I am in the process of writing the text-based version of the Canon EOS R6, but in the meantime, I wanted to share the video version of the review with our readers. The Canon EOS R6 is a remarkable camera in many ways, and there is a lot to like about it. In this review, I go over the most important aspects of the camera, including ergonomics, image quality, autofocus performance, along with comparisons with its high-resolution brother, the EOS R5.
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I am also planning to start recording our next free video course called “Level 2: Framing and Composition”. If everything goes as planned, this course should become available before summer.
Lastly, I will be posting a big camera giveaway announcement tomorrow, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, please enjoy the Canon EOS R6 video review. If you have any comments or feedback, please let me know in the comments section below!
Nasim, so appreciate your wise advice on waiting to see what Nikon comes out with for new cameras this year. I love the D750 for landscape, portrait and even birds-in-flight images worthy of large prints and exhibitions. However, now that other makers offer cameras with precise AF for animals’ and birds’ eyes it’s time for Nikon to do the same. As a longtime Nikon owner invested in to top lenses I’m past ready for this; although not quite ready to jump ship yet.
Also, thanks for continuing to write blog posts as you expand into more video reviews. For some reason I do like reading them more.
The RF and Z mount look to be very close in terms of forward thinking and “future proofing” vs Sony’s mount. Even though I’m very bullish on the Z glass, the R series has been tempting.
The Z7 II is out of stock. The R5 is tempting, but it’s significantly more money, I don’t need 8K but would find focus stacking very, very handy for macro work. So the R5 isn’t an option.
The Z6 II is also out of stock, but the R6 is available. Probably the only thing holding me back on the R6 is the MP… I’m sure the image quality is fantastic, but I like to print big. 20MP seems thin for printing big and/or cropping.
The 600 and 800mm f/11 fixed lenses seem awfully nice for enthusiasts, tho!
thank you for this very precise review. As Jay already said, please do not stop writing…
As a former Nikon D4s user, who switched to the Z system on day one I am still very disappointed by the Nikon Z autofocus system. Though I think about leaving Nikon after two decades and switch to Canon.
Go ahead, greetings from Germany
Alex, I am shooting birds at Bosque Del Apache right now and I agree. Even the latest AF system on the Z6 II is still disappointing when compared to the EOS R5 / R6 or the Sony AF system. Nikon really needs to move up their game, and the sooner, the better.
I don’t think it makes much financial sense to switch systems. Let’s wait and see what Nikon delivers later this year. With the announcement of the 400mm and 600mm super teles, we should be getting a rock-solid AF system. If Nikon does not deliver with the upcoming camera, it will be the end for pretty much most sports and wildlife photographers out there. I know many are barely holding to see what happens next…
Nasim, great review as always. I’m currently shooting with a Nikon D750 and I’m going to make a clean break to mirrorless. I was pretty much set on the Z6 II or Z7 II but after your review I definitely need to consider Canon. I’m not an action or wildlife photographer so the quality of the available glass is very important to me. From your recent reviews I think the Z glass is pretty hard to beat. I would very much appreciate your thoughts. Thanks
I’m in the same boat, D750 user and looking to move to mirrorless. This R6 looks very tempting.
Dustin, please see my response above.
Dan, if you are not into action and wildlife, the Z system is cheaper at the moment and offers plenty of great lenses and bodies. I never recommend switching systems unless you really need a particular feature or lenses that other systems do not have. Grass is always greener on the other side, but it is your wallet that suffers at the end of the day.
Let’s wait and see what happens later this year. If Nikon makes a major camera announcement (Z8 or something like that), it might change the game…
We have to wait and see, but what I am hearing is that the new Z camera will be more of a D6 replacement than an R5 equivalent. I am hoping that is not true, because I really don’t want to have to pay 6k plus to get a modern AF system from Nikon.
Nasim, thank you so much for your insight and analysis… just my opinion, but one of the reasons I visit your site daily is because I prefer the written word vs watching. Hopefully the PL channel can help reach a wider audience than luddites like me! :)
Jay, please don’t worry – we will never discontinue writing actual content. This is just an extension of written reviews. I am currently working on the review of the EOS R6, which I am hoping to publish within the next few days.