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Canon 6D Mark II for selfies?

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II has a flexibly attached rear LCD. Indeed, this screen can be turned to be front-facing. It can, hence, be used to frame the shot when taking a selfie. Moreover, this functionality will also be highly appreciated by v-loggers, who can monitor the coverage of their footage while talking into the camera.

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Flexible screen on the 6D Mark II

In terms of size and resolution, the rear LCD of the Canon 6D Mark II measures 3.0 inches and offers a resolution of 1,040,000 dots. The panel is touch sensitive.

Canon 6D Mark II Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View 98%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72x
Top-Level Screen Control Panel
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 1040k dots
LCD Attachment Swivel screen
Touch Input Touchscreen

Back side of the Canon 6D Mark II with LCD

6D Mark II and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 3.0-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.

Camera to camera comparisons

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera that was officially introduced in June 2017 and is equipped with a full frame sensor. It offers a resolution of 26 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $1,999.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Canon 6D Mark II to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5/s n n
2.
 
Canon R3690 Y3.2 / 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 8.0/s n n
3.
 
Canon 5D Mark IVoptical Y3.2 / 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 7.0/s n n
4.
 
Canon 80Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0/s Y n
5.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIIoptical Y3.2 / 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0/s n n
6.
 
Canon 6Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5/s n n
7.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIoptical Y3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/8000s 3.9/s n n
8.
 
Nikon D750optical Y3.2 / 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0/s Y n
9.
 
Nikon D610optical Y3.2 / 921 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0/s Y n
10.
 
Nikon D600optical Y3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5/s Y n
11.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n3.0 / 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0/s n Y
Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

One useful feature of the 6D Mark II is a presence of a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

If you would like to see a side-by-side review with another camera, just make your choice using the following search menu. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Canon 6D Mark II
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses
    Launch Date June 2017
    Launch Price USD 1 999
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 862 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 26 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6 240 x 4 160 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.76 μm
    Pixel Density 3.01 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 40 000 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102 400 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 7
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 85
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.9
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2862
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 98%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.72x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 6.5 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Geotagging GPS built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type LP-E6N power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)1200 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 144 x 111 x 75 mm
    (5.7 x 4.4 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 765 g (27.0 oz)

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