Canon EOS M6 Review

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.

Disneyland’s 4th of July Fireworks Show 2017.

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.

 

 

Was it as compact as the G7x?  Of course not.  But the ability to change lenses compensates for the extra inch of lens thickness.

 

 

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:

Canon EOS M6 body only.

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens.