Canon has introduced two APS-C sensor cameras, the EOS 90D DSLR and the mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II, offering similar key specs. Canon is positioning these cameras as the next generation of its APS-C offerings, suggesting that Canon’s approach to this segment going forward may be a strategy of producing DSLR and mirrorless variants that share performance characteristics with the mirror—or lack thereof—being the primary differentiator.
Both cameras share core components including the 32.5-megapixel APS-C sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF (available in Live View mode). They’re both capable of shutter speeds up to 1/16,000 sec. using the electronic shutter, and can record 4K video. They also include built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
One area in which the cameras differ is their continuous shooting speeds. The Canon EOS 90D DSLR can shoot at up to 10 fps, an improvement of 3 fps over its predecessor, the EOS 80D. Though the camera is targeted at amateur photographers, that’s enough speed for professional sports or wildlife photography. The mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II is even faster, capable of 14 fps with AF and AE tracking enabled, or 30 fps in RAW Burst Mode.
Both models will be available by the end of September. The Canon EOS 90D will retail for $1,199 for the body only. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II will retail for $849 for the body only. The cameras will also be available in kits that include zoom lenses. For more information, see the press release below.
TWO CAMERAS, TWO WAYS: CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES A PAIR OF HIGH-SPEED ADVANCED AMATEUR ILC CAMERAS, THE EOS 90D AND EOS M6 MARK II
Both Cameras Feature a 32.5 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor, High-Speed Continuous Shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Uncropped 4K UHD Video Recording Capability
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 28, 2019– It is often said thatinlife, having two options is generally considered a good thing. Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced two advanced amateur ILC cameras, the EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II. These two models usher in the next generation of Canon APS-C sensor cameras and share many similar characteristics, while also being uniquely different at the same time. Both cameras are designed to fit the needs and preferences of a variety of photographers taking into account their skill level and subject matter.
“As camera technology continues to evolve, we find ourselves in a constant state of innovating and challenging the status quo to meet the various desires of our end-users,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the introduction of these cameras, Canon is reaffirming its continued commitment to a broad range of photographers by offering them the digital imaging tools required to meet their needs.”
The EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II include many core features that are identical and hold true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:
- 5 Megapixel CMOS(APS-C) Sensor
- DIGIC 8 Image Processor
- 4K UHD up 30p and 1080p FHD up 120p video recording with no crop
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View with 5,481 manually selectable[i]AF positions
- Electronic shutter with a minimum of up to 1/16000th
- Built-in Wi-Fi[ii]and Bluetooth Technology[iii]
The Performance DLSR Way: The EOS 90D
The EOS 90D DLSR camera is ideal for the advanced-amateur photographer who values the look-and-feel of the DLSR body and benefits such as an optical viewfinder, 3.0-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD, addition of the multi-controller and a shutter button feel of professional EOS cameras. Now capable of shooting up to 10 frames-per-second (fps), a drastic increase from the 7.0 fps with the EOS 80D, users can capture all of the action on the sidelines of a football game or wildlife while on safari. Assisting in a photographers’ ability to capture the action is the 45-point all-cross type AF system, 100 percent viewfinder coverage and now supports up to 27 points in f/8 metering. In addition, the new AE sensor boasts an impressive 220,000 pixels and utilizes EOS iTR AF (face priority) detection. Together, these two features allow for the detection and tracking of faces in various environments and shooting situations while using the viewfinder.
The Compact-and-Lightweight Way: The EOS M6 Mark II
Bringing the controls and functionality of a Canon EOS DSLR into a compact mirrorless camera, the EOS M6 Mark II is destined to wow advanced-amateur photographers. With its enhanced usability, the EOS M6 Mark II is capable of shooting up to 14fps with AF and AE tracking as well as capturing a remarkable 30fps when using RAW Burst Mode with pre-shooting capabilities. The camera also features touch-and-drag AF when using the optional EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder[iv]. A popular and notable benefit of Canon mirrorless cameras allows photographers to select AF positions with the touch of a finger. The EOS M6 Mark II also includes Canon’s Dual Pixel AF with Eye AF Servo to help ensure images are in sharp focus and a 3.0-inch, touch-panel LCD screen with tilt-option to help ensure a user’s portrait or selfie game is and stays on point.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS 90D is scheduled to be available mid-September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $1199.00 for body only, $1349.00 for EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit and $1599.00 for EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit*. The EOS M6 Mark II is scheduled to be available late September 2019 in both black and silver for an estimated retail price of $849.99 for body only, $1099.00 for EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit and $1349.00 for EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit*. For additional information, please visit, usa.canon.com.
[i]Available AF points may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.
[ii]Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3/11.2-11.4/12.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1/9.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
[iii]Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.1 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.5.10. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
[iv]Electronic viewfinder (EVF) sold separately from EOS M6 Mark II camera body. EVF may be included with select kits.