• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400

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Differences

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Nikon D6

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 20.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Nikon D6 advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • More cross-type AF points
    99 vs 45
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    5 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    590k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    153 vs 45
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    327680 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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  • 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
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Nikon D6
Nikon D610
  • $6500
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Internal flash
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash
Nikon D6
Nikon D750
  • $6500
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon 1DX Mark II

Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 1DX Mark II
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4499
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon D6
Canon 1DX Mark II
  • $6500
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $4499
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Slow-motion videos

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
Nikon D6
Pentax K-1 II
  • $6500
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 1DX Mark III

Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 1DX Mark III
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon D6
Canon 1DX Mark III
  • $6500
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
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