Canon has announced two new enthusiast grade cameras that are similar in capacity but very different in shape. Whether you would get along better with the EOS 90D or the EOS M6 Mark II will depend entirely on your feelings about the endless debate of DSLR versus mirrorless mirror.
Both cameras have a new 32.5 megapixel APS-C image sensor, a DIGIC 8 image processor, an electronic shutter capable of speeds up to 1/16000, 4K / 30 video recording without cropping, dual-pixel autofocus in view live with 5,481 selectable points, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and USB-C. But the 90D looks like any other Canon mid-range DSLR, while the compact form of the M6 Mark II has not changed a bit from the original M6 from 2017.
There are some differences in performance. The M6 Mark II is capable of shooting 14 frames per second with AF and AE tracking, for example, while the 90D goes up to 10 fps. That’s a 7fps boost on the 2016 80D though, and many sports photographers would prefer the traditional DSLR-style optical viewfinder and cross-type 45-point AF system over the extra frames.
Otherwise, the biggest difference is the price. Both cameras will be available next month, but the 90D will cost $ 1,199 for the body alone versus $ 849.99 for the M6 Mark II. There are lens kits available for each, and while most 90D buyers probably already have plenty of Canon lenses, the M6 Mark II packages are worth looking at – $ 1,099 gets you the 15-45mm zoom lens f / 3.5-6.3 along with the handy EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder accessory, while the $ 1,349 kit swaps that lens for an 18-150mm f / 3.5-6.3.
Canon also today announces two L-class lenses for its new full-mirror EOS R frameless system. The RF 15-35mm f / 2.8 L IS USM is a fast wide-angle to wide-angle zoom, while the RF 24-70mm f / 2.8 L IS USM is a standard zoom with classic speed and focal length. Both lenses will ship next month for $ 2,299, and Canon is committed to completing its “trinity” pro zoom with a 70-200mm f / 2.8 by the end of the year.