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A First Look at the Canon 6D Mark II Camera

Canon recently released both the 6D Mark II and SL2 cameras. The 6D Mark II was particularly anticipated, as it is Canon's cheapest and lightest full-frame DSLR. Here's a helpful and practical first look at the newest DSLR in the Canon family.

Kaiman Wong recently had a chance to play with the new Canon 6D Mark II. With 45 cross-type AF points, a fully articulating screen, improved burst speed, and dual pixel autofocus, it's an intriguing option for those looking to break into the full frame world. Of course, it's missing features to distinguish it from the 5D Mark IV, most notably 4K and a second card slot. The original 6D was my first full-frame camera, and I personally loved it, mostly because it gave me an entry into full frame at an affordable price point with a great sensor. The 6D Mark II contains some upgrades I would have definitely appreciated (most notably the AF system) and while some may bemoan its limitations, I suspect it will be a great first (or portable backup) pro-level camera for many who are already in the Canon system, so long as said limitations don't bother them too much. For those who aren't heavily invested in any particular system, options like the Sony a7 II and Nikon D750 make it a more difficult choice. Watch the video above to get more of a sense of what it's like to shoot with. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Next should be a related video of canon driving their business into oblivion. The Nokia of camera manufacturers.

Well, with all that snafus, I now feel better. I thought these kind of disappointments only apply to us Nikon users.

Canon just seems to be struggling! Most of their recent updates to gear just seem pretty underwhelming.