Canon has confirmed the launch of the EOS R6 Mark II, its fastest advanced full-frame mirrorless camera to date, offering 40fps, low-light AF, 4K UHD movies and 6K RAW external device recording, all built on the RF Mount.

The EOS R6 Mark II is the only camera in its class that can use the full width of the sensor to shoot 4K 60p UHD, with simultaneous Dual Pixel CMOS AF II focusing. All 4K footage is created by oversampling the sensor’s 6K output. Creators can activate movie pre-recording mode of three or five seconds.

Setting new speed records, the EOS R6 Mark II is Canon’s fastest EOS to date. It can shoot continuously at up to 40fps – with 20fps and 5fps options with electronic shutter – and up to 12fps mechanically. Compared to the EOS R6, the new sensor reduces rolling shutter to freeze fast-moving objects.

Using the same DIGIC X processor technology as the EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III, alongside the camera’s new 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, the EOS R6 Mark II supports next generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF II.

With improved deep-learning artificial intelligence, the EOS R6 Mark II recognises people, vehicles now including aircraft and trains, in addition to cars and motorbikes, and animals now including horses and zebras as well as dogs, cats and birds. The type of subject to be detected can be chosen in the menu or with the new auto option.

The EOS R6 Mark II boasts the world’s most effective IS performance with up to 8-stops co-ordinated control image stabilisation. Using the combined IS, optical and in-body, it can shoot long exposures, handheld with extreme clarity and sharpness. Photographers can also capture the ambience in very low light conditions, focusing in light levels as low as -6.5EV, and the ability to shoot up to ISO 102,400.

The EOS R6 Mark II features an improved circuit design allowing longer recording times, over 40 minutes of oversampled 4K 60p recording or up to six hours at 4k 30p – with the previous 29 minutes 59 seconds maximum individual clip recording time removed.

With updated Bluetooth v.5 and Wi-Fi (5GHz), the EOS R6 Mark II can be easily connected to a smartphone and networks allowing high-speed file sharing and FTP/FTPS/SFTP transfer. The camera can also be remotely controlled using the Camera Connect and EOS Utility apps, tethered to a PC, Mac or smartphone via Wi-Fi or high-speed USB-C.

Featuring a multi-function shoe with a next-generation interface, the EOS R6 Mark II enables a new series of Canon accessories to be used including the newly launched SPEEDLITE EL-5. These accessories can be used without the need for cables, and in some cases without batteries.

The EOS R6 Mark II is also compatible with the same LP-E6NH batteries and BG-R10 battery grip as the EOS R6, but with the benefit of battery life being increased by approximately 50% when using the LCD screen.

The EOS R6 Mark II will be available from late November for RRP $4,499 or $6,399 for the body and lens kit RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. It will be supported by Canon Australia’s five-year warranty when purchased from an authorised reseller.