Which full-frame camera should you choose?
The answer depends on what you need from your camera. Entry-level full-frame models – whether they're DSLRs such as the Canon EOS 6D Mark II
or full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the Canon EOS RP
– focus on portability and, thanks to their easy interface and touchscreen controls, remain as simple to use as an APS-C camera.
You might think the move to full-frame has some serious weight implications, but while that may have been true in the past, it's no longer the case. In fact, the absence of a mirror and optical viewfinder assembly means that full-frame mirrorless cameras can be made smaller than APS-C DSLRs. Take the example of a move from an older APS-C DSLR to a full-frame mirrorless EOS RP
The full-frame kit is just 100g heavier than the APS-C DSLR, and the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens will provide greater range, alongside the full-frame camera benefits already mentioned.
If you are used to the speed of an advanced APS-C camera, then models higher up the range, such as the Canon EOS R6
(which offers up to 20fps), will be a step up in quality and speed. However, you have to bear in mind that your lenses will not provide the same reach as they do on an APS-C body, because the crop factor of an APS-C sensor makes the subject larger in the frame – see the section on lenses below for more about this.