RANK #4

Canon EOS R6

"The Canon EOS R6 is one of a duo of full-frame mirrorless cameras from the big-name in photography. It represents a coming-of-age for the EOS R system and shows off what this heritage company really is capable of when it puts its mind to it. You get great image quality, superb autofocusing and fast frame rates. It offers a lot of best-in-class capabilities, but there are some 4K video issues, plus it’s quite pricey right now."
As posted by t3.com

Pros

  • Outstanding 20MP image sensor
  • Strong 4K video quality
  • Fast shooting
  • Pro grade burst shooting
  • Twin card slots
  • Intuitive menu
  • Good dynamic range
  • Great image quality
  • Superb autofocus with remarkable subject recognition
  • Effective in body image stabilisation
  • Fantastic high ISO performance

Cons

  • Battery life could be better
  • 4K video overheating issues
  • Not very portable with kits lens attached

Product Details

Date First Available:
July 9, 2020

Overall Rating

94.2%
The overall rating was calculated based on 2290 customer and expert reviews from 22 review sites and 8 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Cameras:
  • 99.4%
    Design
  • 97.3%
    Image Quality
  • 98.6%
    Features
  • 99.4%
    Performance
  • 91.0%
    Battery Life
  • 94.2%
    Video Quality
  • 95.8%
    Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
12
Good
10
Fair
0
Poor
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Bad
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Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    336,161 reviews
    £2599.0
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Expert Reviews

The EOS R6 is Canon's best mirrorless camera, with a stabilized, full-frame image sensor and an outstanding autofocus system, but video-first creatives will want to look elsewhere.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Outstanding 20MP image sensor
  • Quick, smart autofocus
  • Subject tracking at 20fps
  • Large, crisp EVF
  • Swing-out touch LCD
  • Dual UHS-II SDXC card slots
  • Strong 4K video quality

Cons

  • 4K60 recording limited by heat
  • Fewer pixels than most competitors
  • Battery life could be better
  • Lens system still has room for growth

The Canon EOS R6 is one of a duo of full-frame mirrorless cameras from the big-name in photography. It represents a coming-of-age for the EOS R system and shows off what this heritage company really is capable of when it puts its mind to it. You get great image quality, superb autofocusing and fast frame rates. It offers a lot of best-in-class capabilities, but there are some 4K video issues, plus it’s quite pricey right now.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Superb autofocusing
  • Great all-rounder
  • Fast shooting

Cons

  • 4K video overheating issues
  • Fairly low resolution
  • Pricey

The Canon EOS R6 is a versatile all-round camera that can shoot pretty much anything. Aside from a few differences, it's essentially an EOS R5 with lower resolution and less high-end video. If you're content with fewer megapixels, you'll enjoy one of the most advanced and impressive cameras we've ever seen. Its autofocus is truly otherworldly, the in-body image stabilization is the best of any full-frame system, the 4K video is crispy and delicious (though occasionally overcooked), the dual memory cards make it suitable for professional work, and it unlocks the brave new world of Canon's phenomenal RF lenses.

Read more on digitalcameraworld.com

Pros

  • Pro grade burst shooting
  • Twin card slots
  • Best autofocus in town
  • Best full frame IBIS

Cons

  • Recording limits on 4K
  • Is 20 1MP enough

The resolution might seem low for a camera of this type, but the resulting quality from this full-frame sensor is superb. Add on-board stabilisation, more advanced autofocus than before, and heaps of speed when it comes to burst shooting, and the R6 certainly appeals. The asking price could be yet more competitive and the resolution a little higher though.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Great image quality from full-frame sensor and RF mount lneses
  • Electronic viewfinder is of great quality and scale
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocus system adds Eye/Face/Pet detection

Cons

  • 20-megapixels is kind-of low these days
  • Video capture limitations (time/overheating known issues)
  • Price could be more competitive

The Canon EOS R6 is one of the most underrated full-frame mirrorless cameras out there. Find out why in our detailed, real-world review including sample photos.

Read more on shotkit.com

Pros

  • Intuitive menu
  • Affordable
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Good dynamic range
  • Great image quality
  • Solid video specs 4k 60

Cons

  • Less than impressive battery life
  • Expensive native RF lenses
  • Larger heavier than alternatives
  • Lower resolution than alternatives

Find out why we think the Canon EOS R6 is a wonderfully accomplished camera that should be giving Canon's rivals some sleepless nights

Read more on amateurphotographer.co.uk

Pros

  • For and against
  • Superb body design and handling
  • Superb autofocus with remarkable subject recognition
  • Effective in body image stabilisation
  • Works perfectly with EF mount SLR lenses
  • Fantastic high ISO performance
  • Excellent image quality in both JPEG and raw

Cons

  • Lower resolution than similarly priced peers
  • Video usability limited by overheating issues

A great stills camera for the masses

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Best-in-class autofocus
  • Excellent full-frame IBIS
  • HEIF file support

Cons

  • 4K video recording limitations
  • Disappointing dynamic range in JPEGs
  • Expensive for an enthusiast-level camera

We review the new Canon EOS R6, Canon's new 20mp full-frame mirrorless camera, with up to 20fps continuous shooting, 4K video recording, and traditional handling, could this be the full-frame mirrorless camera for you? Find out in our review.

Read more on ephotozine.com

It may not have a class-leading resolution but the Canon EOS R6 is a phenomenally good stills camera. Its autofocus system is fantastic and it can keep track of fast subjects moving in random directions with ease while shooting at 20 frames per second. In addition, the build quality and handling is extremely good, making it a delight to use. It’s also capable of producing high-quality video, although the 1.52x crop imposed on 4K video at 60p is a bit disappointing. More worrying for videographers, however, is the R6’s heat generation which imposes serious limitations on the length of video that can be shot. If you just shoot short clips with a few minutes in between you’re likely to be oblivious to the issue, but if you need to record for longer than 35minutes you may run into problems. Fingers-crossed that Canon is able to resolve this with firmware because in other respects the R6 is extremely good.

Read more on camerajabber.com

Pros

  • Similar 20Mp full frame sensor to the Canon EOS 1D X Mark III
  • 12fps 20fps continuous shooting
  • Superb autofocus system

Cons

  • Slight crop in 4K video mode
  • 6Mp lower resolution than the Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Serious heat generation issues with 4K video

Pros

  • Good image quality
  • Flip out display
  • 5 axis stabilization
  • Compact size
  • 4K 10 bit video
  • Top notch video and photo autofocus

Cons

  • Lousy menus
  • Middling dynamic range
  • Overheating issues
  • Micro HDMI port

The new EOS R6 is the best full-frame mirrorless Canon camera to date, and unless you really need 8K video, the camera that mid-range DSLR owners should buy if they're looking to switch to mirrorless.

Read more on photographyblog.com

The Canon R6 is satisfactory for travel photography. It has incredible image quality, and its impressive photo autofocus system helps track moving subjects and keep them in focus. Its low minimum shutter speed helps you take long-exposure photographs, too. However, though it's well-built and comfortable to use, it can be a bit heavy with its kit lens attached.

Read more on rtings.com

Pros

  • Fantastic image quality.
  • Impressive photo autofocus performance.

Cons

  • Not very portable with kits lens attached.

The Canon EOS R6 is a serious mid-level mirrorless with speed, sharp photos and video, and on-sensor stabilization - but it looks and feels like a DSLR.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

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