• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Nikon Z6 advantages over Canon EOS R

  • Less expensive
    $2397 vs $2899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,299 vs 2,742 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon EOS R advantages over Nikon Z6

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Less shutter lag
    0.10 vs 0.20 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    30.3 vs 24.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    126 vs 47 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    65 vs 35 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality; Terrific high ISO performance; Fast AF speeds; Eye AF; Swift 12fps burst shooting; In-body image stabilization; High-quality 4K video; Robust build quality; Familiar Nikon design.

  • Single XQD card slot; Default high ISO NR a bit strong; No 4K 60p; 1/200s x-sync speed; Limited native lens selection (at this time).

  • Very good overall image quality; Good dynamic range & very good high ISO performance; Excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF performance; Sharp native lenses; Great performance with adapted optics; Compact design; Fully articulating LCD.

  • Sensor performance lags behind competition; No In-Body Image Stabilization; Sluggish burst speed with C-AF; Mediocre battery life; No 4Kp60; 1.7x 4K crop; Ergonomics could be better.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7 II

Nikon Z6
Sony A7 II
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon EOS R
Sony A7 II
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A9

Nikon Z6
Sony A9
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life
Canon EOS R
Sony A9
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A7R III

Nikon Z6
Sony A7R III
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • NFC
Canon EOS R
Sony A7R III
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A7 III

Nikon Z6
Sony A7 III
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon EOS R
Sony A7 III
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon Z7

Nikon Z6
Nikon Z7
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Canon EOS R
Nikon Z7
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
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