Planning to have a new gear for the new year? Want to switch from your old mirrorless camera to a full frame camera?

Pursuing a career in music photography is not a joke. It’s been almost 6 years when I started doing it. Starting using kit lens from attending local bar gigs to international concerts, I fond of using a mirrorless camera which has a full frame function, and can help level up my career as a music photographer.

Last month, I had the chance to try on Canon EOS R6 Mark I. With RF 100-400 mm as lens, taking photos in concerts is such a breeze. The AF tracking feature which it can be able to recognize and track eyes, face, and animals.

I’d tried to use their 70-200mm lens before. And with RF 100-400mm as lens, I fell in love with it. The efficiency and durability using EOS R6 Mark I makes my work easy. Its battery life using LP-E6NH can take for at least 3 hours and more.

The sharpness of photos using EOS R6 even if the subject is low light is still good quality. Also, it is the lightest mirrorless camera with approximately 680g.

 

If you’re taking videos, I got mesmerized with the result of its 4K capability. The clarity of the subject and its color when you zoomed in, every detail of it and its sharpness of the video….you will never regret it having this amazing mirrorless camera from Canon.

 

@manilaconcertjunkies Say what, #ATIN? Powerful performance by @officialsb19. Everyone at #hitcmanila was blown away by their set. #sb19 #headinthecloudsmanila ♬ original sound – Manila Concert Junkies

 

Meanwhile, with its 20.1 megapixels solutions and up-to 8 image stabilisation, the low-light performance and ultra-sharp long exposure which doesn’t need for me to use a tripod. Also you will never go wrong with this camera, it has 2 slots for your SD card and water and dust resistance.

If you’re an aspiring music photographer, try to start using a kit lens first and an entry level mirrorless camera.

Does Canon EOS R6 best for music photography? Yes, it’s worth it to have this kind of mirrorless camera for those who want to invest fully on photography. It also best for professional photographers who wanted a lightweight gear for coverages.

If you’re planning to invest in a mirrorless camera, you can check it out at all authorised Canon Philippines dealers nationwide.

Check out Canon Philippines’ website, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Specifications:

Image Sensor

  • Type
    35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS
  • Effective Pixels
    Approx. 20.1 megapixels
  • Total Pixels
    Approx. 21.4 megapixels
  • Aspect Ratio
    3:2
  • Low-Pass Filter
    Built-in/Fixed
  • Sensor Cleaning
    EOS integrated cleaning system
  • Colour Filter Type
    Primary Colour
  • Sensor Shift-IS
    Yes, up to 8-Stops advantage depending on the lens used 1

Image Processor

  • Type
    DIGIC X

Lens

  • Lens Mount
    RF (EF and EF-S lenses can be attached using: Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
    Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
    Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R)
    EF-M lenses are not compatible
  • Focal Length
    Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens with RF and EF lenses 1.6x with EF-S

Focusing

  • Type
    Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • AF System / Points
    100% horizontal and 100% vertical with Face + Tracking and Auto Selection modes 100% horizontal and 90% vertical with manual selection and large zone modes
  • AF Working Range
    EV -6.5 – 20 (at 23°C & ISO100)
  • AF Modes
    One Shot Servo AF AI Focus AF (in A+ Scene Intelligent Auto mode )
  • AF Point Selection
    Automatic selection: Face + tracking. 1053 Available AF areas when automatically selected
    Manual selection: 1-point AF (AF frame size can be changed) 6072 (stills)/ (4968) movie AF positions available
    Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
    Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding points
    Manual selection: Zone AF (all AF points divided into 9 focusing zones)
    Manual selection: Large Zone AF (Vertical)
    Manual selection: Large Zone AF (Horizontal)
  • AF Tracking
    Humans, Animals (Dogs, Cats and Birds) or Vehicles (Racing cars or Motor bikes)
  • AF Lock
    Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway or AF ON is pressed in One Shot AF mode. Using customised button set to AF stop in AI servo
  • AF Assist Beam
    Emitted by built in LED or optional dedicated Speedlite (flash)
  • Manual Focus
    Selected on lens

