LCD and Viewfinder
Canon M6 has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting selfies, self or group photos, Canon M6 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of M6's LCD screen is Vloggers.
M6 doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Alpha A7 II (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 (Lumix DMC-G90) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon M6 can shoot continuously at max speed of 9.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
M6 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon M6 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Canon M6 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon M6, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon M6 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
. You can also consider its successor, the Canon M6 MII
which features 4K video recording.
M6 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon M6 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Canon M6 also features an Digital Video Stabilization mode where videos are stabilized in-camera while you are shooting. Keep in mind that this effect may crop your videos a little bit and doesn't help stabilizing still images. This kind of video stabilization effect can be replicated by using some of the advanced video editing softwares in your PC.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon M6 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, M6 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Canon M6's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our M6. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect M6 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon M6 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 295 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 364 shots, Canon M6 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend M6 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Advanced Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A6600 with its 810shots is the model with longest battery life among Advanced Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Canon M6 vs Sony A6600 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Canon M6 Features Compared to Main Competitors