18 November 2022

Canon Officially Launches the New EOS R6 Mark II in Hong Kong

Canon Officially Launches the New Ultra High-Speed 4K Hybrid Full Frame EOS R mirrorless camera EOS R6 Mark II

EOS R6 Mark II with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM

Canon Officially Launches the New  EOS R6 Mark II in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 18th November,2022— Canon today announces the New EOS R6 Mark II is available to sale. The new EOS R6 Mark II is equipped with a high-speed 24.2 Megapixels Canon-developed CMOS image sensor and its subject recognition and AF tracking capabilities and high-speed continuous shooting capabilities have also been greatly improved. Subject detection capability of the AF system newly added subjects including trains, airplanes, horses and eye detection AF added right eye priority or left eye priority focus. Delivering incredible performance at high-speed continuous shooting of up to 40 FPS[1] with the electronic shutter[2], the EOS R6 Mark II can capture the split-second details between a subject’s movements.

EOS R6 Mark II caters to the needs of videographers and content creators seeking advanced video capabilities in a compact mirrorless camera body. It supports external recording of non-cropped 6K (6000 x 3374) 50p/60p 10-bit ProRes RAW Movie or cropped 3.7K (3744 x 2106) 50p/60p 12-bit ProRes RAW Movie via HDMI[3]. EOS R6 Mark II is a new hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera that achieves both excellent performance in photo and video and stunning mobility for photographers and videographers.

EOS R6 Mark II – Ultra High-Speed 4K Hybrid Full Frame EOS R mirrorless camera with Advanced Auto Focus and In Body Image Stabilization

Made for: Advanced Photo Amateurs and content creators

Best for: Travel, Wildlife, Sports, transportation photography and Video creation

Ultra High Speed, High Resolution and High Image Quality

EOS R6 Mark II is equipped with Canon’s newly developed high-speed 24.2MP Canon full-frame CMOS Sensor combined with high-speed DIGIC X digital image processor, making it capable of providing up to approximately 40FPS[4] high-speed continuous shooting with electronic shutter[5] (or up to 12FPS[6] with mechanical shutter) with Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Tracking, the camera can capture the split-second details between a subject’s movements. The EOS R6 Mark II offers a maximum 1/16000 second for electronic shutter, effectively freezing images of fast-moving objects while in motion, and support shooting Long Exposure (Bulb). The newly added RAW burst mode[7] (supports Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Tracking) uses the electronic shutter to record a sequence of RAW images. It can record RAW images at up to 30 fps with the full 24.2-megapixel sensor resolution on the EOS R6 Mark II. When “Pre-shooting” function is enabled, it can also capture images 0.5 seconds before the shutter button is even pressed. This is convenient for wildlife photography that targets sudden movements of subjects — such as the moment when a bird takes flight, for example.

Benefited from the DIGIC X digital image processor, EOS R6 Mark II also realizes a wide standard ISO range of 100-102400, expandable to ISO 204800, to help deliver low-noise, high-quality images even in low-light situations.

EOS R6 Mark II incorporates In-Body Image Stabilization and provides up to 8-stop shake compensation[8]. The In-Body Image Stabilizer provides 5-axis stabilization for photo and movie shooting and coordinates with RF lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer to enable more effective stabilization.

EOS R6 Mark II features High Frequency Anti-Flicker Shooting (50.0Hz to 8192.0Hz), inherited from EOS R3, to accommodate shooting with LED lighting[9].

EOS R6 Mark II, like many EOS products, supports HDR PQ photo and video shooting. The HEIF images shot by the EOS R6 Mark II can be converted to JPEG in batches in the camera, and it is also compatible with Digital Photo Professional (Windows version only), making adjustments after shooting easier. The latest [Moving Subject] HDR mode has been added to it. Subject such as People, animals, and vehicles, etc., will have different positions due to movement between the three HDR shots. Now, a single shot can express a wide range of gradients. As monitors and TVs that support HDR 10 become more and more popular, EOS R6 Mark II is the best choice to try to explore the world of HDR and enjoy shooting images in different ways.

