You want more control of your photography and want to start shooting high-resolution photos - the Canon EOS 6D Mark II can be your first step in full-frame photography.
If you primarily shoot with your smartphone or already own a decent mirrorless/DSLR camera, know that there’s nothing that can match the high-quality photographs taken with a full-frame camera. From end-to-end resolution, great low-light performance with low noise, and beautiful (and natural) bokeh, a full-frame camera delivers the best images for your next project or Instagram profile.
The first Canon EOS 6D was the best introduction for first-timers stepping into the world of full-frame photography, and now the photography giant’s latest reimagining - the Canon EOS 6D Mark II - follows on that same idea. We tried and tested the new camera in gorgeous Tokyo Disneysea, to show you why this should be your first full-frame camera to boost your photography game.
1. High-resolution photography in your hands
Have a look at these photographs taken with the Canon EOS 6D Mark II - using a full-frame camera means you shoot with close to the highest resolution possible handheld, with no lost details and great dynamic range throughout the shot, corner to corner. Even under low light, the full-frame Canon EOS 6D Mark II doesn’t miss a mark - the faintest glow is captured with a high (and actually usable) ISO, as seen in the above detailed landscape shots.
Pair the Canon EOS 6D Mark II with an EF 24–105mm f/4L lens for maximum photography resolution no matter the distance of your subject, or make your portraits shine bright when you affix the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L lens for picturesque, creamy bokeh on a full-frame camera no smartphone can simulate as beautifully. There's also no crop factor so you get the maximum angle-of-view for your landscape shots with just about any of Canon’s wide-angle lenses.
Plus you don’t have to stop shooting no matter the climate - the weather-sealed body means you can shoot in the rain just like top-notch DSLRs.
We haven't even touched upon the camera's high ISO capability yet: this clear shot of the Mermaid Lagoon in Disneysea was shot at ISO 12800, turning night into day.
2. Easy to carry along
For some shoots, you'll need to be light on your feet, like when you're walking about the entire Tokyo Disneysea.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is easily carried, along with a small tripod, for cool long-exposure photos like this shot.
While it’s slightly bigger than the original Canon EOS 6D, the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is actually the world's’s lightest full-frame DSLR - and it’s at least 15% lighter than Canon’s top APS-C sensor camera. Combined with Canon’s best prime lenses like the EF 50mm f/1.2L, it’s the perfect weight to accompany you on just about any photography project you’re looking to start.
Even with a large zoom lens attached, you won't feel like a pack mule. Just slide the Canon EOS 6D Mark II into your backpack and you’re set.
3. Vari-angle touchscreen for interesting perspectives
Looking to push your macro photography into full-frame or simply want to try to shoot the world from a different perspective? You’ll be happy to know that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the first Canon full-frame DSLR to come with an articulated, vari-angle LCD screen. This is the perfect feature if you’re already used to one on your previous camera, or if you feel annoyed when you can’t see the screen on your smartphone when shooting from different angles.
Get down low to capture beautiful flora (and tiny fauna), or try pointing your camera from above to snap a entire crowd of people in the frame. You can also try shooting something from a completely different perspective - there are many possibilities when you think outside the box.
Combined with the live view touchscreen, it’s easy to get the shot you desire. Just tap on your subject onscreen and the camera does the rest. If you’re not a fan of touchscreen shooting, you can disable the function or set it to touchscreen AF only, and let the shutter button do the job.
4. Connect to your devices
Whether you’re the kind to post on Instagram every day or simply maintain a photography blog to proudly display your portfolio of cool bugs, the Canon EOS 6D Mark II can easily connect to your device of choice to add the final touches to your photograph on your preferred editing platform.
Not only can you transfer your photos straight into your Android or iOS smartphone, your smartphone can double as a remote to control your camera for off-hand shooting. Download the Camera Connect App, then head to the connectivity settings on your new camera to pair them together.
For PC and Mac users (especially owners of the latter without a proper USB port), the WiFi connectivity to your computer is seamless. Just head to Canon’s website and download the EOS utility app - the camera knows when your computer’s connected to it, and the app automatically boots up. Transfer your photos to your favourite directory and you’re set.
5. And dabble in a little video
Full-frame photography is where the power of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is at, but those curious about shooting videos should know this camera will help you take more-than-decent videos as well.
The camera shoots in 4K in time-lapse mode, and its inbuilt 5-axis stabilisation makes it a great starter shooter if you’re starting to dip your toes into videography. Shoot panoramic videos of Mickey and friends marching though Tokyo Disneysea or narrate your experience on the Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull ride - it’s all just a turn of a switch away.