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Canon EOS M6 Mark II Quick start guide
Getting Started ENGLISH
Manuals and Software
For more information about the camera, look for feature guidance displayed
on the camera, or refer to the Advanced User Guide that can be
downloaded from the Canon website.
Download camera and lens manuals and software from the
following page.
• With a computer connected to the Internet, access the above URL.
• Access the site for your country or region.
• Adobe Reader is required to view the manuals.
• For instructions on downloading and installing the software, refer to the
downloaded manuals.
• You can also access the manuals and software webpage from a QR code
that you can display on the camera. To display the QR code, choose
MENU > [ ] (Function settings) > [Manual/software URL].
You may be requested to enter the serial
number (body number) when downloading the
manuals or software.
In this case, enter the number on the back of
the screen (monitor).
Preliminary Notes and Legal
• Take and review some test shots initially to make sure the images were
recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and
affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages
arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory
cards, that result in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be
recorded in a way that is machine readable.
• The user’s unauthorized photographing or recording (video and/or sound)
of people or copyrighted materials may invade the privacy of such people
and/or may violate others’ legal rights, including copyright and other
intellectual property rights. Note that restrictions may apply even when
such photographing or recording is intended solely for personal use.
• For information on camera warranty or Customer Support, please refer to
the warranty information provided with your camera User Manual Kit.
• Although the screen is produced under extremely high-precision
manufacturing conditions and more than 99.99% of the pixels meet
design specifications, in rare cases some pixels may be defective or may
appear as red or black dots. This does not indicate camera damage or
affect recorded images.
• When the camera is used over an extended period, it may become warm.
This is not a malfunction.
Safety Instructions
• Be sure to read these instructions in order to operate the product safely.
• Follow these instructions to prevent injury or harm to the operator of the
product or others.
Denotes the risk of serious injury or death.
• Keep the product out of the reach of young children.
A strap wrapped around a person’s neck may result in strangulation.
The parts or provided items of cameras or accessories are dangerous if swallowed.
If swallowed, seek immediate medical assistance.
The battery is dangerous if swallowed. If swallowed, seek immediate medical assistance.
• Use only power sources specified in this instruction manual for use with the product.
• Do not disassemble or modify the product.
• Do not expose the product to strong shocks or vibration.
• Do not touch any exposed internal parts.
• Stop using the product in any case of unusual circumstances such as the presence of
smoke or a strange smell.
• Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol, benzine or paint thinner to clean the product.
• Do not get the product wet. Do not insert foreign objects or liquids into the product.
• Do not use the product where flammable gases may be present.
This may cause electric shock, explosion or fire.
• Do not leave a lens or a camera with a lens attached, exposed without the lens cap
The lens may concentrate the light and cause fire.
• Do not touch the product connected to a power outlet during lightning storms.
This may cause electric shock.
• Observe the following instructions when using commercially available batteries or provided
battery packs.
- Use batteries/battery packs only with their specified product.
- Do not heat batteries/battery packs or expose them to fire.
- Do not charge batteries/battery packs using non-authorized battery chargers.
- Do not expose the terminals to dirt or let them come into contact with metallic pins or
other metal objects.
- Do not use leaking batteries/battery packs.
- When disposing of batteries/battery packs, insulate the terminals with tape or other
This may cause electric shock, explosion or fire.
If a battery/battery pack leaks and the material contacts your skin or clothing, flush the exposed
area thoroughly with running water. In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with copious
amounts of clean running water and seek immediate medical assistance.
• Observe the following instructions when using a battery charger or AC adapter.
- Periodically remove any dust buildup from the power plug and power outlet using
a dry cloth.
- Do not plug in or unplug the product with wet hands.
- Do not use the product if the power plug is not fully inserted into the power outlet.
- Do not expose the power plug and terminals to dirt or let them come into contact with
metallic pins or other metal objects.
Safety Instructions
Do not touch the battery charger or AC adapter connected to a power outlet during lightning
• Do not place heavy objects on the power cord. Do not damage, break or modify the
power cord.
• Do not wrap the product in cloth or other materials when in use or shortly after use when
the product is still warm in temperature.
• Do not unplug the product by pulling the power cord.
• Do not leave the product connected to a power source for long periods of time.
• Do not charge batteries/battery packs at temperatures outside the range of 5 - 40 °C
(41 - 104 °F).
This may cause electric shock, explosion or fire.
• Do not allow the product to maintain contact with the same area of skin for extended
periods of time during use.
This may result in low-temperature contact burns, including skin redness and blistering, even if
the product does not feel hot. The use of a tripod or similar equipment is recommended when
using the product in hot places and for people with circulation problems or less sensitive skin.
• Follow any indications to turn off the product in places where its use is forbidden.
Not doing so may cause other equipment to malfunction due to the effect of electromagnetic
waves and even result in accidents.
Denotes the risk of injury.
• Do not fire the flash near the eyes.
It may hurt the eyes.
• Do not look at the screen or through the viewfinder for prolonged periods of time.
This may induce symptoms similar to motion sickness. In such a case, stop using the product
immediately and rest for a while before resuming use.
• Flash emits high temperatures when fired. Keep fingers, any other part of your body, and
objects away from the flash unit while taking pictures.
This may cause burns or malfunction of the flash.
• Do not leave the product in places exposed to extremely high or low temperatures.
The product may become extremely hot/cold and cause burns or injury when touched.
