King’s foundation, common people’s price: Canon full-scale micro-eos R6 evaluation
Today we bring you Canon EOS R6 related tests. This camera was released on July 9, 2020. It uses a 20.1 megapixel full-frame sensor based on EOS-1D X Mark III. You only need to spend 15. At 999 yuan, you can experience the shooting quality of a flagship camera. Of course, the camera has the same focus and anti-shake system as the EOS R5, supports bird eye focusing, and the anti-shake effect can reach 8 levels. The camera itself also supports 4K 60P video without viewing angle cropping, and has the ability to record 4:2:2 10bit video and C-Log gamma curve. Let’s take a look at the specific test of this camera.
1. Overview of high-specification full-frame micro-single
Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 are two cameras jointly released by Canon. The two cameras are similar in many technologies. In contrast, Canon EOS R5 has 45 million pixels and 8K video shooting capabilities, higher positioning, and more suitable for professional users. The Canon EOS R6 has a more affordable price, and the performance of 20.1 million pixels is better, and the video shooting performance is also powerful. It is suitable for advanced photography enthusiasts or popular video studios.
Recently, I have taken many photos and videos with Canon EOS R6. Let me first talk about the core advantages of this camera:
1. Sensor based on EOS-1D X Mark III , Not only has a good sense of height, but also has excellent tolerance.
2, the focusing performance is very good, suitable for wildlife photography
3, not only 20fps continuous shooting, but also jpg format Unlimited continuous shooting
4, excellent anti-shake effect, can achieve stable handheld photography, or handheld video mirroring
5, long battery life, especially in the camera mode, long time Don’t worry about power when shooting.
6, can shoot 4K 60P without cropping, not only has good image quality, but also has strong anti-shake and focus
Canon EOS R6 is an excellent performance and cost-effective Very good camera. For mass consumers, this camera can be used for daily shooting, and for professional users, this camera is also suitable for starry sky photography, wildlife photography, sports photography and video shooting.
For this camera, I gave a high score of 8.9 . This camera has good picture quality performance, and the camera performance is excellent.
Second, appearance design
The front of the camera body is still very hard-core design style, and the camera body weight is 680g.
The back design of the camera is still a design that returns to the EOS SLR era Elements, EOS R6’s back buttons, added back dials and joysticks, which are very helpful for quickly adjusting parameters. For Canon SLR camera users, EOS R6 can achieve quick hands-on operation.
The viewfinder of EOS R6 is 3.69 million pixels, and the LCD The screen is 1.62 million pixels, which is slightly lower than the configuration of EOS R5, but Canon’s viewfinder or LCD screen display effect is very good, and the brightness and color accuracy are very ideal, and it can also be used in strong light environments. Frame the view normally.
The body also has Canon’s iconic omnidirectional flip screen, which can realize multi-angle free flipping, and supports full-featured touch operation. For shooting video, or low-angle shooting, Canon’s flip screen experience is very good.
The body design of Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 released at the same time There is a slight difference. From the perspective of the body design, the EOS R6 cancels the shoulder screen design, and the storage design uses dual SD card slots. So in terms of card cost, Canon EOS R6 is more friendly to mass consumers.
EOS R6 has a very rich body interface design. It not only has common data, HDMI and microphone interfaces, but also has a monitor headphone interface, which is very convenient for shooting videos .
The camera uses an LP-E6NH battery, and the battery life is very powerful. And you can use the Type-C interface cable to connect the camera to realize charging and shooting. After actual testing, we can get more than 800 frames of battery life with the help of power saving mode in daily shooting; and if we shoot video, we can also shoot 4K 60P video for more than 1 hour.
3. Highly usability under ISO 12800 with progressive sensitivity
The Canon EOS R6 sensor is developed based on Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X Mark III, so it has an excellent body High performance and very ideal tolerance, let’s take a look at the specific test.
The first thing that brings is the step-by-step sensitivity test of the camera. We will display it in indoor and outdoor environments. Now the first thing we will show is the step-by-step sensitivity test of the camera in the indoor shooting environment.
