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Canon’s APS-C Field Day: EOS M6 II Mirrorless and 90D DSLR Cameras Launched

Canon has announced the availability of the highly anticipated upgrades to the EOS 80D DSLR and EOS M6 mirrorless cameras. The EOS M6 Mark II and 90D bring the latest technologies in stills and video at a more affordable price point and compact form-factor.

EOS 90D (Staring SGD 1,779)

Demonstrating its commitment to the DSLR form-factor, Canon has announced the EOS 90D today, which offers next-level features at an affordable mid-range price.

The EOS 90D is the highly anticipated upgrade that takes the line up a notch. Image: Canon

Powered by the latest DIGIC 8 processor, the EOS 90D delivers 32.5-megapixels along with ISO sensitivity of up to 51,200. For continuous shooting, the EOS 90D can deliver 11fps in Live View. The camera can shoot up to 1/16,000 seconds with the electronic shutter, which can be useful for freezing fast-moving action.

The EOS 90D also offers Canon’s proprietary and class-leading on-sensor Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus technology in live view. This also means Eye Detection AF with tracking will be supported, which is ideal for portraits and action with moving subjects.

5,481 autofocus points in live view allow users to fine-tune focus points with the new thumb-operated joystick to great precision. In contrast, the optical viewfinder (OVF) gives access to 45 cross-type AF points.

EOS 90D. Image: Canon

The OVF also offers single-point AF and EOS iTR (intelligent Tracking and Recognition) that utilises a 220,000 pixel AE Sensor to detect skin tones and to adjust exposure settings when it is too dark to do so.

Alone, the EOS 90D retails at SGD 1,779. With the EF-S18mm f/4-6.5 IS STM, the camera bundle comes in at SGD 1,979. The EOS M6 Mark II is also available with an 18-135mm f/3.5-f/5.6 IS USM at SGD 2,378.

Built to survive inclement weather with water and dust resistance, the EOS 90D also offers flexibility with a tiltable vari-angle LCD monitor.

For video, the EOS 90D supports 4K recording at 30p and 25p with an option for cropped or uncropped formats.

EOS M6 Mark II

The EOS M6 Mark II is Canon’s latest interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera, and has a 32.5-megapixel APS-C crop sensor. Built to be compact and portable, the EOS M6 Mark II now works with an optional removable electronic viewfinder (EVF-DC2) with the M6 Mark II.

With its light weight and compact size, the EOS M6 Mark II is the ultimate take-everywhere camera. Image: Sony

Within, the EOS M6 Mark II like the EOS 90D is powered by the latest DIGIC 8 processor. This allows for a whopping 30fps RAW burst mode that allows users to capture a huge variety of reasons without worrying about missing their decisive moment.

Like the EOS 90D, the EOS M6 Mark II can deliver a maximum 1/16000s electronic shutter speed, although it can only do 1/4000s mechanical to the 1/8000s on its DSLR sibling. It also offers USB-C connection, while the EOS 90D sticks with a micro USB 3.0 port.

With the same sensor and processor, the EOS M6 Mark II also delivers the same number of Dual Pixel CMOS AF focus points, along with maximum ISO.

The greatest advantage is in its form factor. The EOS M6 Mark II comes in at 408g (body alone), while the EOS 90D weighs 701g.

The 3.0-inch display, like the EOS 90D, can be tilted about 45-degrees downwards and 180-degrees upwards. The touch-sensitive display can be used above all else to adjust the autofocus points with Drag AF, but also allows users to check the framing while snapping a selfie or capturing a vlog.

The EOS M6 Mark II sports a screen that flips up to allow users to check the framing even when the camera is facing them. Image: Canon

Video is also the strong suit of the EOS M6 Mark II. With 4K 30p uncropped, the M6 Mark II supports an external LCD recorder along with slow-motion 120p/100p FHD recording.

With 5-axis digital Image Stabilisation, the EOS M6 Mark II makes the footage look professional and smooth. For further polish to your video project, the EOS M6 Mark II also supports external microphones for crisp audio.

Image: Ian Ling

With such a small, lightweight form-factor, the EOS M6 Mark II is a capable camera that everyone can take everywhere.

To work well with your mobile devices, the EOS M6 Mark II uses Bluetooth Low Energy to constantly keep a connection to transfer media using on-board Wi-Fi. 4K video is automatically converted to FHD before transferring.

The Canon Camera Connect app also allows users to check the framing of their shot in the third person, which is perfect for group selfies, but also for interior design shots while dressing a room.

Purchases of the EOS M6 Mark II, along with the EOS M50 and EOS M100 from October onwards are entitled to redeem a limited-edition Doraemon bag worth S$159 and a Doraemon camera strap worth S$89.

For purchases of the PowerShot G series cameras (G1X Mark III, G3X, G5X Mark II, G7X Mark III, G7X Mark II, or G9X Mark II) from 5 September 2019 onwards, a Doraemon bag worth S$109 and a wrist strap worth S$50 can be redeemed.

The EOS M6 Mark II body alone comes in at SGD 1,249. Bundled with the EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, the EOS M6 Mark II comes in at SGD 1,409. With the EF-M18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, the EOS M6 Mark II costs SGD 1,849. The camera will be available at the end of September in Black and Silver.

Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

One thought on “Canon’s APS-C Field Day: EOS M6 II Mirrorless and 90D DSLR Cameras Launched

  1. I like the rapid burst feature of the camera.

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