• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Samsung NX20 advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $1999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.5 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Samsung NX20

  • 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.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.67 vs 4.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 3.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,862 vs 785 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • 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 360 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
    12 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.35 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    98 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen 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
  • 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

  • High quality images with lots of detail; Excellent graphical user interface is fun to use; Smart implementation of WiFi makes it relatively easy to share photos wirelessly.

  • Designed so much like a DSLR you may wonder why you shouldn't get a DSLR instead; Some performance issues, particularly slow buffer clearing and shot-to-shot speed; Initial WiFi set-up can be confusing.

  • 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 Sony NEX-7

Samsung NX20
Sony NEX-7
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon 6D Mark II
Sony NEX-7
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Pentax K-01

Samsung NX20
Pentax K-01
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-01
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Samsung NX20
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon 6D Mark II
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Samsung NX20
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $3099
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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

Samsung NX20
Pentax K-1 II
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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