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Canon India Announces EOS Mirrorless Camera R6 Mark II, and RF 135mm f/1.8 Lens

•        The new full-frame camera’s advanced video capabilities launching alongside RF135mm f/1.8L IS USM make it a viable option for professional video production.

•        Celebrates the vision of photographers and videographers to weave in ‘Drama and Magic’ in every capture.

Canon has just revealed the upgraded EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera, and a premium RF 135mm f/1.8 L lens. The EOS R6 Mark II is not just a new model number of the popular EOS R6 series, it in fact is a camera offering a host of redefined professional video production features along with basic performance and revved-up still shooting features, elevating it to become a stills and video powerhouse.  

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera is a versatile mirrorless body for the multimedia creator. An updated 24.2MP CMOS sensor pairs with updated processing for more improved AF, impressive 4K 60p 10-bit video, and faster overall performance.

Key Features:

  • 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Full-width oversampled 4K 60p video recording
  • External 6K raw video and internal 4K with oversampling from 6K area
  • Canon Log 3
  • 80% faster AF system
  • AF with deep learning technology for subject detection, including human, animal, vehicle, horses, trains, and airplanes
  • Movie recording that exceeds 30 minutes
  • Up to 12 fps shooting with mechanical shutter and 40 fps with electronic shutter
  • In-body image stabilization rated to 8 stops
  • Multi-function shoe.

The camera has some key features. The locking method on top dials helps in fewer accidental adjustments during operation. This camera is going to be a great pick for advanced amateurs. The stills have gotten a speed boost with burst shooting up to 40 fps with the electronic shutter. Dual Pixel RAW has also been unlocked for ultimate flexibility. The autofocus is one of the bigger updates with up to 80% faster performance.

The deep learning algorithm can now recognise even more subject types. One can now lock on to humans, animals, horses, vehicles, trains, airplanes, and plenty more.

Video gets some nice updates with the ability to record in 4K up to 60p without any crop. Plus, the Canon R6 Mark II camera can output 6K raw video over HDMI to a compatible recorder, such as the Atomos Ninja V+, to record in ProRes RAW. The multi-function shoe expands functionality for extra accessories, including XLR adapters, microphones, and more.

Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM Lens

Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM is primed to be the portrait prime for Canon shooters, the fast 135mm lens will create stunning images with a flattering perspective and exceptionally shallow depth of field.

Key Features

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Lens Function Buttons and Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

This 135mm lens is meant to be a premium choice with sharp glass and minimal aberrations—it is an L Series lens. Canon has been going for it with its mirrorless systems and has a built-in Image Stabilizer, a rarity in a lens of this type. It should make handheld use much easier. The lens’s exterior has all the markings of an L-Series optic. There is also a function button available for quick access to your most used tools.

With features like 6K 60p RAW video external recording, Canon Log 3, High Frame Rate Full HD 180p recording, and focus breathing correction, the EOS R6 Mark II caters to the needs of video producers and content creators seeking advanced video capabilities in a compact mirrorless camera body. Still-shooting wise, the EOS R6 Mark II offers up to 40 fps with AF/AE tracking—the fastest continuous shooting speed in the EOS camera system. This is accompanied by new and improved functions that enhance responsiveness and imaging prowess.

Sharing his excitement around the launch, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President, and CEO at Canon India said, “Keeping innovation at its core, Canon has built a strong legacy in the imaging space and our cameras have emerged as one of the preferred choices for professionals demonstrating our commitment to setting new benchmarks in the industry. Taking this legacy forward, we are thrilled to introduce the latest marvel to our already loved EOS R System lineup -EOS R6 Mark II. This new camera is categorically designed for advanced video professionals and photographers across genres, addressing a wide array of needs be it documentary, news gathering, professional movies, or stills production. While a professional identify the drama across settings, the EOS R6 Mark II is poised to be the quintessential companion to ignite the visual magic. Therefore, with the latest offering, we are all set to weave the ‘DRAMAGIC’ and offer a par-excellence experience. Given its advanced features and functionality, we are confident that this camera will become the go-to camera for all professionals and will be positioned as the ultimate device to capture the magic in every moment and expression!

Talking about the features of the new camera, Mr. C Sukumaran, Senior Director, Consumer System Products and Imaging Communication Business, Canon India,” Along with its power-packed and integrated features for both still and movies, the EOS R6 Mark II is the ideal camera for advanced video professionals and photographers who aspire to excel in their field across genres. At Canon India, we are committed to building the videography and imaging culture, and in line with this thought; the EOS R6 Mark II is well suited to shoot movie production in combination with high-resolution images and superior mobility advantages. It also enables, superior movie shooting with professional monitoring tools inbuilt such as a cinemascope aspect marker, false colour monitor, dual pixel focus guide, menu navigation, etc. We have gone above and beyond to produce technological brilliance like never before with the EOS R6 Mark II featuring many upgrades concerning image quality, video of resolution 4K at 60p oversampled from 6K, Full HD at 180p to create mesmerizing drama in the movie, 40 fps continuous shooting to freeze any movement and expression along with Intelligent Tracking and Recognition AF and post-production workflow speed for ease of use.”

About Canon India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is the sales and marketing subsidiary of Canon Inc., a world leader in imaging technologies. Having started its operations in 1997, Canon India with offices in 10 cities across India with warehousing facilities at 6 locations and employing over 1000 staff and over 850 channel partners, markets a comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. Canon India enjoys a vast retail presence across the country through Image Square stores, PIXMA Zones, and BIS Lounges.  

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