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Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Canon EOS M6 Mark II

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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Canon’s M6 Mark II is a camera with two different faces. On the plus side, it delivers 14 fps burst shooting speeds, beating all of its rival products. It also has fast autofocus with eye- and face-detection that’s good, though not quite up to Sony’s level. It’s the first Canon mirrorless camera with full-sensor 4K video. And, with a 32-megapixel sensor, it’s the highest-resolution APS-C camera yet. The problem is that Canon’s EOS-M lenses aren’t sharp enough to handle that resolution, and while it’s billed as a photographer’s camera, it doesn’t have a built-in EVF like the competition. Also, the 4K video is softer than on other cameras. It delivers well on the speed and image quality, but if you don’t need that, you’d be better off with Fujifilm’s more versatile X-T30.

Pros
  • Decent handling
  • Blazing shooting speeds
  • Good autofocus performance
  • Detailed and color-accurate images
Cons
  • 4K not as sharp as rivals
  • Most EOS-M lenses not sharp enough for sensor
  • No electronic viewfinder
81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
90
TechRadar
There’s a lot to like about the Canon EOS M6 Mark II. Its small size and low weight make it the ideal traveling companion, without compromising on specs and features, and a super-high resolution APS-C sensor, 14fps shooting and uncropped 4K add up to one tasty package. We have a few reservations, but overall it’s a fantastic camera that's well worthy of consideration.
 
80
Camera Labs
The EOS M6 Mark II becomes Canon’s flagship mirrorless camera with an APSC sensor and proves the company hasn’t forgotten about the system.
 
80
The Digital Picture
If you have been waiting to jump into a Canon MILC and an APS-C sensor format works for you, the EOS M6 Mark II is a great choice. This camera is also a superb choice for those wanting to step up from earlier models of this series.
 
80
Photography Blog
If you’re looking to get into interchangeable lens photography to exert a little more control over image functions and settings than your smartphone will allow, then the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a good and straightforward enough place to start.
 
80
Camera Jabber
Canon has done a nice job with the EOS M6 Mark II’s build and handling. I’m sure there are some that will find it too fiddly, but I think it’s a great size and the grip feels very nice in your hand.
 
60
Digital Trends
The M6 Mark II has the highest-resolution sensor of any APS-C mirrorless camera -- but that's not enough to save it.
 
80
Craving Tech
Those who seek to improve their photography skills without the need to step up to a bulkier size, full frame camera and lens will be happy with the Canon EOS M6 Mark II.
 
80
ePHOTOzine
With the right lens, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II can excel, however, with the kit lens, the camera is a different story.
 
70
PC Mag
The EOS M6 Mark II marks a big step forward for Canon's APS-C mirrorless system, but the available lenses aren't as appealing as those offered by Fujifilm and Sony.
 
80
Expert Reviews
Halfway between amateur and pro, halfway between stills and video, it’s a great little camera for producing a little bit of everything.