• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Canon 6D advantages over Canon EOS R

  • Less expensive
    $1889 vs $3399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.54 vs 5.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1090 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    1250 vs 126 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon EOS R advantages over Canon 6D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    3 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1044k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.10 vs 0.29 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    30.3 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    65 vs 17 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality on par to more expensive full-frame DSLRs (including the 5D Mark III); Responsive all-around performer; Superior HD video-shooting chops; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features, Built-in GPS and geotagging.

  • Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; No external headphone jack; Rather basic 11-point autofocus system; Mediocre burst speed.

  • Very good overall image quality; Good dynamic range & very good high ISO performance; Excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF performance; Sharp native lenses; Great performance with adapted optics; Compact design; Fully articulating LCD.

  • Sensor performance lags behind competition; No In-Body Image Stabilization; Sluggish burst speed with C-AF; Mediocre battery life; No 4Kp60; 1.7x 4K crop; Ergonomics could be better.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 6D
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $2594
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Canon EOS R
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $2594
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D610

Canon 6D
Nikon D610
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon EOS R
Nikon D610
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 6D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1210
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon EOS R
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1210
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D600

Canon 6D
Nikon D600
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS R
Nikon D600
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D
Nikon D750
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon EOS R
Nikon D750
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
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