Canon R6 | First Impressions + Photoshoot

Are you a photography enthusiast looking for a game-changing camera that combines cutting-edge technology with stunning image quality? Look no further than the Canon R6. In this blog post, we will provide you with our first impressions of this remarkable camera and take you on a visual journey through a recent photoshoot we conducted using the Canon R6. Prepare to be amazed by its impressive capabilities and discover why this camera is making waves in the photography world. So, grab a coffee, sit back, and join us as we delve into the world of the Canon R6.

Canon R6 | First Impressions + Photoshoot

Welcome to a new video guys

And I’ve got a really exciting one for you today as I’ll be sharing my first impressions of the Canon EOS R6 after my first photo shoot with it. The R6 is now my main camera as I decided to give the EOS R a new home. Don’t worry, it’s still living a fulfilling life and its new owner is taking it for plenty of walks. Anyway, obviously you’re here because you want to see how the new camera performs and I was able to take it out on a shoot yesterday with my friend Anna. I knew I wanted to get her involved as she was part of my first shoot with the EOS R. I planned ahead and found a really nice location and also went and grabbed some props for the shoot. I found these flowers at this little nursery which was really cool and I thought they’d make a great prop for the shoot. You look pretty, bro.

The Photoshoot

I’m going to cut to the location now, and of course, I’ll be showing all the photos on the screen. Make sure you stick around to the end as well because I will be sharing my first impressions of the camera and whether it was worth upgrading from the EOS R. Hope you guys enjoy!

[Include photos here]

So quiet on this camera, you can barely hear it. Looking here, gorgeous. So right now, I’m using the face tracking. It seems to be doing a pretty good job to pick the eye that’s closest to the camera as well, so it’s switching between the eyes. So tilt your head back the other way, and now it’s switched to the other eye. So changing the angle of her face, it’s switching between the eyes based on which one is closest to the camera. That’s really cool. I’ll get you even to go further back, so maybe just here. Can you get a wide one? That’s awesome. So I’m shooting wide open at 1.4 as well. I love these golden backlit shots. Bring both hands up to your face, sort of thing. Yeah, I love that. I’m just loving how these photos are looking in the screen too, in the viewfinder. Dude, these photos! Oh, that looks so good! I love that. I love them too. Oh, that looks so good. Okay, it was so worth it driving. Looks so good. Sit maybe with your feet towards me a little bit more. Yeah, yeah, that’s cool. Love it. Really nice. Yeah, looking towards me, beautiful. Hold that, that’s good. Bring it up, like over your head. Oh, beautiful. Just angle the flowers a little bit more towards me. Yeah, that’s it. Yeah, awesome. Yep. Love it. I see here, we bring it in just a little bit. Love that, that’s so good. Yeah, that’s cool. The lighting is beautiful. And then just looking towards me, love it. So I hope you guys enjoyed the shoot, and I’ve got to say, now that I’ve loaded all of the photos into Lightroom and edited them all, I’m really happy with the results. Leave a comment down below, let me know what you thought of the photos. I’ve also left a download to some sample raw files in the description, so make sure you go and grab those if you want to have a play around with the sample photos for yourself.

First Impressions of the Camera

First things first, I love the way this camera feels in the hand. It does feel like a professional mirrorless camera, sort of reminiscent of the 5D series, albeit a little bit smaller and a little bit lighter. It does have a really nice weight to it, and it is a little bit bulkier than the EOS R, which I actually really like. Before the shoot, I set up some custom controls for the buttons and dials on the R6, and this has actually been one of my favorite things about the camera so far. Just the customizability, if that’s even a word, is incredible. I will be doing a video soon on how I set up the R6 for photography in terms of all the custom buttons and dials. I always felt limited with the EOS R as to which buttons you could customize and which features you could assign to which buttons on the camera. On the R6, being honest, I couldn’t find a useful feature that I couldn’t assign to one of the buttons. So that was really great. There is a ton more customizability with this camera, and I’m really happy that Canon has decided to go this route and make their cameras even more customizable than before.

Another thing that I noticed about the camera straight away is the shutter is very, very quiet. And it’s not just to do with the electronic first curtain shutter that is set by default on the R6, but when you set it to the fully mechanical shutter, it is very, very quiet. Sometimes you want to be really discreet, for example when you’re shooting a wedding, so I think that’s a really great feature.

Now onto the actual files themselves. Two things to note here, and the first one is actually the most amazing thing about this camera. I loaded the files into Lightroom and I cannot find a single out-of-focus photo. I did expect a few here and there, maybe five percent. I’m used to that with the other cameras that I’ve shot with. Sometimes you get a little bit of front focus, back focus, the face tracking drifts, it doesn’t quite pick up the face. Actually, I think I found one photo that was out of focus, but it was when I was using the One-Shot autofocus mode, and I did switch to servo later on. But I must have hit the shutter and then slightly moved towards Anna, and one of the photos was a little bit out of focus. But just going through this catalog, I couldn’t find any out-of-focus like every single photo is tack sharp, and I’m just blown away. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say this is the best camera in terms of autofocus that I’ve ever shot with, and maybe even the best camera I’ve ever photographed with.

Okay, on to the second thing. I think the question that a lot of people are gonna be asking when they’re looking to get into the Canon mirrorless world is, is the 20 megapixels of the R6 enough compared to the 30 megapixels of the EOS R and the 45 megapixels of the R5? And my answer is yes, it’s plenty. Now, there are going to be people out there who need more than 20 megapixels, possibly landscape photographers who like the ability to crop their photos in post. But as a people photographer, shooting portraits, weddings, fashion, those kinds of things, 20 megapixels for me is more than enough. And I did actually struggle to see the difference between the 30 megapixel files on the EOS R and the 20 megapixel files on the R6. But there are two great things about a 20 megapixel sensor. The first thing is better low light performance in theory. I haven’t actually tested this yet. I will be doing that on my full review, so stay tuned for that. And the other thing is file sizes. So I’ve been shooting the compressed RAW option on the R6 as I’ve been doing on the EOS R for a few months now, and these files are ranging between 9 and 12 megabytes. So they’re incredibly small. And I do encourage you guys to download some of these raw files down in the description so you guys can have a look for yourself how much quality you’re able to get in such a small file size.

One other thing that I love about the design of the R6 is that Canon has returned to the rotating wheel on the back of the camera, which is similar to the older 5D and 6D models. It provides a great tactile experience and makes adjusting settings much easier and quicker.

Frequently Asked Questions about Canon R6 | First Impressions + Photoshoot

1. What is the Canon R6?

The Canon R6 is a mirrorless camera released by Canon. It is part of the company’s R series lineup and offers advanced features and capabilities for both photographers and videographers.

2. What are the key features of the Canon R6?

The Canon R6 boasts impressive features such as a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, Digic X image processor, in-body image stabilization, 4K video recording, high-speed continuous shooting, and a versatile autofocus system.

3. What are the first impressions of the Canon R6?

The Canon R6 has received positive first impressions from users and professionals alike. Its image quality, autofocus performance, low-light capabilities, and overall handling have been praised, proving to be a solid choice for various photography genres.

4. How does the Canon R6 perform during a photoshoot?

The Canon R6 excels during a photoshoot, offering reliable performance and exceptional image quality. Its fast autofocus, high-speed burst shooting, and low-light capabilities make it suitable for capturing moving subjects and challenging lighting conditions.

5. Can the Canon R6 record 4K video?

Yes, the Canon R6 is capable of recording 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. It also supports shooting in various video formats and offers advanced features such as Dual Pixel CMOS AF for smooth and accurate autofocus while filming.

6. Does the Canon R6 have in-body image stabilization?

Yes, the Canon R6 features in-body image stabilization (IBIS), which helps to minimize camera shake and produce sharper images, especially when using non-stabilized lenses. This feature is particularly useful for handheld shooting and low-light conditions.

7. Are there any notable accessories for the Canon R6?

There are several notable accessories available for the Canon R6, including additional lenses, battery grips, external flashes, and remote shutter releases. These accessories can enhance your photography experience and provide more versatility in various shooting situations.

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