Canon EOS R6 and R5 discounted by up to AU$1,725 on Amazon Australia

Canon EOS R6 body
(Image credit: TechRadar / Canon)

Looking to make the move to mirrorless? The Canon EOS R6 is a fantastic choice. In fact, we’ve gone so far as to rate it Canon’s best mirrorless camera for most people. While we felt the EOS R6 was a little expensive when it first launched, it’s now over a grand off when you buy from Amazon, and even cheaper than it was on Prime Day.

The EOS R6 comes with best-in-class autofocus and impressive in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), though its 20MP sensor might not be enough for some. It’s also limited to recording video in 4K at 60p, but if that’s not a deal breaker for you, then the discounted price is certainly tempting.

Canon EOS R6 (body only)

Canon EOS R6 (body only) | AU$4,499 AU$3,430 on Amazon (save AU$1,069)

The lowest price we’ve seen the EOS R6 drop to on Amazon was AU$3,374 in January this year. This is the closest price we’ve seen to that since, so if you’re really keen on one of the best cameras available to buy right now, 24% off is a very decent bargain. It looks like Ryda has the next best price at AU$3,464, but Amazon beats that by AU$34.

If you’re able to stretch your budget, then you may want to consider moving up to the Canon EOS R5. It continues to impress almost a year on from its launch, and while it has some known heating issues when recording video, its specs and performance are exceptional.

The EOS R5 does carry a suitably hefty price tag though, which has firmly placed it into ‘maybe someday’ territory for many photographers. The good news is that it’s now 25% off its original price of AU$6,999 on Amazon, making it one of the lowest prices we’ve seen to date at AU$5,273.95.

Canon EOS R5 (body only)

Canon EOS R5 (body only) | AU$6,999 AU$5,273.95 on Amazon (save AU$1,725.05)

This is one of the best prices we’ve seen on the Canon flagship, and it’s better than what it was during Prime Day. So if you really want to get your hands on this, there’s a better 25% discount now. A mirrorless marvel that shoots 8K video for AU$5,273.95 is a great bargain in our books.

It goes without saying that if you’re after top-notch video capabilities, then the EOS R5 is the way to go. It’s also perfect for those high-resolution shots – whether landscape or wildlife – for very detailed and crisp images.

If those specs are overkill for you though, the EOS R6 is a safer bet. It’s the more sensible option for most photographers and also happens to be a much cheaper alternative to the flagship Canon EOS 1D X Mark III sports DSLR – not to mention it’s also better for low-light photography.

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing camera kits or the latest in e-paper tablets, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She's also the Australian Managing Editor of Digital Camera World and, if that wasn't enough, she contributes to T3 and Tom's Guide, while also working on two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under.