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

Canon EOS 6D

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

90

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Canon EOS 60D

66

Canon EOS 60D

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,340 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

differences

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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.59x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
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
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
1100 shots vs 980 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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
$699.00 vs $1,519.00
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The best price we've seen is $820 cheaper (2.2x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              6D:4.5 fps
              60D:5.3 fps

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              6D:1
              60D:9
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              6D:290 ms
              60D:253 ms
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              6D:12.1 EV
              60D:11.5 EV

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm 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

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 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 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,495 body only

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $697 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              Showing 3 comments

              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...