Canon EOS R6 Review

Last Updated on December 6, 2023 by Sharon Advik

  • Great low light performance
  • Enhanced video recording with C-Log
  • Best-in-class autofocus
  • Excellent full-frame IBIS
  • HEIF file support
  • In-Body Stabilization
  • Autofocus Speed / Tracking
  • Good Low-Light Performance
  • Integrated EVF.
  • Stabilized Image Sensor.
  • 4K Recording.
  • Class-Leading Autofocus
  • Dust And Splash Protection.
  • Dynamic Range
  • Real-Time Tracking Focus System.
  • Big Battery.
  • Value For Money
  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Improved Handgrip.
  • Compact / Lightweight Design
  • 4K video recording limitations
  • Disappointing dynamic range in JPEGs
  • Expensive for an enthusiast-level camera
  • A little pricier than competitor models

Canon EOS R6 Review:

My enthusiasm for adventurous international travel evolved after seeing more than 20 countries and all 20 states working in the entertainment advertising sector for ten years.

My pals and I both want to go on another vacation! As I daydreamed about doing incredible travels to Europe, I started adding the most important things to our bucket list, and I want to share them with you.

The most excellent feature is that these are genuine European activities rather than tourist attractions.

I can’t wait for you to start traveling since there are so many amazing things to do in Europe.

I didn’t list the most important places I knew about; instead, I talked to people who had traveled every inch of Europe.

Traveling to various locations throughout the world is a fantastic experience.

One of the more accessible Arctic places is in the northeast of Finland, near Ruka. Ruka, located in the Arctic Circle, provides one of Europe’s most spectacular wintertime experiences.

Short days, continuous sunrise and sunset, and dark evenings are things you should put on your bucket list.

Near Ruka are the lofty fells and dense woodland of the Riisitunturi National Park.

The trees have a peculiar appearance throughout the winter when they are thickly coated in snow, known as smoky.

I have been here throughout both seasons.

The lavender fields of Provence in Southern France are among the most visited tourist destinations during the summer.

The blue-violet regions provide breathtaking views and a wonderful scent.

I posted on social media and wrote about my adventures.

Many of my fans emailed me to ask what kind of camera I used to take these fantastic photos.

I believed that mentioning that I had used my Canon EOS R6 would be intriguing.

This camera on my visit, I adore it.

For a thorough evaluation of this camera, could you stick with me?

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The Canon EOS R6 was introduced in July 2020 and had a 20.0 MP Full Frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor, built-in image stabilization, weather-sealed housing, a fully articulated touch screen, and a Canon RF lens attachment.

The Canon EOS R6 is a 20MP full-frame mirrorless camera targeted at amateur photographers and videographers.

It lies below the R5. Additionally, it’s one of the first enthusiast-level cameras to capture still images and motion pictures that can use the capabilities of the most recent high-dynamic range screens.

However, its propensity to exceed its temperature thresholds blunts the effectiveness of its video capabilities.

Canon EOS R6 Specifications:

  • Release Date: July 09, 2020
  • 0fps (20.0fps Electronic) continuous shooting
  • 138 x 98 x 88 mm
  • 20MP – Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 102400( expands to 50 – 204800)
  • 00″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • 4K at 60fps and FHD at 120fps Video
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 at 4K 60p Color
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3690k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • Built-in Wireless
  • Weather Sealed Body


  • Textured dials and switches offer tactile feedback
  • Well-spaced button layout
  • The vari-angle touchscreen is tricky to use in the meager light

The variable-angle touchscreen makes it possible to quickly arrange both high-up and low-down images while still being able to view the scene.

It is beneficial for recomposing scenarios without squinting into strange angles.

However, we unexpectedly discovered that it is not particularly helpful for astrophotography.

Keeping all tactile surfaces near at hand when working in the dark is more straightforward, especially when trying to preserve night vision by reducing torch light.

The screen is easily folded from the back.

It can shift to the side of the camera for a simple tilt.

Such as when the camera needs to be pointing up towards the stars.

As a result, using the touchscreen to change settings or browse media requires that the user remove their hands entirely from the camera.

Although I might not consider this much, searching for the knobs and buttons might be annoying after fumbling with the screen.

