Canon has announced the new 6D Mark II, which features significant upgrades over its predecessor and plans to ship the camera body mid July. The EOS 6d Mark II offers improved resolution, wireless connectivity, better autofocusing, a flip-out touchscreen LCD monitor, and an expanded ISO range. This new camera body is set to retail at $1,999.00, but may be purchased with lens kits including the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM for $3,099.00 and the 5/3.5-5.6 version of the lens for $2,599.00
Canon EOS 6D Mark II highlights:
- 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
- Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–40000
- Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
- Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS Capability
- High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.5 fps
- Dust- & Water-resistant
- HD 1080p Video 60 Frames
The new 6D Mark II boasts 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor over the former 2012 model 6D’s 20.2 Megapixel sensor. The 6D line has been popular for photographers wanting an affordable stepup into Full-frame bodies. The original EOS 6D was the first Canon DSLR to feature GPS functions and built in Wi-Fi capabilities, which geotag images and allow files to be uploaded directly to Facebook, YouTube, or Canon Image Gateway; transferred to external devices; or even sent to be printed on a Wi-Fi enabled Canon printer. The new Wi-Fi capabilities also allowed remote control and viewing from many smartphone models.
The EOS 6D Mark II bolsters an impressive list of features to allow photographers to get the perfect shot they’re looking for.