The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is Canon’s new mirrorless camera that has a DSLR twin sister, the Canon EOS 90D. It’s smaller and has the exact same 32.5-megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor, but it doesn’t have a viewfinder and its battery lasts for far fewer shots. We are going to analyze it in Camix to explain all its virtues and see if it has any defects.
The photographic market is upside down. Now everyone bets on a mirrorless camera or a mobile phone. SLRs are doomed to disappear, except if we look at the professional world, where they are still strong (in the next Olympic Games we will discover if the Sony A9II has something to tell).
For this reason, the commitment to present the same camera in two different formats is striking. It is true that they are different options, that one has an optical viewfinder and another needs an electronic viewfinder adapter, to give just one example. But both share the same processor and identical sensor; the Digic 8 and a 32.5 megapixel CMOS that goes up to 25600 ISO. And that is the most important.
Thus, each user can choose the body that most interests them. The classic of a SLR with its advantages or the most innovative of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, much lighter and more compact. With its virtues and its problems.
Because there is no perfect team. There is no one type of camera better than another. There is no point in saying whether an SLR, a mirrorless or a phone is better. Each photographer will need, depending on the circumstances, one or the other. And the good ones will get by with everything.
Betting on the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a good idea. It is a small camera, with an APS-C size sensor and with the same control options as a professional one. It seems that we have more advantages than disadvantages. We will see below if this is the reality.
Design and construction
We are facing a particularly small and light body. It is the most striking, as are the curves of the handle. There is no denying that it is a beautiful, unusual design. In fact, it does not look like a new version of the Canon M6 II with lenses, but rather a totally new camera due to the characteristics it presents in the design.
It is not a professional camera. And that is noticeable in certain finishes, such as insisting on putting the battery and the memory card in the same hatch, with all the problems that this entails and the lack of security that it conveys.
However, it is a camera that perfectly withstands the daily grind as long as we treat it as it deserves. I mean, we can’t take it to a muddy mountain bike track and expect it to survive in the incessant rain, but it’s perfect for any trip or to carry in your backpack all day.