The digital tele-converter of the EOS R6 Mark II can take digitally processed 2.0x or 4.0x photos, allowing users to obtain telephoto effects without changing the lens[10]. By customizing the digital teleconverter function to the M.Fn button or the depth-of-field preview button, etc., it is also possible to switch to the digital teleconverter instantly while using the electronic viewfinder.

EOS R6 Mark II also incorporates new imaging functions to expand creative expression. The first one is the Panorama Shot (SCN mode), which captures breath-taking high resolution panorama shot images in-camera. Continuous shooting is performed while panning and a panoramic image is automatically generated. The in-body IS corrects panning blur, so the resulting image is clear and natural.The second new feature added is in-camera “Depth Composition” function which automatically merges focus bracketed images taken with focus bracketing into an image that is clearly in focus from front to back, allowing users to check the composition results on site.

Moreover, Canon has developed a new “Cloud RAW Development”[11] service, which uses image processing algorithm developed through “deep learning" technology to process RAW images into JPEG/HEIF images with enhanced image quality.

More advanced subject recognition and tracking auto focus

With Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, EOS R6 Mark II offers extensive autofocus coverage at up to 100% [12]of the entire image area and 1053 AF zones[13], making precise focusing and tracking of subjects possible even when they move to the edge of the frame and allows for greater compositional freedom. Featuring a minimum AF brightness down to EV -6.5[14], EOS R6 Mark II is able to perform stable Servo AF even under low-light conditions.

EOS R6 Mark II features EOS iTR[15] AF X inherited from EOS R3, its AF algorithm developed using Deep Learning technology provides high performance Subject Recognition and AF tracking of people, animals[16] and vehicles[17] In addition to enhanced eye detection. Subjects like horses, trains, and airplanes are newly detectable. Vehicle Detection is enhanced to cover train (high speed trains, conventional trains and steam locomotives) and airplane (jet planes and helicopters) in addition to motorsports (automobiles and motorcycles). With Spot detection setting, the driver cab of high speed train or cockpit of airplane can be detected. Animal detection now supports detection of horses (racing horses, zebra and ponies etc) even with rider. Enhanced feature for Eye Detection AF is added options for right-eye priority or left-eye priority.

For more ease of use, Auto mode is now available for subject detection, in which the camera automatically selects the type of subject (people, animals or vehicles) without the need to switch the Subject Detection setting in the menu.Improved AF tracking performance even subject change posture or brightness change by applying deep learning technology to extract subject features during subject tracking, which applies to animals, vehicles and any other subject selected by users.

EOS R6 Mark II also adopted EOS R3’s advanced tracking system that allows simply “grabbing” the parts of a subject to be tracked using the 1-point AF or zone AF for the camera to determine the optimum tracking position and perform subject detection and tracking. “Whole Area Tracking Servo AF” Subject tracking is now possible from any one of the 8 AF Area modes, including 1-point AF or Flexible Zone AF.

During AF or continuous shooting Tracking subject can be turned on or off and “Whole Area Tracking Servo AF” can be turned on or off during AF or continuous shooting to meet the needs of shooting. Flexible Zone AF which allows customization of AF Area has also been added to bring even greater freedom in photography.

New EOS Movie features to optimize workflow for small production and content creators

EOS R6 Mark II is equipped with professional EOS Movie capability is perfect for small production crew and online content creators. It supports a variety of 4K recording formats including high-quality non-cropped 4K UHD 50p/60p (6K oversampling) IPB movies, and cropped 4K UHD 50p/60p IPB movies. It supports external recording of non-cropped 6K (6000 x 3374) 50p/60p 10-bit ProRes RAW Movie or cropped 3.7K (3744 x 2106) 50p/60p 12-bit ProRes RAW Movie via HDMI[18]. Both offer more post-production latitude than Canon Log 3 and can be used for higher-end production applications. A FHD 50p/60p Canon Log 3 4:2:2 10-bit Proxy can be recorded to Card 2 simultaneously which helps simplify the RAW movie production process. In addition, the new camera can record FHD 150p/180p high-frame movies without cropping to make 6x slow-motion movies, so as to record smooth and dramatic slow-motion movies.