• Strap is intended for use on the body only. Hanging the strap with any product attached on
a hook or other object may damage the product. Also, do not shake the product or expose
the product to strong impacts.
• Do not apply strong pressure on the lens or allow an object to hit it.
This may cause injury or damage to the product.
• Only mount the product on a tripod that is sufficiently sturdy.
• Do not carry the product when it is mounted on a tripod.
This may cause injury or may result in an accident.
• Do not touch any parts inside the product.
This may cause injury.
• If any abnormal skin reaction or irritation occurs during or following the use of this product,
refrain from further use and get medical advice/attention.
2 Charge the battery.
Attaching the Strap
1 Attach the included
strap to the strap mount.
Lamp colors
- Charging: Orange
- Fully charged: Green
3 Remove the battery.
Charging the Battery
1 Insert the battery in the
Preparing a Card
Use the following cards (sold
separately), in any capacity.
• SD memory cards*1
• SDHC memory cards*1*2
• SDXC memory cards*1*2
*1 Cards conforming to SD standards.
However, not all cards have been
verified to work with the camera.
*2 UHS-II and UHS-I cards are also
Initial Preparations
the Battery and Card
3 Insert the card.
1 Open the cover.
2 Insert the battery.
4 Close the cover.
Initial Preparations
Attaching a Lens
4 Prepare to shoot.
1 Set the power switch to
Press (1) as you turn (2) slightly,
and then release (1).
Turn (2) a little more until it
2 Remove the lens and
camera cap.
Detaching a Lens
1 Set the power switch
to <2>.
3 Attach the lens.
2 Remove the lens.
Align the white mount index on
the lens with the white mount
index on the camera and turn
the lens as shown by the arrow
until it clicks in place.
Press (1) as you turn the lens
toward (2) until it stops.
Remove the lens toward (3).
Initial Preparations
3 Attach the lens and
2 Set the time zone.
camera cap.
Setting the Date,
Time, Time Zone, and
1 Set the power switch
to <1>.
Use the <Y> <Z> keys to
select the time zone, then
press <0>.
Press <0>.
<W> <X> keys to select the
time zone → <0> → <Y>
<Z> keys to select [OK] →
3 Set the date and time.
Trying the Camera
1 Remove the lens cap
<Y> <Z> keys to navigate →
<0> → <W> <X> keys to
adjust → <0>
and set the power switch
to <1>.
2 Set the focus mode
Select [OK], then press <0>.
switch to <AF>.
4 Set the desired language.
3 Enter <A> mode.
Use the <W> <X> keys to
select [LanguageK], then
press <0>.
Use the <V> cross keys to select
a language, then press <0>.
Press <0>.
Trying the Camera Out
4 Zoom in or out, as needed.
If [D] blinks, use the <D> lever
to raise the built-in flash.
6 Shoot (press fully).
Turn the zoom ring on the lens
with your fingers as you watch
the screen.
5 Focus (press halfway).
Recording movies
[oREC] is displayed during
To stop recording, press the
movie shooting button again.
The camera beeps twice after
1 Press the <x> button.
AF points are displayed around
positions in focus.
Using the flash
Trying the Camera Out
2 Select an image.
Movies are labeled with
Playing movies
Press <0> twice.
Use the <W> <X> keys to
adjust the volume.
Trademarks and Licensing
• The SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
• Unauthorized reproduction of this guide is prohibited.
• Illustrations and screenshots in this guide may differ slightly from the
actual equipment.
Only for European Union and EEA (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of
with your household waste, according to the WEEE Directive
(2012/19/EU), the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or national
legislation implementing those Directives.
If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above,
in accordance with the Battery Directive, this indicates that a heavy
metal (Hg = Mercury, Cd = Cadmium, Pb = Lead) is present in
this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable
threshold specified in the Battery Directive.
This product should be handed over to a designated collection point, e.g., on an authorized
one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for
recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.
Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and
human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with
EEE. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective
usage of natural resources.
For more information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local city office,
waste authority, approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit, or
To ensure proper operation of this product, use of genuine Canon accessories is
Use of USB cables designated as genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
Use a commercially available HDMI cable (connector on side of camera is type D).
Use of cables that are both no longer than 2.5m is recommended.
The model number is PC2358 (including WLAN module and BLE module model WM600).
To identify your model, check the label on the bottom of the camera or behind the tilt-up
screen for a number beginning with PC.
Countries and Regions Permitting Wireless Function Use
- Use of wireless function is restricted in some countries and regions, and illegal use may be
punishable under national or local regulations. To avoid violating wireless regulations, visit the
Canon website to check where use is allowed.
Note that Canon cannot be held liable for any problems arising from wireless function use in
other countries and regions.
Doing any of the following may incur legal penalties:
- Altering or modifying the product
- Removing the certification labels from the product
Do not use the wireless function of this product near medical equipment or other electronic
Use of the wireless function near medical equipment or other electronic equipment may affect
operation of those devices.
Hereby, Canon Inc. declares that this equipment is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address:
Wi-Fi Frequency range: 2401 - 2473MHz
Wi-Fi Maximum output power: 11.7dBm
Bluetooth Frequency range: 2402 - 2480MHz
Bluetooth Maximum output power: 9.7dBm
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CANON INC. 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
You can check the [Certification Logo Display] in the settings tab of the Menu.
© CANON INC. 2019
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