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Canon - EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 162 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Pro-Am Camera body

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    MEKELLY00
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    I still own the previous version of this camera body. At the time it was a HUGE step up from my aging crop-sensor 50D. Full frame brought me back to my 35mm roots and I'm loving it. Canon made a number of improvements on this second version of the 6D. For starters, Auto focus points.... MUCH more on this camera. Is it more than the 5D MK IV? No, but still it has (45) of them and they are cross-type. I would have preferred that they were not so clustered together, and that Canon would have spread them out more over the viewing area, but still a huge much needed and welcome step up. There is a considerable bump in image size from 20.6 to 26.2 but nothing to get overly excited about there. There are complaints from a lot of pro reviewers and and tech outlets that the 6D Mk II has a very limited dynamic range. Well, if it does I am not seeing it. I put the camera to the test with some low key lighting setups right out of the gate, and it has not disappointed me yet. There are a couple of sample images attached for review. So, unless you are shooting in some horrendous conditions and you don't know how to compensate, I really don't think Dynamic range should be too much of a concern. I was also wanting more FPS (frames per second), and this MkII doubles that compared to the 6D. Up from 3 FPS to 6.5 FPS. So great improvement there. Lots of complaints and hemming and hawing about the lack of 4k video capability on this camera as well..... BIG DEAL! Its made to be a feature limited full frame pro-am camera anyways... what did you expect? On the plus side Canon did give us auto focus tracking on the Mk II which they did not have on the 6D Mk I. So when you do decide to shoot some video the auto focus automatically tracks your subject without you having to manually refocus all the time. The flip out screen I was on the fence about, but I like it for a couple of reasons. One, you can flip it over when the camera isn't in use to protect the screen from getting all scratched up. Two, it's kinda handy when shooting at extremely awkward angles. The touch screen I don't really care for. I could do without it, but it is nice to be able to jump to a completely different part of the in camera menu without having to scroll through all of the headers to get where you want. There are a couple of the things that are annoying me at present. I can't get this camera to auto rotate my images. I don't mind turning the camera to the side to see my portrait images full screen. I just wish it would do that itself. My bigger issue is Canon felt the need to over complicate HSS (High Speed Sync) on this camera body. It should just work. I use HSS capable off camera studio strobes, but the HSS feature doesn't work for some reason. It works fine on my original 6D MK I, but on the Mk II I need to setup HSS on the in camera menu, and I keep getting an error message saying that my flash is not compatible even though it is listed as a compatible device. So maybe an update on that later. In closing, this camera is a beast of an upgrade if you are coming from a 6D MK I or lower. If you are contemplating spending some extra cheddar on the 5D MK IV, consider the following.... All you are really getting for that $1600 is 4k video capability, 20 more auto focus point that are more spread out, slightly better dynamic range, 1.5 FPS faster continuous shooting, and a small resolution bump. If that's worth $1600.00 then go for that big rig and tear it up, but if not this camera is definitely suited for professional and by no means should be considered and "entry level camera for beginners".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If You Liked The 6D, You'll Love The 6D Mark II

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    George
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    I've been a Canon shooter for many years and have had many Canon bodies including the original 6D. The 6D Mark II is clearly a worthy upgrade over the 6D. I've read many so-so reviews on the Mark II, but I think many of these reviewers have unrealistic expectations. The Mark II is an entry level full-frame camera, but has many very worthwhile features for the enthusiast. I've had the Mark II about a month and the still photos that I've taken are stunning. It's a fun camera that is capable of producing great results. If you need a 4K video and/or dual card slots then the 6D Mark II is not for you. I also have a 5D Mark III and 7D Mark II and I can say that the image quality is as good as or better than either of those bodies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall Camera In Low Light

