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CANON EOS M6

I'm not a gear head when it comes to cameras for the most part. I don't really care about specs and all that jazz. Gives me a headache for the most part. But when I do need a new piece of equipment I check to make sure it's gonna do what I need it to.

So this week I bought a Canon EOS M6 and 11-22mm lens to slap on it. I got good deals on the body and lens on Yahoo Auctions here in Japan. Saved a good 30 - 40% than if I'd of gone to one of the big camera stores or Amazon. It's nice gear with the 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Digic 7 processor and a nice sturdy metal body. Interchangeable lenses. It's mirrorless, has a rangefinder adapter if you wanna buy one (I don't) and a pretty nice touch screen interface with the right knobs and wheels on top.

The real reason I got it though is it has mic input jack and the back screen flip up straight so you can see yourself and what's in the frame easily. As you probably may have guessed I primarily bought this camera for it's video capabilities, which are adequate for my needs; 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC or 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC. 4K wasn't even on my mind. So it's a good little vlogging set up or will be once I get an external mic.

One of my goals this year was to get some decent content up for my gallery's website / YouTube channel. I was using an old Canon Powershot s95 to do artist interviews and it got to be a bit of a pain in the ass with the sound and the fact my zoom got soaked in beer a few years ago and doesn't always work so great (though the image quality is fine). So this was one of those times where I had to do some research and figure out what would work best for me in my budget.

I'm happy with it as of now, which isn't saying much as everything arrived this morning. But all seems to be working fine and I'm excited about shooting some test footage this weekend and brushing up on my use of Premiere. I hope I can format a good tight series with the artists we show at the gallery and maybe even do some creative video work as well.

FV