Canon EOS R6 Gets 90% Overall Score and Gold Award at DPReview

DPReview has published their Canon EOS R6 review and test results: The Canon EOS R6 mirrorless camera gets an amazing 90% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Key specifications:

  • 20MP Dual Pixel CMOS Sensor
  • In-body stabilization rated at up to 8EV of correction
  • Dual Pixel AF II with AI-trained subject tracking and 100% AF coverage
  • 20 fps shooting with e-shutter, 12 fps mechanical
  • UHD 4K shooting at up to 60p, 1080 at up to 120p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording in either C-Log or HDR PQ
  • 10-bit HDR photos in HEIF format
  • 3.68M dot EVF
  • 1.62M dot fully-articulated rear touchscreen
  • New battery rated at around 380 shots per charge (EVF)

Things we like:

  • Excellent image quality in both Raw and JPEG
  • Superb ergonomics
  • Good dynamic range
  • Decent resolution, despite pixel count
  • Clever HDRTV-ready HEIF mode
  • Impressive burst shooting rates (12 and 20 fps, depending on mode)
  • Autofocus is very good and requireslittle setup, especially with human or animal subjects
  • Reasonable battery life
  • Highly detailed video footage with 10-bit HDR or Log capabilities
  • Sensible separation of stills and video settings, enabling quick switching
  • In-camera USB charging (with high-current devices)
  • Separate charger included with camera

Things we don’t:

  • Rolling shutter can detract from excellent looking video
  • Some features (such as HDR PQ) aren’t easily accessible
  • Non-optional noise reduction applied to Raws
  • Any use of camera cuts into video recording times (making video shooting unpredictable)
  • AF setup can get complex if you need chase the perfect response

Conclusion from DPReview:
The Canon EOS R6 offers much of the capability of the EOS-1D X III in an enthusiast-level mirrorless body. It’s only a 20MP camera but one that can produce great results across a huge range of photographic challenges. The tendency to overheat if used before shooting video undermines its appeal for people shooting video and stills together, but the footage is best-in-class if you can work around this limitation. A superb photographers’ camera, even if it’s not quite the perfect hybrid model.
Numerous retailers will be shipping out the first batch of the Canon EOS R6 cameras on August 27. So hope you can receive your Canon EOS R6 camera today or tomorrow.
Canon EOS R6 body: $2,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R6 with 24-105mm f/4-7.1 Lens: $2,899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R6 with 24-105mm f/4L Lens: $3,599 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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You can read the full review at DPReview.