If you have bought Canon EOS M5 recently, you might be disappointed to know that Canon’s EOS M6 is now on Pre-Order. However, from my understanding, M5 and M6 will continue to sell as they are considered as different. Check out how you can pre-order Canon EOS M6 now.
For your information, EOS M6 does not come with EVF. You have to purchase it as an accessory. And the M6’s tilt screen flips upwards (M5 flips downwards). Overall, the outlook of M6 is nicer than M5 (my opinion). Here are more details on how you can pre-order.
The EOS M6 is available for pre-order between 14th March – 20th March 2017. Individuals who pre-order during this period would be entitled to the following promotional freebie – EOS M Lens Adapter (without Tripod Mount) + Manfrotto NX-SB1 camera bag, worth more than $200. Pre-orders can be made either through Canon Authorised Dealers, or through the Canon e-shop.
I realized that I forgot to share the news of Canon EOS M6 on TechieLobang. You can check out M5 Press Release here. So sorry about it. Here is the official Press Release, which includes pricing information and specifications.
Canon offers speedy Dual Pixel CMOS AF and large APS-C sensor for daily shooting
Powered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the compact and lightweight Canon EOS M6 boasts of high sensitivity 24.2 megapixel, APS-C sensor and latest image processor to deliver high precision for polished perfection
SINGAPORE, 15 February 2017 – Canon today announced the launch of the EOS M6, the latest addition to its mirrorless range of cameras designed as a modern all-rounder reflecting the best balance of convenient portability and easy functionality. Equipped with advanced technologies which are adopted from the professional EOS range cameras, the compact-size EOS M6 weighs approximately 390 grams (including the body, battery and card) and achieves high speed and a sharply precise AF that is capable of capturing fast moving subjects in still or videos. Available in sophisticated black graphite and vintage silver and black combination, the EOS M6 packs a punch with the new APS-C sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor to deliver high image clarity with low noise levels.
“The compact-sized EOS M6 excels in having a good balance of imaging power and convenience, making it a desirable camera of choice for users who relish the versatility of mirrorless photography. With Canon’s dual pixel CMOS AF technology, significant enhancements in AF speed and precision tracking enables users to capture superb quality pictures and videos without the associated bulk.” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. “Coupled with a comprehensive line-up of interchangeable lenses, users will now have more avenues to flex their creative muscles and develop their artistic flair.”
Rapid and precise AF performance with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Equipped with 24.2-Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor, the EOS M6 delivers crisp image quality with low noise. Powered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF with approximately 24.2 million phase-difference sensors, AF is possible on approximately an 80% x 80% area of the focal plane’s entire surface. This enables fast and accurate tracking when shooting stills and videos, even when the subject is positioned at the edges of the frame. The touch AF further facilitates efficiency when conducting focus adjustments especially during macro and portrait shoots. Additionally, minute adjustments of the AF frame can also be done effortlessly through the controller wheel in the magnified view for accurate and precise focus.
The improved noise reduction performance as enabled by the DIGIC 7 image processor expands the normal ISO speed range from 100 to 25600. This notable improvement ensures sharp and crisp image quality even when shooting in low-light conditions.
Full HD at 60p is supported, allowing the EOS M6 to capture smooth and beautiful footage. With the combination of Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology and STM lens, the EOS M6 allow users to achieve fast and accurate tracking during video shooting to achieve cinematographic effects without introducing mechanical noises generated by the lens motor during auto-focusing.
The EOS M6 also features Combination IS with in-camera 5-axis image stabilization through a compatible lens. Combination IS leverages optical IS and in-camera digital IS to help create seamless videos. Additionally, the DIGIC 7 image processor makes the 5-axis image stabilization possible even with lenses that do not contain IS due to the independent in-camera image stabilization that reduces camera shake during video shoots.
Intuitive user experience with improved ergonomics
With a 3.0” touch panel LCD screen that tilts 180 degrees upwards and 45 degrees downwards, users have the flexibility of taking photos from different angles with ease. The quick dial controls also simplify adjustments even while on foot as settings can be switched around quickly without needing to toggle back to the menu screen. This provides a significant improvement to the levels of comfort and freedom for users, especially when shooting in manual mode.
With a screen size of 0.39” and approximately 2.36 million dots OLED panel, the optional electronic viewfinder (EVF-DC2) is comparably smaller and lighter than the conventional EVFs. For the user, the EVF reflects a highly accurate image representation of what is seen by the camera sensor without interference from glare. The EVF-DC2 is compatible with selected Canon camera models such as PowerShot G1 X Mark II, PowerShot G3 X and EOS M3.
Seamless with Bluetooth Low Energy technology
With Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, users can transfer images and videos from the camera to the smart devices and upload them onto the Canon Image Gateway, social media platforms and cloud storage. And by using the Canon Camera Connect app, users have real-time control of camera settings such as shutter speed, focus selection and self-timer and more.
In addition, EOS M6 features Bluetooth low energy technology which maintains constant connection to a compatible smart device at a low power consumption. With this constant connection, users can view images, start remote capture from the camera, even when the camera is in Auto Power Off mode. Smart devices with Bluetooth can wake the camera up, and switch to wi-fi for browsing and viewing images or perform remote capture (with Live View). Users can also use Bluetooth to perform basic remote capture (no Live View), control image playback and slide show when the camera is connected to a TV or projector via smart devices.
Easy switch of lenses for changing your perspectives
The EOS M6 is available in 2 kit options: EF-M18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM kit and EF-M15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM kit.
For existing EOS DSLR users, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS M (sold separately) allows full compatibility with over 70 EF/EF-S lenses. This offers users a wider range of creative options and shooting perspectives all without compromising on image quality and capabilities.
Pricing and Availability
The EOS M6 and EVF-DC2 will be available at all Canon authorised dealers in April at the following recommended retail prices.
Models and SRP (incl GST)
EOS M6 kit (EF-M18-150 IS STM) $1,639
EOS M6 kit (EF-M15-45 IS STM) $1,199
EOS M6 Body $1,039
- Image sensor: 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- Imaging processor: DIGIC 7
- Focal plane AF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Max frame rate: 9.0 fps (AF fixed), 7.0 fps (AF tracking)
- Max standard ISO speed: ISO 25,600
- Monitor: 3.0-inch touch panel (tilt upwards approx.180° and downwards approx. 45°), approx. 1.04 million dots
- Movie: Full HD 60 fps
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi / NFC / Bluetooth Low Energy technology
- EVF: External (Optional)
- Dimensions: Approx. 112.0 x 68.0 x 44.5mm
- Weight: Approx. 390g
- Effective dots: Approx. 2,360,000 dots
- Format: Organic EL
- Screen size: 0.39-type
- Aspect ratio: 4:3
- Coverage: Approx. 100%
- Brightness adjustment: Yes
- Eyepoint: Approx. 22mm
- Dioptric adjustment range: Approx. -3 to +1 m-1 (dpt)
- Size: 31.4 x 36.2 x 45.7mm
- Weight: Approx. 29g
- Supported models: EOS M6/EOS M3/PowerShot G1 X Mark II/PowerShot G3 X
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
More information is available at www.canon.com.sg.