• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Sony A7R III

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $1999 vs $3996
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.67 vs 4.51 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.7 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 650 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.25 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Sony A7R III 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
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,523 vs 2,862 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.7 vs 11.9 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.71x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    42.4 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
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.2 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    30 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • 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

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

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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.

  • Fantastic image quality; Improved dynamic range over its predecessor; Very good high ISO performance; Much improved real-world AF performance; Class-leading burst rates, even with RAW; Improved 5-axis in-body image stabilization; Better 4K video quality; 1080/120fps video; Dual card slots; Significantly better battery life.

  • Expensive; Menus still confusing; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash; Buffer clearing still slow despite UHS-II support.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D610

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D610
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Sony A7R III
Nikon D610
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash
Sony A7R III
Nikon D750
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A7R II

Canon 6D Mark II
Sony A7R II
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R III
Sony A7R II
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • High resolution composite
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

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
Sony A7R III
Pentax K-1 II
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon EOS R

Canon 6D Mark II
Canon EOS R
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A7R III
Canon EOS R
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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