In the indoor environment, Canon EOS R6 has an extremely powerful high In terms of sensory noise performance, under ISO 25600, the picture quality of the JPG format is still good enough, and if you look at the RAW format, the noise of the picture starts to increase at ISO 12800, but the details of the picture are still intact.
The following is a step-by-step sensitivity test in an outdoor environment. When shooting outdoors, due to various factors, there will be a certain difference compared with the high-sensitivity performance in an indoor environment.
In the actual test, this camera is still shooting outdoors There is a very high picture availability. At ISO 12800, the camera’s image quality is still good enough.
Let’s take a look at a few high-sensitivity performances of the camera in actual shooting.
This photo is a wild macaque in Qianling Mountain taken with ISO 4000. If we zoom in to 100%, we can see that the details of the picture are very clear, and there is almost no noise. This camera can maintain excellent image quality below ISO 6400, which is very suitable for shooting wild animals.
Focal length: 200mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 4000 Exposure time: 1/200 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
100% magnified details
If we increase the sensitivity, for example, this group of photos is very dark Another macaque taken in the environment. The camera sensitivity reached ISO 12800 when shooting, and the details of the photo are still very clear. When we zoom in on the photo, we can see that the hair of the macaque has distinct roots.
Focal length: 200mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 12800 Exposure time: 1/400 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
100% magnified details
The requirements for camera noise control will be higher when shooting at night, like this photo It was a night scene shot at Dongshan TV Tower in Guiyang. When shooting with the help of ISO 6400, we can see that the noise control of the picture is very ideal. For night scene photos, the high sense performance of this camera is quite excellent.
Focal length: 29mm Aperture: f/8.0 ISO sensitivity: 6400 Exposure time: 1/4 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
100% magnified details
The high sense of this camera is excellent, not only in photos, but also in video. For example, this one is a city night scene shot with 4K 30P. When shooting a video, we must ensure that the shutter speed is above 1/30s. Therefore, when shooting, the sensitivity has reached ISO 12800. In this shooting state, the camera can still maintain a very pure picture.
4K 30P video ISO 12800 shooting and extracting a single frame
100% screenshots, excellent noise control
Fourth, tolerance test excellent low-sensitivity tolerance, suitable for various shooting environments
Before EOS R5 and EOS R6, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III can be said to be the best latitude camera among Canon cameras. It is better than many models of Nikon and Sony, which are known for latitude. Therefore, Canon EOS R6 with the same sensor has very latitude performance. It is looking forward to.
In the ISO 100 environment, Canon EOS R6 showed Very good tolerance. Even if it is brightened by 5 stops, it can maintain pure picture quality.
Now let’s take a look at the camera’s latitude performance under ISO 1600 and ISO 6400.
In the high-sensitivity state, Canon EOS R6 still has relatively good latitude image quality. Under ISO 1600, you can ensure that the 3rd gear is brightened and there are excellent picture details, while under ISO 6400, the actual availability of the 2nd gear can still be maintained.
Let’s take a look at the latitude performance of Canon EOS R6 in an outdoor real-time shooting environment. We can see that the red box area is our actual screenshot area.
In the outdoor shooting environment, we captured the highlights and The details of the dark part. It can be seen that at ISO 100, even at night shooting, the latitude performance of Canon EOS R6 is also very good, with 5 stops brighter, it has almost no effect on the image quality.
Let’s take a look at the tolerance performance of ISO 1600 and 6400.
Next, let’s take a look at the performance of tolerance in actual shooting. The following photo is a typical high light ratio environment. We underexposed and shot about 3 stops , After adjusting, you can see that the performance is very ideal whether it is the highlight details or the noise in the dark part. We can see the hierarchical performance of the high-light cloud area, and the buildings in the distance are clearly visible.