Fortunately, the R6 provides excellent tactile feedback due to the texture of the camera’s body’s dials, switches, and knobs.

Once I get familiar with the button arrangement and can feel my way around and manage settings without seeing, even when my fingers are numb after shooting all night, operating the camera in the dark is simple.

When examining the buttons on the gadget, the camera first appears to be lacking, however.


  • Autofocus in low light
  • It has the option to rate images in-camera, which saves time later
  • Switch between stills and video is easy and fast

It’s rare to find cameras that perform well in every shooting situation, but the EOS R6 is an outlier that defies the norm.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF II improves autofocusing since it can simultaneously capture portrait and pet photos while detecting and tracking the eyes of humans and animals.

It can shoot up to 20 frames per second electronically or mechanically, up to 12 frames per second.

That allows it to work with eye AF for wildlife photography while also making it suitable for sports or action photography.

Because the R6 can focus down to -6.5EV, it can autofocus even in meager light, making it ideal for obtaining razor-sharp shots in low light.

It allows users to assess photos on camera, which are later transferred to photo-editing applications like Photoshop or Lightroom. Although not exclusive to Canon’s EOS R6, this enhancement is valuable.

Any time-saving device is sought when a camera quickly switches between stills and video capture.

Unfortunately, the maximum image resolution is only 20.1MP, which is a little low for today’s standards.

However, this helps to reduce image noise even at higher ISO settings, which is something to keep in mind if I want to do astrophotography in Finland.

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When seen on the Canon EOS R6, the images look fantastic.

The back touchscreen displays colors beautifully, and the exposure preview on the rear screen/EVF makes the scene composition simple.

However, when importing the images into Lightroom Classic, we saw that the colors were flat and the image noise was more prominent.

I compared JPEGs back and forth between studio monitors and the camera’s rear touchscreen, which is expected when working with RAW files.

I’ve never seen such a disparity between devices on a contemporary mirrorless like this. Still, probably, the difference in screen quality between the camera and the high-end display we used for this assessment is causing this change in color reproduction.

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Reduced Noise:

The R6 offers better noise reduction capabilities than the EOS R because of the DIGIC X processor.

The R5 has the same CPU as the R6, but because of the R6’s lower resolution (20MP), it may perform better in low light since, as we have repeatedly shown, the more photosites a sensor has, the better it can detect noise.

Great for Selfies:

I know vloggers prefer the Canon Vari-angle screen because it allows them to see themselves in the shot while shooting, which is impossible with most Nikon cameras.

The R6’s Vari-angle also functions as a touchscreen.

It reduces my reliance on the controls on the rear of the camera body to change settings while filming.

20MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Processor:

The EOS R6 delivers moderate resolution to match a more manageable workflow, especially for individuals working with the web and tiny print forms as their final output.

It is built around a redesigned 20MP full-frame CMOS sensor.

Combining this sensor’s impressive still and video capabilities makes working with moving subjects possible.

Its sensitivity ranges from ISO 100-102400, which can be increased to ISO 204800, and it can shoot quickly and continuously up to 12 frames per second with a mechanical shutter or silently 20 frames per second with an electronic shutter.

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Sensor-Shift Image Stabilizer:

The R6 has five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, a first for EOS cameras, that can effectively adjust for up to an impressive eight stops of camera shake to accommodate handheld shooting with slower shutter speeds.

Additionally, for native RF and adapted EF lenses, this stabilization technology functions in conjunction with lens-based optical image stabilization.

Fantastic for low-light shooting:

It can shoot in low light conditions down to EV -6, matching the R5’s capability.

However, it outperforms the R5 in terms of ISO range at 100-102400 (L:50, H1: 204800), double the R5’s highest setting of 51200 or H1:102400.

The EOS R6 has a lot more capabilities that Canon photographers will adore.

Still, with so many unique features at such an affordable price, it fits in with Canon’s current mirrorless environment.

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Incredible FPS:

I like that R6 can fire mechanically at 12FPS and electronically at up to 20FPS.

If you consider the electrical side of things, that is 6FPS faster than the 1D X Mark II, which until recently was Canon’s flagship DSLR.


Because the R6 features an integrated electronic viewfinder, it is simpler to shoot in bright sunshine and other conditions when it could be challenging to see the LCD monitor.

