Canon Officially Launches the New EOS R6
    The High Sensitivity and High Speed 4K Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera with Low Light Performance in the same class as EOS-1D X Mark III

    HONG KONG, 27 AUGUST 2020 — Canon Hongkong today announces that the official launch of new EOS R6. The EOS R6 is a high-sensitivity and high-speed 4K full-frame mirrorless camera designed for professional photo and video applications, with key features such as the high sensitivity 20.1-megapixel Canon Full-frame CMOS image sensor based on that of flagship model EOS-1D X Mark III, professional 4K movie recording, advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system and the World’s Best Image Stabilization [1]  with up to 8-stop of shake compensation[2]. The addition of the EOS R6 to EOS R system further expands photographic creativity and solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing the equipment needed for professional photographers, videographers and advanced amateurs and brings their sports, wildlife, event, wedding, commercial photography and video production to the next level.

     

    High Sensitivity Performance as good as EOS-1D X Mark III
    with Ultra-High-Speed Continuous Shooting and World’s Best Image Stabilization [1]

    EOS R6 features a high sensitivity 20.1-megapixel Canon Full-frame CMOS image sensor based on that of EOS-1D X Mark III. With the latest DIGIC X digital image processor, EOS R6 provides flagship-class of high sensitivity performance with standard ISO up to 102400. This allows users to shoot at high sensitivity in low light environments or where high shutter speed is required and still be able to get high quality images with ultra-low noise. EOS R6 supports an incredible continuous shooting speed of 20 FPS with completely silent electronic shutter[3] and 12 FPS[4] with mechanical shutter, allowing users to shoot more than 1,000 JPEG or up to 240 RAW images[5] per burst, which is useful to catch the precious moment of sports, wildlife and event photography. In addition, the EOS R6 also incorporates the In-Body Image Stabilization as found in EOS R5 and provides the World’s Best Image Stabilization [1] with up to 8-stop shake compensation [2]. The In-Body Image Stabilizer provides 5-axis stabilization for photo and video shooting, and coordinates with RF Lenses from EOS R System to enable more effective stabilization.

     

    More features on Imaging System:
    • Standard ISO range 100-102400, expandable to ISO 50-204800
    • Supports HDR PQ shooting and 10-bit HEIF recording format with 4 times greater gradation and wide color range compared to JPEG
    • Supports 1.6x cropped (Approx. 7.7MP) shooting for both still photo and movie shooting when RF or EF lenses are used. When EF-S lenses are used, 1.6x cropped shooting will be enabled automatically
    • New image processing enables sharpening with greater sense of high-frequency resolution while keeping noise lowerBuilt-in “Digital Lens Optimizer” (DLO) and new “Clarity” setting to output high quality and ready-to-use JPEG images with renowned Canon colors
    • Built-in  Interval Timer,  Bulb Timer, Multiple Exposure  and HDR Shooting
    •  “Focus Bracketing”[6]  function is added to automatically shoot a series of photos with different focus positions for focus stacking in post-production

     

     

    The Most Advanced EOS Autofocus Technology - Human Head Detection AF & Animal Detection AF

    EOS R6 is equipped with the new “Dual Pixel CMOS AF II” technology which provides up to 100% AF coverage area[7] and incredible 1,053 AF zones[8] for unprecedented freedom and high precision in AF operation. The new “EOS iTR AF X” [9] with advanced AF algorithm developed using Deep Learning technology, provides outstanding subject recognition and tracking capability. EOS R6 supports Head detection AF to precisely track human heads wearing sunglasses, a helmet or even taking a photo from behind. The new Animal detection AF also allows users to track animal subjects (such as dogs, cats and birds) by detecting the body, face or eye to make animal photography easy regardless of the animal’s size, posture, or orientation of the face.

     

    Additional features provided by new “Dual Pixel CMOS AF II” technology:
    • AF Coverage area up to 90% (H) x 100% (V) for Manual AF Selection
    • Minimum focusing brightness of  EV -6.5 [10] for AF in nearly complete darkness
    • Spot-AF is added and total 8 AF Area Selection modes are provided
    • Ultra-fast AF speed of 0.05 sec [11] with improved AF responsiveness by faster search speed (supports 120 fps drive) and faster search direction detection
    • Supports AF even the lens’ maximum aperture is f/22 (e.g. when Extender RF 2x is installed on RF 800mm f/11 IS STM)
       
