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Canon EOS M6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Canon EOS M6. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and usability are generally positive. The performance and image quality also get good comments, whereas the focus and color get negative views. Reviews are divided on the lens.

portability, image quality, performance, usability, durability

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 : Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Canon EOS M6 review

 

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

May, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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 (steves-digicams.com)

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 : Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS M6 Review

 

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...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Canon EOS M6 system camera

 

Canon M6 digital system camera : Prior to the CP+ show in Japan, Canon released various new cameras, including the latest addition to its EOS M series. The Canon EOS M6 interchangeable lens digital camera is designed for photographers who demand...

Like its predecessor, the EOS M5, the new camera comes with integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, you can share your images quickly and easily. A constant connection between the Canon M6 and your smartphone can be maintained via Bluetooth...

Feb, 2017

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Expert review by : Tim Coleman (photographyblog.com)

Canon EOS M6 Review

 

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 (imaging-resource.com)

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 (photographybay.com)

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 Amazon.com.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

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 : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon EOS M6 review: Canon's best mirrorless yet, but is that good enough?

 

Buy the M6 without trying any other cameras out there and you'll be more than happy. But if you play with the competition then you'll see the M6 can't

Small scale ; Good build quality ; Capable autofocus ; Decent tilt-angle touchscreen control along with physical dials

Expensive without bettering the competition ; Lacks autofocus finery like its nearest competition ; No 4K video smarts

The Canon EOS M6 is as much a success as it is a conundrum: it's well built, easy to control and works well thanks to that tilt-angle touchscreen and combination of physical dials. In that regard this is Canon aligning its mirrorless camera into its...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone:Y

Battery

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

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Built-in processor:Y
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3,RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Contrast adjustment:Y
Direct printing:Y
Histogram:Y
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral
Playback Modes:Slideshow
Playback zoom (max):10
Saturation adjustment:Y
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

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver

Display

Display:LCD
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
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y

Flash

External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
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

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
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
Focal length range (f-f):0.591 - 1.77
Lens mount interface:Canon EF-M
Lens structure (elements/groups):10/9
Maximum aperture number:40
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.83
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
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

Memory

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

Networking

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

Other Features

USB connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

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

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
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
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
HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge:Y
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB version:2.0

Shutter

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
Self-timer:Y
User guide:Y

Video

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 formats supported:H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Lens diameter:2.4
Lens length:1.75
Lens weight:4.59