Canon New EOS 6D Mark II Full-Frame DSLR Camera The World`s

【For Immediate Release】
14 July, 2017
Canon New EOS 6D Mark II Full-Frame DSLR Camera
The World’s Lightest1 Full-Frame Camera with Vari-Angle Touch Monitor,
Improved Resolution and AF Performance
To Offer New Perspective on High-Quality Travel Photography
Canon today proudly announces the new EOS 6D Mark II, the world’s lightest1 full
frame DSLR camera equipped with a vari-angle touch LCD monitor. Inheriting the
acclaimed features such as compactness, high image quality and superior shooting
capabilities from the predecessor EOS 6D, EOS 6D Mark II shows all-rounded
improvement in resolution, AF performance and compositional flexibility with the
inclusion of a new 26.2-megapixel Canon full-frame CMOS sensor, an improved and
leading standard ISO range from ISO 100-40000, the renowned45-point all crosstype AF system and “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” (DAF) technology that further enhance
focusing capability for both viewfinder and Live View shooting. The movie shooting
function of EOS 6D Mark II is also enhanced with the support of 50p/59.94p Full HD
EOS Movie and new 4K UHD Time-lapse movie. Coupled with other travel-friendly
features such as built-in Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity, Bluetooth® low energy technology
for easy constant connection and an improved GPS function, EOS 6D Mark II makes
the perfect travel companion for photo enthusiasts demanding high image quality and
expanded creativity expressions.
The World’s Lightest1 Full-Frame DSLR Camera with Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
for Flexible Framing
Being the world’s lightest1 full-frame DSLR camera equipped with a vari-angle touch
LCD monitor at a weight of only 685g (body only), EOS 6D Mark II provides high
mobility and shooting flexibility to travel enthusiasts and outdoor users to explore the
world with high-quality imagery. EOS 6D Mark II is also the first EOS full-frame
camera that features a 3-inch 1.04M-dot vari-angle Clear View II LCD monitor with
touch screen function, opening up new perspective to frame much more flexibly from
high or low angles or explore other creative angles. It also offers extra convenience
for taking self-portraits. With Touch Shutter function supported during Live View mode
and easy access to different camera settings via touch operation, the monitor
provides users with a more convenient and intuitive experience in shooting, image
playback and setting change.
New 26.2-Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC 7 Supporting Standard ISO
Speed Up to ISO 40000
EOS 6D Mark II features a newly developed 26.2-megapixel Canon full-frame CMOS
sensor that utilizes new finer manufacturing process and circuitry design to bring
higher image quality, dynamic range and ISO sensitivity. Coupled with the latest
DIGIC 7 digital image processor, images are rendered with the finest details in rich
tones at the highest level of precision. Thanks to the outstanding image processing
system, a wide standard ISO range of ISO 100-40000 (expandable to ISO 50 (L), ISO
51200 (H1) and ISO 102400 (H2)) that comparable to flagship models is supported to
facilitate shooting in low-light environment and various in- and outdoor travel scenes.
In-camera "Distortion Correction" and "Diffraction Correction" are also newly added to
correct lens distortion. With correction data for all supported lens already
incorporated2 in the camera, excellent images can be achieved right from the camera.
In addition, EOS 6D Mark II adopts a 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with 63zone metering. By detecting Red (R), Green (G), Blue (B) and near-infrared light (NIR)
information, more consistent metering result can be achieved. The RGB and NIR
information from the metering sensor also enables the "EOS Scene Detection
System" to achieve more accurate Auto Exposure, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Auto
White Balance results.
To facilitate easy creation of high-quality creative images, EOS 6D Mark II offers a
range of useful features to choose from. These include a “Fine Detail” Picture Style
that emphasizes fine edges and material textures, new selectable Auto (Ambience
Priority) and Auto (White Priority) settings under Auto White Balance and up to 12
SCN Special Scene modes including the new “Panning” and “Group Photo” modes.
