Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 70D

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

100

Canon EOS 70D

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,321 with 24-105mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Lowest price Much more expensive
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,389 body only

$2,751 with 50mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Lowest price Much more expensive
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Canon EOS R

Boutique

$2,199 - $2,299

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$942 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $1,184 body only

$997 - $1,349 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $597 body only

$559 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

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!