As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 6D is also often compared to mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon EOS 6D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark III) and Nikon (such as the D610 and the D750)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 6D compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (2,340 ISO vs 1,815 ISO), has much wider dynamic range (12.1 EV vs 11.9 EV), has a built-in GPS and is thinner (2.8" vs 3.1").

However, on average it has much lower image quality (82.0 vs 93.0), has much less color depth (23.8 bits vs 24 bits), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 24.2 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$930 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,900 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Significantly better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the 6D)

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

common strengths of the D610 and 6D

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 2,340 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 94.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 23.8 bits

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
3 years older
$2,385 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

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 6D

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,815 ISO vs 2,340 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 79.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.7 bits vs 23.8 bits

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
5 months older
$2,499 (body only)
$3,499 24-105mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Significantly better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 6D

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,293 ISO vs 2,340 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 81.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24 bits vs 23.8 bits

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,419 - $1,697 (body only)
$2,197 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 6D)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the D750 and 6D

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 2,340 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 93.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 23.8 bits

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
4 years newer
$2,595 - $3,099 (body only)
$3,229 - $3,999 24-105mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and 6D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Light weight: 890 g vs 770 g

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
8 months newer
$1,345 18-135mm lens

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • More lenses available: 220 lenses vs 165 lenses

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

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 2,340 ISO
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.71x
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 70D and 6D

  • Extremely good image quality: 68.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.5 bits vs 23.8 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 12.1 EV

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, has much less startup delay (500 ms vs 1700 ms), much more lenses available (165 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a much longer battery life (980 shots vs 350 shots).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Fujifilm X-T100

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5 years newer
$599 - $600 (body only)
$699 - $725 15-45mm lens

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

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

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 430 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the X-T100 and 6D

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

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$798 (body only)
$800 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the 6D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much more startup delay: 1700 ms vs 500 ms
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the A7 and 6D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
3 years newer
$754 - $898 (body only)
$858 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 6D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and 6D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • 24p support

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
4 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,461 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the 6D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the X-T2 and 6D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
2 years newer
$1,142 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,370 - $1,598 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • 24p support

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
4 years newer
$799 - $899 (body only)
$900 - $999 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the 6D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the X-T20 and 6D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • 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 500 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), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$781 - $999 (body only)
$945 - $1,049 18-55mm lens

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Many more focus points: 45 vs 11
  • Has a touch screen

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
  • Weather sealed
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$739 - $997 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 6D)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
7 months newer
$711 (body only)
$949 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the 6D)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the 6D)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly lighter: 570 g vs 770 g

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 6D)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.71x
  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T3i and 6D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
2 years newer
$649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the 6D)

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

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$334 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 6D)

  • Smaller: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly lighter: 485 g vs 770 g

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 6D)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and 6D

  • None found