs, cats, birds) Human/Eye/Animal (dogs, cats, birds, horses) / Vehicles (cars, motorbikes, aircraft, trains)
Photo/Video Switch No Yes
ISO Range 100-102,400 100-102,400
Viewfinder 3.69 million dots 3.69 million dots with Optical Viewfinder Simulation

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Sample Gallery

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  • Taken on Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  • Taken on Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  • Taken on Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  • Taken on Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  • Taken on Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  • Taken on Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  • Taken on Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  • Taken on Canon EOS R6 Mark II

Ready to take the leap?

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II is available to buy in the following kits:

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  • By Beatrice Debney
  • 2 Nov 2022

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