Canon Debuts EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera

Canon Debuts EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera


Melville, NY—Designed with the advanced enthusiast photographer in mind, the new mirrorless, interchangeable-lens EOS M6 features Canon’s 24.2MP APS-C CMOS image sensor. The sensor works with the Digic 7 processor to help deliver sharp, high-resolution images even in low-light situations. Also utilized by the M6 is Canon’s superfast Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology with phase detection.

Canon EOS M6 with optional EVF-DC2

The compact M6 provides five DSLR-like dials for control and customization, as well as access to the entire lineup of Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses. Specs state the camera offers high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7 fps; 9 fps with AF lock. It has a native ISO range of 100–25,600. In addition to high-res images, the M6 captures Full HD video at 60 fps.

Other M6 features include built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a combination IS system. It employs in-camera five-axis digital image stabilization to help reduce camera shake even when recording video. When shooting with a compatible lens with IS, the M6 will leverage both the optical IS in the lens as well as the in-camera digital IS through a combination IS system.

Canon EOS M6 LCD

Additionally, the camera’s 3-inch, touch-screen LCD tilts approximately 180º up and 45º down for easy use when surfing menus, composing an image, viewing images and videos or even taking a selfie.

The Canon EOS M6 will come in both black and silver models in April. It will have an SRP of $779.99 body only. It will also be sold in body-and-lens kits with the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens for $899.99, and with the EF-M 18–150mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM lens for $1,279.99.

“The new Canon EOS M6 camera and optional EVF-DC2 are ideal for expert and advanced amateur photographers looking for an easy, take-anywhere camera as well as a great choice for passionate image creators wanting to step-up to produce high-quality images and videos that are easily shareable,” added Yuichi Ishizuka. “It is with great passion that Canon continues to deliver variety to image makers across all skill levels and professional needs.”

Canon EVF-DC2

Canon EVF-DC2

Debuting with the M6 is the EVF-DC2 optional external electronic viewfinder, boasting approximately 2.36 million dots. The new EVF is both smaller and lighter than the previous model.

The cylindrical style EVF has a dioptic adjustment ring on the outside. It attaches to the camera’s accessory shoe and is available in black and silver. A firmware update is necessary to use the EVF-DC2 on models other than the EOS M6. It will retail for $199.99.

CS100 Firmware Update

Canon also announced the CS100 firmware update for the Canon Connect Station CS100 and a mobile app. The EOS M6 will be compatible with the CS100. The hub gives consumers a way to quickly and easily store, manage, view and share photos and videos wirelessly.

The CS100 firmware update makes the hub compatible with select Canon and non-Canon cameras, with a wider range of supported file formats. It also adds support for video playback of computer-edited movies as well as improves smartphone connectivity and compatibility.