• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Nikon Z5

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

Nikon Z5 advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $1297 vs $1799
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Newer
    9 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.80x vs 0.71x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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
  • $1421
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1000
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Nikon Z5
Nikon D610
  • $997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1000
  • 35mm
  • Internal flash
  • Top deck display

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1421
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash
Nikon Z5
Nikon D750
  • $997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Internal flash
  • Top deck display

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1421
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z5
Pentax K-1 II
  • $997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon R6

Canon 6D Mark II
Canon R6
  • $1421
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z5
Canon R6
  • $997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1421
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z5
Nikon Z6 II
  • $997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
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