Two Advanced AF Systems to Accommodate Different Scenes and Subjects
EOS 6D Mark II incorporates two advanced AF systems to realize fast and accurate
AF performance for both optical viewfinder and Live View shooting – with the former
favorable for capturing fast action and the latter good for users requiring versatile
framing and instant preview. When shooting with optical viewfinder, the camera’s
renowned 45-point3 all cross-type AF system brings expanded AF coverage and
precision by featuring a f/2.8 compatible high precision dual-cross center AF point
that supports low-light conditions down to EV -34. When shooting with extender
making the lens’ maximum aperture stopped down to f/8, it still provides a maximum
of 27 AF points3, in which 9 of them3 are cross-type AF points, bringing greater
flexibility in tele-photography. Five AF Area Selection modes including "Large Zone
AF" are available to accommodate different subjects and scenes, and high-precision
AF tracking is ensured with the adoption of AI Servo AF II algorithm, various AF
custom functions and “Color Tone Detection AF”5 powered by the 7,560-pixel
RGB+IR metering sensor which supports priority focusing to skin tone detected under
One Shot AF as well as Color Tracking AF during AI SERVO AF. Furthermore, EOS
6D Mark II supports 6.5 FPS high-speed continuous shooting and 3.0 FPS low-speed
continuous shooting to facilitate capture of the best moment. For better image quality,
a new Mirror Vibration Control System (MVCS) is featured to suppress negative
effects on image quality due to mirror motion, while an Anti-Flicker Shooting function
ensures more consistent exposure and color when shooting under flickering light
source such as fluorescent light.
When shooting in Live View mode, the camera’s ”Dual Pixel CMOS AF” (DAF)
technology that supports AF operation at low-light conditions down to EV-2.5 can
ensure fast and accurate AF. Easy and intuitive shooting operation can be enjoyed
simply by touching the vari-angle LCD monitor to focus and shoot. DAF supports 3
types of AF modes, including [Face + Tracking] useful for portraits, [Live 1-Point AF]
that sets a single focal position and [Smooth Zone AF] for selecting AF points across
a wide area. With DAF available throughout 80% of the frame area in horizontal and
vertical directions, moving subjects of different topics and at any position in the frame
can be captured as desired. A maximum continuous shooting speed of 4 FPS with
SERVO AF function is supported in Live View mode, bringing enhanced operability
when dealing with moving subjects.
Built-in Wi-Fi / NFC / Bluetooth and GPS for Convenient Remote Shooting,
Sharing and Record of Locations
EOS 6D Mark II offers multiple wireless connection options to facilitate remote
shooting as well as easy image sharing on the road. A built-in IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi and NFC function are available for easy connection to smart device, Connect
Station CS100, EOS Utility etc. With “Camera Connect” application, remote Live View
shooting and movie shooting from smart device are possible, while images or MP4
movies can also be viewed and saved to the device. With NFC chip embedded on the
side of the camera, NFC connection is possible even when Battery Grip BG-E21 is
attached. Furthermore, the newly supported Bluetooth® low energy technology can
sustain connection between the camera and compatible smart devices6 over a long
period at low power consumption. Easy switching from Bluetooth constant connection
to Wi-Fi connection is supported to perform various wireless remote functions such as
shooting, image viewing and transfer. Bluetooth® low energy technology also
supports the use of Wireless Remote Controller BR-E1 for remote shooting from any
direction within 5m from the camera7.
In addition, an improved GPS receiver is included for geotagging images. It supports
3 satellite systems including America GPS, Russia GLONASS and Japan QZSS for
enhanced positioning accuracy and GPS logger function to allow easy record of
shooting routes, which is especially useful when shooting abroad or in the field. Two
GPS settings are now available for selection, with “Mode 1” keeping the camera to
receive GPS signals continuously and “Mode 2” turning on/off the GPS function
together with the camera, providing users with the options to choose from according
to needs for higher energy efficiency.
Reliable Operability Inherited from Professional EOS Models for Outdoor
Shooting with Confidence
EOS 6D Mark II is designed to provide superior and reliable operation under various
shooting environments. A bright optical viewfinder with approximately 98% coverage
and 0.71x magnification is equipped, supporting “Intelligent Viewfinder II” with ondemand dual-axis electronic level, gridline, aspect ratio and various shooting function
display such as white balance, drive mode, AF operation and metering mode so that
users can concentrate on the viewfinder for shooting and composition. The built-in
dual-axis electronic level which can be shown on the viewfinder or LCD monitor can
facilitate horizontal leveling to guarantee perfect composition for architectural and
landscape shots. Other built-in functions also include "Interval Timer" and "Bulb
Timer" for time-lapse and long exposure shooting, “Silent Single Shooting” and “Silent
Continuous Shooting” at 3 FPS for shooting in quiet environment.
Ideal for outdoor shooting, the compact and robust EOS 6D Mark II features an
improved dust and water resistance design8 to give users extra peace of mind. It also
features a shutter unit with 100,000-cycle durability9 to ensure reliable camera
performance under the tough outdoor environment. The ability to take up to 1,200
shots with viewfinder on a fully charged battery enables prolonged shooting. The
camera also supports SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (compatible with UHS-I Speed
Class 3 standard) for expanded recording capacity and compatibility.
