Canon 6D MII

Canon EOS 6D Mark II front
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Raise to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 765g - 144 x 111 x 75mm
  • Revealed June 2017
  • Superseded the Canon 6D
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon 6D MII overview

Canon 6D MII is Canon's Advanced DSLR camera originally launched on June of 2017. The camera features a 26MP, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a peak resolution of 6240 x 4160.

Canon brought out this camera in order to upgrade the previous Canon 6D (Read Full Comparison)

The 6D MII is rated #5 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & all around #44 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can use our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your customized factors.

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Below is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Canon 6D MII family

The Canon 6D MII has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can identify all earlier and new models alongside main features.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-6D-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon 6D MII26MPFull frame6.5 fps2017
Canon-EOS-6D front thumbnailCanon 6D
6D MII vs 6D
20MPFull frame4.5 fps2013
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Canon 6D MII Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Canon 6D MII based on things which are often seen as useful in a camera.

better than average battery power (1,200 per charge)
comes with face detection autofocus
comes with phase detect autofocus
comes with tracking autofocus
connects via bluetooth
does have external mic port
does have HDMI port
does have Top LCD display
environment sealing
exports RAW files
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization
high resolution screen (1,040 k dot)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
megapixel count fantastic (26MP)
NFC support
provides focus by touch
screen size is good (3 inches)
selfie friendly display
sensor size is large (Full frame)
very good high ISO (40,000)
very good min ISO (100)
you can focus manually
no headphone port
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Canon 6D MII Sensor features

The Canon 6D MII is run by the DIGIC 7 processor chip. The sensor spec in the Canon 6D MII is 35.9mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 862 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6240 x 4160 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization. Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 26MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 40000. The ISO can be expanded digitally to 50 - 102400. RAW files are supported therefore the user has more margin for error.

The picture underneath illustrates the 6D MII's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The 6D MII sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon 6D MII dimensions

Canon 6D MII weighs about 1.69 lb (765g or 26.98 oz) & has outside dimensions of 144mm x 111mm x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776g so the Canon 6D MII is very similar when compared with various competitors.

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Underneath is a shot of the Canon 6D MII besides a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its size.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II dimensions scale

The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the 6D MII.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II topview buttons dials

Canon 6D MII Lens features

The 6D MII uses the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses to pick from. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the 6D MII.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Voigtlander-40mm-F2-Ultron-SL-II-Canon-EF lensVoigtlander 40mm F2 Ultron SL II40mmf/2.0 200g
Tokina-AT-X-17-35mm-f4-Pro-FX-Canon-EF lensTokina AT-X 17-35mm f4 Pro FX17-35mmf/4.0 600g
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Canon-MP-E-65mm-f2.5-1-5x-Macro lensCanon MP-E 65mm f2.5 1-5x Macro65mmf/2.5 710g
Canon-TS-E-90mm-f2.8 lensCanon TS-E 90mm f2.890mmf/2.8 565g
Sigma-12-24mm-F4.5-5.6-II-DG-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM12-24mmf/4.5-5.6 670g
Sigma-20mm-F1.8-EX-DG-Aspherical-RF-Canon-EF lensSigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF20mmf/1.8 520g
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Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-T1.4-35-Canon-EF lensCarl Zeiss Distagon T 1,43535mmf/1.4 830g
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Canon 6D MII Connectivity

The 6D MII has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and usually adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Certain apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.

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Canon 6D MII Video features

The highest video quality in the Canon 6D MII is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance in quality vs file size but FULL HD isn't going to give you any room to crop. While the body offers a mic socket, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone socket which means you won't have the ability to check your audio levels.

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Canon 6D MII Weather Sealing

Canon 6D MII comes with environment sealing which makes it a good choice for use in rough locations. This is especially beneficial if you are unsure about the conditions you might encounter in outdoor photography.

Canon 6D MII Display and Viewfinder

The Canon 6D MII features a 3" fully articulated screen having a resolution of 1,040k dots.

It includes a selfie friendly display for self portraits as well as group photos when necessary. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means you are able to change focus points plus adjust settings with your finger. The 6D MII also has a builtin Top LCD display so you can quickly look at your settings.

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The ViewFinder details for Canon 6D MII are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • Coverage 98 percent
  • Magnification 0.71x

Viewfinders are really handy in sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

Canon 6D MII Shutter features

Canon 6D MII has the capability to shoot continuously at 6.5 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Canon 6D MII Flash and Hot shoe features

Canon 6D MII features external flash ability but comes without built-in flash.

Canon 6D MII Autofocusing features

Canon 6D MII features both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and accurate as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.

It features 45 focus points to choose from. Canon 6D MII has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to adjust focus. It also features Tracking AF for moving things. Canon 6D MII includes manual focus in case it is required in low light conditions or you want more accurate focus control.

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Canon 6D MII Battery life

The battery power (LP-E6N) in the Canon 6D MII is made to last for 1200 images with respect to the CIPA measurements making it higher than the usual for its class. The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 offers the highest (2260) battery life in this type of cameras.

Here is a list of Advanced DSLR cameras that have the highest battery life:

Canon 6D MII for varying types of photography

The following graph gives a overview of the Canon 6D MII for varying types of photography. To view more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Canon 6D MII as a Portrait photography camera

The Canon 6D MII gets a rating of 85 which is tremendous, meaning that it is a tremendous option for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support plus the capability to work with off-camera lighting.

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you can focus manually
great resolution (26 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
features face detection focus
saves RAW formats

Canon 6D MII Street photography details

With a excellent score of 77, the Canon 6D MII is a terrific choice for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
has touch focus
weather proofing
very good high ISO (40,000)

Canon 6D MII as a Sports photography camera

A terrific sports photography points tally of 87 means the Canon 6D MII is a superb option for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have excellent tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization
MP count fantastic (26 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
weather sealing
better than average battery life (1,200 per charge)
supports phase detect autofocus

Canon 6D MII Travel photography highlights

Size is very critical when choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Canon 6D MII gets a impressive 78 as a travel camera which is a excellent choice to buy for your vacations.

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good battery (1,200 shots)
weather sealing
supports bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
amazing megapixels (26 megapixels)
selfie friendly display

Canon 6D MII Landscape photography details

For anyone planning to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 6D MII at it's brilliant grade of 85 for a landscape camera is a great option among it's rivals.

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has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization
great MP (26 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
good ISO range (40,000)
exports RAW files
weather proofing
good battery power (1,200 shots)

Canon 6D MII Vlogging details

A camera for vlogging should really come with a articulating screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Canon 6D MII is a terrific option as a vlog camera as it comes to a very high score of 78.

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selfie friendly display
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization
comes with face detect autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic jack

Canon 6D MII Alternatives

If you want replacements to the 6D MII, here is a number of the top rated cameras which fall under the class of Advanced DSLR.

The line graph followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the 6D MII compared to it's highest rated rivals mentioned previously.

Here are a few more cameras you might have a look at as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Advanced DSLR
Body design
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
Sensor size
Full frame
Sensor dimensions
35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
6240 x 4160
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Minimum boosted ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
Canon EF
Number of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Range of display
Fully Articulated
Display diagonal
3 inches
Display resolution
1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
98 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
6.5 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash modes
no built-in flash
External flash
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
765g (1.69 pounds)
144 x 111 x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0")
Battery life
1200 pictures
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots
Retail cost