Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 6D


Canon EOS 70D



Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,340 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.1 EV

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
75 ms shutter lag


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.


Canon EOS 6D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,498 body only

$945 - $1,049 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

Travel zoom


Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610


$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,498 body only

$945 - $1,049 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$539 - $712 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality


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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!