Exposure Control

  • Metering Modes
    Real-time with image sensor, 384-zone metering.
    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF points)
    (2) Partial metering (approx. 5.8% of viewfinder at centre)
    (3) Spot metering: Centre spot metering (approx. 2.9% viewfinder at centre)
    AF point-linked spot metering not provided
    (4) Centre weighted average metering
  • Metering Brightness Range
    EV -3 – 20 (at 23°C, ISO100, with evaluative metering)
  • AE Lock
    Auto: AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved
    Manual: By AE lock button in P, Av, Fv, Tv and M modes
  • Exposure Compensation
    +/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
  • AEB
    +/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
  • Anti-flicker Shooting
    Yes. Flicker detected at a frequency of 100 Hz or 120 Hz. Maximum continuous shooting speed may decrease
  • ISO Sensitivity

    Auto 100-102400 (in 1/3-stop or 1 stop increments)
    ISO can be expanded to L:50, H:204,800

Shutter

  • Type
    Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter and Electronic shutter function on sensor
  • Speed
    30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
  • Shutter Release
    Soft touch electromagnetic release

White Balance

  • Type
    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
  • Settings
    AWB (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting
    White balance compensation:
    1. Blue/Amber +/-10
    2. Magenta/Green +/-10
  • Custom White Balance
    Yes, 1 setting can be registered – From image or Live View
  • WB Bracketing
    +/-3 levels in single level increments
    3, 2, 5 or 7 bracketed images per shutter release
    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias

Viewfinder

  • Type
    0.5-inch OLED colour EVF
  • Dot Count
    3.69 Million dots
  • Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)
    Approx. 100%
  • Magnification
    Approx. 0.76x
  • Eyepoint
    Approx. 23mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
  • Dioptre Correction
    -4 to +2 m-1 (dioptre)
  • Display Performance
    Power saving: 59.94 fps Smooth 119.98 fps , supress low frame rate 60 -119.8fps5
  • Viewfinder Information
    Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO speed, AF point information, Exposure level indicator, Number of remaining exposures, Exposure compensation, Battery level, Electronic shutter, HDR shooting, Highlight tone priority, Multiple-exposure shooting, Self-timer shooting mode, Maximum burst, AF method, Exposure simulation, Drive mode, AEB, Metering mode, FEB, Anti-flicker shooting, Still/video cropping, Shooting mode, Aspect ratio, Scene icons Auto Lighting Optimizer, AE lock Picture Style, Flash-ready, White balance, FE lock, Image Quality, High-speed sync, Bluetooth function, Wi-Fi on/off, , Histogram, Electronic level, Focus distance scale in manual focus, IS system, Audio Level – Manual (video), recording time remaining (video), headphone level (video), Video recording resolution frame rate and compression (video) Rec indicator (video)
  • Depth of Field Preview
    Yes, via customised button
  • Eyepiece Shutter
    N/A

LCD Monitor

  • Type
    7.5cm (3.0″) Clear View LCD II, approx. 1.62 million dots
  • Coverage
    Approx. 100%
  • Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)
    Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
  • Coating
    Anti-smudge.
  • Brightness Adjustment
    Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels
    Colour Tone Adjustment: 4 settings
  • Touch Screen Operations
    Capacitive method with menu functions, Quick Control settings, playback operations, and magnified display. AF point selection in still and Movies, touch shutter is possible in still photo shooting.
  • Display Options
    (1) Basic Camera settings
    (2) Advance Camera settings
    (3) Camera settings plus histogram and dual level display
    (4) No info
    (5) Quick Control Screen

Flash

  • Modes
    E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
  • X-Sync
    1/200sec mechanical shutter / 1/250th electronic 1st curtain
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
    +/- 3EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments with EX series Speedlite flashes
  • Flash Exposure Bracketing
    Yes, with compatible External Flash
  • Flash Exposure Lock
    Yes
  • Second Curtain Synchronisation
    Yes via Speedlite
  • HotShoe / PC Terminal
    Yes/No
  • External Flash Compatibility
    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlite, wireless multi-flash support
  • External Flash Control
    via camera menu screen

