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Canon's entry point into full frame cameras is beefing up with more pro-level specs. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the company's gateway to the larger full frame sensors without the big price point of the 1DX and it's stepping up several features from the original.
The 6D MKII uses a 26.2 megapixel sensor, a six megapixel step up from the predecessor. The processor has also jumped two versions to Canon's latest DIGIC 7 processor. The sensor and processor are the biggest factors when it comes to image quality, so it's nice to see that Canon is stepping up that arena and not introducing a "new" DSLR that only adds small features like wi-fi.
While the previous version had a 11 point autofocus that's definitely an entry-level spec, the Mark II offers a 45-point system using cross-type. That should mean a step up in autofocus speed as well as accuracy, particularly when tracking moving subjects. Speaking of moving subjects, the camera offers a 6.5 fps, which isn't the best in class but is good for the price point on a full frame sensor.
So what's missing? At this price point, 4K is becoming standard, but that's missing here. Video at 1080p is however a solid 60 fps.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a nice update over the predecessor. While we'd like to see Canon catch up to 4K, it's also good to see that they aren't pushing for the spec when the camera isn't quite ready for it. Nikon's cheapest full frame entry, the D610, comes about $500 lower, but it's also an older model without quite as many features. The Nikon D750 comes in at a similar price point with more focus points but still doesn't offer 4K video. Jumping into mirrorless (and a slightly higher price point) gets 4K video, in-body image stabilization and 399 autofocus points with the Sony a7R II. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II sits at a solid price point for the features and serves as a good entry into full frame cameras.