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Canon 6D mk2 and 200D

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Canon camera launch: EOS 6D mk2 and EOS 200D

Two new DSLR cameras at 26MP and 24MP


After several years wait, Canon announce updates to the 6D and 100D.

The two new cameras should be available by August.

We have two pages for info, reviews, updates and full specs for these cameras.

6D2 top view

Canon UK press info: EOS 6D

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 June 2017 – Canon has today unveiled the highly anticipated EOS 6D Mark II, the latest addition to Canon’s full frame DSLR line up, designed for both passionate hobbyist and professional photographers.

6d2 with screen flipped out

Successor to Canon’s EOS 6D, the EOS 6D Mark II features Canon’s latest generation technologies and is designed for a range of specialist photography categories, from travel to portraits. It offers huge advancements to users allowing greater shooting possibilities, additional control and flexibility to achieve their photography vision.

The EOS 6D Mark II has been developed following feedback from users, and as such, will enable photographers to go beyond their limits as they take their creations further. With its new full frame 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 processor, 45 point AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the EOS 6D Mark II delivers the highest quality images fulfilling the needs of both professionals and hobbyists alike.

Push the boundaries with the latest generation technology
With a new 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, the EOS 6D Mark II offers unrivalled image quality and improved performance.

6d2 sensor

Its high dynamic range ensures exceptional exposure latitude so users can push boundaries when shooting in bright light conditions.
The improved ISO 40,000, expanding to ISO 102,400, allows flexibility so documentary photographers can snap scenes with the confidence that details will be retained even in the darkest nights.

The latest DIGIC 7 processor creates high quality files straight from the camera.

With the EOS 6D Mark II users can achieve greater control over their creative vision thanks to the 45 point AF system, which can be customised and allows more precise tracking.

Alongside DIGIC 7’s image processing advancements, the EOS 6D Mark II can predict the movement of a subject across the frame and respond rapidly. When combined with the 6.5 fps, the EOS 6D Mark II opens a whole new range of possibilities.

The EOS 6D Mark II’s new AF system retains the ability to accurately lock onto subjects even in the lowest lighting, perfect for portraits in diminishing ambient lights.

Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology allows for high performance tracking as well as smoother focusing, and shorter focusing times, for movies. These features are a great advantage for shooting macro and product photography aided by the Live View screen.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first full frame EOS camera to include built-in 5-axis movie stabilisation that counteracts shake when footage is captured hand-held and on-the-move.

The vari-angle LCD touch-screen allows users to switch focus at the tap of the screen and reach tricky angles when shooting unusual perspectives or in a crowd.

Offering even smarter connectivity, the EOS 6D Mark II boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth[i] for an always on connection. Giving users even more flexibility when transmitting images to smart devices, users can easily share their work to speed up their workflow. Its capabilities allow photographers to control their camera from their smartphone to shoot images or video remotely; advantageous for users cautious of distracting their subject with movement, such as a resting butterfly. The built-in GPS keeps track of location, allowing you to automatically chronicle the destinations in which you create your stories.

The EOS 6D Mark II is a compact and lightweight full frame DSLR camera. It is resistant to dust and moisture, making it ideal for on-the-go shooting whilst offering top performance to complement users’ needs.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first camera from Canon to have both 4K time-lapse movie mode and intervalometer for more diverse movie making. Getting creative is made even easier and capturing footage in up to 4K resolution is ideal for shooting star-scapes in brilliant detail. The built-in intervalometer gives users maximum possibilities when editing their time-lapse movies.

BATTERY GRIP BG-E21
BG-E21 is a bespoke battery grip for EOS 6D Mark II which can hold two battery packs simultaneously, and is compatible with both LP-E6N and LP-E6 battery packs. By improving the camera’s battery life BG-E21 doubles the number of possible shots. BG-E21 replicates the buttons of the top right body of EOS 6D Mark II. This means that the camera can be used in exactly the same way when shooting vertically, ensuring the ergonomics is not hindered. Users will also help to provide better handling and balance when shooting with heavier lenses.

Pricing and availability

  • The EOS 6D Mark II will be available in July 2017 with an RRP of £1,999.99/€2,499.99 body only
  • The EOS 6D Mark II can also be purchased with an EF 24-105 STM kit with an RRP of £2,379.99/€2,944.99

Canon UK Press info: EOS 200D

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 June 2017 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has today launched EOS 200D, the latest DSLR camera enabling you to tell stories of your experiences like never before. Designed to take your photos to the next level of creativity and image quality, EOS 200D is a perfect replacement for the avid smart phone photographer looking to step up to their first camera.

EOS 200D / SL2

Canon’s EOS 200D has been launched for those looking for a stylishly lightweight and easy to use upgrade. Whether you’re taking photos or making movies, this is the ideal choice for anyone wanting to capture and share stories of every part of their life. Whether you’re shooting the sunset over the Taj Mahal or your family and friends at home, EOS 200D’s compact size means it’s the right option for any occasion.

Top-range, new technology for 2017
The world’s lightest Canon DSLR with a vari-angle screen[1], EOS 200D features the newest technology from 2017 and shares features with top of the range Canon cameras, ensuring only the best image quality every time. From shadows to highlights, and stunning resolution, EOS 200D ensures control over depth of field so you can achieve the most beautiful blurred backgrounds throughout all your imagery.

