Canon 6D vs 7D Mark II: The full-frame DSLR versus the fully-featured, and at the very same price!


posted Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:52 AM EST


Take a look at Canon's EOS line of interchangeable-lens DSLR cameras, and something will immediately jump out at you: Two very different cameras with much the same list pricing. For just US$1,800 list, you can opt for either the full-frame Canon 6D, or the fully-featured Canon 7D II.

The Canon 7D Mark II is the company's flagship model based around an APS-C sized image sensor with a 1.6x focal length crop. Packed with features, it offers a spectacular amount of camera for the money. Yet the Canon 6D, launched some two years earlier, sports a roomy 35mm full-frame image sensor -- and you'll pay no more than you would for the 7D II, yet you'll get 2.6x greater sensor area with which to gather light and get a great shot.

But which purchase makes more sense? Is newer automatically better, smaller sensor or not? Or would the smart money be spent on the full-frame camera, even though it's a couple of years older? Read our just-published Canon 6D vs. 7D Mark II comparison, and find out!