• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Sony RX100 VA

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.67 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 220 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony RX100 VA advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $848* vs $1799
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.9 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    233 vs 98 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    23.9 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    103 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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

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
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1130
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Sony RX100 VA
Nikon D610
  • $896
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1130
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash
Sony RX100 VA
Nikon D750
  • $896
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Canon 6D Mark II
Sony RX100 IV
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 VA
Sony RX100 IV
  • $896
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Canon 6D Mark II
Sony RX100 V
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $896
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony RX100 VA
Sony RX100 V
  • $896
  • 1 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $896
  • 1 inch

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1399
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX100 VA
Pentax K-1 II
  • $896
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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