Taking advantage of the increased CMOS sensor readout speed, the rolling shutter distortion of 4K 25p/30p movie has been reduced by approximately 40%[19].

EOS R6 Mark II has added a new Focus Breathing Correction[20] feature, which can correct the focus breathing phenomenon according to the optical design value of the compatible lens, and correct the change of the angle of view caused by the change of the focus distance, so that the user can suppress the focus breathing for high-quality movie recording.

EOS R6 Mark II also supports 10-bit Canon Log 3 and 10-bit HDR PQ (Rec. ITU-R BT.2100(PQ)) H.265 Movie for use in high-contrast scenes and fast-paced situations. 10-bit Canon Log 3 offers a wider dynamic range and precise highlights for high-contrast scenes and HDR movies. It is also compatible with Cinema Gamut which offers a wide colour space for perfect integration with the professional Cinema EOS System. HDR PQ movies with higher brightness, wider tonal range and wider colour gamut can deliver realistic images with only minimal colour grading is necessary. With simplified post-production workflow, it is useful for time demanding environment and can be viewed conveniently on HDR-compatible screens. Uncompressed 4K YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 60P HDR (Rec. ITU-R BT.2100(PQ)) HDMI output is also supported[21], ensuring seamless integration with filmmaking industry equipment and workflows.

The “Detection Only” option is newly added to Movie Servo AF, which operates AF only when subject is detected. When the camera detects a subject specified in Subjects to detect within the frame, autofocus and subject tracking are automatically performed. If the subject cannot be detected, the camera waits for the subject to appear before starting autofocus. Even when the subject leaves the frame or is covered in the frame, the user does not have to manually stop and start autofocus, and can focus more on composition and panning operations.

EOS R6 Mark II is also the first time in EOS to add new functions inherited from the Cinema EOS system to improve shooting efficiency. Adding the pre-recording function from Cinema EOS for the first time, the EOS R6 Mark II can record the screen 5 seconds or 3 seconds before the user presses the video shooting button. This function enables new shooting methods, such as recording a scene that appears suddenly or waiting for a scene change without continuous recording. This reduces the recording of unnecessary clip data, thereby saving data storage space and reducing editing workload, among other advantages. Users can also use Camera Connect to operate pre-recording, which can greatly reduce the workload of finding suitable scenes during editing.

EOS R6 Mark II is equipped with the false color function that is widely used in the Cinema EOS System. Since exposure can be intuitively adjusted, shooting efficiency is improved. If using EOS R6 Mark II as a sub-camera for the Cinema EOS camcorder, the same function can be used to adjust the exposure, making it easy to use both cameras. Zebra display function is also available. Button customization enables quick recall of both functions, allowing the user to check exposure conditions whenever needed.

Moreover, aspect markers (such as: 2.35:1, 1:1, 9:16) are added to match the aspect ratio of the screen of the movie-posting destination when shooting on the premise of uploading the data to a certain social media site to display the aspect ratio mark on the screen when shooting. This makes it easy to determine the intended composition while shooting and reduces the burden of editing after shooting. EOS R6 Mark II also features an optional Cinema EOS-style Quick Control Screen, which is convenient to use with Cinema EOS. The same quick control screen as in the EOS C100 Mark II user interface is specially added to the screen operation. Users can select it by pressing the Q key, so that they can quickly switch to the desired display style. Both Cinema EOS users and EOS R users can easily share one EOS R6 Mark II.

EOS R6 Mark II can now change the autofocus area setting and white balance setting like Cinema EOS during movie shooting, and can also perform white balance correction. Therefore, users can also choose a shooting style during single-person operation to adapt to changing situations while continuing to shoot. At the same time, in response to the needs of users for shooting, EOS R6 Mark II has also added a record emphasis function. When recording, a flashing red frame will be displayed on the screen, so that it can be seen at a glance that the video is being recorded.
In order to facilitate live streaming for users, EOS R6 Mark II is newly compatible with UVC/UAC specifications, no additional adapter is required, and it is more convenient to output high-quality FHD 30p video via USB for live streaming or online conferences[22]. When connected via UVC/UAC, " AF for close up demos " is available When the user picks up an object to make a review or display in front of the camera, the auto focus will focus on the displayed object. It is convenient for users to introduce products in live streaming.