Shooting

  • Modes
    Stills; Scene Intelligent Auto, Flexible priority AE, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Bulb and Custom (x3)
    Movie: Auto Exposure, Manual
  • Picture Styles
    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
  • Colour Space
    sRGB and Adobe RGB
  • Image Processing
    Highlight Tone Priority (2 settings)
    Auto Lighting Optimizer (3 settings)
    Long exposure noise reduction
    Clarity
    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings) (stills and video)
    Lens optical correction
    – Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction Distortion correction (during/after still photo shooting, during video only)
    Diffraction correction,
    Digital Lens Optimizer (during/after still photo shooting only)
    Resize to M, S1, S2
    Cropping of images (JPEG/HEIF)
    – Aspect ratios 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
    – Switch between vertical and horizontal cropping orientation
    – Image straightening
    – Cropping frame can be moved using touch screen operation
    RAW image processing
    Multiple exposure
    HDR
    HEIF to Jpeg conversion
  • Drive Modes
    Single, Continuous High+, Continuous High, Continuous Low, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote)
  • Continuous Shooting
    Max. Approx. 12fps. with Mechanical shutter, speed maintained for 1000+ JPEG or 240 RAW images.Max. Approx. 20fps. with Electronic shutter67, speed maintained for 1000+ JPG or 120 RAW images
  • Interval Timer
    Built in

File Type

  • Still Image Type
    JPEG: 2 compression options
    RAW: RAW, C-RAW 14 bit (14-bit with Mechanical shutter and Electronic 1st Curtain, 12-bit A/D conversion with Electronic shutter, Canon original RAW 3rd edition)
    HEIF: 10bit HEIF is available in HDR shooting with
    [HDR PQ] set to [Enable]
    Complies with Exif 2.31 and Design rule for Camera File system 2.0
    Complies with Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1
  • RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording
    Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG or RAW + HEIF possible
  • Image Size
    JPEG / HEIF
    3:2 ratio (L, RAW, C-RAW) 5472 x 3648, (M) 3648 x 2432, (S1) 2736 x 1824, (S2) 2400 x 1600
    1.6x (crop) (L) 3408 x 2272, (S2) 2400 x 1600
    4:3 ratio (L) 4864×3648, (M) 3248×2432, (S1) 2432 x 1824, (S2) 2112 x 1600
    16:9 ratio (L) 5472 x 3072, (M) 3648 x 2048, (S1) 2736 x 1536, (S2) 2400 x 1344
    1:1 ratio (L) 3648 x 3648, (M) 2432 x 2432, (S1) 1824 x 1824, (S2) 1600 x 1600
  • Folders
    New folders can be manually created, named and selected
  • File Numbering
    (1) Consecutive numbering
    (2) Auto reset
    (3) Manual reset
  • File Naming
    2 User presets

