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 80D and the EOS R) and Nikon (such as the D750 and the D610)

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 (141×113×82 mm)), has a built-in GPS, is slightly less expensive ($999.00 vs $2,299.99) 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 7 fps) and has much more startup delay (500 ms vs 400 ms).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,149 - $1,410 (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

  • Light weight: 750 g vs 770 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
5 months older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,751 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
$899 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,890 - $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

  • Light weight: 760 g vs 770 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
3 years older
$2,318 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 IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
4 years newer
$2,193 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,549 - $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

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
8 months newer
$1,024 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 4.5 fps
  • Many more focus points: 65 vs 11
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

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

  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and 6D

  • Built-in GPS

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 6D compared to boutique competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (980 shots vs 220 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs standard size (131×78×45 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 30.1 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO).

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

Leica CL

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5 years newer
$2,495 - $2,795

Significant advantages of the CL (vs the 6D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (131×78×45 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 4.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the CL (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 980 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the CL and 6D

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 6D compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.54x), has a weather sealed body and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has much more shutter lag (290 ms vs 200 ms) and slightly fewer lenses available (165 lenses vs 230 lenses).

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 D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$397 (body only)
$459 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

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 6D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 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

  • 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 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

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the T6s (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 T6s (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 T6s 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

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$633 (body only)
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly lighter: 459 g vs 770 g

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the 6D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the T3 and 6D

  • 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), much more lenses available (165 lenses vs 62 lenses), has a much longer battery life (980 shots vs 410 shots) and has a built-in GPS.

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 42.2 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO).

Sony a6400

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6 years newer
$898 - $900 (body only)
$998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the 6D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the 6D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the a6400 and 6D

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

Sony a7 III

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5 years newer
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

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

  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the a7 III and 6D

  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 980 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

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 a7R III

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5 years newer
$2,668 - $2,998 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,896 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the 6D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the 6D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 650 shots vs 980 shots

common strengths of the a7R III and 6D

  • Weather sealed
  • Great battery life: 650 shots vs 980 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$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
  • 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

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
4 years newer
$939 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,404 - $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

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