    Additional features provided by new “EOS iTR AF X” [9] :
    • People recognition is able to detect subject’s head (even from the back), eye and face automatically
    • Eye detection AF is also improved to detect subject’s eye even at an oblique angle
    • Features the same AF Tracking Algorithm and AF Configuration Tools as found in Flagship EOS-1D X Mark III
    • Subject tracking operates up to 60 fps to enhance the tracking AF responsivenessUser can customize a button to activate “Eye Detection AF” from any AF mode (such as Single-point AF)

     

     

    Professional 4K Movie Recording Capability

    EOS R6 offers internal recording of non-cropped 4K UHD IPB movie up to 60p with 5.1K oversampling process to enhance movie sharpness and reduce noise. It also supports shooting with approximately Super 35mm crop 4K UHD IPB movie at up to 60p[12], which in turn offers a more flexible video production workflow. 10-bit Canon Log and 10-bit HDR PQ (Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 (PQ)) H.265 are also available for those who required color grading in post-production.

     

    More Features on Movie Shooting:
    • Supports High Frame Rate Full HD 120p IPB movies [13]
    • Movie Servo AF is available in all movie formats
    • “DAF Focus Guide” and “Peaking” functions are available to facilitate Manual Focus
    • Zebra display is newly added to assist exposure adjustment before or during movie recording
    • Built-in 4K UHD and Full HD time-lapse movie (ALL-I) with HDR PQ support
    • Headphone jack and external microphone jack are available
    • Supports uncompressed 4K YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit BT.2020 (up to 60p) HDMI output to external recorder[14] via HDMI Type D (micro) terminal; 4K HDR (Rec. ITU-R BT.2100(PQ)) HDMI output is also supported

     

     

    Excellent Operability and Reliability

    EOS R6 features a high precision 0.5-inch 3.69M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with approx. 100% coverage and 0.76x magnification, displaying a bright image and extensive shooting information in the EVF. It also has a shorter display delay during continuous shooting and nearly instant EVF/monitor display switching to ensure a smooth operation during shooting. EOS R6 also features a 3-inch 1.62M-dot side-opening Vari-angle Clear View II LCD touch monitor to provide extensive flexibility to compose and shoot from any angle. When LCD Monitor is opened, viewfinder sensor can be disabled to prevent inadvertent display switching between EVF and LCD Monitor during operation. Designed to allow operating camera functions easily while looking through EVF, Multi-Controller and Quick Control Dial as found in EOS 5D Mark IV are added to EOS R6 for faster AF point switching and setting adjustment. The camera responsiveness has also been greatly improved with super-fast 0.4 sec start-up time[15].

     

    More Features on Operability:
    • EVF offers a new “Smooth” option to enable up to 120 fps display frame rate for smoother image when tracking moving subjects
    • Four Color tone adjustments are available for both EVF (with additional fine adjustment) and LCD 
    • Option to display image review in LCD Monitor only is available to provide smooth EVF operation Dual card slots accommodating two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II)
    • Depth of View Preview button is added
    • Compatible with the new high-capacity battery LP-E6NH ; recharging battery and supplying power via USB is also supported [16]
    • E3-type terminal is provided for remote accessories and Remote Control RC-6 is supported
    • Built-in USB Type C (USB 3.2 Gen 2) terminal with high speed data transmission up to 10Gbps
    • Selectable shutter curtain status (open or close) when camera power is turned off; user can choose to keep it open for complete silent operations
    • High precision shutter unit with 300,000-cycle durability [17]
    • Weights only 598g (Body Only) / 680g (With battery and memory cards)
    • Rigid and lightweight magnesium-alloy chassis with high level of dust and water resistance design[18]
       
    Wireless functions:
    • Built-in Wi-Fi functions include smartphone connection, EOS Utility connection, FTP transfer
    • Built-in Bluetooth® low energy technology for easy Smartphone connection, GPS information acquisition[19] and Wireless Remote Control BR-E1

     

     

    Suggested Retail Price

    The new full-frame mirrorless camera EOS R6 body and lens kit set are now available. The suggested retail prices are as follows:

    Model Suggested Retail Price
    EOS R6 Body HK$19,880
    EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens Kit Set HK$ 23,280
    EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm f/4L USM Lens Kit Set HK$27,980

    Accessories for EOS R6 and their suggested retail prices are as follows:

    Model Suggested Retail Price
    Battery Grip BG-R10 HK$2,580
    Mount Adapter EF-EOS R HK$880
    Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R HK$1,680
    Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R With C-PL Kit HK$2,480
    Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R With V-ND Kit HK$3,280
    GPS Receiver GP-E2 HK$2,180
    Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1 HK$2,400
    Stereo Microphone DM-E100 HK$980
    Remote Controller RC-6 HK$190
    Wireless Remote Controller BR-E1 HK$310
    Remote Switch RS-60E3 HK$140

    Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3*

    *Must be used with Remote Switch Adapter RA-E3

    HK$1,320
    Remote Switch Adapter RA-E3 HK$310
    Battery Pack LP-E6NH HK$880
    Battery Pack LP-E6N HK$660
    Battery Charger LC-E6E HK$490
    AC Adapter AC-E6N HK$680
    DC Coupler DR-E6 HK$430
    USB Power Adapter PD-E1 HK$1,580
    Interface Cable IFC-100U HK$320
    Interface Cable IFC-400U HK$420

     

     

     

    [1] Among all interchangeable lens digital cameras. As of July 9th, 2020 (researched by Canon).

    [2] Based on the CIPA standard, yaw/pitch direction, 8.0 stops with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM at a focal distance of 105mm. Depending on the time of purchase, the lens firmware needs to be updated. EOS R6’s IS performance is the same as that of EOS R5.

    [3] When using electronic shutter, the camera shoots with 20FPS under any of the continuous drive mode setting.

    [4] When using RF lenses and some EF lenses. See Canon’s website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed using mechanical shutter varies in up to 3 stages, depending on the battery type, remaining battery charge, number of batteries, lens in use, temperature, setting of the built-in Wi-Fi (On/Off), and whether or not you are using a battery grip and WFT unit, DC coupler or USB power adapter. In addition to the above factors, the maximum burst shooting speed may decrease due to shutter speed, aperture, flash usage, flicker reduction processing, subject conditions, brightness (especially in a dark place).

    [5] Using a 32GB SD card (UHS-II) based on Canon testing standards. With mechanical shutter or electronic first-curtain shutter, shooting at 12 FPS.

    [6] Recommended lenses: RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM, RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM, EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM, EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM.

    [7] When using with compatible lenses only. Compatible lenses include most RF lenses and most of the current EF lenses. When [Face + Tracking AF] is selected. Performance may vary depending on conditions. Lens compatibility information will be available on Canon website later.

    [8] When [Face + Tracking AF] is selected.

    [9] iTR: intelligent Tracking and Recognition.

    [10] During still photo shooting, with an f/1.2 lens, Center AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C, ISO 100 (excepts RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS).

    [11] Based on the results of AF speed tests in accordance with CIPA guidelines (according to Canon survey). Results may vary depending on shooting conditions and lens in use. Relies on internal measurement method. Test conditions: Brightness at time of distance measurement: EV12 (regular temperature, ISO 100); Shooting mode: M; Lens in use: RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, with a focal distance of 24mm; Live-view mode: On (with manual shutter button operation); AF mode: Live single-point AF (central); AF operation: One-shot AF.

    [12] Output in 4K (UHD) resolution through processing.

    [13] High Frame Rate Movie is not possible with “Movie Cropping”. Maximum recording time is 7 min 29 sec. Sound is not recorded.[14] When the image is output to an external device via HDMI, recording to memory card function will be not available.

    [14] When the image is output to an external device via HDMI, recording to memory card function will be not available.

    [15] Based on CIPA testing standards.

    [16] Battery charging is compatible with Battery Pack LP-E6NH and LP-E6N only. Charging is not possible when LP-E6 is loaded. Batteries cannot be charged unless the battery level is below 94%. USB Power Adapter PD-E1 is recommended for battery charging and power supply.[17] Based on Canon testing standards. Shutter durability may vary depending on usage and environmental conditions.[18] Although the camera features dust- and-water-resistance design, this cannot completely prevent dust or water droplets from entering the camera. It is not recommended for use under rain.

    [19] Pairing of the camera and smart device is required for the first time. In some cases, an iOS smart device may require operation from the device side. Both camera and smart device have to be within a certain distance when the Camera Connect App is active. In remote shooting and Image viewing mode, it will switch from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi connection. For Android, Android 5.0 (or later) and Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) are required. For iOS, Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) is required (iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd generation or later, iPod touch 5th generation or later). Some devices that fulfil the mentioned requirements may not be able to connect via Bluetooth, however Image transfer and other remote operations will still be possible through Wi-Fi connectivity.

     

     

     

    About Canon Hongkong Company Limited

    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2019, Canon's global revenue was US$32.7 billion.

    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (Canon HK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.” established in 2018, the company can also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area.  Canon HK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. Canon HK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification.For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: https://hk.canon/.