The camera’s professional movie capability is paired with excellent focus control and seamless workflows. EOS R6 Mark II’s Movie Servo AF and Subject Tracking AF are available in all video formats. Movie Servo AF is able to track people, animal and vehicle subjects, ensuring sharp focusing on all times for high-quality movie result. Maximum continuous movie recording time has been extended from 29min 59sec to 6 hours. Continuous recording of non-cropped 4K UHD 50p/60p movie for 40mins or longer possible. Recording MP4 movie to multiple cards are now supported, ideal for instant backup. Moreover, the built-in internal Stereo Microphone is newly equipped with “Audio Noise Reduction”[23] feature that reduce focus noise and white noise to provide a better sound recording quality. The noise reduction effect can be monitored via headphone terminal output. The camera also supports digital sound recording via the Multi-Function Shoe for high-quality sound.

Uncompromised Operability and Connectivity

EOS R6 Mark II features a high precision 0.5-inch 3.69M-dot 0.76x OLED electronic viewfinder with up to 120FPS display frame rate. With the “OVF simulation view assist” function originated from EOS R3, EOS R6 Mark II is able to reproduce the view of an SLR optical viewfinder by displaying more natural highlights and dark gradations with high brightness level of EVF and Canon HDR technology. It also features a 3-inch 1.62 M-dot side-opening Vari-angle Clear View II LCD Touch Monitor offers greater flexibility and convenience for more challenging low or high angles.
To enhance the operability of EOS R6 Mark II, the power switch is moved to the right side of the camera, which is convenient for quick operation after picking up the camera. Even if the camera is powered off, the user can immediately perform power operation after picking up the camera. Camera start-up time is as fast as 0.4 seconds[24]. A new photo/video mode switching switch has been added to the top left of the fuselage, which is convenient for users to quickly switch between photo and video modes. Newly shaped Multi-controller to make pressing the center button easier, enables more functions to be operated.

The “Dial Function” setting has been arranged in two rows instead of one row and the settings can be changed with the main dial and quick control dial respectively. In addition, since the dial function setting screen can be superimposed on the scene in the viewfinder, users can quickly change the settings even during shooting. In addition, in order to match the shooting of different scenes, users can now use the wireless remote control BR-E1 to perform high-speed continuous shooting.

When it comes to camera body design, EOS R6 Mark II features a rigid and lightweight magnesium alloy chassis with high level of dust and water resistance[25] design and only weighs 588g (670g with batteries and memory card). For assurance in high-speed burst shooting performance, the camera is equipped with a high-precision shutter unit with 400,000-cycle durability[26]. With Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II) card slots, EOS R6 Mark II supports various recording methods are available to set flexibly according to the users’ workflow and needs. Powered by high-capacity Battery Pack LP-E6NH and designed with improved power consumption, the number of shots can be as high as 760 shots, allowing users to enjoy shooting time more fully.

The camera also supports battery[27] charging and powering via USB-C terminal (USB-PD), making it hassle-free even when shooting outdoor as the camera can be recharged easily with portable charger via the USB port.

EOS R6 Mark II also adopted the next-generation Multi-Function Shoe to significantly enhance communication capabilities and power supply[28] functionality to further support various types of accessories.

With EOS R6 Mark II, photographers can expect greater convenience and higher efficiency when transferring images and movies. The camera’s built-in high-speed 802.11ac (5GHz) Wi-Fi allows for fast wireless network transfer to Camera Connect App on smart device, to computer or FTP server. WPA3-Personal/WPA3-Enterprise/IEEE 802.1X are newly supported for added file security on wireless networks. Built-in Bluetooth® low energy technology is available for easy smartphone connection. A built-in USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2) digital terminal can be found on the camera body for 10Gbps high-speed transmission. Additionally, new - wired connection to Camera Connect App with full function is support for iPhone[29] and AndroidTM smartphone. It also compatible with the Mobile File Transfer app for high-speed image transfer via 5G/LTE devices.

