Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Canon EOS 1D X Mark II rumors, we have some updated 6D Mark II specs today. It should be noted, though, that the rumor community is pretty skeptical of these specs.
According to the report over on Canon Watch, which is rated at CW3 (50% likely hood of correctness), the 6D Mark II will feature a 28MP sensor and a brand new (but different from 5DS and 5DS r) AF system. Previous estimates had the next 6D featuring a 24MP sensor, but the source of this new rumor says Canon will not release a full frame camera with the same MP as their Rebel line (which sounds very Canon-like and makes sense).
Continued 6D Mark II Specs
- 6 fps
- ISO 100 – 102400 (expandable to 204800)
- New AF system (but not the same as on 5DS)
- 98% viewfinder coverage
- Single SD card slot
- WiFi, NFC, and GPS
- Small improvements for video features
Overall, it looks like a nice update to the 6D, though at 28MP (if that is correct), you are going to have a lot of people complaining about file sizes. The rumored price is about the same as when the original 6D was announced (~$2100), which if true, is a mistake if you ask me.
Sony’s A7 just dropped below $1000, and the A7 II is only $1500. While you could argue the merits of mirrorless vs. DSLR, the fact is that the A7 is competition for the 6D in the budget full frame market. Canon could have some trouble convincing fence-sitters to go with the 6D over one of Sony’s popular mirrorless rigs with such a large price difference.
What are your thoughts on these specs? Do you find them believable? How about the price? Do you agree with me that it’s too high for the current market? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!