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 III) 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 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, is slightly less expensive ($999.00 vs $2,353.59) 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 D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,329 - $1,697 (body only)
$1,821 - $2,197 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 6D)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly more focus points: 51 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 6D)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly 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

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$880 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,426 - $1,997 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the 6D)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly more focus points: 39 vs 11
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

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 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 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"
  • Many more focus points: 61 vs 11
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Thicker: 3" vs 2.8"

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
4 years newer
$2,375 - $3,099 (body only)
$3,143 - $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
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Many more focus points: 61 vs 11

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Thicker: 3" vs 2.8"

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 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
3 years older
$2,379 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
8 months newer
$922 18-55mm 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 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 significantly less expensive ($999.00 vs $2,299.00).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much 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
$2,299

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

  • Much 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 has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.53x), has a weather sealed body, has much less startup delay (500 ms vs 700 ms) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has much more shutter lag (290 ms vs 173 ms) and slightly fewer lenses available (165 lenses vs 230 lenses).

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$941 - $999 (body only)
$950 - $1,149 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
$705 - $997 (body only)
$874 - $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

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$500 (body only)
$539 - $859 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 6D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (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 T5i 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
$519 (body only)
$639 - $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 T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
2 years newer
$1,100 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6s (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 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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the 6D)

  • Smaller: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly lighter: 480 g vs 770 g

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the 6D)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.71x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and 6D

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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 much less startup delay (500 ms vs 1700 ms), much more lenses available (165 lenses vs 58 lenses), has a much longer battery life (980 shots vs 390 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), 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 shoot as fast continuously (4.5 fps vs 10 fps).

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$749 - $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 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,098 - $2,198 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 A7R

Sony A7R
1 year newer
$1,782 - $2,998 (body only)
$3,297 - $3,896 24-70mm 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

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

Fujifilm X-T3

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

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

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 97%
  • Has a touch screen

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

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
2 years newer
$1,110 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,299 - $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
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 6D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 6D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 980 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and 6D

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