If you’ve been searching for the perfect camera for aviation sports, wildlife and portrait photography, your quest is over. With the Canon EOS R6, photographers and filmmakers can take their creativity up a gear with this fast, sensitive full-frame mirrorless EOS, and will enjoy results that are every bit as innovative as the camera itself.
Whatever you shoot, however you shoot it, the EOS R6 will have you falling in love with photography all over again. Its blistering speed, low-light sensitivity, up to 8-stop image stabilisation* and 4K 60p video will enable you to capture the moment and add a new dimension to your visual story telling.
Faster than fast, in silence
Capture the perfect decisive moment, shooting 20 megapixel photos at up to 20 fps1 with a silent electronic shutter or 12fps with a mechanical shutter, both with tracking AF.
The ultimate content creation machine
Master your filmmaking with the EOS R6’s ground-breaking video capabilities. Capture superb footage at 4K/60p with 10-bit colour and comprehensive Eye/Face/Body/Animal detection autofocus.
The image quality your creativity deserves
Enjoy the perfect balance of resolution, dynamic range and low noise. A state-of-the-art 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC X processor allow new levels of low-light performance, with maximum ISO 102,400 sensitivity and up to 8-stops of image stabilisation2
Intelligent focusing for the ultimate sharpness
Capture fast action with confidence: the EOS R6’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system can focus in as little as 0.05s3. Up to 6072 selectable AF areas cover the frame, recognising and tracking faces and eyes in humans, cats, dogs and birds in both stills and movie modes.
A camera you can connect with
The EOS R6 links to your smart devices with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so it’s easy to share photos with your on-line audience and upload to our image.canon cloud service. You can control the camera remotely for alternative viewpoints.
Lens Full time manual support
Refine or override the focus manually when in AF mode without having to flick a switch. Popular with users of older EF USM lenses this feature has been reimagined for RF lenses and their newer generation of focusing motors.
Powerful image stabilisation for new ways of shooting
The EOS R6 features a five-axis in-body Image Stabilizer (IBIS) that provides up to 8 stops of protection from camera shake even when shooting with lenses that do not have their own optical IS.
The In-Body Image Stabilizer sensor provides roll, X-Y and pitch-yaw correction, so all EF and RF lenses benefit from this new 5-axis correction. However, when a compatible IS-equipped RF lens is fitted, the camera and lens stabilisation systems combine, compensating for pitch-yaw movement together and creating an intelligent image stabilisation system that delivers an incredible 8-stop advantage2.
New levels of realism from an electronic viewfinder
The EOS R6’s electronic viewfinder refreshes at up to 120 frames per second and features no fewer than 3.69 million dots. The result is a staggering realistic view of the world that will have you feeling totally immersed in the scene – as if there is nothing between you and your subject. Of course, this state-of-the-art EVF also previews factors such as white balance, depth of field and Picture Style, so you’ll always know what you’re shooting.
AF and subject tracking powered by deep-learning AI
The EOS ITR AF X AF system in the EOS R6 has been programmed using a deep-learning AI, originally developed for our ground-breaking EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera. In Face/Eye detection mode, the system recognises faces accurately, including those in profile when only one eye is visible. This ensures subjects are kept razor sharp, even when moving unpredictably and depth of field is shallow. And if a person turns away for a moment, their head or body continues to be tracked so that their face is sharp when they turn back towards the camera.
Furthermore, the EOS R6’s deep-learning AI has been programmed with the ability to recognise and track cats, dogs and birds – focusing on either their bodies, faces or eyes. This makes photographing wildlife easier than ever before, especially subjects such as birds in flight.
This class-leading AF system can focus in as little as 0.05sec3 and in light levels as low as -6.5 EV4 giving you the confidence you need to capture superb results.
A more powerful battery
The EOS R6 is powered by a more powerful new LP-E6NH battery, which adds approximately 14% more capacity than the older LP-E6N battery.
LP-E6NH batteries can be charged using the supplied battery charger or in-camera via the USB C 3.1 connection alongside Canon’s PD-E1 power adapter or a power source with power delivery (PD) capabilities.
The BG-R10 battery grip is also available, which can accommodate two batteries at once for extended shooting times.
Older LP-E6 and LP-E6N batteries are compatible with the EOS R6, although the very fastest shooting rates and in-camera charging are not available when using the LP-E6.
R6 SPECS AT A GLANCE
- 20 megapixel full-frame sensor With wide dynamic range and low noise.
- DIGIC X processor
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF II For responsive AF performance and next-level image quality.Focuses quickly, tracking moving subjects with confidence.
- Up to 8-stop IS Shoot handheld with very low shutter speeds.
- ISO 102,400 Incredible sensitivity in low-light conditions.
- Up to 20fps silent shooting Capture the decisive moment, even when shooting the fastest subjects.
- 4K/60p or Full HD 120p video Amazing image quality for your filmmaking projects.
- Wi-Fi Remote camera control and wireless image transfer.
- BluetoothAlways-on wireless link to your smart device.
1Maximum continuous shooting rate (12fps, 20fps)
Electronic shutter up to approx. 20 fps with AF/AE tracking: Applies to some RF/EF lenses, when the aperture is fully open. See Canon’s official website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed varies depending on the shutter speed, aperture setting, aperture condition during continuous shooting, subject conditions, brightness (especially in dim conditions), and type of lens. Mechanical shutter up to approx. 12 fps with AF/AE tracking: When using RF lenses and some EF lenses. See Canon’s official website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed varies in up to 3 stages, depending on the battery type, remaining battery charge, number of batteries, lens in use, temperature, setting of the built-in Wi-Fi (On/Off), and whether or not you are using a battery grip and WFT unit, DC coupler or USB power adapter. In addition to the above factors, the maximum burst shooting speed may decrease due to shutter speed, aperture, flash usage, flicker reduction processing, subject conditions, brightness (especially in a dark place).
2Up to 8-Stops IS
8-stops based on the CIPA standard with RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM at a focal length of 105mm.
3The World’s fastest AF focusing speed of 0.05 sec
Among interchangeable lens digital mirrorless cameras incorporating 35mm full frame equivalent image sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane and contrast detection AF. EOS R6’s AF speed is the same as that of the EOS R, EOS RP and EOS R5. Available in the market as of 9th of July 2020. (Based on Canon’s Research). Calculated based on the resulting AF speed measured according to the CIPA guidelines. (Varies depending on the shooting conditions and the lenses used.) Internal measurement method. [Measurement conditions] Focusing brightness: EV 12 (room temperature, ISO 100) Shooting mode: M, Lens used: RF24-105mm F4L IS USM (at focal length of 24mm), Still photo shooting with shutter button operation, AF method: 1-point AF (with Center AF point), AF operation: One-Shot AF
During still photo shooting, with an f/1.2 lens, Centre AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO100. Excluding RF lenses with Defocus Smoothing Coating