Canon has just announced the release of their EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II cameras. While being uniquely different, these two cameras share many similar characteristics.
“With the introduction of these cameras, Canon is reaffirming its continued commitment to a broad range of photographers by offering them the digital imaging tools required to meet their needs.”
- Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc
The EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II share many core features that include:
- 32.5 Megapixel CMOS(APS-C) Sensor
- DIGIC 8 Image Processor
- 4K UHD up 30p and 1080p FHD up 120p video recording with no crop
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View with 5,481 manually selectable AF positions
- Electronic shutter with a minimum of up to 1/16000th
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Technology
CANON EOS 90D
The EOS 90D is a crop sensor DSLR aimed at prosumers wanting to shoot both photos and videos. It is ideal for creators who enjoy the look and feel of traditional DSLR body and its benefits, such as an optical viewfinder, 3.0-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD, addition of the multi-controller and a shutter button feel of professional EOS cameras. An upgrade from the popular EOS 80D, the 90D is capable of shooting up to 10 frames-per-second.
At the core of the 90D is a 32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor backed by a DIGIC 8 image processor. The camera has an ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 51200) and the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system uses 45 cross-type autofocus points across 100% of the frame vertically and 88% of it horizontally. To add to this, the 90D features both Face Detection AF and Eye Detection AF.
Video wise, the 90D is capable of shooting 4K 30p and Full HD 120p with no crop, but there’s also a crop mode if you need it.
EOS M6 MARK II
the EOS M6 Mark II is said to be a 90D in a compact mirrorless camera body for those who enjoy the lightweight and compact design of mirrorless systems. You’ll find the same 32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor and ISO range as the 90D.
Bringing the controls and functionality of a Canon EOS DSLR into a compact mirrorless camera, the EOS M6 Mark II is destined to wow advanced-amateur photographers. – Canon Inc.
The EOS M6 Mark II can shoot up to 14fps with AF and AE tracking as well as capturing a remarkable 30fps when using RAW Burst Mode with pre-shooting capabilities. It also has touch-and-drag autofocusing. On top of this, the M6 Mark II includes Canon’s Dual Pixel AF with Eye AF Servo to help ensure images are in sharp focus and a 3.0-inch, touch-panel LCD screen with tilt option.
In the area of the video, the M6 Mark II can also do 4K 30p and Full HD 120p uncropped.
TWO NEW RF LENSES
Canon unveiled the new RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS. These lenses, along with the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM which is due to launch later this year, make up Canon’s F2.8L ‘trinity’ series for the RF mount.
The RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is the perfect high-performance standard zoom choice, the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM is Canon’s widest lens for its EOS R System yet whilst the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is a fast aperture, compact telephoto zoom lens. This ultimate trifecta from Canon enables photographers and videographers to capture high-quality still and moving images across all genres – from landscape and architecture, to portrait and nature, or sports and media.
RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS both offer dust and weather resistance, up to 5 stops of optical image stabilization and Nano USM motors for fast and quiet autofocus. Both lenses offer Dual Sensing IS, which uses information from the camera's sensor to judge camera shake more precisely. They have a fixed, fast f/2.8 aperture providing low-light shooting capabilities, as well as precise control over depth of field. These wide aperture lenses enable sharp images when using a higher shutter speed in low light.
Ulla Lohmann, professional photographer and Canon Ambassador tested out these lenses and this to say: “For over 20 years I have been to all corners of the world photographing everything from indigenous tribes to erupting volcanoes. At the heart of everything I do, and what I love most about my job, is being creative. I travel great lengths to get the best shots possible, so I need equipment that is reliable and versatile – because I sometimes don’t have the ability to go back to the scene or to carry a lot of kit. Because of this, the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM are perfect travel partners and are now a staple in my kitbag. Working on the EOS R System they are fast and stable, allowing me to capture once-in-a-lifetime photographs in pin-sharp focus – even in low light situations, widening my creative shooting possibilities.”
NEW FIRMWARE FOR THE EOS R & EOS RP
To complement the introduction of these lenses, a new firmware update is coming for the Canon EOS R and EOS RP cameras that includes enhancements for autofocus (AF).
Eye Detection AF also gets a boost, and will be able to focus in on the subject’s eye even at long distances, and do so quicker. On top of that, the AF frame tracking will be enhanced, bringing virtually zero delay between the focusing itself and its display on the frame.