Canon EOS M6 tested at Dpreview and DxOmark

The Canon EOS-M6 got tested by DPreview and DxOmark.

Dpreview conclusion is:

Admittedly, if you’re not already bought into the Canon system, it is hard to ignore direct competitors that often pack in more features for similar money or similar feature for less; the EOS M6 ends up being a ‘premium’ option for those that really want it. Many of those rivals also have better-established lens ranges, if you don’t already have Canon lenses to adapt. But, in the end, if you do really want the EOS M6 you’ll be very happy with it: it’s a great camera in many respects. Even so, the lack of higher-end features combines with that premium price to keep the EOS M6 from earning our highest honors.

DxOmark conclusion is:

For enthusiasts wedded to the Canon system and looking for a small mirrorless camera to use with existing EF-M, EF-S, or EF-mount lenses, the EOS M6, alongside the EOS M5, offers the best features and image quality for a Canon hybrid to date. The compact size is perfect for slipping it into a small day bag for trips out, especially when coupled with the pancake-style 22mm EF-M prime lens. If you’re planning to shoot a lot outdoors in bright light, where glare can be a problem, the omission of a built-in EVF is problematic; this makes the M5 a better choice, but it’s bigger and bulkier. For those not committed to a particular brand, any of the Sony a6xxx-series mirrorless cameras offer the same compact styling as the EOS M6, but with the benefit of a built-in EVF, together with marginally better image quality, in roughly the same price bracket.

Canon EOS-M6 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Sony A9 Eye-tracking test video

Sony is now showing the A9 on different in store events around the world. Of all the hands-on test videos we are showing you this simple A9 Eye-tracking performance test. This is probably the one feature that will be used by wedding photographers. And it’s nice to see how well it works on the A9!

More A9 tests by Jan Tichy, Jason Lanier, Cameraland and Photoscala.

The Sony A9 will start shipping on May 25 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de.