Announcement Blog: 8/26/2019:
Canon has just announced the EOS 90D and M6 MARK II. These two are practically siblings based on specs. However, one’s a DSLR and the other is a mirrorless camera.
These two cameras are looking to usher in the next generation of Canon’s APS-C sensor cameras. They share many specs with each other, but they have their own unique features as well. These cameras are intended for “advanced amateur[s]” looking for an ILC camera, according to Canon.
“Both cameras are designed to fit the needs and preferences of a variety of photographers taking into account their skill level and subject matter,” Canon says in a press release.
What do the EOS 90D and EOS M6 MARK II have in common?
Though the 90D is a DSLR and the M6 Mark II is a mirrorless camera, the two share a lot of the same specs. Many of their core features are almost identical. In many ways, EOS M6 Mark II is the mirrorless version of the EOS 90D. Here’s a closer look:
- 32.5 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
- DIGIC 8 image processor
- 4K UHD up to 30p and 1080p FHS up 120p video recording with no crop
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View with 5,481 manually selectable AF positions
- Electronic shutter with a minimum of up to 1/16000
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
The differences between the EOS 90D AND EOS M6 MARK II
With the look-and-feel of a DSLR body, the EOS 90D DLSR is a camera looking to appeal to advanced-amateur shooters looking for a camera that feels like a DSLR. Some of its defining features include an optical viewfinder, 3.0-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD, and included multi-controller.
Additionally, it’s capable of shooting up to 10 frames-per-second. Looking back to the EOS 80D, that camera shot 7fps. The 90D improves on that spec by three frames.
The EOS 90D sports a 45-point all-cross type AF system, along with 100 percent viewfinder coverage. Also, it supports up to 27 points in f/8 metering. The AE sensor has 220,000 pixels and uses the EOS iTR AF detection.
EOS M6 Mark II
Moving on to the M6 Mark II, this compact mirrorless camera can shoot up to 14fps with AF and AE tracking. Additionally, it can capture 30fps when using RAW Burst Mode with pre-shooting capabilities.
The M6 Mark II also features touch-and-drag AF when using its optional EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder. Furthermore, the camera includes Canon’s Dual Pixel AF with Eye AF Servo and a 3.0-inch, touch-panel LCD screen with tilt-option—great news for vloggers.
Pricing and availability
The Canon EOS 90D and M6 Mark II will be out mid-September and late September, respectively. They will be priced at $1199 and $849 for their bodies only.