Canon EOS M6 is one of the best current mirrorless cameras because it has many better specs than most of its competitors. It is more affordable, has more features, is quicker, and is a more compact alternative.
Using Canon M6 in real life resulted in impressive images in all aspects, including image quality and performance.
To conclude our review, let us detail the workings of this camera to see how it stacks up and whether the features justify the investment.
It comes with a combination of the DIGIC 7 image processor and 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, which deliver fast camera performance and high sensitivity, which suits both images and videos. Secondly, it has a flexible ISO 100-25600 range, which can work in various lighting conditions.
The processing capabilities also reduce noise, resulting in notable clarity and leads to a fast seven-fps continuous shooting rate. Additionally, it has a Full HD 1080p video recording and a commendable fast camera startup time.
The processor also reduces interval times between each frame, giving a more efficient and intuitive shooting process.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
It sports a Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which provides smooth and quick focusing performance, similar to a camcorder’s acquisition of focus. Canon EOS M6 provides a dense and broad network of phase-detection gathering elements, which results in reduced focus hunting leading to more direct and quicker control of focus placement.
It makes it ideal, especially for shooting and tracking moving subjects, as the critical focus is achieved with each shot.
For shooting videos, there is a Movie Servo AF mode that allows smooth and natural focus when changing the distance or moving from one subject to another and has the skill to specify tracking sensitivity, Face Tracking priority, and AF speed.
As it has a Touch AF system, rack focus is possible by simply touching elements on the touchscreen to change focus intuitively.
It consists of a combination of IS, which uses built-in 5-axis digital image stabilization and lens-based image stabilization systems. Both combined can effectively reduce camera shake’s appearance, thus resulting in a sharper handheld shoot.
This also benefits videographers as it gives overall effective stabilization even when walking or moving. So, in the end, the chances of blur are minimized, and users don’t have to worry about the results getting ruined.
Body Design and connectivity
It boasts a large 3.0″ LCD screen with touch capability. This screen provides an intuitive way to control focus points, navigate menus, and to review imagery. This LCD also comes with a tilting design that rotates 180 degrees upwards and 45 degrees downwards, enabling users to work from both high and low angles.
It is also compatible with optional external EVF-DC2, thus providing eye-level monitoring. It has five function dials that allow intuitive settings adjustments. Each of these can be customized to give a more personalized control. Moreover, the M6 design has not comprised connectivity.
It offers in-built Wi-Fi and NFC, which enable wireless sharing of images and videos to linked gadgets like mobiles and tablets. It also has Bluetooth capability, which allows quick linking with smartphones and also provides remote control capabilities.
The battery life is also exceptional as it comes with an LP-E17 lithium-ion battery, which can run approximately 295 shots in one charge, and up to 425 shots if using Eco mode. Lastly, it also offers a manual pop-up flash, which results in additional illumination.
Summing it up, this camera is an all-rounder, and I found all the features I require. It fulfills my needs beautifully, and there was nothing to dislike. Only a few minor faults don’t matter much because the plethora of features provided cover up for them.
I think this camera is a perfect amalgamation of every photographer’s dream features, and it works beyond expectations. Thus I would rate it 5 out of 5, and I am not biased. The features truly justify it and make it praise-worthy!
For a second opinion about this product, you are invited to watch Ray Ortega‘s YouTube video:
- Lens Mount: Canon EF-M
- Camera Format: APS-C
- Actual Pixels: 25.8 Megapixel
- Effective Pixels: 24.2 Megapixel
- Max Resolution: 24 MP6000 x 4000
- Aspect Ratio: 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
- Sensor Type: CMOS,
- Sensor Size: 22.3 x 14.9 mm
- Audio: AAC LC
- File Formats: JPEG and RAW
- Movies: AVC/H.264, MP4
- Bit Depth: 14-Bit
- Dust Reduction System: Yes
- Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC
- Image Stabilization: Digital, 5-Way
- Video Clip Length: 29 Minutes 59 Seconds
- Audio Recording: Built-In Mic
- Focus Type: Auto and Manual Focus
- Focus Mode: Continuous-Servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S), Manual Focus (M),
- Autofocus Points: Phase Detection: 49
- Display Screen: 3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting (1,040,000) LCD
- ISO Sensitivity: Auto 100 to 6400
- Extended Mode: 100 to 25600
- Shutter speed: 30 to 1/4000 Second
- Remote Control: RS-60E3, RC-6, RA-E3
- Metering Method: Center-Weighted Average Metering, Partial Metering, Spot, Evaluative Metering,
- Metering Range: EV 1.0 to EV 20.0
- Exposure Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
- Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
- Built-in Flash: Yes
- Guide No: 16.4′ / 5 m ISO100
- Max Sync Speed: 1 / 200 Second
- Flash Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
- Dedicated Flash System: eTTL
- External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
- Start-Up Time: 1 second
- Self-Timer: 10 Seconds
- Wi-Fi Capable: Yes
- Battery: 1 x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
- Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
- Humidity: 0 to 85%
- Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.8″ / 112.0 x 68.0 x 44.5 mm (W x H x D)
- Weight: 390 g / 13.76 oz. with (battery and memory card included)
What’s in the box?
- Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
- LP-E17 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
- LC-E17 Charger for LP-E17 Battery Pack
- R-F-4 Camera Cover (Body Cap) for EOS M Mirrorless Camera
- EM-300DB Strap
- Terminal Cover
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
- Excellent Build quality
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- Tilting LCD with touch capability
- Polished user interface
- Quick startup
- The excellent high ISO performance
- Exceptional color and hue accuracy
- Fine Detail Picture Style
- In-camera HDR mode
- Single-shot autofocus is high-speed
- Pre-focused shutter lag is low
- Limited lens selection
- Lacking in video features and limited to 1080p
- Focus struggles in dim light
- 4K UHD video recording is not there
- The headphone jack is missing
- Weak flash
For me, the M6 by Canon is a very suitable mirrorless camera because it is compact yet powerful and has the best combination of Canon’s performance and portability and to date.
M6 is more popular amongst its competitors because not only does it have a built-in electronic viewfinder, but it remains compact and lightweight without sacrificing image quality and performance.
That is why it is on my list of favs, and I happily recommend it to everyone. It sure as hell performs and needs to become a part of your kit if you wish to take your images to a whole new level!