(Pocket-lint) – Canon has announced what it says is the “fastest advanced full-frame mirrorless camera,” the EOS R6 Mark II.
Boasting the newly developed 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and the same DIGIC X processor technology found in the EOS-1D X Mark III, the camera also supports the brand’s dual-pixel CMOS AF II autofocus engine.
This allows it to track subjects in real time as they move through a scene. It can also detect people, vehicles (including planes and trains) and animals through AI – ensuring they are in focus in that order.
The Canon EOS R6 Mark II can shoot up to 40 frames per second continuously. RAW burst mode can shoot up to 191 frames at 30fps.
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Video can be recorded at up to 4K 60p, with the camera overclocking the sensor’s 6K output to ensure crisp images. Over 40 minutes of 4K 60p footage can be recorded without overloading the camera. That can increase to 6 hours for 4K 30p video – it all depends on your memory card, battery life and ambient temperature.
Slow-motion video is also possible at up to 179.82fps in Full HD (1080p).
Bluetooth 5.0 and 5GHz WiFi connectivity is on board, allowing the camera to connect to a smartphone or other wireless sharing system. It can also be paired with high-speed USB-C. And it can even be used as a webcam on a PC or Mac (which is a bit overkill, but to each their own).
Available soon, the Canon EOS R6 Mark II can be pre-ordered and priced at £2,779.99 / €3,149.99 body only, £3,129.99 / €3,549.99 with the RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens, or £3.99 / €4,549.99 with the RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens. With F4L IS USM lens.
Writing by Rick Henderson.