• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS M6 Mark II advantages over Nikon D780

  • Less expensive
    $1099 vs $2797
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    49 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 24.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.0 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon D780 advantages over Canon EOS M6 Mark II

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    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
    ~ 5.94 vs 3.23 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 2260 vs 305 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • 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
  • Higher-res screen
    786k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $2821
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D780
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $2821
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D780
Pentax K-1 II
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A6400

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6400
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D780
Sony A6400
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A6100

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6100
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D780
Sony A6100
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-A7

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer video battery life
  • $687
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D780
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $687
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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