It has now been over two years since Canon first released the EOS R5 and EOS R6 and showed the world they were extremely serious about competing in the professional mirrorless camera space. As such, it is about time for that first generation of cameras to move to their next iterations. It looks as if that will happen relatively soon, as specifications for the EOS R6 Mark II have emerged.
Canon Rumors is reporting that the EOS R6 Mark II is imminent, and it will bring with it the following specs:
- 24-megapixel sensor
- In-body image stabilization
- 4K 60p video with Canon Log 3/HDR PQ and Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- 12 fps continuous bursts using the mechanical shutter
- Dual SD/SDHC card slots
While these specifications certainly seem a bit pedestrian in terms of how much of a step forward they are from the original EOS R6, I strongly suspect the sensor in the Mark II will be the one from the EOS R3, and that alone would be a big step forward in quality. The EOS R6 strikes a good do-it-all balance, and I'm sure Canon doesn't want to upset that too much and risk cannibalizing sales of cameras like the EOS R5. One key aspect, price, is still missing, but if the company can keep it at or below $2,500, it will probably be a popular camera. Hopefully, we'll hear more soon!