• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon 6D advantages over Nikon Df

  • Less expensive
    $1999 vs $2997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 50 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • More kit lens zoom
    4.4x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Nikon Df advantages over Canon 6D

  • Higher effective ISO
    3,279 vs 2,340 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer battery life
    More info 1400 vs 1090 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More AF points
    39 vs 11
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Lighter weight
    983g vs 1448g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    29 vs 17 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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.

  • Same sensor and processor as professional D4; Great image quality; Arguably the best available-light shooter in its class; Handsome, retro styling; Weather-sealed design; Big, clear full-frame viewfinder; Excellent battery life

  • Expensive; Bulky, yet handgrip is quite modest; Some controls are clumsy; Plastic body panels don't gel with retro aesthetic; Autofocus isn't in the same league as image quality; No AF assist lamp; No movie capture; No portrait grip; Single card slot

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 6D
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1371
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Wi-Fi
  • $2449
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Headphone jack
Nikon Df
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $2449
  • 35mm
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Nikon D610

Canon 6D
Nikon D610
  • $1371
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Nikon Df
Nikon D610
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 6D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1371
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1469
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon Df
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1469
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • GPS

Compared to Sony A99

Canon 6D
Sony A99
  • $1371
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1687
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Df
Sony A99
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1687
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D600

Canon 6D
Nikon D600
  • $1371
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $1171
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon Df
Nikon D600
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1171
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
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