Canon EOS M6 Detailed Review

Canon EOS M6

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In additional EOS M6 was introduced by Canon in February 2017. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Canon is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Canon.

Brand Canon
Category Mirrorless
Date 02/2017
Sensor Properties

Also EOS M6 has a APS-C CMOS sensor with size of 22 x 15 mm² (0.88″ x 0.59″).

Picture of EOS M6’s sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: EOS M6 comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The EOS M6’s sensor has resolution of 24 megapixel.

The EOS M6 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

Format APS-C
Sensor area 22.30 x 14.90mm²
(0.88″ x 0.59″)
Resolution (physical) 25.80 megapixel
Resolution (effective) 24.40 megapixel
Pixel size 13.80 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 7 frames/second
Interchangeable lens
Mount Canon EF-M
Viewfinder Properties

The EOS M6 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera’s display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.


The EOS M6’s shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed 1/4000s
Min. shutter speed 30s
Sensitivity Properties

The EOS M6’s sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 25600 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Min. sensitivity 100 ISO
Max. sensitivity 25600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The EOS M6 supports all general exposure modes.

The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Auto Focus Properties

The EOS M6’s auto focus processor uses 49 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

Type Phase Detection
AF points 49
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The EOS M6 has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 5m (17 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.

Range 5.00m
(17 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
EOS M6 display and touch screen

The EOS M6 display has a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

Type LCD
Size 75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution 1.04 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

EOS M6 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Canon EOS M6 Video parameters:

Max. resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel
…with frame rates 24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
50 frames/second
60 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The EOS M6 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Canon supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards SD

The Canon EOS M6 works with a LP-E17 LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is an average 295 shots. That’s on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the EOS M6.

The EOS M6’s battery battery parameters:

Type LP-E17 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life 295 photos

The Canon EOS M6’s size is 112 x 68 x 44.5mm³. (4.4″ x 2.7″ x 1.8″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 4.4″ x 2.7″ x 1.8″ grams (390 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the EOS M6:

Canon EOS M6 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Canon EOS M6 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The EOS M6 is not much bigger:

Canon EOS M6 size comparison

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