The New EOS R6 Mark II Body and EOS R6 Mark II with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens Kit is now available for sale.

Suggested Retail Price

EOS R6 Mark II with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens Kit: HKD$21,880

EOS R6 Mark II Body: HKD$19,380

[1] Continuous shooting speed may be slower depending on subject/shooting conditions or the camera setup or the lens used, etc. Refer to Advanced User Guide for details. For information on lenses that support the maximum continuous shooting speed with servo AF, please refer to Canon Website.

[2] Depending on the nature of subject or shooting conditions, rolling shutter image distortion may occur.

[3] Compatible with ATOMOS Ninja V+(Firmware update required).

[4] Continuous shooting speed may be slower depending on subject/shooting conditions or the camera setup or the lens used, etc. Refer to Advanced User Guide for details. For information on lenses that support the maximum continuous shooting speed with servo AF, please refer to Canon Website.

[5] Depending on the nature of subject or shooting conditions, rolling shutter image distortion may occur.

[6] Continuous shooting speed may be slower depending on subject/shooting conditions or the battery type/condition or use of battery grip or the camera setup or the lens used, etc. Refer to Advanced User Guide for details. For information on lenses that support the maximum continuous shooting speed with servo AF, please refer to Canon Website.

[7] When using Raw Burst Mode, images are captured in 14-bit RAW (Canon Original, 12-bit A/D conversion) using an electronic shutter.

[8] Based on the CIPA standard, yaw/pitch direction, 8.0 stops with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM at a focal distance of 105mm.

[9] Available in Tv and M Mode. Supports 50Hz to 2048Hz with mechanical shutter and electronic 1st curtain shutter.

[10] JPEG shooting only. Image Quality will be reduced. AF is fixed at the center point.

[11] Paid subscription Services. Requires an Image.canon account. Processed images are saved on image.canon servers.

[12] Only when a lens compatible with the focusing area of 90% x 100% (horizontal x vertical) is attached to the camera while the Whole Area AF is active or the subject is detected by the setting other than Whole Area AF. Depending on the conditions of the scene or the subject, this setting may not respond as intended. For details on compatible lenses, please refer to Canon Website.

[13] When no subject is detected.

[14] When using f/1.2 lens under the following conditions: center focus point, room temperature, One-shot AF, ISO 100. This does not apply to RF lenses with DS (Defocus Smoothing) coating.

[15] Intelligent Tracking and Recognition.

[16] Effectiveness varies depending on the subject. In some cases, dogs, cats, horses or birds may not be detected, while some animals other than dogs, cats, horses or birds may be detected.

[17] The vehicle detection may not function for some subjects. Or, subjects, which are not automobile, motorcycle, train, airplane or helicopter, may be detected as vehicles. Spot detection may not work properly depending on the subject. The camera may also operate spot-detecting areas that are neither a driver nor rider helmet, as well as neither a train driver cab nor an aircraft cockpit.

[18] Compatible with ATOMOS Ninja V+(Firmware update required).

[19] Comparing to EOS R6.

[20] Requires compatible lenses. Please refer to Canon website.

[21] When the image is output to an external device via HDMI, recording to memory card function will be not available.

[22] With computer software that supports video calls or streaming. Internal recording to the camera is disabled.

[23] Operation noise of the in-lens image stabilization mechanism is not reduced. Operation noise may be noticeable depending on the lens/shooting environment.

[24] According to CIPA testing standards.

[25] To ensure the camera’s dust- and water-resistant performance, make sure that all camera openings (including battery compartment, card slot cover, and terminal cover) are tightly closed and Multi-Function Shoe cover is attached. Although it is designed to be dust- and water-resistant, Canon cannot guarantee that dust and water will not penetrate the camera.

[26] Based on Canon testing standards. Shutter durability may vary depending on usage and environmental conditions.

[27] Battery Pack LP-E6 is not supported.

[28] Some accessories are not supported.

[29] Requires a third-party MFi-compatible cable for wired connection to iPhone.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Hong Kong