The rumor mill is claiming that the Canon 6D Mark II announcement could be in early 2017 and the entry-level full-frame DSLR release date happen afterwards.
A lot of Canon users are asking for a possible replacement to the successful EOS 6D digital SLR camera. We can say that there will be a successor to this model but it won’t be available to the market until the first half of 2017.
However the company is very busy in 2016 and as we are approaching the Photokina 2016, the worlds biggest digital imaging event; more gossips has been surfaced especially for the EOS 5D Mark IV.
Canon 6D Mark II announcement scheduled for early 2017
Canon is rumored to announce the most-anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV camera in August and the release date expected to the market for October. This means there won’t be enough time to launch another DSLR model in 2016. So a possible Canon 6D Mark II announcement will happen later and automatically postponed to early 2017.
Actually there are no detailed specifications leaked yet. But according to the previous reports, the Company may use the same 24-megapixel sensor on the Canon 5D Mark IV. See the combined Canon 6D Mark II specs posted so far.
- A new 24-megapixel full frame CMOS image sensor from the 5D Mark IV
- 1.5 stops better higher ISO than the current Canon 6D
- Low-light autofocus (centre point) at -5 EV
- Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC
- Dual-pixel autofocus technology
- LCD screen size will remain the same as current 6D
The DSLR is said to feature better specifications as well as a higher price tag. The 6D successor camera will be “Slightly” more professional and expensive. The rumor mill also says that it will be in smaller sizes and lightweight than the current Canon EOS 6D which has a price tag around $1,399.
The company has scheduled the Canon 6D Mark II announcement event for early 2017. Around CES 2017 or CP+ 2017 events. The release date of the new entry-level DSLR camera is also mentioned for March / April, 2017.