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Canon EOS M6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Canon EOS M6. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the focus and color. Comments are divided on the lens.

portability, image quality, performance, usability, screen

price, battery, shutter, color, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS M6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Canon EOS M6


Canon's mirrorless cameras are getting better, but the EOS M6 still can't quite measure up to some competitors.

24MP image sensor. 9.1fps burst capture. Tilting touch LCD. Wi-Fi. Compact. Add-on EVF available.

Video tops out at 1080p. Focus can struggle in dim light.

Canon's current generation of mirrorless cameras deliver serious improvements compared with earlier efforts, but they still have some room for improvement. The EOS M6 is solidly built and compact, with appropriately sized lenses to go along with it....

May, 2017

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Canon EOS M6


EDITOR'S NOTE 5/24/17: The original PREVIEW was written by William Chambers in February of this year. This page has been updated with the first half of our full in-depth REVIEW, written by Kyle Schurman.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Daven Mathies (

Canon EOS M6 review


The EOS M6 reaffirms Canon's commitment to enthusiast-level mirrorless cameras.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (

Canon EOS M6


If you are looking for an extremely high image quality to camera size ratio, the Canon EOS M6 may have your name on it.While the M6 is a tiny camera, it gives up nothing in terms of image quality to any of Canon's other current APS-C sensor format EOS...

If you have been waiting to jump into a Canon MILC and an APS-C sensor format works for you, the EOS M6 should be a great choice.

Apr, 2017


Expert review by : Tim Coleman (

Canon EOS M6 Review


Canon continues to develop its EOS M range of compact system cameras (CSC) through the EOS M6, a diminutive camera packed with the sort of features one would expect from a Canon DSLR.

It took me a while to warm to the Canon EOS M6, but the more I used it the more liked it. The camera sits in the hand nicely and a real strong point is its intuitive layout and controls that can be customised to suit one’s shooting preferences.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Jeremy Gray (

Canon EOS M6 Review


The 24-megapixel APS-C image sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor help deliver good image quality and impressive overall performance, but the Canon EOS M6 has to separate itself from not only its EOS M5 sibling but very good mirrorless cameras from...

Enthusiast-oriented compact camera body; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Very good overall performance.

Dynamic range and high ISO image quality aren't quite up to par with some of its competition; No 4K video recording; Video features in general are underwhelming; Native EF-M lens selection is limited.

The 24-megapixel APS-C image sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor help deliver good image quality and impressive overall performance, but the Canon EOS M6 has to separate itself from not only its EOS M5 sibling but very good mirrorless cameras from...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Eric Reagan (

Canon EOS M6 Continues to Expand Mirrorless Product Line


The Canon EOS M6 is the technical successor to the EOS M3. As such, it appears that Canon is realigning its rather confusing EOS M product naming scheme to mirror (if you will) its DSLR product line.

The Canon EOS M6 will be available in April starting at $779 for the body only. Available kits include the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM for $899 and the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for $1279. Check it out here at B&H Photo and here at

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (

Canon EOS M6 preview


Canon's EOS M6 is a mid-range mirrorless camera, featuring a 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Wifi, Bluetooth and a tilting touchscreen. Announced in February 2017, it's Canon's sixth mirrorless interchangeable lens camera and...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (

Canon EOS M6 review


Mid-range marvel?

Plenty of direct control ; Compact and lightweight ; Very good autofocus system ; Great operational speeds

Better build quality expected at this level ; No integrated viewfinder ; No 4K video recording ; No electronic shutter option

The Canon EOS M6 isn't quite specified up to the standard we’d expect for a camera with such a price tag, but it's a sound all-round performer and perfectly good choice for EOS M and EOS M10 users looking for something a little more powerful.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Canon EOS M6 review: A fine compact CSC


Classy and compact, the Canon EOS M6 is a solid choice but it's not cheap.

Superb image quality ; Small and stylish ; Lots of tactile controls

Expensive ; No 4K video

So at current prices and against the existing competition the Canon EOS M6 is a safe bet but doesn’t quite do enough to warrant a recommendation.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery level indicator:Y / Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):295
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E17
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Brightness adjustment:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:Y / Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3,RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Contrast adjustment:Y / Yes
Direct printing:Y / Yes
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral
Playback mode:Slideshow
Playback Modes:Slideshow
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Saturation adjustment:Y / Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait, Self-portrait, Sports
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver


Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display Diagonal (metric):2.95
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes


External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/2 EV step) / ±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash guide number:196.9
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction
Flash recharging time:3
Flash sync-speed:1/200
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:49
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face detection, Face tracking, One Shot Focus, Servo Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:9.84
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter size:1.93 / 2.17
Focal length range (f-f):0.591 - 1.77 / 0.709 - 5.91
Lens mount interface:Canon EF-M
Lens structure:10/9 / 17/13
Lens structure (elements/groups):10/9 / 17/13
Maximum aperture number:38 / 40
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.83 / 9.45
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945 / 1.02
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

USB connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Digital Photo Professional, Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility
Hand strap:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.878 x 0.587
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 5328 x 4000, 6000 x 3368, 4000 x 4000, 6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600, 5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600, 6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344, 4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:25.8

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

Image processor:DIGIC 7
LED Indicators:Y / Yes
Self-timer:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:59.94
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps,1280x720@50fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@50fps
Video compression format:H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:59.94
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Lens diameter:2.4
Lens length:1.75 / 3.41
Lens weight:10.6 / 4.59