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Canon Releases the EOS 90D and M6 Mark II: Two Very Capable APS-C-Sensor Cameras

by | Sep 2, 2019 | Canon News, Equipment News, Press Release

Canon has just released its brand-new EOS 90D DSLR camera and its mirrorless stablemate, the EOS M6 Mark II. With all of the noise and excitement surrounding the latest full-frame mirrorless offerings these days, it is nice to see a company throw some love at the APS-C cropped-sensor shooter. Both cameras contain new 32.5MP CMOS sensors and are packed with some serious tech and specs.

The Canon EOS 90D replaces the popular EOS 80D and lends itself to sports and action photography, with 10-frame-per-second continuous shooting and reduced optical viewfinder blackout. An approximately 220,000-pixel AE sensor and EOS iTR AF provide accurate face-detect autofocusing through the viewfinder. If you want to take control of the AF system, there are 45 cross-type autofocus points—27 working with lenses with apertures as small as f/8. In Live View or video mode, there are 5,481 selectable AF positions for the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that provide fast and accurate Servo AF for eye detection.

Speaking of video, the Canon EOS 90D can record 4K UHD video at up to 30p—and Full HD up to 120p. Also new to the 90D is an eight-way rear joystick for navigating menus and controlling camera settings. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities allow for quick and easy sharing of images on the go.

The new EOS 90D is available as a body only or as a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens or EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens.

For fans of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, the new EOS M6 Mark II rolls in with several improvements over its predecessor. Built for speed, like the 90D, the M6 Mark II can shoot continuously at 14 fps with AF/AE tracking and has a Raw Burst Mode of 30 fps using the electronic shutter—a shutter capable of operating at 1/16,000-second. The M6 Mark II’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system also has 5,481 selectable points and Eye AF. Its DIGIC 8 processor provides ISO capabilities up to ISO25600.

On the video side, the camera records 4K UHD at 30p or Full HD up to 120p with clean HDMI output and a microphone jack. For those who don’t love composing images on the rear LCD, the optional EVF-DC2 external viewfinder is an add-on solution. And, like its DSLR buddy, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compatibility expedites sharing of your images.

The EOS M6 Mark II body is available in black or silver and it is also available as a kit (black or silver) with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM plus EVF-DC2, or the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM plus EVF-DC2.

Article courtesy of B&H Photo