The new EOS R6 is the more affordable little sister to the bigger, more expensive EOS R5, and though it lacks a few of its sibling’s features, it more than packs a punch.
A step up from the EOS R, the EOS R6 takes its heritage and runs with it. The new Dual Pixel AF system is identical to the autofocus found in the EOS R5, and also bears the same DIGIC X processor for better image quality on this full-frame sensor. Being able to shoot at 4K 60FPS is a great move for users that want to upgrade from their older mirrorless or DSLR kit. So let’s take a look at why you might want to make the EOS R6 your next purchase.
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Thanks to the DIGIC X processor the R6 is set to have improved noise reduction capability over the EOS R. The R5 has the same processor, but due to the lower resolution of the R6 (20MP) it may even do better in low light, because as we’ve seen time and again, the more photosites on a sensor, the better it is at picking up noise.
4K UHD Movie Recording
Great for Selfies
Vloggers love the Canon variangle screen because they can view themselves in the frame whilst shooting - something that most Nikon cameras can’t do. The R6’s variangle is also a touchscreen and that makes things easier to set up while recording as you’re less reliant on operating the settings using the buttons on the rear of the camera body.
Fantastic for Low Light Shooting
Able to shoot down to EV -6 it matches the ability of the R5 for low light shooting ability. However, it trounces the R5 when it comes to ISO range at 100-102400 (L:50, H1: 204800) which at its highest setting is double the R5 which only reaches 51200, or H1:102400.
There's plenty more for Canon shooters to love about the EOS R6, but with this whole host of incredible features at a very reasonable price tag, see's the EOS R6 sitting well in amongst the current Canon mirrorless ecosystem.