• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 6D advantages over Hasselblad X1D

  • Less expensive
    $1750 vs $8995*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.54 vs 5.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.4 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Hasselblad X1D advantages over Canon 6D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    51.3 vs 20.2 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
  • Longer exposure
    4080 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 6D
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Hasselblad X1D
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D610

Canon 6D
Nikon D610
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1548
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Hasselblad X1D
Nikon D610
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1548
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 6D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More telephoto lens reach
Hasselblad X1D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon D600

Canon 6D
Nikon D600
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1900
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Hasselblad X1D
Nikon D600
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1900
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D
Nikon D750
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1197
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Hasselblad X1D
Nikon D750
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1197
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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