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Canon’s Cheapest Full-Frame DSLR, Upgraded: This Is the Canon 6D Mark II


Canon’s long-awaited 6D Mark II is finally here — and it’s a big upgrade from the 2012 Canon 6D. Photographers looking for a full-frame DSLR at a relatively low price will revel at its upgraded 26.2MP CMOS sensor and an improved DIGIC 7 image processor with max ISO of 40,000 (compared to the 6D’s 32,000). It also boasts Canon’s fast Dual-Pixel autofocusing system that captures 45 autofocus points, compared to the 6D’s 11.

The Mark II has several other improvements that Canon enthusiasts have been asking for, including a 3-inch LCD touchscreen that swivels (finally!!), weather-resistant body and all the modern connectivity components you’d expect in 2017 (wi-fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS). The Mark II is also the same weight as the original 6D.

Not all professionals will be happy, though. The 6D Mark II lacks 4K video — it only supports full HD video recording at 60p — which seems like a huge miss with video being of paramount importance for rising professionals.

The 6D Mark II starts at $1,999 (body only). Pair it with Canon’s 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM, and it’s $2,599. It jumps up to $3,099 with Canon’s 24-105mm f/4L IS. Expect the camera to go on sale in late July 2017.

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