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Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II

Both new cameras were officially announced today by Canon. I think the M6 Mark II will be the sleeper hit of the season, despite not having a built-in EVF. 

 

And yes, I am well aware these cameras aren't made specifically for pros. I still think they will do well in the marketplace, especially the M6. At least I hope so. 

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Re: Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II

I have idea how well the M6 might do. Canon has cast a shadow of uncertainty over their consumer camera lines with the introduction of two incompatible mirrorless lens mounts.

Without any type of announcement or press release describing where they are going, or hope to go, then why buy either one?
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Re: Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II

The 90D would be my pick, but for some the M62 will fit the bill from a compact size standpoint. 

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Re: Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II

90D all the way.  The M series is dead or at least dying.

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Re: Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II


@Waddizzle wrote:
I have [no?] idea how well the M6 might do. Canon has cast a shadow of uncertainty over their consumer camera lines with the introduction of two incompatible mirrorless lens mounts.

Without any type of announcement or press release describing where they are going, or hope to go, then why buy either one?

That puzzled me too. I had pretty much concluded that the M series was a dead end.

 

I do have to suppose, though, that they're serious about the R series and that the R mount will survive for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II

"... then why buy either one?"

 

The reason for buying the 90D is the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens.  This should be a killer outfit

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Re: Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II


@shadowsports wrote:

The 90D would be my pick, but for some the M62 will fit the bill from a compact size standpoint. 


The 90D kits are what we will likely find at Costco, and they should do well, same as the 80D kits. But I still think the M62 will outsell it overall. This was obviously made for younger photographers who embrace new tech, are interested in the future (mirrorless) and are used to taking photos with their phones. The lack of an onboard EVF will not deter them, though old fellows will remain skittish for some time. This camera, I believe, will find favor among younger photographers in general. 

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Re: Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II


@Waddizzle wrote:
I have idea how well the M6 might do. Canon has cast a shadow of uncertainty over their consumer camera lines with the introduction of two incompatible mirrorless lens mounts.

Without any type of announcement or press release describing where they are going, or hope to go, then why buy either one?

You make some reasonable points, but I think the M6 is the camera that will bring new Canon customers into the fold. As I mentioned in another post, I believe it will find favor among younger photographers who are intersted in the hobby, gravitate to new tech and know enough to realize that mirrorless is the future. 

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Re: Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II


@John_SD wrote:

@shadowsports wrote:

The 90D would be my pick, but for some the M62 will fit the bill from a compact size standpoint. 


The 90D kits are what we will likely find at Costco, and they should do well, same as the 80D kits. But I still think the M62 will outsell it overall. This was obviously made for younger photographers who embrace new tech, are interested in the future (mirrorless) and are used to taking photos with their phones. The lack of an onboard EVF will not deter them, though old fellows will remain skittish for some time. This camera, I believe, will find favor among younger photographers in general. 


Well, I'm one old fellow who will remain skittish (of a camera without an eye-level viewfinder) until the sun stops shining in the daytime. There are too many times when the LCD is just not bright enough to use.

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Re: Canon EOS 90D, M6 Mark II

Canon just came out with a lens that they should have had at the very beginning of the M series, the EF-M 32mm
f/1.4 STM.  It took 7 years to come out with a fast prime. That does not show a burning interest in keeping this line going.

 

Oh, yes, don't forget adapters. You can adapter anything you just need the right adapt-o-plate!  Smiley Sad

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