Build and handling
- Compact design with new sturdy grip
- No viewfinder included – optional one available
- Tilting touch-sensitive screen
The small size of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II belies what it’s capable of under the hood, with Canon packing an impressive array of specs into the relatively unassuming-looking body.
A new grip helps the M6 Mark II to feel noticeably sturdier than its predecessor, although it’s still nice and light at just 408g. There’s no built-in viewfinder, which will be a negative for some traditionalists, but for those coming from a smartphone it’ll be less of an issue – and if you do need one, the detachable EVF-DC2 finder is available as an optional extra.
The 1.04 million-dot tilting LCD screen is the same as the panel on the first-gen M6. This pivots to face all the way forward for selfies, as well as angling down to 45 degrees for shooting from high angles.
Despite its small size, the M6 Mark II is well populated with dials and buttons for adjusting settings, all of which are clustered on the right-hand side of the camera, making it easy to control with one hand.
On the top plate are a trio of dials. There’s a mode dial which highlights all the typical self-loader and manual modes, close by some accommodating programmed, scene and custom modes, while circling the screen discharge button at the front is a looking over dial which can be utilized for various capacities relying upon which mode you’re utilizing – gap when you’re in opening need mode for instance.
The third dial, towards the back of the top plate, can be modified by means of a capacity button in its inside, and is helpful for rolling out fast improvements to settings, for example, ISO, white equalization, and centering mode.
On the back of the camera are a gathering of catches which are for the most part plain as day; these incorporate a Q button than empowers you to change key settings through a brisk menu, and a switch for flicking between manual concentration and self-adjust.
The way things are, there aren’t a colossal measure of local Canon EF-M focal points – we’ve been trying the EOS M6 Mark II with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 pack focal point, which is a decent focal point to begin with, despite the fact that you may rapidly find that you hunger for something with a more extensive opening, or potentially a more extended central length.
You can utilize the M6 Mark II with any current EF or EF-S focal point by means of Canon’s discretionary EF-EOS mount connector, in spite of the fact that doing so will in general make the general blend marginally imbalanced gratitude to the camera’s little size, so we wouldn’t especially prescribe it.
- Up to 5,481 AF points
- 143 automatic AF areas
- Up to 88 x 100% coverage depending on lens
Contrasted with the first M6, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II has a bewildering sounding 5481, yet don’t stress – you won’t be relied upon to look through that many. Generally, it just implies that you can tap practically anyplace on the screen to choose a self-adjust point. In the event that you leave the camera to make a determination, it will do so utilizing 143 auto AF territories.
Centering from the M6 Mark II is amazingly quick – there’s no sticking around here. In great light, the camera will bolt onto focuses with amazing pace and exactness. In low light you may locate there’s a touch of chasing, however it’s unfathomably uncommon for a bogus affirmation of center to be introduced.
One of the feature highlights of this camera is 14fps shooting (see the Performance area for additional on that), with self-adjust working in the middle of each shot, making the camera perfect for games and activity photography. The hit rate is really amazing: insofar as you’re following a moving subject that isn’t excessively flighty, the M6 Mark II works superbly of staying aware of the activity (and remember that we tried the camera with the 15-45mm pack focal point – different optics may convey far better execution).