Equipment upgrades can be both exciting and daunting. I realise you have already thought about most of these questions, but for those others who are reading, remember that what exactly you are planning on doing and what other equipment you already have may affect how you will upgrade. Just saying “you need the Canon EOS R6” may be true for some, but certainly not for all.
Here are a few pointer questions on upgrading your equipment:
– Do you regularly shoot in low-light situations where flash is not an option? Go full frame.
– Are you getting a full-frame body? Make sure your lenses are compatible. Also make sure you have long enough lenses. For example, if you like 50mm on crop, you will need 80mm on full-frame.
– Do you shoot portraits? Lighting equipment such as flash / flash modifiers (softbox, umbrellas, reflectors, etc) will make a much bigger difference than a body upgrade.
– Do you change settings often? The fanicier cameras (including almost all full-frame) are quicker to change settings. Also check that there are a couple of custom modes in addition to P, Av, Tv, M. I think it is C1, C2, C3 on Canon, or U1, U2, U3 on Nikon.
– Will your new body have more megapixels? You will also need more hard drives. (I personally find my 24MP sensor is more than enough.)
– Do you always shoot with long lenses in good light? Stay with a crop-frame camera. (Unless you have a big budget for lenses!)
– Do you do a lot of video? Mirrorless is probably the way to go.
– Are you getting a mirrorless body? Again, check the compatibility of your lenses. You may need an adapter.
– Are you getting a mirrorless body? Get twice as many batteries, especially if you do events.
– Do you need the lastest and greatest equipment? Go listen to a message on 1 Timothy 6.
I do agree with Ezra that in most cases if you are upgrading your camera body, you might as well upgrade to full-frame, assuming your lenses are full-frame lenses. Besides the image quality, one thing I appreciate the most from my Nikon D750 full-frame over my D5300 crop-frame is how fast I can change settings, and some additional settings that just weren’t there on my other camera.