• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 45.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Canon R5

  • Less expensive
    $1799 vs $4999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.67 vs 4.39 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos

Canon R5 advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    No vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    700k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    45.0 vs 26.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Buy the Canon 6D Mark II

Review Excerpt

  • Great vari-angle touchscreen; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive performance for its class.

  • Disappointing dynamic range; No 4K video; Optical viewfinder comes up short; Narrow AF point coverage through viewfinder.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D610

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D610
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1548
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Canon R5
Nikon D610
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1548
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash
Canon R5
Nikon D750
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7R III

Canon 6D Mark II
Sony A7R III
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R5
Sony A7R III
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Top deck display
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R5
Pentax K-1 II
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Sony A7R IV

Canon 6D Mark II
Sony A7R IV
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R5
Sony A7R IV
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
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