• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 6D advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.54 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Better color depth
    23.8 vs 21.4 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,340 vs 581 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.1 vs 10.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1090 vs 240 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
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 13.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.4 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Canon 6D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $819* vs $1749
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.3 fps vs 4.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 1250 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 17 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

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.

  • Wider, longer, faster lens than predecessor, with good overall optical quality; Faster AF performance; Closer macro shooting; Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC with remote shooting; Decent JPEG burst performance; Excellent build quality.

  • Localized flare issue when wide open; No real net improvement in image quality over predecessor; Slow burst mode when shooting RAW files; Poor battery life; Video quality is so-so (not like Canon DSLRs).

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 6D
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Canon G1X Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $834
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D610

Canon 6D
Nikon D610
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon G1X Mark II
Nikon D610
  • $834
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 6D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1216
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G1X Mark II
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $834
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1216
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D600

Canon 6D
Nikon D600
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Canon G1X Mark II
Nikon D600
  • $834
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D
Nikon D750
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon G1X Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $834
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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