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Canon EOS M6 Review - Verdict

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Canon EOS M6 (16)

Value For Money

The Canon EOS M6 is available for £729 body only, or £839 with 15-45mm lens, which makes it fairly poor value for money compared to what's also available on the market, as you would need to add an electronic viewfinder (EVF) to match these alternatives:

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, 16mp, 8.5fps, EVF, £569 with lens
Olympus PEN-F, 20mp, 10-11fps, EVF, £1099 with lens
Panasonic Lumix GX80, 16mp, 8fps, 4K video, EVF, £549 with lens
Panasonic Lumix G80, 16mp, 9fps, 4K video, EVF, £799 with lens
Fujifilm X-T20, 24mp, 8fps, 4K video, EVF, £899 with lens
Sony Alpha A6300, 24mp, 11fps, 4K video, EVF, £929 with lens 

Have a look at more options in our Top 10 Best Premium Mirrorless Cameras (with EVF), or have a look at the Best Entry Level Mirrorless Cameras (Entry level, may have EVF under or around £500). You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.

Canon EOS M6 Verdict

Almost all of the competition has a built-in EVF, making the EOS M6 not feel like particularly good value for money at its current price. A number of competitors also offer 4K video recording. However, if you're looking for a compact camera to compliment a range of Canon lenses you already have, then the EOS M6 with adapter, would make a good option, particularly with some of the smaller EF-S lenses. You will get the same image quality as an APS-C DSLR from Canon, and the layout of controls, menus, and options should be familiar, making the camera easy to use. 

The Canon EOS M6 is a compact, and easy to use mirrorless camera, with a slowly growing range of lenses available, although it would be nice if there were more lenses available. The camera delivers good image quality, with good colour, and good skin tones and the camera has an easy to use design, with a clear touch-screen. Shooting speed has been improved, with the camera shooting at 9fps, as well as offering good focus speeds. 


Canon EOS M6 Pros

  • Good image quality 
  • Good colour reproduction
  • Compact with good controls
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC
  • 3inch tilting touch-screen
  • Quick focus

Canon EOS M6 Cons

  • Short battery life (295 shots)
  • Lens range could do with expanding
  • Strong competition 
  • No auto panoramic mode

Overall Verdict

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