Canon is celebrating National Camera Day in the US, with the launch of the EOS 6D Mark II full-frame DSLR and the EOS Rebel SL2, which will be known as the EOS 200D outside the United States. The EOS 6D Mark II comes nearly five years after Canon first introduced the EOS 6D back in 2012, and the new model will go on sale in late July starting at $1,999 (roughly Rs. 1,35,900). We don’t have any India price or availability for the 6D Mark II at the moment. On the other hand, Canon India has announced that the EOS 200D is will also go on sale late July in India for Rs. 47,495 with the EF-S18-55 IS STM kit lens. It will also be available with the EF-S18-55 IS STM plus EF-S55-250 IS STM lens combo for Rs. 60,495.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is designed for enthusiast-level photographers in mind thanks to its full-frame sensor and brand new 26.3-megapixel CMOS sensor. Other features include a 45-point, cross-type autofocus system with Dual Pixel autofocus for live mode. The camera also uses the new DIGIC 7 image processor and boasts of an ISO 100-40000 range. It has a articulated, 3-inch touchscreen panel, continuous shooting of up to 6.5fps, built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and is dust and water resistant. Sadly, video recording still maxes out only at 1080p at 60fps, as there’s no 4K support.
The Canon EOS 200D
On the other hand, the Canon EOS 200D is an entry-level DSLR designed for beginners in mind but doesn’t skimp much on the features. It boasts of a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel autofocus, DIGIC 7 image processor, 9-point autofocus system, full-HD video recording and built-in wireless connectivity features. The big appeal of the 200D is the small and lightweight body, which should help ease smartphone photographers stepping into the world of DSLRs.
Commenting on the launch, Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A said, “In an industry where choices are abundant, providing consumers with the photographic tools that match their developing skill levels as they continue to embrace their passion for photography is a long-standing goal of Canon and stands at the core of our research and development. The new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras are the result of Canon’s dedication to providing a wide range of camera choices for photographers of all skill levels, whether it’s someone taking their first picture or video with a DSLR camera or those looking to make the jump to a Full-Frame sensor camera.”