Canon Gets Official With 32.5MP EOS 90D DSLR And Mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II

Just as expected, Canon on Wednesday expanded its camera lineup with a couple of new models for amateur photographers, including the EOS 90D (DSLR) and EOS M6 Mark II (mirrorless). While different in construction, design, and function, both new cameras feature a next-generation 32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor.

Canon EOS 90D
Canon EOS 90D

Several other features are the same for each camera as well. For example, both are powered by a Digic 8 image processor and can record video at up to 4K at 30 fps (1080p at up to 120 fps). They each offer a dual-pixel CMOS AF in Live View with 5,481 manually selectable AF positions, they both have an electronic shutter (up to 1/16,000th), and they each offer built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality.

These are the same models that were leaked last week, only now they are official.

"As camera technology continues to evolve, we find ourselves in a constant state of innovating and challenging the status quo to meet the various desires of our end-users," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon USA., Inc. "With the introduction of these cameras, Canon is reaffirming its continued commitment to a broad range of photographers by offering them the digital imaging tools required to meet their needs."

Being a DSLR camera, the EOS 90D is the more expensive of the two. It adds a 3-inch optical viewfinder with a vari-angle touchscreen LCD to the mix, along with a multi-controller and shutter button designed to feel like it does on Canon's professional EOS cameras.

The EOS 90D can shoot at up to 10 fps, up from 7 fps on the EOS 80D. It also features a 45-point all-cross type AF system, 100 percent viewfinder coverage, and support for up to 27 points in f/8 metering, along with a new AE sensor boasting 220,000 pixels and EOS iTR AF (face priority) detection.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Canon's EOS M6 Mark II is a bit of a different animal. It is a compact and lightweight mirrorless camera, and though it's less expensive than the EOS 90D, it offers higher burst shooting at up to 14 fps with AF and AE tracking, and 30 fps when using RAW burst mode with pre-shooting capabilities.

It also features touch and drag AF when using the optional (read: not included) EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.

"A popular and notable benefit of Canon mirrorless cameras allows photographers to select AF positions with the touch of a finger. The EOS M6 Mark II also includes Canon’s Dual Pixel AF with Eye AF Servo to help ensure images are in sharp focus and a 3.0-inch, touch-panel LCD screen with tilt-option to help ensure a user’s portrait or selfie game is and stays on point," Canon says.

As for pricing, here's how it all breaks down for the EOS 90D DSLR...
  • EOS 90D body only: $1,199
  • EOS 90D w/ EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit: $1,349
  • EOS 90D w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit: $1,599
And here's how it shakes out for the EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless...
  • EOS M6 Mark II body only: $849.99
  • EOS M6 Mark II w/ EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit: $1,099
  • EOS M6 Mark II w/ EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit: $1,349
Canon says the EOS 90D will be available in late September, and the EOS M6 Mark II in mid-September.