Canon R6 II

Canon EOS R6 Mark II front
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 102400 (Push to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 680g - 138 x 98 x 88mm
  • Announced November 2022
  • Replaced the Canon R6
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon R6 II summary

Canon R6 II is Canon's Pro Mirrorless digital camera first revealed on November of 2022. It has a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.

Canon introduced this model to update the older Canon R6 (Read Full Comparison)

The R6 II is placed #13 out of 65 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over-all #13 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our database. You should check our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your customized criteria.

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Canon R6 II history

The Canon R6 II is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-R6-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon R6 II24MPFull frame12.0 fps2022
Canon-EOS-R5-C front thumbnailCanon R5 C
R6 II vs R5 C
45MPFull frame12.0 fps2022
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Canon-EOS-R3 front thumbnailCanon R3
R6 II vs R3
24MPFull frame12.0 fps2021
Canon-EOS-R6 front thumbnailCanon R6
R6 II vs R6
20MPFull frame12.0 fps2020
Canon-EOS-R5 front thumbnailCanon R5
R6 II vs R5
45MPFull frame12.0 fps2020
Canon-EOS-RP front thumbnailCanon RP
R6 II vs RP
26MPFull frame5.0 fps2019
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Canon-EOS-R front thumbnailCanon R
R6 II vs R
30MPFull frame8.0 fps2018

Canon R6 II Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon R6 II based on criterias which are generally considered useful in a digital camera.

above average high ISO (102,400)
above average minimum ISO (100)
comes with HDMI socket
comes with headphone socket
comes with microphone socket
environment proof
features focus via touch
focusing manually
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
has face detect autofocus
has tracking focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Full frame)
pretty good screen size (3.00")
screen articulates fully
selfie friendly screen
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
supports bluetooth
supports phase detect autofocus
supports RAW files
swap lenses (Canon RF mount)
touchscreen functionality
two card slots
very good screen resolution (1,620 thousand dots)
not so great battery pack (360 per charge)
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Canon R6 II Sensor details

The sensor size on the Canon R6 II is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 102400. This ISO can also be increased electronically to 50 to 204800. RAW format is saved so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath illustrates the R6 II's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The R6 II sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is presented in green.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon R6 II dimensions

Canon R6 II has a weight of 1.50 lbs (680 gr / 23.99 ounces) and features outer size of 138mm x 98mm x 88mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 3.5"). The weight of typical Pro Mirrorless camera is 724 gr and the Canon R6 II is very much the same compared to its competitors.

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Down below is a image of the Canon R6 II alongside a soft drink to help you have a sense of its scale.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II dimensions scale

The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the R6 II.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II topview buttons dials

Canon R6 II Lens specs

The R6 II works with the Canon RF mount and has 30 lenses to choose from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the R6 II.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samyang-MF-14mm-F2.8-RF lensSamyang MF 14mm F2.8 RF14mmf/2.8810g
Canon-RF-24-105mm-F4L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM24-105mmf/4 700g
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Samyang-MF-85mm-F1.4-RF lensSamyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF85mmf/1.4730g
Canon-RF-24-70mm-F2.8L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM24-70mmf/2.8 900g
Canon-RF-800mm-F11-IS-STM lensCanon RF 800mm F11 IS STM800mmf/11 1260g
Canon-RF-600mm-F4L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 600mm F4L IS USM600mmf/4 3090g
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Canon-RF-100-400mm-F5.6-8-IS-USM lensCanon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM100-400mmf/5.6-8 635g
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Canon R6 II Connectivity

The R6 II has the following connectivity:

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

Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send files and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.

A few applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Canon R6 II Video specs

The max video resolution on the Canon R6 II is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 file format. 2160p offers an excellent resolution for video recording. You can easily crop to 1080p to get better results. Be mindful of the massive file sizes and ensure you have got good SD cards that have fast write speeds. The body does feature both headphone and microphone socket making it very valuable while capturing audio.

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Canon R6 II Weather Sealing

Canon R6 II has got environment proofing which makes it a very good candidate to use for rough climates. This can be particularly helpful when you are not sure about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.

Canon R6 II Screen and Viewfinder

The Canon R6 II has a 3.00 inch fully articulated screen supporting a resolution of 1,620 thousand dots.

The screen is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and even group shots if needed. Additionally the screen is touch friendly so you can easily set focus points as well as change settings by using your fingertips.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Canon R6 II are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 3,690 thousand dots
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.76x

Viewfinders can be rather helpful for sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.

Canon R6 II Shutter specs

Canon R6 II has the ability to shoot continuously at 12.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Beware that the electronic shutter may result in "rolling shutter" in certain lighting conditions.

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Canon R6 II Flash and Hot shoe specs

Canon R6 II includes external flash support but does not include built in flash. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.

Canon R6 II Autofocus specs

Canon R6 II includes both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detection making it helpful for people photography.

The AF system has 4897 focus points to pick from. Canon R6 II has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to switch where you focus. It also includes Tracking AF for subjects that move. Canon R6 II can use manual focus in case it is needed for low light or you want to have more accurate focus control.

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Canon R6 II Battery life

The battery pack (LP-E6NH) in the Canon R6 II is built to last for 360 clicks with respect to the CIPA requirements which is less compared with its competitors. The usual Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 459. Olympus E-M1X features the maximum (870) battery life for this range of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Canon R6 II for specific styles of photography

The following illustration gives a summary of the Canon R6 II for specific styles of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Canon R6 II

The Canon R6 II receives a rating of 88 which is fantastic, and means the camera is a outstanding fit to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support & ability to utilize external flash.

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has manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
features face detection focus
supports RAW formats

Street photography with Canon R6 II

With a outstanding points tally of 79, the Canon R6 II is a superb choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
boasts focus via touch
weather proofing
very good ISO range (102,400)

Sports photography with Canon R6 II

A superb sports photography points total of 84 suggests the Canon R6 II is a brilliant option for photographing sports. A camera needs to have good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
has phase detect auto focus
not so great battery pack (360 shots)

Travel photography with Canon R6 II

Size is very critical when choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Canon R6 II gets a nice 73 as a travel camera which is a very decent fit for your vacations.

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weather proofing
supports bluetooth
offers touch focus
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly screen
not so great battery pack (360 shots)

Canon R6 II Landscape photography highlights

If you're looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon R6 II and it's wonderful rating of 83 for a landscape camera is a terrific option within the current market.

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you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon RF mount)
pretty good screen size (3.00")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (24 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
good ISO range (102,400)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
has dual storage slots
bad battery life (360 per charge)

Canon R6 II Vlogging advice

A camera for vlogging ought to have a articulating display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Canon R6 II is a outstanding fit as a vlog camera as it receives a outstanding score of 80.

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screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detection focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have external microphone port

Canon R6 II Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the R6 II, here is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall into the category of Pro Mirrorless.

The line graph underneath shows you a summary of the R6 II versus it's top ranking competitors suggested earlier.

There are more cameras you might take into account as alternatives. To go through a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Pro Mirrorless
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Full frame
Sensor measurements
36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW files
Max native ISO
Max enhanced ISO
Min native ISO
Min enhanced ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
Canon RF
Total lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of screen
Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal
Screen resolution
1,620 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
3,690 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
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
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Max silent shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash options
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
680 grams (1.50 lbs)
Physical dimensions
138 x 98 x 88mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 3.5")
Battery life
360 images
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Dual SD slots (UHS-II supported)
Card slots
Price at release