Tony Northrup made a mistake. In this new video he explains why now he believes the Canon 6D Mark II is the best vlogging camera of all time.
Has the Internet been too tough on the 6D Mark II? Even Fstoppers has published a few unfavorable articles on the camera. But Northrup makes a case for why in fact this camera outshines the competition when it comes to self-filming videos; something he didn’t recognize until changing up the style of his YouTube video productions.
In the video above, Northrup explains how the Micro Four Thirds Panasonic GH5 wasn’t up to the task citing slow autofocus performance during video recording. And even after switching to the APS-C Canon 77D with Dual Pixel AF, there was something to be desired. Finally settling on the full-frame 6D Mark II with Canon’s 24mm f/1.4 lens, he rediscovered a great new purpose in this supposed flop.
The reality of what this shows is that reviewers have a bias towards how they themselves shoot and what they personally value in a camera. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that when those biases are made clear to the audience. In Northrup’s case, it wasn’t until he saw the camera in a different light that its supreme vlogging abilities became clear to him. I respect that an effort was made to update his stance with such a controversial camera.