Canon EOS M6 Mark II Review

October 24, 2019 | Gavin Stoker |


If you’re looking to get into interchangeable lens photography to exert a little more control over image functions and settings than your smartphone will allow, then the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a good and straightforward enough place to start.

It allows you to begin your photographic ‘journey’ by pointing and shooting, before then gradually work your way around more precise manual controls as your understanding of the camera and personal skillset improves.

This camera is particularly good for street and travel photography, where its swift auto focusing, subject tracking, compact size and unobtrusive looks work in the photographer’s favour.

Though we think the price of the Canon M6 Mark II is fair in the current market, we do wonder whether it could prove a stumbling block for those adopting an EOS M camera for the first time.

Will those seeking to get into interchangeable lens photography have the £850 to start with? That’s before they even think about adding lenses, the optional electronic viewfinder, accessory flash and possibly microphone to exert more control and creativity and get even more out of this camera than they can straight out of the box.

Having been using full frame cameras with larger lenses of late we found the image quality delivered didn’t impress us as much in comparison but that’s only to be expected. Overall then, we found surprising little to criticize in relation to the Canon EOS M6 Mark II.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4
Ease-of-use 4
Image quality 4
Value for money 3.5