Touchscreen menus are literally hit-and-miss. While they tend to be easier to use, the smaller 3-inch screen often limits accuracy, bringing up the option just next to where I thought I tapped on the screen. This is one feature that’s improving with the firmware on the Canon R6 Mark II, however. Firmware 1.1.2, along with fixing bugs, improves the touch menu when the settings are set to sensitive.
Firmware can occasionally drastically improve a camera, so we’re committed to keeping reviews up-to-date. The latest Canon R6 II firmware isn’t a major feature add, however. It fixes a bug when using the optional grip accessory that wouldn’t charge both batteries. But it also improves the touchscreen experience a bit.
While I like to leave my fingers on the dials most of the time, sometimes having a touch-enabled menu is just faster. The R6 II already has this capability, but the firmware update improves the sensitivity. In my experience, it led to fewer instances of fat-fingering the wrong item.
I’ve added the following to the Canon R6 II review, which you can read in full here:
The Canon R6 II menu is lengthy but well organized, and I love how the two top dials quickly navigate using the dials. But the camera’s menu also has great touch functionality. And firmware 1.1.2 has improved this when the touch screen settings are turned to sensitive, along with fixing a few bugs. With the touch settings at sensitive, I had fewer instances of fat-fingering the wrong menu item. Navigating by touch is pretty seamless. I still prefer the ergonomics of keeping my fingers on the dials. But some will like that touch capability, particularly beginners, as it’s sometimes hard to remember which dial moves which way.
As always, download the firmware directly from the manufacturer.