Canon EOS 6D Mark II Detailed Review

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

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In additional EOS 6D Mark II was introduced by Canon in June 2017. It belongs to the Professional DSLRs category.

Canon is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Canon.

Sensor Properties

The EOS 6D Mark II has a Full frame CMOS sensor with size of 36 x 24 mm² (1.42" x 0.94").

Picture of EOS 6D Mark II's sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: EOS 6D Mark II comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The EOS 6D Mark II's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 26 megapixel. The resolution is far above average and will easily be sufficient for years to come. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed in A2 size or larger, even if unwanted parts of the photo have to be cropped.

The EOS 6D Mark II features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

FormatFull frame
Sensor area36.00 x 24.00mm²
(1.42" x 0.94")
Resolution (physical)27.10 megapixel
Resolution (effective)26.20 megapixel
Pixel size33.20 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 6 frames/second
Interchangeable lens
MountCanon EF
Viewfinder Properties

The EOS 6D Mark II has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. Viewfinders with a penta prism are typical for enthusiast and professional DSLRs. The viewfinder covers 98% of the field of view and has a magnification of 0.71x, an above average value for a viewfinder like this.

TypeOptical (Penta prism)
Dioptric correction

The EOS 6D Mark II's shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed1/4000s
Min. shutter speed30s
Sensitivity Properties

The EOS 6D Mark II's sensitivity is from 100 ISO and 40000 ISO.

Also, Canon's sensitivity can be boosted to 102400. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Min. sensitivity100 ISO
Max. sensitivity40000 ISO
Boost102400 ISO
Exposure Modes

The EOS 6D Mark II supports all general exposure modes.

The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Auto Focus Properties

The EOS 6D Mark II's auto focus processor uses 45 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in sports).

Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypePhase Detection
AF points45
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The EOS 6D Mark II doesn't feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Canon's hotshoe.

Hot shoe
Display Specs
EOS 6D Mark II display and touch screen

The EOS 6D Mark II display has a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

Size76.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution1.04 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

EOS 6D Mark II video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Video parameters:

Max. resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
50 frames/second
60 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The EOS 6D Mark II has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.

Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Canon connects to your PC over USB 2.0. Given the high resolution that the camera supports, USB 3.0 would have been a nice addition.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Memory cardsSD

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II has a LP-E6N LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 1200 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The EOS 6D Mark II's battery battery parameters:

TypeLP-E6N LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life1200 photos

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II's size is 144 x 110.5 x 74.8mm³. (5.7" x 4.4" x 2.9"). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 5.7" x 4.4" x 2.9" grams (765 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the EOS 6D Mark II:

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Dimensions (Width / Height)
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II size comparison

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