The Canon EOS M6 is the technical successor to the EOS M3. As such, it appears that Canon is realigning its rather confusing EOS M product naming scheme to mirror (if you will) its DSLR product line.
After replacing the EOS M3, the M6 fits in the mid-range enthusiast segment between the EOS M5 (pro-ish) and EOS M10 (consumer). Accordingly, the M series echoes the 5D, 7D and 80D models in the DSLR lineup. The lower the number in the model name, the higher-end the product.
The EOS M6 borrows a great deal from the EOS M5 but sacrifices the built-in EVF, while making an optional EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder to pair with the M6. The new DC2 viewfinder provides 2.36-million dots of resolution, while being both smaller and lighter the DC1 viewfinder that was available for the EOS M3.
Canon EOS M6 Key Features
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
- Combination 5 Axis Image Stabilization
The Canon EOS M6 will be available in April starting at $779 for the body only. Available kits include the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM for $899 and the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for $1279. Check it out here at B&H Photo and here at Amazon.com.