I love this camera! No bullshit. The Canon EOS M6 is the real deal.
I initially I was going to buy the Canon G7x Mark ii. I loved the price, the compactness, and the hundreds if not thousands of reviews on the capable point-and-shoot camera. Everyone and their grandma have been using it for YouTube. Then I saw the Canon EOS M6.
I wanted to give the mirrorless a shot since it was only $200 more than the G7x and it did not disappoint. It was small, the autofocus was very fast, and it looked great. Shooting in low light was not a problem even with the 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 kit lens. Would I like a faster lens? Yes. However, it held it own very well.
Here are examples of its photo capabilities with different types of lighting:
Then there is the video…
Below is a link to a Disneyland’s 4th of July Fireworks Show 2017. In almost complete darkness, the M6 would search but as soon as there was a light to focus on, the camera was spot on with auto mode.
The flip screen is a touch screen that was great for touch focus even on auto. Here is an example of using the touch focus.
It was compact enough to fit in my fanny pack- yes, a fanny pack… these little bags are coming back, just don’t wear it directly in front of you to avoid looking like a 90’s dad. Pro tip: Wear it off center or even across your body.
No bullshit, if you are thinking about the G7x and have a couple extra Benjamins, you should give the Canon EOS M6 a try.
If you want a great kit lens out of the box, consider the Fujifilm XT-10 with an 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0. I had this camera as well and I highly recommend it with this lens. The cons to this camera though is there is no flip screen, no external mic jack, and costs more than the M6- the price of the awesome lens is the culprit for the high price. Check it out here.
You also have the option to buy the M6 body and a 22mm f/2 lens separately, which will reduce the thickness of your rig. Check out the prices in the links below: