Canon Refreshes DSLR Lineup But Skips 4K

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Canon has refreshed its lineup of DSLR cameras with two new models.

The EOS 6D Mark II, the second iteration of the EOS 6D released five years ago, is aimed at enthusiast photographers with a 26.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. It also features a DIGIC 7 image processor and up to 40000 ISO, along with a 3-inch touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, and continuous shooting up to 6.5fps.

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Sitting at a cheaper price point with a smaller and more lightweight body to match, the EOS 200D is pitched as the camera of choice for first-time DSLR owners. It features a 24.2 megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor and the same DIGIC 7 image processor as the EOS 6D Mark II. Other features include up to 25600 ISO along with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Canon’s range of DSLRs are popular with amateur filmmakers, many of which have requested the inclusion of 4K in the company’s cameras. However, both the new cameras stick to 1080p video, and the only Canon DSLRs that support 4K cost thousands more than the budget of some ‘enthusiasts’.

“4K is a conversation. On cameras like this, it’s a very heavy format and very large file,” a Canon representative explained to Gizmodo and other news outlets, highlighting the company’s positioning of the cameras as being closer to entry level, and 4K not being an entry level feature.

Pricing and availability haven’t been announced for Australia, but both cameras will be available in the US in late July, where the 6D Mark II will retail for US$2,000 ($2600) and the 200D for US$550 ($715).

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