Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 70D

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

100

Canon EOS 70D

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,340 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Phase detection

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 6D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.

competitors

Canon EOS 6D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,017 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,699 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,017 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
True resolution Higher true resolution
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$685 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,100 with 18-140mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Autofocus Slower video autofocus

discussion

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Avatar for Deguan Trivi Deguan Trivi (5:09 PM, December 11, 2014)
Didn't they forget the superior servo (continuous) focus on the 70d
using stm lenses? For people like me who use the dslr to record video,
its the most important tool, and it works almost like the old simple
video cameras. It works perfectly, fast and without lens noise. I don't
think that the 6D has that functionality.
 
Avatar for Andréanne Huot Andréanne Huot (1:01 AM, November 29, 2013)
Because your not suppose to use that kind of flash with this camera!
 
That Camera Guy (5:15 AM, November 14, 2013)
Actually it's mainly because for weather sealing. Likewise with touch and/or articulating screens. Professional bodies are built like a rock.
 
Avatar for JaF JaF (10:14 AM, November 04, 2013)
Because professionals usually require higher quality than that of the build in flash and they will use either a pro-flash unit on the camera or an external flash. 5d+6d will have all the bells and whistles you need to control those flash units. Also, for a normal everyday scene setting, the cameras have excellent ISO performance and won't require flash all too often anyways.

An additional reason - the xD range has much larger viewfinders and they also require quiet some space for the 'light tunnel' - you will see that its basically going through the space where usually the flash unit would be integrated.
 
cooler (9:11 PM, October 29, 2013)
ye? what about 5d mark 2&3?...
 
Guest (7:19 PM, October 25, 2013)
I really liked everything about the 70d and almost bought one until
 
Avatar for Contrastly Contrastly (6:00 PM, October 16, 2013)
Because the space where the flash would normally be was used to put the GPS and the wi-fi units.
 
Malcolm jones (10:40 PM, September 27, 2013)
Why no pop up flash,on the 6D.
 
Avatar for Adrien Adrien Adrien Adrien (1:47 AM, July 06, 2013)
Wow,i will buy both of them, 6D and 70D!