Canon EOS R6 Underwater Photos and Review

The Canon EOS R6 is the very accomplished little brother of the hugely popular EOS R5 full frame mirrorless camera. It features the same 20 megapixel CMOS sensor found in the professional 1D X Mark III. The R6 is capable of capturing 4K 60p Raw video. 

A Dual Pixel AF II system, great image stabilization, and burst shooting up to 20 fps make this a great choice for underwater action shooting. The 3.69 million dot OLED EVF (electronic viewfinder) is perfect for both framing and reviewing images. The EOS R6 has a CIPA battery life rating of 360 shots per charge. 

"The R6 ranks even better than the R5 for low light capability - making it a compelling camera for cold water underwater photographers. Overall, the R6 is the more rational choice for photographers looking for pro and enthusiast-level performance at a great price point." -Nirupam Nigam, Bluewater Photo

The savings over the R5 (about $1400US) will go a long way towards paying for the housing... assuming you're sticking with us. Unless you're a videophile and need the R5's 8K and slow motion specs, we recommend you pocket the cash.

Read the full Bluewater Photo review of the Canon EOS R6 underwater...

Nirupam Nigam R6 01

EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM • 1/160 • f/16 • ISO 200 © 2021 Nirupam Nigam

 

Nirupam Nigam R6 02

EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM • 1/60 • f/13 • ISO 320 © 2021 Nirupam Nigam 

 

Nirupam Nigam R6 03

EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM • 1/160 • f/16 • ISO 200 © 2021 Nirupam Nigam

 

Nirupam Nigam R6 04

EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM • 1/160 • f/11 • ISO 200 © 2021 Nirupam Nigam

 

Nirupam Nigam R6 05

EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM • 1/50 • f/13 • ISO 250 © 2021 Nirupam Nigam

 

Nirupam Nigam R6 06

EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM • 1/160 • f/3.2 • ISO 200 © 2021 Nirupam Nigam

 

Nirupam Nigam R6 07

EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM • 1/160 • f/16 • ISO 200 © 2021 Nirupam Nigam

 

Nirupam Nigam R6 08

EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM • 1/50 • f/13 • ISO 320 © 2021 Nirupam Nigam

 

  

Nirupam NigamNirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Underwater Photography Guide and the Marketing Director at Bluewater Photo. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, at the University of Washington. Check out more of his photography at photosfromthesea.com and his reviews at uwphotographyguide.com and bluewaterphotostore.com!

 

 

Additional Reading

Canon EOS R5 Underwater Photos and Review

A More Affordable Macro Lens | Sigma 70mm Art and the Canon R5

Underwater with the Canon RF 100mm Macro Lens and EOS R5

Super Macro Underwater Photography Techniques

Why You Need a Fisheye Lens Underwater

Anemone Underwater Camera Settings and Technique

Nudibranch Underwater Camera Settings and Technique

Transitioning to Canon Full Frame Mirrorless | Canon EOS R Underwater Photos

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