Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 60D

70

Canon EOS 60D

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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 60D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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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 813 ISO
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The 6D has excellent image quality 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the 60D
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 82.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.1 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.8 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
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 6,400 ISO
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The 6D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution Higher true resolution 20.9 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 97% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Size Slightly smaller 145x111x71 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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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
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 253 ms vs 290 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.3 fps vs 4.5 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 1100 shots vs 980 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 400 ms vs 500 ms
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20% 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 Cheaper $199.95 vs $1,641.50
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The best price we've seen is $1,442 cheaper (8.2x 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
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              6D:97%
              60D:96%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D:11
              60D:9
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              6D:4.5 fps
              60D:5.3 fps
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              6D:290 ms
              60D:253 ms
              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
              60D:145x106x79 mm
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              6D:1
              60D:9
              Screen size Very small screens Help
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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,155 body only

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

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              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
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,599 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              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
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,595 body only

              $3,625 with 24-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              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 - $1,897 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

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              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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              Avatar for Fabio Poletto Fabio Poletto (1:18 PM, February 19, 2014)
              This site generates comparisons, wich means you can compare whatever cameras you want. This specific page you are seeing was generated because you asked so.
               
              Wardaw (6:50 AM, December 30, 2013)
              I have both these cameras. I don't think they can be compared.
               
              geron (9:49 PM, May 11, 2013)
              60D Shoot in extreme weather? from when? 980 shots vs 1 shot? nice joke! and how u can compare crop to ff? two different worlds...