The viewfinder offers a 3,690k-dot resolution and 100% coverage. 23mm is the viewfinder eye point distance.

To accurately frame my photos and reduce the need for post-image cropping, 100% coverage ensures that what I see in the viewfinder when shooting corresponds perfectly to what I will receive in my image.

The viewfinder’s magnification ratio is 0.76x.

Video Recording:

The 20MP sensor offers UHD 4K video recording at up to 60 frames per second and Full HD at 120 for slow-motion playback.

Both Canon Log and HDR-PQ are available for internal recording at 4:2:2 10-bit for high dynamic range output and more control over color rendering.

Additionally, external recording through the HDMI connection offers clear 4K output to an optional external recording, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF is enabled for all recording settings.

Shutter Speed Maximum:

I would claim that the CCanon R6 has a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.

With this, I can shoot continuously at a maximum rate of 12.0 fps.

The R6 also boasts an electronic shutter with a top speed of 1/8000s that can shoot silently.

Remember that using an electronic shutter might result in banding problems on my photos taken in artificial light and rolling shutter/jello effects.

I got numerous pictures of Helsinki station with its help.

Silent Shooting:

I love that camera that works much of their credibility in silence.

During high-speed continuous shooting at up to 20 frames per second with AF/AE tracking, the electronic shutter can release discreetly (there is still some sound from the lens AF and aperture mechanism).

That makes it ideal for settings where I must be quick but discrete, such as concerts or scenes with susceptible wild animals.

When taking dynamic action photographs, I use the mechanical shutter, which offers continuous shooting at up to 12 frames per second, while using AF/AE tracking to ensure that there is absolutely no rolling shutter distortion.

Select the shutter technique that fits the situation the best!


The R6 regrettably lacks an internal flash.

However, it does feature a flash shoe for attaching external flashes.

High-speed Video:

High-Speed Video R6 allows it to record movies at 120 frames per second, which makes it easier to produce slow-motion recordings.

A video will be five times slower and longer than usual if recorded at a frame rate of 120 frames per second and played back at 24 frames per second.

R6 includes a mono speaker and a built-in stereo microphone.

The Canon R6 is an excellent camera for high-quality filmmaking since it also contains a connector for an external microphone and a headphone jack for connecting external headphones.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF II:

The 1053 selectable focusing points of the upgraded Dual Pixel CMOS AF II provide comprehensive and even coverage, covering almost 100% of the image frame.

Similar to how a camcorder gains focus, this focusing technology offers quick and smooth performance.

This technology includes two independent photodiodes within each pixel to eliminate focus hunting and provide a comprehensive and dense network of phase-detection collection elements throughout most image sensors.

It allows for quicker, more precise control of focus placement.

This focusing mechanism swiftly and precisely gains focus when working with still imagery, making it the perfect choice for shooting and tracking moving subjects to reach crucial focus with each frame.

When recording video, the flexibility to control tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and Face Tracking priority allows for fluid and natural focusing when switching between various subjects or distances within the frame.

It benefits from the Touch AF system; it is simple to rack focus by touching objects in the scene on the touchscreen to change concentration naturally.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF system’s capacity to distinguish subjects and keep focus while operating within changing or crowded landscapes enhances movie subject tracking.

Deep Learning technology has also been advantageous for subject tracking since it gradually improves the focusing system’s capacity to rapidly and precisely identify human and animal subjects.

For humans and animals, this technology also offers more accurate eye, facial, and head identification functions that are ideal for portraiture application

2 Card Slots:

This fantastic camera is a must for photographers who cover weddings, the news, or sports.

Shooting two cards and storing up files in case one card becomes corrupt is just as crucial as taking the actual photos since I won’t have another chance to accept them if it’s a one-time occurrence and the card spills the files.

Users were furious about this when the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 were released.

The R6 is fortunate to have two quick SD UHS-II slots.

Price &Availability:

Canon announced the EOS R6 (and EOS R5) in July, although the camera didn’t start shipping until late August.

Due to the current pandemic disrupting supply lines, there was and is still extremely little stock reaching merchants worldwide.

The R6 costs $2,499, £2,499, or AU$ 4,499, which is no bargain.

