Canon EOS R6 Image Gallery
December 9th, 2020
While it was the Canon EOS R5 (my review here) that grabbed my attention personally (it is very close to being a perfect camera for my uses), it was the Canon EOS R6 that was even more interesting to others due to the R5 being overkill for many photographers in both resolution and price. Canon’s initial branding strategy with the EOS R and then the RP were a bit muddled, as while the EOS R inherited the sensor of the 5D Mark IV and the RP the sensor of the 6D Mark II, neither of those camera were really mirrorless equivalents of those cameras. Canon seems to be reconciling their branding to their traditional 5 series and 6 series lineups with the R5 and R6, though both cameras have moved upscale in terms of performance and price alike.
The market position of the original EOS R relative to the R6 is a little murky, as while the R6 has a number of clear advantages (IBIS, much faster burst rate and tracking capabilities, dual card slots, much better video specs), the EOS R has a few upscale features withheld from the R6 (top plate LCD screen, higher resolution). It’s obvious that the EOS R6 is the more complete camera, however, and it is priced accordingly. It retails for $2499 USD, about $200 higher than what the EOS R did at launch. The new EOS R5 is considerably more expensive, however, with a MSRP of $3899 USD, making it one of the most expensive cameras in its class. Ironically, however, it feels like it is the EOS R6 may have a slightly more difficult time justifying its price, as in many ways the EOS R5 combines the resolution of Sony a7R series and the performance of the a9 series. It is more expensive than what the 5D Mark IV was at launch ($3499), but is also has a number of class leading innovations along with higher performance. The $400 premium over the 5DIV feels somewhat justified to many 5 series photographers (who are more likely to be either working professionals or more affluent amateurs…and many of us thought it would be priced even higher!), but the EOS R6 happens to land in a lull where market forces have driven down the price of direct competitors like the Sony a7III or the Nikon Z6 to the $2000 USD (or less) range (those cameras can currently be had for considerably less than $2000). The original EOS R can be had for around $1800 at this point. Photographers in this price range are far more likely to be concerned with price and less likely to be deeply invested in one particular camera brand in terms of lenses and/or accessories. It is fairly easy to position the EOS R5 as the best in its class; can the same be said for the EOS R6?
The 20Mpx of resolution may give some potential buyers pause, however, as they wonder if even the difference between the 20Mpx of the EOS R6 and the 24Mpx of competitors like the Sony a7III or Nikon Z6 is going to be noticeable. We’ve already determined that the EOS R6 can’t really compete on price, so it will have to compete on merit. In many ways the EOS R6 is (like the R5) a joy to use. It has great ergonomics, a good sensor, and a great autofocus system. In fact, the tracking abilities of the camera may be the single greatest reason to consider one. But is the EOS R6 the camera for you? Is it worth $500 more than its main competitors? Check out the image galleries below to get a sense of the camera, and look for my text and video reviews as well!
Photos of the Canon EOS R6
Photos Taken with the Canon EOS R6
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