Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,340 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
206 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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 5D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 6D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,099 body only

$1,049 - $1,249 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

$2,100 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,497 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $979 body only

$1,049 - $1,099 with 15-45mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability More lenses available
Size Smaller
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,100 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

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Avatar for Declan Murphy Declan Murphy (0:12 AM, February 14, 2014)
I was under the impression the 6d has less shutter lag than 5d2.
 
Avatar for Bolu Bolu (7:33 PM, August 19, 2013)
do you still got the Mark II for sale... please I am interested. email me to bifotos1@gmail.com. thanks
 
Avatar for kevin kevin (4:32 PM, July 22, 2013)
Hey can some tell me a good camera for nature photography. For like 2000-5000 $.please send me a message to my email.
 
Mizdawi (4:27 PM, May 04, 2013)
Have you sold this? What are you asking for it?
 
Avatar for Arnold Angelo T Vismanos Arnold Angelo T Vismanos (10:27 AM, April 19, 2013)
Sonu, from where are you? where can i see your 5d? Please... attache here your FB account.
 
sonu (7:41 AM, April 15, 2013)
I have Canon EOS 5D Mark II SLR i want to sell this.....

If any one want to buy Canon EOS 5D Mark II SLR In just 80k call 8108642823

Canon EOS 5D Mark II SLR (Black, with Mark II Kit EF 24-105mm) with 2 lens

EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Body, EF 24-105mm L IS U Lens, Battery Pack
LP-E6, Battery Charger LC-E6, Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS5DMKII, USB
Interface Cable IFC-200U, Stereo Video Cable STV-250N, Camera Basic
instruction Manual Booklet, With 8GB CF Card.

And Free 32GB Card
 
Larry (10:36 PM, September 18, 2012)
Different sites have different data. According to original Canon release "ISO range from 100-25600 with a low
setting, L: 50 and two high settings, H1: 51200 and H2: 102400.
"
 
Larry (10:25 PM, September 18, 2012)
Please get your facts right - 6D has no build-in flash, 3" LCD. High ISO 25600? H1 51200 H2 102400

 
Joe (6:14 AM, September 18, 2012)
6D also doesnt have inbuilt flash...