That is an upper-midrange price for a camera that Canon haCanonegorized as enthusiast-level.

Still, it is comparable to other high-end competitors for the title of most OK mirrorless cameras, such as the Nikon Z7 or the Sony A7R III, which cost approximately the same amount.

Photography Types:

Street Photography:

The roads of Finland were terrific for my street photography.

I would say the Canon R6 is an EXCELLENT choice for this genre of photography, with a score of 99 for Street Photography.

I won’t need to seek other cameras because they will meet all my street photography needs.

Since it gets closer to the body, using a viewfinder during a street photography shoot lets me steady the camera and lessen camera shaking.

Additionally, it is helpful when LCD panels are challenging to read in direct sunlight.

Live view allows me to snap pictures without using the viewfinder, which makes me less obtrusive.

It is ideal for street photography because I don’t want to get in other people’s way.

In street scenarios, when I want to focus on a face, the face detection focusing mode is quite helpful since it allows me to concentrate on framing and other changes while the camera takes care of the focus.

I can film in unconventional positions with an adjustable screen, such as at waist level, enabling me to be more original and discrete in public.

In street photography, image stabilization lessens the effects of camera shake for long exposures and considerable lens lengths, providing crisper images.

Compared to smaller sensors, the Canon R6’s large sensor offers good low-light image quality, shallow depth of field, and a large viewing angle.

Portrait Photography:

I searched Finland and discovered Helsinki to be the ideal city for portraiture.

Helsinki, the capital of southern Finland, is located in the Gulf of Finland.

Helsinki’s bustling metropolis is perfect for urban photographers.

I SPENT A LOT OF TIME UNDERNEATH because I wanted to take some unique photos.

Helsinki’s metro system is sleek and modern and does a great job of capturing the essence of city life.

Squat down to take photos of the escalators at the Yliopisto Metro Station.

Every station has a unique lighting arrangement and work of art, which I found perfect for utilizing both cameras to snap pictures of people.

Thanks to giant sensors, my portrait photographs will have a lovely fuzzy backdrop and a greater depth of focus.

Canon R6 is a GOOD choice for this sort of photography, scoring 76 for Portrait Photography.

Most of my demands will be met by the Canon R6.

Large sensors provide portrait photographs with a lovely fuzzy backdrop and a deeper depth of focus.

Sensor with a Very High Resolution: I can crop more effectively and publish portrait photos with greater fine detail thanks to the 20.0MP Canon R6 sensor.

Sharper portraits are ensured by image stabilization, which lessens the impacts of camera shake during long exposures and considerable lens lengths.

Using a viewfinder during a portrait shot lets the photographer steady the camera and reduce camera shaking because it is closer to the body.

Additionally, it is useful when LCD panels are challenging to read in direct sunlight.

Vlogging Camera:

I will suggest all the vloggers who want to be connected to their followers the whole day.

It is the best device due to the unique video content it delivered to me on my trip to Finland and Helsinki.

Weatherproofing is a massive benefit for a camera I carry with me everywhere.

I won’t need to worry about it as much.

Compared to smaller sensors, the Canon R6‘s large sensor offers good low-light image quality, shallow depth of field, and a lovely fuzzy background when needed.

Canon R6 offers a solid balance between size and capability because of its comparatively smaller body compared to DSLRs and superior ergonomics compared to Compacts.

The weight would be an issue for you, but I don’t consider it a big problem if I am getting such fantastic vlogging demands fulfilled with this camera.


I love this camera.

I have had to wait a bit for Canon to get on board with the full-frame mirrorless format, but devices like the EOS R6 demonstrate the company’s potential.

The EOS R6 is an excellent all-purpose camera that benefits many types of photographers.

It can capture a wide range of scenes, including landscapes, portraits, action, and pretty much anything in between, and it does it admirably.

The highly rapid autofocusing and recognition of human and animal eyes are astounding.

It is not to argue that the camera is flawless by any means.

Vloggers are better served elsewhere, and those who enjoy taking detailed photos may not find the comparatively low-resolution sensor interesting.

I hope that this review will be helpful for you to know the unique features of this camera.

If this fits your criteria, grab yours from a nearby store.

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