I’ve used quite a few compact cameras throughout my years as a photographer. When I got my hands on the Canon M6 the first thing I noticed was the solid feel of it; it wasn’t light and plastic like some other cameras I’ve used
I’m a Canon user so it felt very familiar to me. It has the look and feel of a compact camera but the guts and brains of a High end Digital SLR
I put the file settings to RAW and started shooting; it pops out a phenomenal 68.7meg file at 4000X6000 Pixels
I brought the M6 on a trip to Paris; intending to carry the camera with me all the time. I charged the battery to full on the morning I was leaving, to see how long it would last. On my return 4 days later I still had 1/3 of the power remaining
The most important thing to me as a Photographer is detail in my images. When shooting in different lighting conditions I need to know that I’ll have the dynamic range in my RAW file that I can drag information to of shadows and highlights if I need to.
On the flight I took a photo out the window to test the highlight and shadow detail of the M6. Very impressive! Detail in the shadows and highlights, this was shot on raw and put through Lightroom
The digital display on the back of the M6 is touch sensitive. It responded very well when changing the different settings. It also explained what effect the different settings would have on the pictures which is a great feature if you’re just starting in photography and you’re not sure about different white balance, shutter speed and ISO settings
I shoot on the Canon 1Dx Mark ll and use the digital spirit level a lot when shooting interiors and architectural work. I was delighted to see this feature on the M6. Below is a shot taken at the Louvre where I used this Digital level keeping my verticals straight
The M6 I have has 15-45 mm lens which, I feel is a great all-rounder for landscapes to portraits
This shot of the Louvre was shot at sunset. It was hand held as the lens has image stabilising built in.
I exposed for the highlights and pulled the shadow details out in post and, added a little saturation and vignetting for effect
Canon has added a great feature on the M6 Wi-Fi setting. With this you can connect to; Cloud, your computer, printer or your phone while out and about.
If you want to post images taken on M6 online this feature resizes the images and gives you the freedom to edit and then pop onto; Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
Without getting into any of the technical details about the Canon M6 camera, it really is a must for anyone that’s into photography. I have it now in my kit bag all the time. It’s compact, durable, and reliable and has so many great features. It starts at about €640 for 15-45mm Kit to €1040 for 18-150mm Kit and it available in good camera shops