Canon DSLR EOS 6D
Canon DSLR EOS 6D (pictured) is long overdue a replacement. What will the Canon 6D Mark II DSLR bring to the table?Canonical Media Kit

Canon launched the 6D DSLR in 2012 and four years later, the camera is long overdue a replacement. Canon normally replaces cameras every two years and a recent report said that the company is ready with Canon 6D Mark II. 

According to Canon Rumors, the 6D Mark II DSLR would be released in the first half of 2017. It is rumoured to feature a brand-new full-frame sensor. 

It wouldn't be a surprise to find new Digic 7+ image processor on the 6D Mark II. The processor is currently used to power Canon's Powershot G7 X Mark II and is rumoured to be present in Canon's 5D Mark IV DSLR, due in August, this year.

Canon 6D DSLR, when it was launched, was pegged as an entry-level full-frame camera. It featured a 20.2 MP CMOS sensor and was also reportedly the world's smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR. It featured a Digic 5+ image processor and an 11-point AF system.

Ken Rockwell called it 95 percent of a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and one could expect a lot of the features from the 5D Mark IV DSLR to make its way to the camera.

Canon Rumors confirmed that the 5D mark IV DSLR will feature 4K video and shoot 1080p video at up to 120 fps. These are the features the camera shared with the recently announced 1D X Mark II.

Canon 6D Mark II DSLR can also be expected to feature Canon's Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, which has become a mainstay in recent Canon DSLRs. Much like the entire line-up, the camera should feature power video features, as an extension of this technology, but one can be sure to expect that the camera will fall just short of the Canon 7D Mark II's performance in terms of continuous shooting. The camera, much like the 7D Mark II, should be capable of capturing full-HD video at 60 frames per second.

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