The Canon R6 is a great camera for both photographers and videographers, and there are a lot of different accessories to help adapt the camera for different situations.
This guide will walk you through some of the best accessories for the Canon R6.
Table Of Contents
- 1. Screen Protectors
- 2. Memory Cards
- 3. Batteries and Battery Grips
- 4. Body Cases
- 5. Camera Straps
- 6. Microphones
- 7. Cleaning Accessories
1. Screen Protectors
The screen on the Canon EOS R6 is actually really nice, and you could live without a screen protector because of the way it folds back for protection. However, it’s usually a good idea to use a screen protector just in case. I’ve been using glass screen protectors more lately and here is a brand that works well.
PCTC Canon R5 Screen Protectors
Canon R6 Screen Protector: Amazon
PCTC gives you two glass screen protectors which are nice for backup, or in case you mess up on your first installation attempt.
These are hard to get off after a while, so if you need to replace one, I’ve found using a little gentle heat from a hairdryer helps loosen the bond so that you don’t accidentally damage your camera when trying to peel it off.
2. Memory Cards
3. Batteries and Battery Grips
There is a brand new battery for the Canon R6, even newer than what we had on the Canon R.
The R6 will only get the rated continuous burst speeds if the battery capacity is above 60%.
Official Batteries Canon LP-E6NH
The Canon E6NH are the latest batteries for the Canon system. They offer a 14% improvement in battery life compared to the standard E6N batteries that were shipped with the EOS R.
The older batteries will still work for powering the camera they just won’t last as long.
Rating: 2130 mAh /Voltage: 7.2 volts
Best Third-Party Batteries
There are a few options for third-party batteries for the Canon system. Today I’m using the BM Premium LP-E6N Batteries.
BM Premium LP-E6NH Batteries
Available at: Amazon
The BM LP-E6NH batteries are the updated versions to work with the Canon R5 and R6. The decoded chips in these batteries will allow them to work like the official batteries.
Rating: 2130 mAh /Voltage: 7.4 volts /WH: 15.8Wh
Canon BG-R10 Vertical Battery Grip
The BG-R10 is the basic battery grip for the Canon R6.
It comes with shutter and dial controls and is fully weather-sealed like the camera body and will allow you to use an additional battery.
Canon WFT-R10A Vertical Battery Grip + Wired Lan
This is the more premium battery grip for the Canon R6 and is loaded with features like a LAN port and offers other wireless connectivity options.
4. Body Cases
SmallRig Camera Cage For Canon R6
Available At: SmallRig
SmallRig Camera Cages are great cages for adapting the body with more video accessories. Their system is vairly modular and you can build onto it over time once you get the basic cage setup.
5. Camera Straps
Peak Design straps have a lot of great options for the Canon mirrorless system. I often use the Clutch hand strap with an additional strap attached.
Peak Design Clutch Camera Strap
The peak design clutch system is great for photographers that don’t always want to carry around a full strap, and it even includes an arca swiss base plate that the strap attaches to.
Peak Design Slide Lite
Peak Designs seatbelt straps are nearly indestructible. For the Canon R6, you’ll probably want a thickness that is the medium or thin version depending on what kind of lenses you’re using. The medium-thickness strap or even the thick strap is nice when using heavier lenses.
Rode Wireless Go Compact System
The Rode Wireless Mics are incredibly easy to use with good audio quality. Just make sure you keep them charged since they do not use interchangeable batteries.
Rode Lavalier Go Omnidirectional Microphone For Wireless Go
The above Rode Wireless System does not include a mic unless you find some bundle.
This is the official Rode lav Mic designed for the wireless system.
You can also order the whole system as a kit that comes with mics.
Rode NTG Hybrid Mic
The Rode NTG Hybrid mic has an impedance of 10 Ohms and works very well with Canon cameras.
This mic or the Rode VideoMic GO II are probably the best options for an on-camera mic. I personally prefer the Video Mic Go II for run and gun, but this Rode NTG is a little better equipped for professional settings.
7. Cleaning Accessories
Cleaning accessories are must-have accessories, I have a full guide for cleaning accessories here if you’d like to see what else I like.
Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloths 6-Pack
Available At: Amazon
You can never have too many microfiber cleaning cloths. These are great for cleaning the EVF and lenses or UV filters.
They were out over time which is why this bundle is nice.
Rocket Air Blaster
Available At: Amazon
The rocket air blasters are my favorite simply because you can set them on your table without them rolling away.
They have a few sizes, Medium or Small is probably fine for these mirrorless cameras.
Available At: Amazon
Don’t bother with the wet method or the gel sticks when cleaning your sensor. Start with a sensor brush. 99% of the time if you take care of this, it will get the job done and is harmless to the sensor.
Just keep it in it’s bag and in the tube and never touch the bristles.
Canon RF Lenses
Be sure to check out my massive list of all the lenses that are available for the RF mount.
Best Accessories Canon R6 Conclusions
This list covers the basic accessories for the Canon R6. I’ll continue to update it with new and better accessories as they are available.
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