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Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera

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Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera

Interchangeable lens compact camera from Canon


Canon’s M series gets a 24MP sensor and new external EVF – the M6 is very similar to the M5

Key features:

  • Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 7.0 frames per second (fps) (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock)
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600
  • Full HD 60p
  • Combination IS with five-axis Image Stabilisation
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC3 and Bluetooth technology
  • Intuitive Touch Screen, 3.0-inch Tilt-type LCD
  • Control & Customise with Five Functional Dials
  • Compatible with EF, EF-S and EF-M Lenses & select EOS System Accessories

Latest Info >

EOS M6 information

This page has full specs and links to reviews and information about Canon’s new M6 ‘Mirrorless camera

Full Specifications
Canon M series info pages
UK Product info – Canon
our EOS M5 info/news/updates page
Manual: Canon EOS M6

 

m6 plus VF

EOS M6 Reviews/previews

  • Reviewed at DPR
  • EPZ – review
  • EOS M6 sample images – Canon
  • Sample images DPR
Ordering the EOS-M6

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Latest M6 info and updates

I’ll add updates and news to this page over time as I find them…

2017 May

17th The EOS M6 is reviewed at DPR

April

29th EPZ review

Sample images DPR

March

22nd Manual download:

February

15th UK press info and prices added

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

The EOS M6 is announced – in many ways its an M5 without the built in viewfinder.

Inside the EVF

inside the EVF

M6 launch info

US Press info

NEW CANON EOS M6 DIGITAL CAMERA ADDS POWERFUL PERFORMANCE TO EOS M SERIES
EOS M6 Camera Fuses Outstanding Image Quality, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Improved Manual Control in a Small and Lightweight Digital Camera Body

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 14, 2017 – Designed with the advanced enthusiast photographer in mind, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the latest addition to its EOS M series – the Canon EOS M6 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera; and a high performance External Electronic View Finder – the EVF-DC2, with approximately 2.36 million dots. For photographers who demand premium performance, the new EOS M6 Camera features the company’s 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor able to capture sharp, high-resolution images even in low-light situations, its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 7, and super-fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF speed, enabling photographers to capture clear, sharp, high-resolution images and Full HD videos.

m6 front

“The new Canon EOS M6 Camera and optional EVF-DC2 are ideal for expert and advanced amateur photographers looking for an easy, take-anywhere camera as well as a great choice for passionate image creators wanting to step-up to produce high-quality images and videos that are easily shareable,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “It is with great passion that Canon continues to deliver variety to image makers across all skill levels and professional needs.”

Advanced photographers will find everything they need at their fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as access to the entire lineup of Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses1, all in a compact, camera body to take with them wherever they go.

m6 top functions

Additional advanced EOS camera technologies built into the EOS M6 camera include:

Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 7.0 frames per second (fps) (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock)
DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600
Full HD 60p
Combination IS with five-axis Image Stabilization*
Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 technology
Intuitive Touch Screen, 3.0-inch Tilt-type LCD
Control & Customize with Five Functional Dials
Compatible with EF1, EF-S1 and EF-M Lenses & select EOS System Accessories

The Canon EOS M6 features an in-camera five-axis digital image stabilization to help reduce camera shake when shooting videos. When shooting with a compatible lens featuring IS the EOS M6 will leverage both the optical IS in the lens as well as the in-camera digital IS through a Combination IS system, to help deliver tremendously smooth videos.

m6 video stabilisation

Usability has been improved from the previous model with separate controls on top of the camera body for mode and exposure compensation plus the controller wheel on the back to cycle through menus and additional in-camera features professional photographers are used to accessing. The three-inch touch screen tilts approximately 180 degrees up and 45 degrees down for easy use when surfing the menus, composing an image, viewing images and videos or even taking a selfie.

m6 screen

m6 top

The new Canon EOS M6 Camera is scheduled to be available in both black and silver models through authorized Canon dealers or through the Canon Online store at http://shop.usa.canon.com/ in April 2017, for an estimated retail price of $779.99 for the body only**. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with EF-M 15-45mm/F3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens with an estimated retail price of $899.99**, and with the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for an estimated retail price of $1,279.99**, scheduled to be available April 2017. For more information please visit, usa.canon.com/eosm6.

Optional Electronic View Finder EVF-DC2

The optional Electronic View Finder EVF-DC2 is both smaller and lighter than the previous model and provides high-performance viewing with approximately 2.36 million dots. Connectivity is very important to today’s photographers and the EOS M6 delivers built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth® capability that can maintain a smooth constant connection with compatible smartphones or tablets when using the Canon Camera Connect App2,3,4.

new DC2 evf

CS100 Firmware Update

The new EOS M6 is compatible with the Canon Connect Station CS100, a go-to-photo and video hub that allows family and friends a way to quickly and easily store, manage view and share unforgettable memorable moments wirelessly5. Canon is also announcing today a firmware update to the Canon Connect Station CS100 and mobile application. The firmware update includes the following improvements:

Compatibility for select Canon and non-Canon cameras, with a wider range of supported file formats6
Support for video playback of computer-edited movies7
Improved smartphone connectivity and compatibility
For more information about the Canon Connect Station firmware update, please visit usa.canon.com/cs100mobile.

To learn more about the EOS M6 visit usa.canon.com/eosm6

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

*Maximum image stabilization is achieved when using either the EF-M 18–150mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM or the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM.

**Availability, prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set be individual dealers and may vary.

1Optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M required to use EF and EF-S lenses.

2 Compatible with iOS® versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3/10.0, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

3 Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0.

4 When applications are active. Switch from Bluetooth® to Wi-Fi® connectivity when viewing the images on the camera via the compatible smartphone.

5Compatible with iOS® versions 8.4x/9.2.x, Android™ Smartphone and tablet versions 4.4.x, 5.0.x/5.1.x, 6.0.x. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Connect Station app. The application is available in the apple app store or google play store.

6Support for playback of all images on this device cannot be guaranteed.

7JPEG and RAW (CR2) still images, and MOV/MP4 and AVCHD movies are supported.

UK Press info

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 15 February 2017 – 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 24.2 Megapixel 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

Specifications – EOS M6

Price
MSRP $779 (body only), $899 (w/15-45mm lens), $1279 (w/18-150mm lens)
Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Body material Metal
Sensor
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Other resolutions 3:2 (6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600), 16:9 (6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344), 4:3 (5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600), 1:1 (4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600)
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 26 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 7
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 100-25600
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Image stabilization notes 5-axis for video only
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 49
Lens mount Canon EF-M
Focal length multiplier 1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote control
Continuous drive 9.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom, remote)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC
Remote control Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 295
Weight (inc. batteries) 343 g (0.76 lb / 12.10 oz)
Dimensions 112 x 68 x 45 mm (4.41 x 2.68 x 1.77″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None
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