• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Sony A6400

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.67 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

Sony A6400 advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $1599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Newer
    9 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    519g vs 1560g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    42 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $897
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Sony A6400
Nikon D610
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $897
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1197
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash
Sony A6400
Nikon D750
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1197
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-1

Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-1
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1800
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A6400
Pentax K-1
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1800
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Canon 6D Mark II
Canon EOS M50
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony A6400
Canon EOS M50
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6100

Canon 6D Mark II
Sony A6100
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony A6400
Sony A6100
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
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