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Canon Announces EOS 90D and Mirrorless M6 Mark II

Canon has announced two new EOS camera systems today: the EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II. Aimed at amateur photographers, the cameras share a number of characteristics whilst being fundamentally different in their builds.

“With the introduction of these cameras, Canon is reaffirming its continued commitment to a broad range of photographers by offering them the digital imaging tools required to meet their needs,” said Kazuto Ogawa, President and COO of Canon USA.

Canon EOS 90D

The Canon EOS 90D is for the “advanced-amateur photographer” who seeks the benefits of a DSLR body, including an optical viewfinder and 3-inch vari-angle touch screen.

At the core of the camera is a 32.5 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor, powered by a DIGIC 8 Processor.

Although designed for amateurs, the 90D is capable of shooting up to 10fps, as well as 4K UHD up 30p and 1080p FHD up 120p video recording, with no cropping. This comes with a 45-point all-cross type Autofocus (AF) system, with 100 percent viewfinder coverage.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF is also possible in Live View, with 5,481 manually selectable AF positions. The detection and tracking of faces is also possible across a variety of shooting situations with the 90D.

Other features include an electronic shutter (with a fastest speed of 1/16000th second), integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a weather-resistant build.

Priced at $1199 for the body only, or $1349.00 for EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit and $1599.00 for EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit, the 90D is scheduled to be available mid-September 2019.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II offers similar features packaged in a mirrorless body. Much like the 90D, the M6 Mark II is built around a 32.5 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 8 processor.

Equally, the M6 Mark II shares the ability to record 4K UHD up 30p and 1080p FHD up 120p footage, and has an electronic shutter with a minimum of up to 1/16000th. Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View with 5,481 manually selectable AF positions is also shared between the two cameras, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The M6 Mark II departs from the 90D by offering an increase of 14fps shooting with AF and AE tracking, as well as 30fps when using RAW Burst Mode. Touch-and-drag AF is also possible when using the M6 Mark II’s electronic viewfinder.

Price is perhaps the biggest difference however, with the EOS M6 Mark II at $849 for body only, $1099.00 for EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit, and $1349.00 for EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit.

For more information, visit Canon’s website.

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