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Marketed April 2017
Original Price Open price

The EOS M6 incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology and an APS-C size sensor with approximately 24.2 million effective pixels*1 capable of both phase detection AF and image capture. In addition, this sensor, which enables quick tracking and smooth focusing across a wide shooting area*2, realizes up to approximately 7 frames per second (fps) continuous shooting with AF and AE tracking and up to approximately 9.0 fps continuous shooting with fixed AF. What’s more, the EOS M6 also makes possible high-quality stills and video shooting with minimal noise.

Equipped with the newest DIGIC 7 image processor and an approximately 24.2 million effective pixel APS-C size CMOS sensor, the EOS M6 achieves improved noise reduction and image resolution over the EOS M3 when shooting at high sensitivities, realizing a normal high sensitivity of ISO25600 when shooting still images. Noise is suppressed, even in low-light environments, allowing for high-image-quality shooting that captures images with a sense of depth and texture.

Pursuing a design that lets users concentrate fully on shooting, the new EOS M6 embodies the design principles of “progress, style and user-friendliness,” from the sleek, curved design around the shutter button to the fluid grip, which allows users to keep a firm hold on the camera body. The EOS M6 will be available in two colors: black and silver.

*1 Actual pixel count: approximately 25.8 million pixels
*2 Shooting area coverage of approximately 80% (l) and 80% (w)

Category Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera
[Image Sensor]
Sensor size Image capturing area: Approx. 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Number of pixels Camera effective pixels*: Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 25.8 megapixels

* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.)

Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust removal feature Auto/Manual
[Focus Control]
AF method Face+Tracking AF, Smooth zone AF, 1-point AF
AF points (max.) 49 points
Focusing brightness range EV value: -1 – 18

* room temperature 23°C/73°F, ISO 100, when using EF-M22mm F2 STM

Focus operation TTL autofocus: One-Shot AF, Servo AF
AF-assist beam Built-in LED lamp
[Exposure Control]
Metering mode (Still Image) Real-time metering using the image sensor, Evaluative metering, Partial metering, Spot metering, Center-weighted average
Metering mode (Movie) Real-time metering using the image sensor, Evaluative metering
Brightness metering range Still Image EV value: 1 – 20
Movie EV value: 2 – 20

* room temperature 23°C/73°F, ISO 100

Exposure control Still Image: Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual Exposure
Exposure control(Still Image) Exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Program Shift Provided
AE lock Manual/Auto
AE Bracketing ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (Can be used together with manual compensation)
Exposure control(Movie) Exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
AE lock Manual/Auto
ISO speed (Still Image)

* recommended exposure index

[ISO Auto Range]
Min. speed (AUTO mode): ISO 100
Max. speed (AUTO mode): ISO 6400
Max. speed limit setting in ISO AUTO: P mode, Tv mode, Av mode, M mode, C (C1,C2) mode, When movie manual exposure is selected
[Available speed settings (P mode)]
Min. speed: ISO 100
Max. speed: SO 25600
Number of stop(s) that can be set: 1/3-stops
ISO speed (Movie)

* recommended exposure index

[Full HD (1920 x 1080)]
Auto settings: ISO 100(Min. speed), ISO 6400(Max. speed)
Manual settings: ISO 100(Min. speed), ISO 6400(Max. speed), ISO 12800(Expanded)
[HD (1280 x 720)]
Auto settings: ISO 100(Min. speed), ISO 6400(Max. speed)
Manual settings: ISO 100(Min. speed), ISO 6400(Max. speed), ISO 12800(Expanded)
[VGA (640 x 480)]
Auto settings: ISO 100(Min. speed), ISO 6400(Max. speed)
Manual settings: ISO 100(Min. speed), ISO 6400(Max. speed), ISO 12800(Expanded)
[White Balance]
WB settings Auto, Day Light, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash, Color temperature, Custom
White balance correction Provided
Type Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter, Touch Shutter
Touch Shutter
Shutter speed Range in all shooting modes (Max. Tv) : 30 sec.
Range in all shooting modes (Min. Tv): 1/4000 sec.
Fastest synchronized shutter speed with flash: 1/200 sec.
Type TFT color liquid crystal
Screen size 3.0 type
Effective pixels Approx. 1,040,000 dots
Depth-of-field preview Provided
Image processing [Noise reduction]
Long exposure shots: At exposure of one second and above and at bulb exposure
High ISO speed shots: At any ISO speed
[Image correction]
Auto Lighting Optimizer: Provided
Highlight tone priority: Provided
Lens correction (EF-M lens has in-lens correction data) Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction, Diffraction correction
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def.1, User Def.2, User Def.3
Continuous shooting Drive mode: Single shooting, Continuous shooting (Max.: approx. 9.0 shots/sec.)
[Maximum number of shots at burst]
Large/Fine: Approx. 26 shots
Large/Normal: Approx. 26 shots
Medium/Fine, Medium/Normal: Approx. 24 shots
Small 1/Fine, Small 1/Normal: Approx. 24 shots
Small 2/Fine: Approx. 24 shots
RAW: Approx. 17 shots
RAW+JPEG: Approx. 16 shots
File format DCF-compliant DPOF compatible (Version 1.1)
Data type (Still images) Recording format: Exif 2.3 (DCF 2.0)
Images (RAW images taken in continuous shooting are A/D converted into 12-bit format.): JPEG/RAW (CR2 a Canon 14-bit RAW format)
Data type (Movie) Recording format MP4
Video MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Variable (average) bit rate
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)
Built-in microphone: Stereo
Rec. level adjustment: Provided
Wind Filter (when using built-in microphone): Provided
Attenuator: Provided
Number of shots (Still image)

* Using a 16 GB UHS-I memory card

Large/Fine: Approx. 1833 shots
Large/Normal: Approx. 2760 shots
Medium/Fine: Approx. 3114 shots
Medium/Normal: Approx. 4671 shots
Small 1/Fine: Approx. 4717 shots
Small 1/Normal: Approx. 6656 shots
Small 2/Fine: Approx. 8098 shots
RAW: Approx. 450 shots
RAW+JPEG: Approx. 361 shots
Number of shots (Movie)

* Using a 16 GB UHS-I memory card

[Recording File Size]
FHD/59.94P, FHD/50.00P: 4288 KB/sec.
FHD/29.97P, FHD/25.00P: 2945 KB/sec.
FHD/23.98P: 2945 KB/sec.
HD/59.94P, HD/50.00P: 1969 KB/sec.
VGA/29.97P, VGA/25.00P: 382 KB/sec.
[Recordable Time Per a Memory Card]
FHD/59.94P, FHD/50.00P: 59 min. 30 sec.
FHD/29.97P, FHD/25.00P: 1 hr. 26 min. 5 sec.
FHD/23.98P: 1 hr. 26 min. 5 sec.
HD/59.94P, HD/50.00P: 2 hr. 8 min. 27 sec.
VGA/29.97P, VGA/25.00P: 10 hr. 22 min. 35 sec.
Recording media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Create Folder Monthly/Daily
File numbering Continuous, Auto Reset
Battery pack LP-E17
[Number of still image shots (CIPA compliant: room temperature 23°C/73°F)]
Monitor On: Approx. 295 shots
Electronic color viewfinder On (Sold separately): Approx. 290 shots
[Number of still image shots (Eco Mode On)]
Monitor On: Approx. 425 shots
[Movie recording time (CIPA compliant: room temperature 23°C/73°F)]
Monitor On: Approx. 85 min.
Electronic color viewfinder On (Sold separately): Approx. 85 min.
[Movie Recording Time (Continuous Shooting)*]
Monitor On: Approx. 145 min.
Electronic color viewfinder On (Sold separately) : Approx. 145 min.

* Total shooting time when shooting is performed under the following conditions:
– Using AUTO Mode with default settings
– Without using zooming and other operations
– When max. recording time per movie is reached and recording stops/resumes automatically

[Operating Environment]
Temperature Min.: 0 °C (32 °F), Max.: 40 °C (104 °F)
Humidity 85 % or less
[Dimensions and Weight]
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 112.0 x 68.0 x 44.5 mm / 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.8 in.

* Based on CIPA Guidelines

Weight Approx. 343 g / 12.1 oz. (Body only)
Approx. 390 g / 13.8 oz. (Including battery pack, memory card)

* Based on CIPA Guidelines