Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,340 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
82.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.8 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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Advantages of the Canon 6D

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,340 ISO vs 926 ISO
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The 6D has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the 70D
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 82.0 vs 68.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.1 EV vs 11.6 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.8 bits vs 22.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.3 more bits of color
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.59x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 6D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Startup delay Less startup delay 500 ms vs 700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The 6D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 20.9 MP vs 20 MP
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Almost the same
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 980 shots vs 920 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 145x111x71 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 75 ms vs 290 ms
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3.9x less delay when taking photos
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 19 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 4.5 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 98% vs 97%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $1,699.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,499 cheaper (8.5x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Size Fairly small Help
              6D:145x111x71 mm
              70D:145x106x79 mm
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              6D:97%
              70D:98%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D:11
              70D:19
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"

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              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,199 - $3,399 body only

              $3,799 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Pro DSLR

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,180 - $2,199 body only

              $2,889 - $3,650 with 24-105mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

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              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,360 - $1,372 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

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              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!