• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Nikon D610 advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 0.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More dynamic range
    14.4 vs 11.9 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Nikon D610

  • Less expensive
    $1699 vs $2447
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 900 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 85 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • More cross-type AF points
    45 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    16 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.26 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    98 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility


Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Eliminated sensor dust-and-oil spot issue from D600; Great controls for amateur or pro; Comfortable ergonomics and weight; Excellent image quality and low-light performance; Very good dynamic range; Excellent battery life; Built-in lens correction.

  • Not drastically different from D600; Moire with certain subjects; Auto WB still too warm in incandescent light; Slow AF in live view mode; Aliasing in videos.

  • 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 Canon 6D

Nikon D610
Canon 6D
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 6D
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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