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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sensor Review : Great Color and ISO Performance

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II  sensor review and test results published by DxOMark. The entry-level full-frame DSLR camera achieved a score of 85 and delivers very good overall performance.

The 6D Mark II from Canon comes with an all-new 26-megapixel full-frame sensor, with dual pixel AF, as well as an updated 45-point AF system.

According to DxOMark, the Canon EOS 6D Mark II sensor provides a combination of 24.4 bits color depth, 11.9 EV dynamic range, and 2862 ISO low-light score, to rank as the 5th best Canon sensor DxOMark has tested.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sensor gets DxOMarked

For Landscape (Dynamic Range) its headline score of 11.9 Ev is a slight step back compared to the original 6D however, and remains off the pace compared to the best performing new sensors from both Canon, as well as its main Nikon and Sony competition.

From DxOMark conclusion:

Canon’s 6D proved a popular and affordable DSLR for serious-enthusiasts looking to step up to full frame, or pros after an affordable second body.

Five years on, it was crying out for an upgrade however, and the 6D Mark II’s resolution boost, improved autofocus system, faster frame rate and touch-screen LCD make it a more viable option in the modern market.

Its sensor performance continues the upward trend for Canon chips too, although it doesn’t quite hit the dizzy heights of Canon’s best sensor to date in the 5D Mark IV. This is a result of notably lower dynamic range recorded by the 6D Mark II at base ISO, which is a concern for photographers after the best image quality in good light. From ISO 800, dynamic range is much closer to the performance of semi pro rivals such as the Nikon D750 and Sony A7 II however, and with good color sensitivity at all settings and well-controlled noise the 6D Mark II lends itself better to low light photography.

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II $1,999.00 Amazon | B&H 

Key Features

  • 26mp Full-Frame Dual-Pixel AF CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 7 image processor
  • 98% view optical viewfinder, with 0.71x magnification
  • 3.0inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1040K dots
  • 45-AF points, all cross type, 27 with f/8 sensitivity, -3EV
  • ISO100 to ISO40,000 (Native), Extended: ISO50 to ISO102400
  • 6.5fps continuous shooting
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • GPS built-in
  • FullHD video at 60fps, with 5-axis digital, IS, Mic socket
  • HDR movie recording, Timelapse 4K movie creation
  • Weather-sealed body
  • 1200 shot battery life