Canon M6 Mark II Unboxing and Initial Impressions! The Best Canon 4K Mirrorless Camera?!

by birtanpublished on March 23, 2021

Kanon very recently updated their mirrorless line of their crop sensor bodies with the m6 mark – now this should fix a lot of the problems with the current Canon EOS m systems today we're gonna open it up and see what comes in this very fascinating and mysterious box what's up everyone on the everyday dad and if I can figure it out you can figure it out and like I said today we've got the m6 mark – now this camera has a whole brand new sensor it's got all sorts of new features like that 4k dual pixel 32 megapixel sensor which is the same one that's in the 90 D so you should get a lot of the 90d

Functionality in a much smaller body and before we crack it open I would like to say thanks to my friends over at B&H Photo for loaning me this m6 Mark 2 kit to make this series of videos about now if you'd like to buy your very own there will be links in the description below and that's enough talking let's just crack this sucker open now I did get the kit with the EVF because this camera has no built-in EVF unless you have to have a little thing that goes in the hot remote which I think it's kind of an elegant solution because I don't necessarily like EVF sign ever use them

So if I don't want it I don't have to buy the set canon giving us a very nice literature thank you very much canon we've got the eos m 6 mark 2 getting started guide let's learn about cameras together even though I don't speak Japanese which makes me think oh no I thought that was gonna it's Japanese and then English I can't have that happen I'm kidding by the way we've got the register card register in USA or Canada and then we also got the kit with the kit lens oddly enough so let's see what we got going on here oh this is the EVF we

Almost just dropped now again I think that is an elegant solution I never use the EVF but I know a lot of photographers must have their EVF so it's a way to bridge the video people and the photographers together by just giving us a piece that you know we can take off if we want it and I really kind of like that and here we go we have the strap you know what that means leave a comment below if you use the wrist strap or the neck strap that comes with your cameras I literally literally have never used one of these straps in my life before but I know a lot of you guys do

And it's about what it's about 50/50 on who uses these so leave a note below and let me know which one you prefer or let me know if there's some super cool strap that I've never heard about that I should be looking at to buy because sometimes like the 90 D I've been using it is heavy and I guess if I could find a way to make it easier with some kind of like strapping system that would be awesome so let me know in the comments below and we'll talk about it together what else do we got in here we've got the camera we don't want to do that yet we want to find out what else

We got okay again we've got the battery charger and this is just something I mentioned it in every canon video because I just love that Canon included battery chargers like these cameras no matter what kind of camera you're buying it is expensive like all of these things are like additional technology that you don't necessarily need to buy for day-to-day life so it's expensive to buy whether you're buying the m50 the SL 2 for like 500 bucks all of that's expensive and it's not that much to include a battery charger so I very very much like Canon because they always

Include a battery charger and Sony you can learn a lot from Canon take notes you know so we got we got the battery what bad I'm curious what kind of battery this thing runs if it's running like the m50 battery or like the eos RP battery that was like super tiny for a full-frame camera we've get the LP e 17 and I will leave a note right infront of here right now to tell you what equivalent this is so this is a 1040 milliamp hour lithium ion battery which should be I mean that's perfectly fine for a camera this size I'm I will allow that I am definitely okay to dead so

Let's pop out the kit lens this is the standard what is this the 15 to 45 right yeah this is the standard EOS m series kit lens which I mean it's nice and small but it's never really anything to write home about it's a pretty standard lens and ah I generally like the direction that kit lenses are going and being very high quality this one you're not gonna hear any big declarations of love for me about this lens because it is kind of it's not the worst but it's certainly not the best it's kind of like on the lower end of

Kit lenses as far as that goes so let's get the camera so because it is so much smaller I'm very excited to have a small camera the next couple of weeks the 90d I've absolutely enjoyed the 90d but it will be nice to have a smaller camera too and there is the m6 mark – now I've never used the m6 line of cameras but I have used the m100 the m50 and I definitely a very big fan I like that grip like that is a serious let's turn the light up here that is a serious grip for a mirrorless camera like a tiny bodied camera generally they don't have grips that are that uh that aggressive

And I mean aggressive in a good way like that feels good in the hand we've got the dials we've got two dials on top we've got the mode dial we've got a third dial on back it's got a decent amount of buttons we've got the front we've got the sensor button and there is the 32 megapixel sensor look at that bad boy looks pretty nice we will definitely be digging into the menu systems here in just a second we've got the ooh the flash that I've also literally never used and like you saw there is no built-in EVF so you've got the hot shoe

And the way this works is you just take that off pop it on now you've got an EVF guess what I don't really want an EVF anymore every day dad well hey you take it off you don't need to use it problem solve that is an elegant solution the screen flips all the way up instead of out I do prefer that out but as we've seen with the a 6400 this is not an insurmountable task um yeah the button feels great the body feels fantastic SD card right there on the bottom is there any power in the battery I doubt it but you know maybe let's hope you can always hope where's

The on it's an elegant little on switch and we've got no power so what we will do now is I will cut so that you guys don't have to sit through this with me but I'm gonna charge this for a little bit and then we dive into the menu systems and we're gonna do a quick indoor and outdoor video test just to see what you can actually get out of the sensor so see in a second there we go now I can only wait a couple of minutes I let this charge for about 15 minutes cuz I'm just too darn I get too darn excited with these camera videos so let's see what kind of

