For those wanting to make the jump to a Canon full frame but disappointed in the lack of an articulating LCD (swivel screen), Canon may have just fixed that with the Canon 6D Mark II LCD. Via NokishitaCamera, with the Canon Bodies going through certification at the moment a few specs have been leaked. If rumors hold true we’ll be seeing the 6DMII announced in July with the SL2 and shipping shortly thereafter.
As Toby has said before having an articulating LCD is a must with today’s cameras. Beyond just selfies the variable angles allow you to get shots that otherwise would be more than a bit difficult. Out of all the things for the 6DMII this was the one make it or break it item for many photographers I’ve talked to recently. Unfortunately playing devil’s advocate though this does have its drawbacks. It’s yet to be known how this affects the standard waterproofing found in Canon’s higher end cameras. For those looking for a rugged full-frame camera, this might be an issue as well as adding another breaking point for their gear.
With this leak is somewhat confirmed it’s an interesting development and we’ll find out shortly in the official announcements. As of this point with the SKU number’s we should be seeing three different kit options and the 6DMII available as body only as well. Likely this means a 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM selection as well as being paired with a telephoto such as the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.
Overall it’s an exciting change as I expected it to go without the articulating LCD, we’ll have more information out come July.
- Digital single-lens reflex camera
- Made in Japan
- SKU: 1897C003AA, 1897C010AA, 1897C015AA, 1897C022AA
- Wi-Fi & Bluetooth installed
- Reverse back and open 180 degrees Back LCD (Articulating Screen)
- Size (Sample machine): W 144.0 mm x H 111.8 mm x D 75.5 mm
- Current 6D Size: W 145 mm x H 112 mm x D 71mm
Updated additional specs leaked (Via Canon Rumors) :
Following the updated specs of the t7i/77D the 6DMII looks like it’s specs are roughly the same coming out as the recently released rebels. For current 6D owners getting 45 cross-type AF points using dual pixel autofocus should be a welcome upgrade. Missing unfortunately, is no 4K video, being a dealbreaker for some I’ll bet.
New specs coming out this week
- 45 cross-type AF points
- Dual-Pixel autofocus
- DIGIC 7
- Single SD card slot
- 1080P at 60fps
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
- 100% Viewfinder
- HDR movie mode, timelapse movie mode
- New BG-E21 battery grip
- Announcement due June 29, 2017
- $1999 price
Updated images leaked (via Nokishita)
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