As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 6D is also often compared to boutiques, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Canon EOS 6D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS RP and the EOS R) and Nikon (such as the D750 and the D7200)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 6D compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it is slightly smaller (professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs professional size (152×114×75 mm)), has a built-in GPS, is slightly less expensive ($999.00 vs $2,199.09), is thinner (2.8" vs 3.1") and is more popular.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (4.5 fps vs 6.5 fps).

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
4 years newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 20.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 6D)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and 6D

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Shoots significantly faster: 6.5 fps vs 4.5 fps
  • Significantly more focus points: 51 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 6D)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the D750 and 6D

  • Inexpensive: $1,149.00 vs $999.00
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 770 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
3 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 6D)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 6D)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 6D

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
5 months older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Many more focus points: 61 vs 11
  • Shoots significantly faster: 6 fps vs 4.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 6D)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 6D

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
8 months newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 6D)

  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 4.5 fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.71x
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the 70D and 6D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.69 vs $999.00
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 770 g

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Shoots significantly faster: 6 fps vs 4.5 fps
  • Significantly more focus points: 39 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the 6D)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the D610 and 6D

  • Inexpensive: $789.99 vs $999.00
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 770 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 6D compared to boutique competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, has a much longer battery life (980 shots vs 250 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), is thinner (2.8" vs 3.3") and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 46.7 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO).

Canon EOS RP

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6 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the 6D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 11
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 980 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the EOS RP and 6D

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $1,299.00 vs $999.00

Canon EOS R

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6 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the 6D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 980 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the EOS R and 6D

  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 980 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

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6 years newer
$3,698

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the 6D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 980 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Large (149×110×97 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)

common strengths of the Lumix DC-S1R and 6D

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 980 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 6D compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it much larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.53x), has a weather sealed body, has much less startup delay (500 ms vs 1500 ms), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror) and has a slightly longer battery life (980 shots vs 660 shots).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 6D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Many more focus points: 45 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 6D)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.71x
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 6D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.59x vs 0.71x
  • Weather sealed

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 6D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the 6D)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.71x
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the D7200 and 6D

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.71x
  • Weather sealed

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
2 years newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the 6D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the 6D)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.71x
  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T6i and 6D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the 6D)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the 6D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the D5100 and 6D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the 6D)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Smaller: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 6D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.71x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the T3i and 6D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
7 months newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the 6D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the 6D)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.71x
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the D7100 and 6D

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.71x
  • Weather sealed

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 6D compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has a weather sealed body, much more lenses available (165 lenses vs 77 lenses), has a much longer battery life (980 shots vs 210 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 36.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony a7 II

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2 years newer
$1,698 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 II (vs the 6D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the a7 II (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the a7 II and 6D

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
2 years newer
$998 (body only)
$1,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the 6D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the 7 II and 6D

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the 6D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the A7 and 6D

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Leica M10-P

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6 years newer
$7,777 - $7,995 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M10-P (vs the 6D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (139×39×80 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M10-P (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 77 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the M10-P and 6D

  • Viewfinders: Rangefinder vs Pentaprism
  • Built-in GPS

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
1 year newer
$1,604 (body only)
$2,148 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the 6D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 20.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the A7R and 6D

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T100

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5 years newer
$499 - $500 (body only)
$569 - $600 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T100 (vs the 6D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-T100 (vs the 6D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 430 shots vs 980 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the X-T100 and 6D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection