• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon 6D advantages over Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $1269 vs $6299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 0.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly

Canon 1DX Mark II advantages over Canon 6D

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,207 vs 2,340 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.5 vs 12.1 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More cross-type AF points
    41 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 vs 0.29 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1044k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Newer
    13 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More AF points
    61 vs 11
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 4.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.1 fps vs 4.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 17 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality on par to more expensive full-frame DSLRs (including the 5D Mark III); Responsive all-around performer; Superior HD video-shooting chops; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features, Built-in GPS and geotagging.

  • Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; No external headphone jack; Rather basic 11-point autofocus system; Mediocre burst speed.

  • Excellent image quality, especially from RAWs; Fantastic high ISO performance; Fast autofocus with great tracking performance; 14fps burst rate; Amazing buffer capacity; 4K 60p video; Robust build quality.

  • Very heavy, bulky and expensive; Dual memory card slots use different formats; 29:59 continuous video recording limit; Touchscreen feels underutilized.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 6D
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $2644
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Headphone jack
Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $2644
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D610

Canon 6D
Nikon D610
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D610
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 6D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1449
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D600

Canon 6D
Nikon D600
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D600
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon 6D
Nikon D4S
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $5998
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5998
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
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