EOS R6 Mark II vs EOS R6: technology
There's just a two-year gap between the EOS R6 and the launch of the EOS R6 Mark II, so you might anticipate a handful of evolutionary bumps in specification, but there are actually more than 70 upgrades in the EOS R6 Mark II compared with the EOS R6.
The advances range from the substantial – including significantly uprated video capabilities – to more subtle refinements, such as the addition of Creative Filters and the option to create a shortcut to your three most-used ISO settings.
Although a DIGIC X processor drives both cameras, the EOS R6 Mark II has an updated version. "It's more power-efficient than the one in the EOS R6," explains Mike. "This means that when you're using the LCD screen, the battery life is improved by around 50%. What's more, the heat generated is less, so you can shoot longer video clips than you could with the EOS R6."
Using its electronic shutter, the EOS R6 Mark II delivers a phenomenal burst rate of 40fps, which is twice as fast as that of the EOS R6. The new full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor provides the rapid data readout that's needed for full AF/AE tracking at this blistering high speed, with the added benefit of reduced rolling shutter distortion when shooting fast-moving subjects.
The deep-learning algorithm has been updated in the EOS R6 Mark II. Compared with the EOS R6, the EOS R6 Mark II can recognise a more diverse range of subjects, enabling the AF to lock on to them and track them throughout the frame. Select Animals, and the camera will track horses and zebras as well as cats, dogs and birds. And if you choose Vehicles, then planes, trains and helicopters can be detected in addition to cars and bikes.