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Canon EOS R6 Sensor Reviewed by DxOMark

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Canon EOS R6 sensor review and test results published by DxOMark. Canon EOS R6 achieves an outstanding overall score of 90 points, with a combination of 24.2 bits color depth, 14.3 EV dynamic range, and 3394 ISO low-light.

With fast readout from the 20 MP sensor and a similar processor to that of the EOS-1DX Mark III, the R6 is capable of continuous shooting at up to 12 fps using the mechanical shutter.

The sensor review of the Canon EOS R6 full frame mirrorless camera ($2,499) places it in 31st place overall in DxOMark database of full-frame and MF sensors, in 29th place for full-frame 35mm, and in 3rd place for Canon sensors. The EOS R6 scored 1 point lower at 90 while the EOS 5D Mark IV scored 91 points before.

From DXOMark Conclusion:

Canon’s decision to launch the EOS R6 alongside the more intriguing EOS R5 may have kept the former out of the limelight somewhat, but it’s a highly capable camera with competitive specifications. Its body stabilization, super-fast burst rates, solid video specs, and useful dual-pixel AF II all add up to a very well-rounded offering.

While the 20 MP sensor may seem an odd choice, this is a variant of the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III, and the results are practically identical. It performs well across the board with excellent dynamic range at all ISOs. Add to that the sensor’s good color and low noise, and the Canon EOS R6 looks set to be a firm favorite among a wide range of photographers who work across many different genres.

Canon EOS R6 body: $2,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R6 with 24-105mm f/4-7.1 Lens: $2,899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R6 with 24-105mm f/4L Lens: $3,599 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

The R6 can shoot UHD and DCI 4K video at up to 60p, saved as either Raw or H.265 footage. 10-bit 4:2:2 internal regarding using C-Log and HDR PQ are supported.

Canon EOS R6 Key Features:

  • 20MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 4K60p and FHD 120p 10-Bit Internal Video
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 20 fps E. Shutter
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1053 Points
  • 0.5″ 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Subject Tracking with Deep Learning
  • Dual SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots

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