Focal length: 35mm Aperture: f/6.3 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/160 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
The highlight part is very detailed
Another example is the following picture, which was shot in a night environment. To ensure better stability, I used it ISO 250 for shooting. At the time of shooting, the building at the bottom was completely in shadow.
Focal length: 28mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 250 Exposure time: 1/0 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
At this time, we use Camera RAW to brighten the dark parts, and then darken the highlights, you can get one Zhang has a very beautiful night scene into a film. If we zoom in and look at the shadows, even the trees in the mountains and forests can maintain very good details, and the picture noise is very low.
The dark part is rich in details, and the image quality is clean
It can be said that from the performance of tolerance Look, Canon EOS R6 can be regarded as one of the 135-frame cameras with the best latitude.
5. Continuous shooting and focusing At present, the best focusing mirrorless camera in this price range
Let’s look at the continuous shooting and focusing of this camera. This camera has a lot of performance The above is the same as EOS R5, both have 12fps mechanical shutter continuous shooting and 20fps electronic shutter continuous shooting, and at 20fps continuous shooting, it can support full autofocus and automatic metering.
And the camera also uses the second-generation full-pixel dual-core focusing system, and the focus coverage area is increased to 100%*100%. It supports animal eye recognition, especially bird eye recognition. R5 and R6 are also the first two digital cameras to support bird eye recognition.
bird eye recognition
Canon The focusing performance of EOS R5 and R6 is actually very close. We will not introduce too much here. If you are interested, you can check our previous EOS R5 camera evaluation. Let’s focus on the Canon EOS R6’s focusing experience and the differences in focusing.
First of all, this camera supports -6.5EV low-light focusing, while Canon EOS R5 is -6EV, so from the perspective of low-light focusing performance, Canon EOS R6 is actually stronger. For example, the following photo is a wild macaque focusing in a very dim environment, with a sensitivity of ISO 12800. In this environment, the macaque and the background are almost integrated, but the EOS R6 can still accurately determine the subject and perform accurate eyes. Recognize the focus.
Focal length: 200mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 12800 Exposure time: 1/200 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
In terms of focusing performance, the focus of animal eyes is definitely a highlight. In previous tests In this article, we focused on the focusing performance of birds’ eyes, but for different wild animals, this camera can basically recognize the eyes and focus. For example, when we are shooting wild macaques, we can see that the camera’s eye recognition is very sensitive and can easily capture the monkey’s eyes.
In addition, the camera’s 20fps continuous shooting is not only suitable for shooting birds and sports events, but also valuable for shooting wild animals. For example, we can easily capture the life moments of wild macaques with the help of 20fps continuous shooting. For wildlife photography, you can guarantee that you will not miss any wonderful moment.
20fps continuous shooting Wild Macaque
It is worth mentioning that Canon EOS R6 can achieve 410 continuous shooting in RAW+JPG format after actual testing, while in JPG format, it can achieve unlimited continuous shooting!
Six. Anti-shake performance. 8-speed body image stabilization has excellent practical application effects
Both Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 have the highest 8-speed body image stabilization effect. We are in EOS It was also introduced in the R5 evaluation. Here we will briefly review the anti-shake effect of Canon EOS R6.
In the test, we used the 70mm end of the RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM to shoot, and we can see and shoot tiny objects, and can achieve stable handheld shooting up to 1.6s. Shooting subtle things like vase tags is more difficult than shooting on-site anti-shake, so it is already very scary to be able to achieve 1.6s.
Let’s take a look at the actual shooting effect, below This photo is 0.5s exposure achieved by handheld. A tripod is necessary to take this kind of photos normally, but with the help of the anti-shake performance of EOS R6, we can take such photos in hand.
Focal length: 29mm Aperture: f/10.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/2 Exposure compensation: -0EV White balance: Auto
100% zoom in detail
Another example is this photo, which was also taken on the Dongshan TV Tower. The shooting time is long It is 5s. Although a tripod can be used here, the camera shake is very obvious due to the strong wind of level 8 in the Dongshan TV Tower and the unstable supporting conditions of the tripod. Shooting here, although it is mounted on a tripod, the anti-shake effect of the body is also effective. Here you can use the anti-shake to achieve a 5s long exposure.