Power we've got and let's see what kind of options and kind of features and settings and stuff that we get inside of the m6 mark to cancel okay there is clearly no card in the camera so we've got you know our standard shooting modes what do we get for shooting and again we've got 30 frames per second 60 frames per second and more 30 frames per second so the m6 mark too much like the 90 d much like all of canons recent consumer level cameras does not have 24 frames per second it does have a high frame rate mode of 1080p at 120 frames per second which is good but it's just

Disappointing I mean I do this is in 30 frames per second I'm at 30 frames per second shooter it's just disappointing to see them go down this mode let's see now you can't always do like a thing that you can do a lot of you have mentioned in the comments below you can always turn it into pal mode so you NTC to pal which will give you 25 frames per second but I would just maybe you should just go to 30 frames per second then I'm just saying so we've got manual HDR mode manual put it into manual movie exposure mode the exposure compensation white balance eye detection this does have the

Eye autofocus manual focus peaking info display does it do and it will do clean 4k out and clean 1080p out which is very nice well how does the quick menu look quick menu looks fine blah blah blah let's make sure we get the audio stuff I mean that's just disappointing I mean it does look like it looks very similar to the 90 d in the video recording way which is nice we'll turn this into manual what are the ports look like so we do have the microphone we do have the remote sync it looks like HDMI and we've got our down to micro HDMI which is so disappointing so for all of the praise

That I gave Canon for having the mini which is the much bigger and useful port here in the 90 D we kind of lose on the m6 mark – which is super disappointing but let's now we've seen all the settings the buttons all look like a canon camera the record button is kind of in a in a weird place like why would you record that way but either way let's throw a lens on here real quick and let's see what kind of image quality we will get here in the studio and then again we'll hop outside and see how it looks outdoors now the lens that I'm using is the 22 millimeter f/2 lens it's

This is actually one of the best lenses that I think Canon have for the EOS m system I don't really like the kit lens that much but the kit lens does have stabilization built into it this lens does not have stabilization built into a bullets grab an SD card real quick we got the SD card list make sure we're shooting in 4k 4k 30 frames per second now this should also have less of a 4k crop than the EOS R which is crazy to think of okay something else that I like about the something that I like about the flip screen right off the bat is even though the a 6400 does have a flip

Up screen I liked it again you can this is a touch screen so you can change all the settings and I like that you can see them and change them from right in front that makes it so much more useful of a camera I just like that so much better so we'll change all of these settings to 60 frames per second because we are using the one true frame rate I love saying that to rile up all of my buddies all of my Twitter buddies that are using their 24 frames per second so there we go ready get set record okay so this is the indoor image quality of the m6 mark

2 let's actually put this on a tripod because this does not have any stabilization built into it and I don't have the stabilization turned on right now okay this is the indoor image quality of the m6 mark 2 now I have this in just straight up the standard picture profile I haven't done anything to it normally I shoot in neutral with the contrast turned all the way down but right now we're just in the standard picture profile we're at f/2 I've got it a 60 shutter speed and I've got it at ISO 200 and from what I can see on the screen

This actually looks pretty good now I do have a nice lighting setup here I've got the aperture 120 D but from what I can see on the screen this actually looks like a pretty nice looking image quality again this has a less of a crop than the yasar does because the 1.8 times crop this is a 1.6 times crop is canon's aps-c is a little bit smaller than Sony's and the other standard aps-c line but this is I'm excited to see how this looks I know that the autofocus is doing fine because I can see the box around my face how's the eye autofocus oh yeah we forgot to turn on auto focus

You have to turn on I oughta focus if you want to use eye autofocus with the Canon cameras but this is the indoor image quality and one of the things that I do like about the EOS m system is the system is really built on its lenses right and yes canons DSLR cameras you can use like all their lenses but there's a few cameras that have a few lenses that really sell it for me in that 22 millimeter which gives you roughly a 35 millimeter equivalent much like we're shooting on the gh 5 right now that's one of the lenses that I really really like so let's this is the

Indoor image quality let's hop outside real quick and do the outdoor video quality even though it's raining it's not weather I don't think this is a fully weather sealed camera but we'll see how it goes see out there okay and welcome to the quick outdoor test of the canon m6 mark ii now we are doing the audio through the rode wireless go and something that I found out again much like the a 6400 is we do have it like I don't have a way for you to see this but we just have it clipped on the screen so it's not it is usable without needing a hot shoe straight up on top of the

Camera we do have the kit lens put on it so this is the image stabilization with the lens and we do have the stabilization whoo of the electronic image stabilization on the camera turned out so hopefully you are able to see exactly how this camera would work as kind of like a vlogging camera a walk-around camera from what I can see on the screen right now this actually looks pretty darn good whoa I don't see like that it's wobbling too much or that there's really that big of a problem again we're in just like a standard picture profile nothing too

Crazy about it but I think this looks pretty darn good I am very again it could be the screen like the 90 d also looked way better on the screen because the Canon screens are becoming fantastic but yeah this is a quick test I noticed that the battery's about to die on me and it can do like the 90 d can it'll do I autofocus through my sunglasses which is pretty nice because I'm always wearing sunglasses outside because I got sensitive eyes don't judge don't judge mine don't don't don't judge me too harshly my eyes are sensitive but yeah

How's the rolling shutter really quickly before the battery dies this isn't 4k so the rolling shutter and yeah I'm very excited to continue this series of video so let me know in addition to whether you use the strap that comes with your camera or not let me know in the comments what would you like to see out of the n6 mark – over the next couple of weeks as we you know mess around with this camera thanks for watching

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