Canon M6 MII

 
Canon EOS M6 Mark II front
 
  • 33MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 408g - 120 x 70 x 49mm
  • Released August 2019
  • Previous Model is Canon M6
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
83
Imaging
75
Features
80
Overall
77

Canon M6 MII summary

Canon M6 MII is Canon's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera initially introduced on August of 2019. It features a 33 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 6960 x 4640.

Canon introduced this model in order to update the previous Canon M6 (Read Full Comparison)

The M6 MII stands at #10 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & over all #62 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. You should look at our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.

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Canon M6 MII history

The Canon M6 MII is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-M200 front thumbnailCanon M200
M6 MII vs M200
24MPAPS-C6.1 fps2019
Canon-EOS-M6-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon M6 MII33MPAPS-C14.0 fps2019
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Canon-EOS-M100 front thumbnailCanon M100
M6 MII vs M100
24MPAPS-C6.1 fps2017
Canon-EOS-M6 front thumbnailCanon M6
M6 MII vs M6
24MPAPS-C9.0 fps2017
Canon-EOS-M5 front thumbnailCanon M5
M6 MII vs M5
24MPAPS-C9.0 fps2016
Canon-EOS-M10 front thumbnailCanon M10
M6 MII vs M10
18MPAPS-C4.6 fps2015
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Canon-EOS-M3 front thumbnailCanon M3
M6 MII vs M3
24MPAPS-C4.2 fps2015
Canon-EOS-M front thumbnailCanon M
M6 MII vs M
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2012

Canon M6 MII Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Canon M6 MII based on things which are oftentimes considered necessary in a digital camera.

comes with face detect focus
comes with focus via touch
comes with phase detect auto focus
comes with tracking focus
does have HDMI out
does have microphone support
flash built-in
good resolution screen (1,040 k dots)
great high ISO (25,600)
great minimum ISO (100)
has bluetooth
MP count fantastic (33MP)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
screen tilts
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
supports RAW files
swap lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
touch screen
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
you can focus manually
bad battery pack (305 shots)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
lack of headphone support
lack of image stabilization
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Canon M6 MII Sensor details

The Canon M6 MII houses the DIGIC 8 chip. The size of the sensor in the Canon M6 MII is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 6960 x 4640 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 33MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. This ISO can be increased electronically to a high of 51200. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath shows the M6 MII's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The M6 MII sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon M6 MII dimensions

Canon M6 MII weighs 0.90 lb (408 gr or 14.39 ounces) & the sizing of the camera is 120mm x 70mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.9"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 gr so the Canon M6 MII is very much the same as compared with its competitors.

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Here is a image of the Canon M6 MII beside a soft drink to help you get a sense of its scale.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II dimensions scale

The top view just below will show you the button layout on the M6 MII.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II topview buttons dials

Canon M6 MII Lens specs

The M6 MII works with the Canon EF-M mount and has 23 lenses that you can buy. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the M6 MII.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
7artisans-35mm-F1.2-Canon-EF-M lens7artisans 35mm F1.235mmf/1.2150g
Canon-EF-M-32mm-F1.4-STM lensCanon EF-M 32mm F1.4 STM32mmf/1.4235g
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Rokinon-85mm-F1.8-EF-M lensRokinon 85mm F1.885mmf/1.8344g
7artisans-12mm-F2.8-Canon-EF-M lens7artisans 12mm F2.812mmf/2.8295g
Kamlan-8mm-F3.0-Fisheye-Canon-EF-M lensKamlan 8mm F3.0 Fisheye8mmf/3245g
Canon-EF-M-18-150mm-F3.5-6.3-IS-STM lensCanon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM18-150mmf/3.5-6.3 300g
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Kamlan-50mm-F1.1-II lensKamlan 50mm F1.1 II50mmf/1.1600g
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Canon M6 MII Connectivity

The M6 MII has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy files and oftentimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

Several applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.