EOS Movie

  • Movie Type
    MP4 Video: 4K UHD, Full HD (16:9) Audio: Linear PCM / AAC
  • Movie Size
    4K UHD (16:9) 3840 x 2160 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98fps) inter frame (IPB) / (IPB Light) 4K UHD Timelapse (16:9) 3840 x 2160 (29.97, 25fps) intra frame (All-I) Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98fps) inter frame (IPB) / (IPB Light)[10] Full HD Timelapse (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25fps) intra frame (All-I) Full HD HDR (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25fps) intra frame (All-I)
  • Colour Sampling (Internal Recording)
    4K/ Full HD – YCbCr4:2:0 8-bit or YCbCr4:2:2 10bit
  • Canon Log
    Yes, Canon Log 1 & Canon Log 3
  • Movie Length
    Max duration 29min 59sec. (excluding High Frame Rate movies). No 4GB file limit with exFAT formatted SD card.
  • High Frame Rate Movie
    Full HD at 100fps or 119.9fps
    Recorded as 1/4-speed slow motion movie
    Single scene maximum recording up to 7min 29sec.
  • Frame Grab
    8.3-megapixel JPEG/HEIF still image frame grab from 4K UHD movie possible (HEIF only possible when HDR PQ is set)
  • Bitrate / Mbps
    MP4 H.264 Canon Log Off
    4K (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 230 Mbps
    4K (59.94p/50.00p): IPB (Light ) Approx. 120 Mbps
    4K (29.97p/25.00p/23.98p): IPB Approx. 120 Mbps
    4K (29.97p/25.00p/23.98p): IPB ( Light) Approx. 60 Mbps
    4K Timelapse (29.97, 25fps) All-I Approx. 470Mbps
    Full HD (119.88p/100.00p): IPB Approx. 120 Mbps
    Full HD (119.88p/100.00p): IPB (Light) Approx. 70 Mbps
    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 60 Mbps
    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB (Light) Approx. 35 Mbps
    Full HD (29.94p/25.00p/23.93p): IPB Approx. 30 Mbps
    Full HD (29.94p/25.00p): IPB (Light) Approx. 12 Mbps
    Full HD Timelapse (29.97, 25fps) All-I Approx. 90Mbps
    Full HDR Movies (29.97, 25fps) IPB Approx. 30 Mbps
    MP4 H.265 Canon Log / HDR PQ: On
    4K (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 340 Mbps
    4K (59.94p/50.00p): IPB (Light) Approx. 170 Mbps
    4K (29.97p/25.00p/23.98p): IPB Approx. 170 Mbps
    4K (29.97p/25.00p/23.98p): IPB (Light) Approx. 85 Mbps
    4K Timelapse (29.97, 25fps) All-I Approx. 470Mbps
    Full HD (119.88p/100.00p): IPB Approx. 180 Mbps
    Full HD (119.88p/100.00p): IPB (Light) Approx. 100 Mbps
    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 90 Mbps
    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB (Light) Approx. 50 Mbps
    Full HD (29.94p/25.00p/23.93p): IPB Approx. 45 Mbps
    Full HD (29.94p/25.00p): IPB (Light) Approx. 28 Mbps
    Full HD Timelapse (29.97, 25fps) All-I Approx. 135Mbps 14
  • Dual Card Recording
    yes
  • Microphone
    Built-in stereo microphone (48 Khz, 16-bit x 2 channels)
  • HDMI Display
    Output to external monitor only (output of images and shooting information, images are recorded to the card)
    Camera screen and External Monitor output (no recording to the card, camera screen shows images with shooting information)
  • HDMI Output
    4K (UHD) 59.94p / 29.97p / 23.98p,
    Full HD 59.94p / 59.94i, 50.00p / 50.00i
    480p 59.94p
    576p 50p
    Uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2, 8-bit or 10-bit, sound output via HDMI is also possible
  • Focusing
    Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye/Face Detection and Animal Tracking AF, Movie Servo AF
    Manual Focus (Peaking and Focus Guide available)
  • ISO
    Auto: 100-6400, H: 204800
    Manual: 100-25600, H: 204800

Other Features

  • Custom Functions
    21 Custom Functions
  • Metadata Tag
    User copyright information (can be set in camera)
    Image rating (0-5 stars)
    IPTC data (registered with EOS Utility or Mobile File Transfer app)
    Image transfer with caption (Caption registered with EOS Utility)
  • LCD Panel / Illumination
    No/No
  • Water/Dust Resistance
    Yes
  • Voice Memo
    No
  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor
    Yes
  • Playback Zoom
    1.5x – 10x in 15 steps
  • Display Formats
    (1) Single image
    (2) Single image with information (2 levels)
    Basic – Shooting information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO and Image quality)
    Detailed – Shooting information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, metering Image, quality and file size), Lens information, Brightness and RGB histogram, White balance, Picture Style, Color space and noise reduction, Lens optical correction, GPS information, IPTC information
    (3) 4 image index
    (4) 9 image index
    (5) 36 image index
    (6) 100 image index
    (7) Jump Display (1, 10 or 100 images, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images, Rating)
    (8) Movie edit
    (9) RAW processing
    (10) Rating
  • SlideShow
    Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images or Rating
    Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
    Repeat: On/Off
  • Histogram
    Brightness: Yes
    RGB: Yes
  • Highlight Alert
    Yes
  • Image Erase
    Single image, select range, Selected images, Folder, Card
  • Image Erase Protection
    Erase protection of Single image, Folder or Card all found images (only during image search)
  • Self Timer
    3 or 10 sec.
  • Menu Categories
    (1) Shooting menu
    (2) AF Menu
    (3) Playback menu
    (4) Network
    (5) Setup menu
    (6) Custom Functions menu
    (7) My Menu
  • Menu Languages
    29 Languages
    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Indonesia and Japanese
  • Firmware Update
    Update possible by the user (Camera, Lens, External Speedlite, BLE remote control, Lens adapter)

