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 R and the EOS 5D Mark IV) 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 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 $2,149.99) and is thinner (2.8" vs 3.1").

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 shoot as fast continuously (4.5 fps vs 6.5 fps) and has much more startup delay (500 ms vs 400 ms).

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
4 years newer
$2,221 - $3,099 (body only)
$3,017 - $3,999 24-105mm lens

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

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

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
5 months older
$2,150 (body only)
$2,644 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

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$1,016 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,807 - $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 higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 20.9 MP

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

  • Very inexpensive: $1,015.89 vs $999.00
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 770 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
3 years older
$2,323 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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,240 - $1,397 (body only)
$1,719 - $1,897 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Shoots much 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: $1,239.99 vs $999.00
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 770 g

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
2 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,660 18-135mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 4.5 fps
  • Better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 7D and 6D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $999.00
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.8"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 6D compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much longer battery life (980 shots vs 370 shots), is thinner (2.8" vs 3.3"), has a built-in GPS, has interchangeable lenses and is slightly less expensive ($999.00 vs $2,199.00).

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), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 30.1 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS R

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6 years newer
$2,199 - $2,299

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • 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
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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 0.54x), 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 600 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
$868 - $999 (body only)
$940 - $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
  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 4.5 fps

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

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
2 years newer
$785 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

  • Very 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 D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$394 (body only)
$500 - $510 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 6D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 6D)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.71x
  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5300 and 6D

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$769 - $997 (body only)
$868 - $1,297 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

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k 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

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

  • Very 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

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$500 (body only)
$539 - $1,335 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 6D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (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 T5i and 6D

  • Very 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

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), slightly larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.49x), 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 420 shots).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), 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 26 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$739 - $798 (body only)
$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 more startup delay: 1700 ms vs 500 ms
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the A7 and 6D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

Sony Alpha a7 III

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5 years newer
$1,898 - $2,167 (body only)
$1,998 - $2,226 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a7 III (vs the 6D)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a7 III (vs the 6D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 710 shots vs 980 shots

common strengths of the Alpha a7 III and 6D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 980 shots

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
3 years newer
$673 - $898 (body only)
$784 - $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
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and 6D

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$425 - $548 (body only)
$517 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 6D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the A6000 and 6D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Popularity: 334 vs 252

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
4 years newer
$1,198 (body only)
$1,598 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 6D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 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 a6500 and 6D

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

Fujifilm X-T3

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6 years newer
$1,499 (body only)
$1,879 - $1,899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the 6D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 4.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.49x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the X-T3 and 6D

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