• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Panasonic GX9

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.67 vs 3.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic GX9 advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $1999
    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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    660g vs 1560g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.2 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.1 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    32 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 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
  • 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

  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Panasonic GX9
Nikon D610
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash
Panasonic GX9
Nikon D750
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Canon 6D Mark II
Panasonic GX85
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GX9
Panasonic GX85
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Canon 6D Mark II
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GX9
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX9
Pentax K-1 II
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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