Interface

  • Computer
    SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB C connector
  • Wi-Fi
    Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n) (2.4 GHz only), with Bluetooth support
    Features supported – EOS Utility, Smartphone, Upload to Web
  • Other
    HDMI micro out (Type D), External Microphone In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), E3-type terminal (remote control terminal)

Direct Print

  • PictBridge
    Not supported

Storage

  • Type
    2x SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-II

Supported Operating System

  • PC
    Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (tablet mode not supported)
  • Macintosh
    OS X v10.12, 10.13, 10.14,10.15, 11

Software

  • Image Processing
    Digital Photo Professional 4.14. or later, Digital Photo Professional Express mobile app ( iOS only) (RAW Image Processing not DUAL PIXEL RAW on DPP Express moible)
  • Other
    EOS Utility 3.12.3 or later (incl. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor, EOS Lens Registration Tool, EOS Web Service Registration Tool, Canon Camera Connect app, Mobile File Transfer app and image.canon app (iOS/Android)

Power Source

  • Batteries
    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6NH (supplied)/LP-E6N
  • Battery Life
    With LCD Approx. 510 shots (at 23°C)
    With LCD Approx. 510 (at 0°C)
    With Viewfinder Approx. 380 shots (at 23°C)
    With Viewfinder Approx. 380 (at 0°C)
  • Battery Indicator
    6 levels + percentage
  • Power Saving
    Power turns off after 30 seconds, 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30mins
  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers
    Battery charger LC-E6E (supplied), AC Adapter AC-E6N and DC Coupler DR-E6, AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6N/ACK-E6, Car Battery Charger CBC-E6, PD-E1 USB power adapter

Accessories

  • Wireless File Transmitter
    N/A
  • Lenses
    All RF lenses (EF & EF-S via Lens adapters)
  • Lens Adapters
    Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
    Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
    Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
  • Flash
    Canon Speedlite (EL-1, EL-100, 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 470EX-AI, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT,Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT V2)
  • Remote Controller / Switch
    Remote control with E3 type socket and Speedlite 600EX II-RT, Infrared Remote RC-6, Wireless Remote Control BR-E1
  • Other
    BG-R10 battery grip, GP-E2 GPS receiver (digital compass not supported), Stereo Microphone DM-E1 / DM-E100

Physical Specifications

  • Body Materials
    Magnesium Alloy chassis, outer panels are polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
  • Operating Environment
    1 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    138.4 × 97.5 × 88.4 mm
  • Weight (Body Only)
    Approx. 598 g (680 g with card and battery)

By eccentricyethappy

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance community manager/social media manager, chatbot builder, social media consultant, and web developer. She is managing her other blogs under lifestyle, food, music/concert, and Hallyu niche. Last August 2020, her first website project, Choose Khiphop is one of the news authority about Korean Hiphop. Five months later, she and her friends formed a podcast called +82 Khiphop Podcast. In 2018, she had her stint as The Itchyworms' social media manager which led her to do music photography in her spare time. A year later, she had a short stint as road manager for the local band, Join The Club. Currently working as freelance community manager and music photographer.