Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 50D

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Canon EOS 50D

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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
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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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 696 ISO
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The 6D has excellent image quality 1.7 f-stops higher ISO than the 50D
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 82.0 vs 63.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 23.8 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 2 more bits of color
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.1 EV vs 11.4 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 6D's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 20.9 MP vs 15.1 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life 980 shots vs 640 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 6D's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 97% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 2.8" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
Weight Slightly lighter 770 g vs 822 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon 50D

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 131 ms vs 290 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6.3 fps vs 4.5 fps
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40% faster continuous shooting
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 500 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
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
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $1,299.00 vs $1,699.00
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The best price we've seen is $400 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Thickness Thin Help
              6D:2.8"
              50D:2.9"
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              6D:97%
              50D:95%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D:11
              50D:9
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              6D:145x111x71 mm
              50D:146x108x74 mm
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              6D:1
              50D:9
              Screen size Very small screens Help
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              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 much more focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

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

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,155 body only

              $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              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

              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

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

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

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

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Pro DSLR

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,797 - $1,997 body only

              $2,297 - $2,397 with 24-85mm 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
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,359 - $1,360 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 50D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,128 body only

              Color depth Better color depth
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $929 body only

              $831 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Color depth Better color depth
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

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