Focal length: 24mm Aperture: f/8.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/0 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
For Canon EOS R6, the value of excellent body image stabilization in actual shooting is mainly reflected In the following points:
1. You can use a lower sensitivity to shoot at night to get a better shooting quality.
2. When shooting, Realize simple handheld exposure
3. In very unstable shooting environments, such as high-rise buildings or shooting on a windy day, it can provide more stable short-term and long-term exposures
4. Shooting For video, it can provide simple handheld camera shooting
七. Video shooting
Canon EOS R6 is not only excellent in taking pictures, but also a very good video camera. Let’s first use a video to understand the video shooting performance of this camera.
For Canon EOS R6, the video of this camera is basically similar in function to EOS R5. However, Canon EOS R5 has 8K video, 4K 120P upgraded video and intra-frame compression formats, which are not available in EOS R6. For mass consumers or general video studios, the video function of EOS R6 is completely sufficient.
In this video, most of the shooting used EOS R6’s 4K 60P for shooting, which can provide better post-upgrade production space, and when this camera shoots 4K 60P, there is no angle of view. Therefore, the lens is more convenient to use.
In addition, this camera also has a built-in C-Log Horse curve, and 4:2:2 10bit video capability. During video shooting, the focus is very stable and can maintain stable human eye recognition.
When the video was taken Eye focus display
Eye focus effect during video shooting
8. Samples and conclusions
Canon EOS R6 is a high-quality full-frame micrograph that is very suitable for mass photographers, with 20.1 million pixels It is fully enough for daily shooting, and the excellent high sense and tolerance performance can make it easier for us to take pictures.
In addition, with the help of the camera’s excellent focusing and continuous shooting performance, This camera is also suitable for wildlife photography or sports photography. The camera has a stable eye tracking focus when shooting animals, and it can still maintain stable tracking under low contrast. With the help of the excellent high-sensitivity performance of the body, even when shooting with ISO 12800 in low light, it can maintain clear sharpness and sufficiently clean image quality.
Focal length: 200mm Aperture: f/3.2 ISO sensitivity: 12800 Exposure time: 1/250 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Of course, the video performance of EOS R6 is also quite excellent, if we need a video For a camera with stable shooting performance and outstanding image quality, Canon EOS R6 is definitely an ideal choice. In addition, this camera has excellent high-feeling performance, which can save a lot of lighting costs for video shooting.
The current listing price of Canon EOS R6 is 15,999 yuan, which can be said to be very cost-effective. Canon’s RF mount lens update speed is very fast, the lens quality is excellent, and EOS R6 can get an ideal shooting experience.
Finally, let’s take a look at the samples taken recently. We used the large ternary system of RF during shooting, namely RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM, RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM.
Focal length: 15mm Aperture: f/8.0 ISO sensitivity: 160 Exposure time: 1/60 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 21mm Aperture: f/11.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/0 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 25mm Aperture: f/11.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/0 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
focal length: 15mm aperture: f/16.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 exposure time: 1/0 exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
Focal length: 15mm Aperture: f/ 8.0 ISO sensitivity: 1000 Exposure time: 1/60 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 15mm Aperture: f/8.0 ISO sensitivity: 400 Exposure time: 1/80 Exposure compensation: -0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 24mm Aperture: f/11.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/160 Exposure compensation: -0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 200mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 6400 Exposure time: 1/250 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
focal length: 158mm aperture : F/5.0 ISO sensitivity: 12800 Exposure time: 1/100 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 15mm Aperture: f/13.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/40 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 22mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 640 Exposure time: 1/0 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 147mm Aperture: f/10.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/100 Exposure Compensation: -0EV White Balance: Auto
Focal length: 200mm Aperture: f/16.0 ISO sensitivity: 500 Exposure time: 1/200 Exposure compensation: -1EV White balance: Auto
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