Canon created a stir when it introduced the EOS M5 mirrorless camera last fall.  It was their first entry into mirrorless camera models. This camera felt like the real thing for photography enthusiasts.

The Canon EOS M6 follows the same path though ditching the inbuilt electronic viewfinder of the M5. The price point is reduced, but the good specs of the M5 were left intact.

The Canon EOS M6 adds the exact 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor just like that of M5. It also maintains the DIGIC 7 image processor. It is to offer a fast camera as promised by Canon. Further, divided between the M6 and M5 is Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus system. It is a hybrid autofocus system noticeable in other models as well.

On the exterior, the M6 looks like a sleeker version of the M5 minus an EVF. Its tipping touchscreen menu is 3.0 inches. The control DESIGN is similar, and the M6 adds an enthusiast-oriented layout. It comes with no electronic viewfinder. However, users can purchase an optional viewfinder for the the M6.

The Canon EOS M6’s expected release is in April in body-only and kit configurations. The body-only will cost you about US$780. The kit for the M6 and an EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be offered at just under $900.  A kit with an EF-M 18-150mm

Canon EOS M6 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Camera Labs posted a short hands-on video about the new Canon EOS M6.

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