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    Mikel
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    I upgraded two weeks ago, from a Canon 70D to the 6D Mk II and could not be happier. The AF in low light along with the superb full frame CMOS sensor delivers a noticeable enough difference in image quality and depth to justify the purchase. This was my first venture into the full frame line up and it has allowed me to be much more creative in low light close quarters without seeing any real noise. The only drawback for me is the 6.5 fps as I do a lot of fast action, thus, a slightly slimmer chance of framing the "perfect" shot. Perfectly accepted as a tradeoff. I am anxious to try out the 4K video time lapse feature. I have attached two pictures that were taken at night in normal room low lighting. Details are on the pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for beginners

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    hashtagawesome03
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    I upgraded from a T1i. I was debating between the Canon 80D and the Canon 6D Mark ii. I was hesitant thinking maybe it was too soon for me to upgrade to a full frame camera and had already set my mind on the Canon 80D. After weeks of research, I found a video on the 6D Mark ii that fully convinced me to go with it. The settings on the 6D Mark ii is convienent for beginners like me who has very basic knowledge in photography. I love the easy access focus feature, ISO, and shooting mode on this camera. It’s fast and easy to customize a setting that fits my need when I’m taking pictures. I believe the features and settings were way easier to adjust compare to my T1i. This camera fit my needs and lifestyle. It was well worth the investment and purchase for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best upgraded body

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    Celesteme
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    First of all I am very impressed with this camera body. The LCD screen is amazing and the capability and a user friendliness with the LCD screen and also going from the viewfinder to looking at your LCD screen is a very nice option it really helps new photographers figure out their camera and figure out how to take the best pictures you to utilizing the best camera settings. I love this camera body so much that I purchased two additional ones I gave one to my sister and one to my husband and we decided we were going to become a photography team which we are enjoying so much it is almost life-changing for us

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not Disappointed

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    Photographer

    I shoot with the original 6D and have added the 6D2 primarily for the improved auto focus capability. I've had the camera for less than a day, but in preliminary testing around the house, the 6D2 yields very acceptable high ISO images. I'm including an ISO40000 and an ISO102400 shot. Best Buy delivered (via UPS) my pre-ordered camera when promised, on release day (July 27).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Full Frame Camera

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    Nick
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    I bought this camera about a month ago because I was finally ready to take the step up to full frame from cropped sensor and I think this camera is amazing. The 6d Mark II offers so many features for the price that I honestly haven't seen another better Canon full frame that also has the articulating screen. With this camera, you're getting 26 megapixels, 1080 at up to 60fps, in body stabilization, up to 7 frames per second, a full frame sensor, and of course that flip out screen. If you're on the fence, I'd say go for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I needed a backup Camera

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    Kenny
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    I needed a reasonable priced backup camera and Best Buy had the Canon 6D MK ll for $100 cheaper than anyone else. I have many Canon lenses so I needed to stay with Canon. This is a full frame camera for the budget minded Photographer. It isn't perfect but I needed a backup for my 5D MK ll. It has several nice bells and whistles that my older 5D doesn't have. I am pleased with the image quality and feel it will work just fine if I happen to have any problems with my 5D. It's a good investment to have the added security when you're on a budget like I am.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    6D Mark ii

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    PixeldromeMedia
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    This is a great camera. I upgraded to the 6d MkII as I needed a second full frame body, but had a budget to stay within. I started doing a lot more video so the flippy out articulating screen was a factor. Very useful for composing shots. Do I need 4K? No. All of the video I shoot for clients are all for the web, so 4K isn't an issue. The only issue I have is no 120fps @ 1080. That 120fps @ 1080 would have been that fifth star. Other than that, I am very happy with my 6D MkII.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera

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    Canon6DMII
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    Recently bought it and I like it. I like the way it fits in my hand and the grip that it offers. Didn't have to use the strap at all. Love the tilt screen. Misses the autofocus a little during high burst mode but catches up. Haven't tested the low dynamic range that it offers at lower ISO yet. Overall, I like the camera but it could have been much better if the 45 cross points were wide spread. I have had issues with composition due to that. I also didn't like the joystick. Would have loved to have the joystick on 5D Mark IV and dual card slots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge Upgrade From Where I Was.

