- 24MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Tilting Display
- ISO 100 - 25600
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF-M Mount
- 390g - 112 x 68 x 45mm
- Introduced February 2017
- Earlier Model is Canon M3
- Renewed by Canon M6 MII
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon M6 summary
Canon M6 is Canon's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally announced on February of 2017. The camera features a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Canon released this camera in order to update the previous Canon M3 (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently released the more recent Canon M6 MII (Read Full Comparison) as a way to replace this camera.
The M6 is placed #21 out of 61 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and over all #117 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check our Smart camera search to see camera rankings based on your personal factors.
The following is a graph of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Canon M6 family
The Canon M6 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete range below.
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Canon M6 Gallery
You can check the M6 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon M6 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon M6 based on things that are oftentimes considered useful in a camera.
Canon M6 Sensor info
The Canon M6 houses the Digic 7 chip. The size of the sensor in the Canon M6 is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor can capture 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW photos are saved therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the M6's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The M6 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is showcased in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon M6 dimensions
Canon M6 is 0.86 lbs (390g / 13.76 oz) and features exterior proportions of 112mm x 68mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.8"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 453g so the Canon M6 is less heavy in comparison with other competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The following is a photo of the Canon M6 next to a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button arrangement on the M6.
Canon M6 Lens info
The M6 fits the Canon EF-M mount and has 26 lenses available to buy. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the M6.
Canon M6 Connectivity
The M6 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and usually adjust camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon M6 Video info
The max video quality in the Canon M6 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance in quality versus file sizes but 1080p will not give you much room to crop. Even though the camera includes a mic socket, it is unfortunately missing a headphone socket which means you will not be able to check your sound levels.
Canon M6 Weather Sealing
Canon M6 does not include environment proofing so wet conditions might affect the camera.
Canon M6 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon M6 features a 3 inch tilting display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
It features a selfie friendly display to get self portraits and even group photos when necessary. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you will be able to adjust focus point as well as adjust settings by using your fingers.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specs regarding Canon M6 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be rather useful.
Canon M6 Shutter info
Canon M6 can shoot continuously at 9.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon M6 Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon M6 includes both in-built flash plus external flash support.
Canon M6 Autofocus info
Canon M6 includes both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & precise in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which makes it handy for people photography.
It features 49 focus points to pick from. Canon M6 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to adjust where you focus. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Canon M6 supports manual focusing in case it is required in low light or you need to have more accurate focusing control.
Canon M6 Battery life
The battery pack on the Canon M6 is designed to last for 295 images based on the CIPA standards which is lesser compared with its competition. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 386. Sony A6600 comes with the maximum (810) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:
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Canon M6 for specific forms of photography
The following bar chart indicates a rundown of the Canon M6 for specific forms of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section below.
Canon M6 Portrait photography details
The Canon M6 gets a points total of 80 which is excellent, meaning that it is a tremendous fit for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos and ability to use off-camera lighting.
Canon M6 Street photography features
Getting a outstanding rating of 80, the Canon M6 is a brilliant choice to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon M6 Sports photography information
A very good sports photography points total of 67 indicates the Canon M6 is a respectable option for taking photos of sports. A camera should have great focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon M6 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is super critical when getting a travel camera. In general, the Canon M6 gets a wonderful 80 as a travelling camera which is a outstanding pick to buy for your travels.
Canon M6 Landscape photography info
For anybody planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Canon M6 at it's very good rating of 74 as a landscape camera is a good choice in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Canon M6
A vlogging camera should have a moving display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Canon M6 is a great pick as a vlog camera as it receives a wonderful rating of 80.
Canon M6 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the M6, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Advanced Mirrorless.
The graph down below will give you a summary of the M6 vs it's highest ranked competitors mentioned previously.
There are more cameras you may check out as alternative options. To go through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.