Enjoy Creative Movie Shooting with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 4K UHD TimeLapse Movie
In addition to a huge leap in photo-taking capability, the EOS Movie function of EOS
6D Mark II is also greatly enhanced. The support of “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” (DAF)
provides smooth and precise Movie Servo AF, while "Custom Movie Servo AF”10
allows customization of AF characteristics during movie shooting to help create
cinematic focusing effect. EOS 6D Mark II supports 50p/59.94p Full HD EOS Movie in
MP4 format, with IPB (Standard) and IPB (Light) movie compression methods
available to facilitate easy movie sharing via smart devices. With the new Movie
Digital Image Stabilization (IS)11 function that supports digital 5-axis IS to reduce
camera shakes when shooting hand-held movies, users can enjoy a hassle-free
movie shooting experience by knowing that high-quality, steady images are right at
the fingertips.
To help users fully unleash the power of movie creation, EOS 6D Mark II features a
new 4K UHD Time-lapse movie function12 for easy capture of stunning star trail or
day-to-night cityscape time-lapse video in ultra-high 4K resolution. Exposure can be
fixed at the first frame or adjusted according to the scene brightness of each frame,
making settings a lot easier for different topics. An in-camera Full HD HDR (High
Dynamic Range) Movie13 shooting which can retain details in highlight when shooting
in high-contrast scenes is also included.
New Dedicated Battery Grip BG-E21 for High-Volume Shooting
The optional new Battery Grip BG-E21 dedicated for EOS 6D Mark II can
accommodate two LP-E6N batteries for even longer shooting time. The new “AF Area
Selection Button” is available when used as a vertical grip, providing more
comfortable camera operation and consistent shooting experience at vertical
orientation. A camera alignment pinhole is equipped on the bottom part to facilitate
video shooting using a video tripod. The grip also features a dust and water
resistance design8 for improved reliability when shooting outdoor.
1
Among all the DSLR cameras incorporating the 35mm full-frame equivalent image sensor and the
adjustable LCD monitor. As of 28th June 2017. (Researched by Canon.)
2
Lens data for lenses launched after EOS 6D Mark II can be registered to camera with EOS Uti lity.
3
The maximum number of AF points, cross-type AF points and Dual cross-type AF points vary depending
on the lens used.
4
EV -3 sensitivity is available when used with f/2.8 or larger aperture lens at center AF point with One -Shot
AF.
5
Effective when the AF area selection mode is “Zone AF”, “Large Zone AF” or “45 -point automatic selection
AF”.
6
Establishing pairing beforehand between the camera and smart device is required. In some cases, an iOS
smart device may require operation from the device side. Both camera and smartphone have to be within
a certain distance when the application is active. In remote shooting and Image viewing mode, it will
switch from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi connection. For Android, Android 5.0 (or later) and Bluetooth 4.0 (or l ater)
are required. For iOS, Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) is required (iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd generation or later,
iPod touch 5th generation or later). Some devices that fulfill the mentioned requirements may not be able
to connect via Bluetooth, however Image transfer and other remote operations will still be possible through
Wi-Fi connectivity.
7
Establishing pairing between the camera and BR-E1 beforehand is required. Both camera and Wireless
Remote Controller BR-E1 have to be within a certain distanc e.
8
Not recommended to use in the rain.
9
Shutter durability may vary depending on usage and environmental conditions.
10
When [Live 1-point AF] is set and a compatible lens is used, if other AF method or a non -compatible lens
is used, the default speed and sensitivity will be applied. Compatible lenses include all ring -type USM lens
marketed in 2009 or later, all Nano USM lenses and all STM lenses.
11
Lenses not compatible with Movie Digital IS: EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF 200mm
f/2L IS USM, EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM, EF
600mm f/4L IS II USM, EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x.
12
Maximum 3600 exposures, maximum 2 minutes (NTSC) or 2 minutes 24 second (PAL) time -lapse movie
can be shot. The minimum settable shutter speed is 1/30 sec. (for NTSC) or 1/25 sec. (for PAL). If a 4K
Time-lapse movie is played back with the camera, it is played back at the same resolution as a Full HD
movie. Also, when a 4K time-lapse movie is played back normally or in 1/1 slow-motion, “Frame skip” will
apply.
13
Available in SCN mode. HDR Movie shooting is recorded as 1920 x 1080 pixels in MP4 format; actual
frame rate is 29.97p (NTSC) / 25.00p (PAL).
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The Canon’s new EOS 6D Mark II full frame DSLR camera and other accessories will
be available for sale starting from 27 July, 2017. Suggested retail prices are as
follows:
EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Kit Set
EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Kit Set
Battery Grip BG-E21
Wireless Remote Controller BR-E1
Suggested Retail Price
HK$14,280
HK$19,980
HK$21,480
HK$1,480
HK$310
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