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Canon M6 MII Video specs

The max video resolution in the Canon M6 MII is 3840 x 2160 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p offers a fantastic resolution for video recording. You are able to crop to 1080p in order to get better results. Beware of the huge file sizes and ensure you get decent SD cards that have fast write speeds. Even though the camera has a microphone jack, it is missing a headphone jack which means that you won't be able to monitor your audio levels.

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Canon M6 MII Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Canon M6 MII so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.

Canon M6 MII Screen and Viewfinder

The Canon M6 MII features a 3" tilting display boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.

Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you are able to switch focus points and change settings using your fingertips.

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The View Finder details for Canon M6 MII are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
  • Resolution 2,360k dots
  • Coverage 100 percent

For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders will be pretty valuable.

Canon M6 MII Shutter specs

Canon M6 MII has the ability to shoot continuously at 14.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also has silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Beware that the electronic shutter might cause "rolling shutter" in certain lighting conditions.

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Canon M6 MII Flash and Hot shoe specs

Canon M6 MII has both built in flash as well as external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/200s.

Canon M6 MII Autofocus specs

Canon M6 MII has both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and precise when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detection making it useful for people photography.

The Sensor features 143 focus points to pick from. Canon M6 MII has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to switch where you focus. It also has Tracking AF for moving things. Canon M6 MII includes manual focus in case it is needed during low light occasions or you need more accurate focus control.

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Canon M6 MII Battery life

The battery pack (LP-E17) in the Canon M6 MII is built to last for 305 images as per the CIPA requirements which is less compared to it's rivals. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 has the maximum (810) battery life within this type of cameras.

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Canon M6 MII for specific forms of photography

The following chart presents a outline of the Canon M6 MII for specific forms of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Canon M6 MII Portrait photography factors

The Canon M6 MII gets a score of 85 which is excellent, and means the camera is a brilliant fit to use for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos plus the option to work with off-camera lighting.

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manual focus
MP count high (33MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
supports RAW files

Street photography with Canon M6 MII

Getting a exceptional rating of 81, the Canon M6 MII is a fantastic fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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screen tilts up and down
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
provides touch to focus
great ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization

Canon M6 MII Sports photography info

A above average sports photography rating of 73 suggests the Canon M6 MII is a very decent option for photographing sports. A camera really should have great focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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quiet shutter (1/16,000s)
great resolution (33 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
has phase detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
bad battery power (305 shots)

Canon M6 MII Travel photography advice

Weight is very critical when getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Canon M6 MII gets a above average 74 as a travelling camera which is a very decent fit to take with you on your vacations.

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supports bluetooth
offers touch to focus
fantastic resolution (33 megapixels)
flash built-in
terrible battery power (305 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly

Canon M6 MII Landscape photography details

For those who are planning to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon M6 MII and it's excellent score of 77 for a landscape camera is a wonderful option among its competitors.

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focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
resolution is excellent (33 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery power (305 shots)

Vlogging with Canon M6 MII

A vlogging camera really should have a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Canon M6 MII is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a terrible rating of 37.

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built-in touchscreen
offers face detection focusing
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has external microphone port
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization

Canon M6 MII Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the M6 MII, here is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall into the family of Advanced Mirrorless.

The diagram underneath shows you an overview of the M6 MII compared to it's top ranking rivals shown above.

There are a bunch of cameras you may take into account as alternate options. To browse through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Canon
Model
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Type
Advanced Mirrorless
Released
2019-08-28
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Processor Chip
DIGIC 8
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area
332.3mm²
Sensor resolution
33MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
6960 x 4640
RAW format
Max native ISO
25600
Max enhanced ISO
51200
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
143
Lens
Lens mount
Canon EF-M
Total lenses
23
Focal length multiplier
1.6
Screen
Type of screen
Tilting
Screen size
3 inch
Resolution of screen
1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution
2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
30 secs
Max shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Max silent shutter speed
1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
14.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
4.60 m (at ISO 100)
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize
1/200 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution
3840x2160
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
Yes (with USB-PD compatible chargers)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
408 grams (0.90 lb)
Physical dimensions
120 x 70 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.9")
Other
Battery life
305 pictures
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery model
LP-E17
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Card slots
Single
Launch price
$849