Canon announces 32-megapixel 90D DSLR and mirrorless M6 Mark II

Canon has announced two new cameras of enthusiastic quality that are comparable in terms of power, but differ greatly in design. Whether you could find it better with the EOS 90D or the EOS M6 Mark II depends entirely on your feelings about the never-ending debate about SLRs.


Both cameras have a new 32.5-megapixel APS-C image sensor, a DIGIC 8 image processor, an electronic shutter with a speed of up to 1/16000, uncut 4K / 30 video recording, dual pixel autofocus in live image with 5,481 selectable points, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. But the 90D looks like any other middle-class Canon DSLR, while the compact shape of the M6 ​​Mark II is essentially unchanged from the original M6 from 2017.

There are a few differences in performance. For example, the M6 ​​Mark II can shoot 14 frames per second with AF and AE tracking, while the 90D goes up to 10 fps. That's an increase of 7 fps on the 80D of 2016, and many sports photographers prefer the traditional optical DSLR-style optical viewfinder and a 45-point AF system over the extra frames.

Otherwise the biggest difference is the price. Both cameras are available next month, but the 90D costs $ 1,199 body-to-body versus $ 849.99 for the M6 ​​Mark II. There are lens kits available for each, and although most 90D buyers probably already have a number of Canon lenses, the M6 ​​Mark II bundles are particularly worth seeing: $ 1,099 will get you the 15-45mm f / 3.5-6.3 zoom lens along with the handy EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder accessory, while the $ 1,349 set exchanges that lens for an 18-150mm f / 3.5-6.3.

Canon also today announced two L-class lenses for its new EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. The RF 15-35 mm f / 2.8 L IS USM is a fast ultra-wide-to-wide zoom, while the RF 24-70 mm f / 2.8 L IS USM is a standard zoom with a classical speed and focal length. Both lenses will be delivered next month for $ 2,299, and Canon promises to complete its pro-zoom “trinity” by the end of the year with a 70-200 mm f / 2.8.