• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Canon SX530 HS advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $249* vs $1999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    442g vs 765g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Canon SX530 HS

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.67 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 210 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
  • Newer
    10 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    347k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.5 fps vs 1.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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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Buy the Canon 6D Mark II

Review Excerpt

  • Great vari-angle touchscreen; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive performance for its class.

  • Disappointing dynamic range; No 4K video; Optical viewfinder comes up short; Narrow AF point coverage through viewfinder.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Canon SX530 HS
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bulb shutter
Canon 6D Mark II
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Canon SX530 HS
Canon SX520 HS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon SX520 HS
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon SX540 HS

Canon SX530 HS
Canon SX540 HS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon SX540 HS
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon SX530 HS
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3099
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3099
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More dynamic range

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Canon SX530 HS
Pentax K-1 II
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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