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    BobOlsen
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    I upgraded from the 70D, which was an excellent camera, to my first full frame and the results are amazing. It handles the low light / high iso noise incredibly well. Both of the pictures below were shot with the Canon 6D Mk II and a Canon 70-200mm f2.8L using only dim room lighting. No flash. Judge for yourself. I am very impressed and pleased with my purchase. I could not pull these off with the 70D.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Most versatile full frame camera

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    Alpha1
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    I was skeptical at first due to all the commotion about DR prior to the release. DR is somewhat debatable only when you are shooting at low 100-200 ISO. But who really shoots in the 100's? You're only going to shoot in the lowest ISO at 100 on sunny days. Heck, your iPhone can take excellent shots thx to the natural sunlight. Once you get past the 200 ISO, 6Dmk2 is on the same par as the 5D's. This camera takes excellent shots in the low lights/indoor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Full Frame DSLR for a Great Price

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    Adam
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    This a great DSLR with a full frame high megapixel sensor and touch display. The touch display makes changing the camera's setting as easy as possible, and has descriptions of the settings if you cannot remember all of them. The camera also has live view and shoots 1080p video. The camera takes beautiful images. Only drawback is the camera does not have a built-in flash, but high ISO options negate this loss. Overall a fantastic camera for the price and has a number of features not on any other Canon cameras yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great full frame camera with excellent color

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    PhotoRick
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    After about 1100 images, I have found the Canon 6D mkII to be very capable and quiet for a fast shutter camera. The 2 things I don't like about it is the lack of exposure control when shooting in HSS mode and the lack of a flash sync. Other than that, It is easy to use and captures colors and fine detail all of the clarity your lens will allow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great video camera

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    MM135
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    As an owner of the original 6D I was happy when the Mark ii was announced. After getting many bad reviews, I decided to buy it anyway. Turns out I was right, the Mark ii is the way to go. Flippie screen is awesome and a game changer. The dual CMOS auto focus works extremely well, making this one of the best DSLRs for vlogging. Buy it! You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For a First time Full Frame

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    VicD
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    Picked this up so I'd have a second body for vlogging and taking some pics. Wanted to get the full potential out of my EF lenses and that's what I got. Biggest selling points for me were dual pixel auto-focus, 4k/1080p in camera timelapse and it being the only full frame with a flip out screen. I felt I could lose out on the ability to shoot 4K because not many people have devices that they can watch 4K content in anyways.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice full frame cam for beginners

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    ThatDancer
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    I use to shoot all my work on a canon rebel. For shooters we know it’s not full frame so I jumped to this immediately after renting it a few times. The quality is great. Def heavier than a rebel. Works awesome. Only flaw is the autofocus. It doesn’t have as many points as other cameras. So if it’s not in a certain frame your SOL. Other than that I’ve learned to work with it until I can level up to a better full frame! (5D family)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A really good camera

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    Fishy
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    There is a lot of yeah being talked on this camera, but if you are invested in the Canon system, this will get good results and is a really easy to use camera. The menus are well laid out and you can make custom menus to get to what you want quickly. It's got awesome timelapse features. I've shot about 2000 images so far and I've really enjoyed this camera. It's never gets in its own way and let's you just take photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade from crop sensor

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    Aaron
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    I got this as an upgrade from the Canon T7i. I wanted to try a full frame camera. I am very happy with the upgraded image quality. It is definitely not a drastic difference, However it is noticable to me. I am very pleased with the purchase and am having a great time using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor image quality, deal breaker.

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    DML1978
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    Owned the 6d for a long time and was quite happy with it. Waited for the successor and waited and waited... Finally gave in and bought a D750 and it was an incredible upgrade all the way around. When the 6d2 was available pre order I sold the d750. I like Cannon and was expecting at least it to match the IQ but I returned it for the loss on restocking fee.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend