July 21, 2017
Does Canon’s new camera actually perform worse than the cheaper EOS 80D?
Canon released its 6D Mark II last month to a pretty unanimously disappointed group of DIY filmmakers. Many had hoped that Canon’s popular, cost effective little brother to the 5D would have the ability to record in 4K. It does not.
4K is quickly becoming a necessary format for cinema cameras, so this is a significant spec for Canon to leave out if it is courting the filmmaker market at all. Others are quick to point out that the photography company has been distancing their line of DSLRs from film users, perhaps in an attempt to draw more buyers towards its true cinema line of C-series cameras. The 6D was clearly updated with the photographer and not the filmmaker in mind.