For a longer time we have barely heard any information about the upcoming 6D mark II camera from Canon. We can see that a lot of websites are claiming this long waiting 6D mark II camera to come at any point of 2016, but in the end this are just their own expecting news and nothing else.
By the way, Canon has announced 1DX mark II and 80D this year, which were in great demand by the photographers worldwide but photographers want to know where is 6D successor and when it will be announced? On the other hand, the update of 5D mark III cameras is still pending.
Generally, what we see is Canon announces only cinema related products at NAB show and this show is to be held on April (16th – 21st). So we do expect Canon 5D mark IV announcement at this NAB show.
After Looking at the fresh rumors, we could atleast expect that Canon 6D mark II will be announced in August or September of 2016. If we try to understand the strategy of Canon seriously then we could see that the announcement of entry level full frame DSLR (Nikon D620) is still due and maybe, Canon want to see the core specifications of the Nikon Entry level camera and then after move to the announcement of our long waiting 6D mark II with advanced core specifications.
Here are the specifications of Canon 6D mark II, upto now
- 24mp Full Frame CMOS
- ISO range 204800 or more
- Improved Auto-focus performance (sensitivity upto -5 EV)
- Two AF system are under testing under different prototypes
- WiFi with NFC and GPS
- Wireless battery charging with the Qi standard
- Internally Canon switches from VxWorks (Could have meant DRYOS) to an Android-based embedded OS, 6D Mark II will be the first Android-based camera from Canon.
- Dual-pixel autofocus technology
- Swivel LCD a-la-70D
- Anti-flicker a-la-7DII
- Will ship in a new box design in gold colour.
These were our expectations and all the info that we have related to 6D mark II camera, Keep in Mind that 2016 is still not over yet and we may see some big surprises from Canon.
But at the same moment we don’t expect the Canon will present an affordable solution infront of the photographers just after or before the announcement of 5D mark IV since it can affect the sales record of 5D mark IV .
So finally we are expecting the arrival time of 6D mark II vary around Q1 or Q2 of 2017.