Digital SLR Photography

Canon EOS 90D & EOS M6 Mark II released

By Daniel Lezano. Posted

Canon has announced two high-speed, high resolution cameras aimed at enthusiasts – the EOS 90D (replacing the EOS 80D) DSLR and the EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless model. The EOS 90D is a fast and reliable DSLR, with a familiar, robust body perfect for sport and wildlife photographers. For everyday life, EOS M6 Mark II is a compact, yet powerful mirrorless delivering beautifully sharp images – it offers a similar specification to the EOS 90D but in a smaller, lighter body.

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Both models are equipped with Canon’s latest generation DIGIC 8 processor, which achieves fast processing speed, responsiveness and the latest in photo and movie functionality. Ideal for wildlife or sports photography, the EOS 90D shoots 10fps with autofocus tracking and 11fps in Live View. The optical viewfinder reduces lag time and enables the responsiveness needed to shoot wildlife, such as birds in flight, while an intelligent function gives complete visibility of the composition and shooting settings within the display. The EOS 90D also has an extended battery life with up to 1300 shots (CIPA standard), which allows enthusiasts to shoot all day. The mirrorless model, EOS M6 Mark II, is capable of a 14fps continuous frame rate and 30fps Raw burst – both modes with autofocus tracking.

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Both models feature a 32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, claimed to achieve full- frame levels of resolution, with the additional benefit of reach provided by the APS-C format. The DIGIC 8 processor also unlocks lens correction tools including the Digital Lens Optimiser and Diffraction Correction, to improve in-camera images, while Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities allows content creators to quickly share images. Canon has incorporated a fast and accurate eye autofocus tracking solution in both cameras. In the EOS 90D, this works in collaboration with the 220,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with Flicker Detection, for faithful face detection and greater control of overall exposure.

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The EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II are versatile cameras for stills and videos, capable of 4K resolution video using the full angle view of the lens and fast, Full HD up to 120 fps, giving enthusiasts greater options for shooting, such as slow motion, cropped or super high resolution. 4K in cropped mode is also available from the EOS 90D for further reach. Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF system is available in both Full HD and 4K video modes and offers a wide area coverage of (88x100%), producing smooth, high-performance focus tracking in movies for professional-looking footage. When capturing moving subjects this ensures sharp subjects and a blurred background, while eye tracking defines the eyes of subjects, for sharper, more compelling movies. A microphone port gives vloggers and content creators alike the ability to use an external microphone to achieve clear, undistorted sound, while the EOS 90D also has a headphone port so content creators can have greater control over sound quality in videos while filming.

The ergonomic design of these models supports seamless and familiar handling to provide enhanced control for any style of photography. As the latest DSLR to join the EOS range, EOS 90D has a familiar, yet lighter body with a large grip for better handling and balance, particularly when using long lenses ideal for shooting sports or wildlife photography. With two multi-function dials – including one newly incorporated multi-controller, as found in the professional range on the rear of the camera - and customary EOS buttons, photography enthusiasts looking to enhance their skills can shoot instinctively.

The compact size of EOS M6 Mark II enables a point and shoot style of photography needed to capture spontaneous moments on the go. A dial with function, main dial, customisable autofocus/manual focus selection switch and autofocus-start button are intuitively positioned. The detachable viewfinder is raised and centrally aligned to create space and intuitive comfort.

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Also launched today are two premium RF zooms – the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM - expanding the pioneering lens line-up for the EOS R System. The EOS 90D is now available to pre-order from Canon’s online store and both will be on general sale from September 2019.

New Canon RF Lenses 15-35mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8

The Canon EOS 90D is available from 12 September 2019 for £1,209.99 (€1,449.99) body only.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is available from 26 September 2019 for £869.99 (€1,029.99) body only, or £1,119.99 (€1,329.99) with EF-M 15-45mm IS STM and EVF-DC2 electronic finder.

The RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM is available in September 2019 for £2,329.99 (€2,749.99). The RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is available in September 2019 for £2,329.99 (€2,749.99).

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