EOS 200D features the world’s fastest[2] Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus ensuring the camera quickly and accurately focuses so that subjects are the sharpest they can be. The newest APS-C sensor improves low-light performance allowing beautiful imagery to be taken when the sun goes down and the stars come out.

What’s more, the DSLR features Canon’s latest processor, DIGIC 7. The brain of the camera optimises settings automatically in any situation making it easy to get exceptional image quality, with reduced image noise, every time.

200D top

Easy to use and exceptional image quality
EOS 200D boasts a viewfinder as well as a vari-angle screen with touchscreen capabilities, all of which are advantageous for those purchasing their first DSLR. Get close to your subject with ultimate clarity through the viewfinder, whilst using your vari-angle screen to capture those tricky to reach shots from any position. Being able to switch easily between screen and viewfinder, the perfect shot is never far away, whilst the touchscreen capability ensures the transition from your smartphone to camera is easy and familiar.

EOS 200D has an intuitive interface to explain its functions to the user as they go. Guided UI, the easy visual guide tutorial, helps to educate by explaining the effect that changing settings will have on the photography, but it can of course be turned off once you become an expert.

200D screen

Stylish exterior and compatible with smart phones[3]
The first Canon DSLR camera to come complete with a selfie mode, EOS 200D features skin smoothing and background blurring for all Instagram addicts. Fashionistas can also express their style before they even take their first shot, with the EOS 200D being available in three distinctive colours: the classic Canon Black, a bold look in White and vintage inspired Silver & Tan.

Compatible with smart phones[4], and featuring built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®[5], those on the go can rapidly share high quality photos to social media with the use of the Canon Camera Connect app.

This wonderfully lightweight and convenient camera features the latest technology from Canon. Easily compatible with Canon’s EOS ecosystem of lenses, flashes and accessories, EOS 200D helps you achieve whatever shot you require; nothing is out of reach. With a stylish, on-trend exterior, EOS 200D is perfect for smartphone and compact camera users wanting to take their creativity to the next level.

Pricing and availability

  • The EOS 200D will be available in July 2017 with an RRP of £579.99/€719.99 body only
  • The EOS 200D can also be purchased with an EF 18-55mm kit with an RRP of £679.99/€839.99
Notes

[1] World’s Lightest DSLR
† Lightest APS-C sensor DSLR with Vari-angle screen. Claim relates to black model: Approx. 453g, measured to CIPA testing standard. As of 28th June 2017, based on research by Canon, Inc.
[2] World’s Fastest AF
* Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras with APS-C sized sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane as of 14th February 2017, based on Canon research.
Measured using CIPA-compliant guidelines, and internal measurement method with the lens EF-S18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM mounted and set at 55mm using 1-Point AF with centre point selected, one-shot AF, Live View with image captured via Shutter Button. Manual modes in use, EV12 (ISO 100 at room temperature).
[3] ‡ Running iOS 8.4 or Andoid 5.0 operating systems or higher. Canon Camera Connect app available from Apple App Store or Google Play.
[4] ‡ Running iOS 8.4 or Andoid 5.0 operating systems or higher. Canon Camera Connect app available from Apple App Store or Google Play.
[5] Always-on connection between smart device and camera via Bluetooth® requires initial set up with Canon Camera Connect app. Stability of the Bluetooth® connection depends on model of smart device and other environmental factors. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Requires Bluetooth® version 4 or later and iOS 8.4, Android 5.0 or higher.

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  • Bill Nicholls

    Been reading some bad press about low dynamic range on the 6DII and I am seriously considering updating from my 70D, is it worth the change as I only use it to take photos for my blog & shoot jpeg. I feel it is a logical step to go fulframe

    • Keith Cooper

      I’m minded to suggest that it’s bad press from people looking to write articles to get more traffic ;-)

      Such ‘DR issues’ tend to be far more the concern of those that worry about camera specs than those that want to take photos ;-)

      However I’d suggest you’d get far more value by switching to using RAW files from the 70D – my question would be just what the 6D2 does that the 70D doesn’t for your uses of images? If you are just using the JPEGs then any switch is questionable?

      Your 70D probably has more ‘DR’ than the 1Ds mk3 I used for my commercial work from 2007-2015!

      • Bill Nicholls

        Never tried raw or more to the point never tired processing them. Maybe I should learn

        • Keith Cooper

          This is one of the older articles on the site, but still valid for myself

          http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/the-raw-digital-image-format-why-use-it/

          It’s not a panacea, but allows you to get far more out of an image. I still shoot RAW and JPEG (a camera option) – if the jpegs look great it saves extra processing, but most of the time I use RAW (but it is my job ;-)

          • Bill Nicholls

            I’ve save that and will read later. Out of interest is it worth getting lightroom?

          • Keith Cooper

            Personally, I dislike it greatly BUT I always suggest that people give the free trial a go, since my reasons for not liking it make it very attractive for some uses – it makes processing RAW files very easy for instance.

          • Bill Nicholls

            I use elements at the moment not tried using it for raw, also have canons software for it

          • Keith Cooper

            Experiment to see what you find good to use, and don’t read too many forum posts on what is ‘best’ ;-)