• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon R6 advantages over Panasonic S5

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic S5 advantages over Canon R6

  • Less expensive
    $1498 vs $2099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon Z5

Canon R6
Nikon Z5
  • $2066
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $1147
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Panasonic S5
Nikon Z5
  • $1365
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
  • $1147
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Canon R6
Nikon Z6 II
  • $2066
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels
Panasonic S5
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1365
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Canon R6 Mark II

Canon R6
Canon R6 Mark II
  • $2066
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $2532
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Newer
Panasonic S5
Canon R6 Mark II
  • $1365
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
  • $2532
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer

Compared to Panasonic S5 II

Canon R6
Panasonic S5 II
  • $2066
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic S5
Panasonic S5 II
  • $1365
  • 35mm
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Newer

Compared to Panasonic S5 IIX

Canon R6
Panasonic S5 IIX
  • $2066
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $2200
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic S5
Panasonic S5 IIX
  • $1365
  • 35mm
  • $2200
  • 35mm
  • Newer
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