Sydney Australia, 28 August 2019 – Uniquely offering a camera format to suit any user, today Canon Australia announces two high-speed, high-resolution cameras – one DSLR and one mirrorless – each designed to take enthusiast photographers to the next skill level. Catering to user preference for the DSLR format, the new EOS 90D is a fast and reliable DSLR featuring the familiar, robust body and performance perfect for sport and wildlife photographers. For photographers on the move, the new EOS M6 Mark II is a highly compact, yet powerful mirrorless camera delivering beautifully sharp images.
Never miss a moment
With Canon’s new EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II cameras, photographers can capture and share life’s most fleeting moments. Both models are equipped with Canon’s latest generation DIGIC 8 processor which achieves fast processing speed, responsiveness and the latest in photo and movie functionality.
Ideal for wildlife or sports photography, the EOS 90D DSLR shoots 10fps with autofocus tracking and 11fps in Live View. The optical viewfinder enables the responsiveness needed to shoot wildlife, such as birds in flight, while an intelligent function gives complete visibility of the composition and shooting settings within the display. Where subjects are both quick and unpredictable, this fast frame rate and 58 JPEG burst rate enables photographers to shoot continuously for a greater choice in imagery. EOS 90D also offers long battery life of up to 1300 shots (CIPA standard), which allows enthusiasts to shoot all day without concern for battery limitations.
The mirrorless model, EOS M6 Mark II, is capable of a 14fps continuous frame rate and staggering 30fps RAW burst – both modes with autofocus tracking – producing a quick and compact camera capable of capturing the action. To give photographers the best chance of shooting spontaneous action, this latest mirrorless camera from Canon has UHS-II card support with a burst rate of 80 JPEG images. Additionally, focus bracketing in both models makes it easy to achieve an extended depth of field by combining multiple shots in Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software.
Unbeatable image quality
Delivering high-quality, detailed images, these new cameras leverage a new 32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which achieves high resolution and the additional benefit of extended lens reach provided by the APS-C format. Coupled with the DIGIC 8 processor, both newly launched models are enabled with the latest features from the EOS range. The processor unlocks lens correction tools including the Digital Lens Optimiser and Diffraction Correction, which produce excellent images straight out of the camera. With incredible RAW image quality and WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, content creators can share images to social channels to create stunning, live content.
For crisp, true-to-life photos that capture natural expressions and movements, Canon has incorporated a fast and accurate eye autofocus tracking solution in both cameras. In the EOS 90D, this works in collaboration with the 220,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with Flicker Detection, for faithful face detection and greater control of overall exposure. This new sensor achieves greater resolution without compromising low-light performance, thanks to a high ISO range of 100–25,600. Improving on the predecessor model EOS M6, EOS M6 Mark II focuses at EV-5 when used with lenses with f/1.4 or larger aperture. This enables the camera to perform even in cloudy moonlit conditions, as well within buildings or shade.
Future-proof content in 4K
EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II are versatile cameras whether shooting stills or videos, capable of 4K resolution video utilising the full angle view of the attached lens and fast, Full HD up to 120 fps giving enthusiasts greater options for shooting, such as slow motion, cropped or super high-resolution. 4K resolution in cropped mode is also available from the EOS 90D, giving content creators the same great image quality, but with an extended lens reach. This means operators can shoot high-quality video even from a distance – a feature that provides enthusiasts the ability to capture stunning film in situations where they are unable to get up close to the action, such as when on safari.
Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF system is available in both Full HD and 4K video modes and offers a wide area coverage of (88 x 100%), producing smooth, high-performance focus tracking in movies for professional-looking footage. When capturing moving subjects this ensures sharp subjects and a blurred background, while eye tracking defines the eyes of subjects, for sharper, more compelling movies.
For both cameras, a microphone port gives vloggers and content creators alike the ability to use an external microphone to achieve clear, undistorted sound, while the EOS 90D also has a headphone port so content creators can have greater control over sound quality in videos while filming. By managing sound levels as they record, enthusiasts can produce a quality audio feed when the action is further away and minimises the amount of editing required in post-production. For filming on the go, the portable EOS M6 Mark II has a handy tilting screen that ensures even selfie-style content is perfectly framed.
Attention to detail delivers greater control and handling
Canon’s attention to detail delivers an ergonomic design in both models for intuitive and handling and enhanced control for any style of photography. As the latest DSLR to join the EOS range, EOS 90D has a familiar, yet lighter body with a generous grip for better handling and balance, particularly when using the long lenses ideal for shooting sports or wildlife photography. The model features two multi-function dials, including a new multi-controller joystick on the rear of the camera, as found on the EOS professional range and the 3.0” Vari-Angle touch screen provides greater visibility of image composition whether shooting in high brightness or at a challenging angle. These allow photography enthusiasts looking to enhance their skills to shoot instinctively and confidently with greater control of focus point selection and access to useful settings at their fingertips.
The compact size of mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II enables a point-and-shoot style of photography needed to capture spontaneous moments on the go. A dial with function, main dial, customisable autofocus/manual focus selection switch and autofocus-start button are intuitively positioned for improved responsiveness in fast-paced shooting scenarios. The detachable viewfinder is raised and centrally aligned to create space and natural positioning for an immersive shooting experience, while the tilt-screen offers more creative capture and unrestricted video capabilities.
The EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II will be on sale from September 2019 with pricing set at dealer discretion.