With 4K video seemingly becoming the standard in today’s camera market, it comes at the shock of many that the Canon 6D Mark II will be without it upon its release in July. Coming in with a $2,000 price tag, the new camera brings a variety of new features that are expected with a next generation full frame camera.
One of the standout features with the Canon 6D Mark II is the increased ISO range from 32,000 to 40,000, allowing for high-quality images in low light. Pair this with a 26.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC 7 image processor and you get a flexible DSLR that works well in any situation. The camera has also been given a boost in burst rate, allowing for six and a half frames per second, which is an increase from the five frames per second. All of these awesome pictures can be viewed on the three-inch touchscreen LCD monitor on the back of the camera.
Another new feature that the Canon 6D Mark II will be equipped with is the brand new Dual Pixel autofocusing system, meaning that there are 45 cross-type autofocus points that allow the camera to quickly focus on a subject when in autofocus mode, even when equipped with a lens with a larger aperture.
The Canon 6D Mark II will also feature a body built with Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth, making transferring images from your camera’s SD card to your computer a cable-free experience. On top of this, the camera also has built-in GPS capability.
Despite how cool all of this is, Canon still refuses to equip its mid-range cameras with 4K video capability. The Canon 6D Mark II will be able to record 1080p videos at 60 FPS, which is hardly impressive for a camera this expensive. Other cameras, like the pocket-sized Olympus TG-Tracker, are capable of capturing 4K video, so it’s not like Canon doesn’t have the technology to do so.
It’s a shame that Canon refuses to acknowledge it’s customer base that values taking high-quality videos with DSLR cameras. Having the brand’s next big camera possess the same video capability as some of its budget models is definitely a bad look for Canon. We’ll wait and see if people are willing to overlook this and still go out and buy the 6D Mark II.