Canon 6D Mark II to Have a New 26MP Sensor, June 29 Unveiling: Report

Canon is getting ready to unveil its new Canon 6D Mark II DSLR later this month, and the camera will reportedly feature a brand new 26-megapixel sensor.

Canon Rumors reports that the camera will be announced on June 29th, 2017, and will start shipping out sometime in August 2017.

“We’re told that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II will get a brand new and dedicated 26mp sensor,” CR writes. “This keeps in line with the original EOS 6D getting its own sensor.”

The 26MP resolution would be a decent step up from the 20.2MP offered in the original 6D.

This same camera is also known to feature a 3-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen on the back, which will make it the first ever full frame DSLR with an articulating screen.

There are a number of other specs and features being reported with certainty now as well: the camera will have Dual Pixel Autofocus, a DIGIC 7 image processor, 1080/60p video recording (there’s no 4K video), wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth confirmed, NFC likely), touchscreen functions, a slightly larger body than the original 6D, and a new battery grip.

Rumored features that haven’t yet been confirmed include a 45-point autofocus system, a viewfinder with approximately 100% coverage, and HDR/Timelapse movie modes.

The official announcement date is now two weeks away. Stay tuned!

Note: Both camera images in this article are mockups, not actual leaked product photos.