Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 7D MII

Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

92

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Canon EOS 7D

71

Canon EOS 7D

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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 7D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
19
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 
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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 854 ISO
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The 6D has excellent image quality 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the 7D
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 82.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 23.8 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
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 11.7 EV
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0.4 f-stops more 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 Larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.62x
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Around 30% 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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
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
Battery life Longer battery life 980 shots vs 800 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 2.8" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
Size Slightly smaller 145x111x71 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 770 g vs 860 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 19 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 8 fps vs 4.5 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 97%
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Almost the same
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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 Slightly cheaper $915.00 vs $1,699.00
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The best price we've seen is $784 cheaper (around 50% 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"
              7D: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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D:11
              7D:19
              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
              7D:148x111x74 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              6D:$1,699.00
              7D:$915.00
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              6D:12.1 EV
              7D:11.7 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              6D:82.0
              7D:66.0

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm 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 III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $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 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,760 body only

              $3,409 with 24-105mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 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
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $701 - $840 body only

              $913 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

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              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,569 - $1,600 body only

              $2,001 - $2,150 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

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 7D.

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              jgoldacker (2:24 PM, July 05, 2014)
              The 7D does not have built in wifi.
               
              Andrea (8:47 PM, June 12, 2014)
              Does anyone know if the 7D has built in wifi? Or only the 6D has it?
               
              Avatar for James James (4:16 PM, May 10, 2014)
              "Im using 8GB transcend class 10" that might be your problem.
               
              Avatar for Cameron Prescott Cameron Prescott (7:02 PM, December 26, 2013)
              I hope the lack of in body stabilization isn't setting these back when most lenses (at least from cannon) come with is.
               
              Gabriel (4:36 PM, July 10, 2013)
              The 6D has pentaprism. not as it says here, pentamirrow. or am I wrong?
               
              Avatar for Nathan Lawrence Nathan Lawrence (6:39 AM, May 12, 2013)
              WG has Wi-Fi and GPS. W has just Wi-Fi, and N doesn't have either.
               
              Avatar for Omar Obando Omar Obando (6:00 PM, April 22, 2013)
              And what are going to be the differences? I'm planning to buy one. Thank you.
               
              DD (3:42 PM, April 15, 2013)
              You forgot to mention 6d's wifi capability... I love hooking my 6d to my iPad and reviewing/ deleting pictures before I upload them to my computer. It saves a bunch of time in post
               
              Avatar for Gabriel DiLaurentis Gabriel DiLaurentis (8:27 PM, March 08, 2013)
              got it, thank you so much for explaining it to me.
               
              Avatar for Micah Lindstrom Micah Lindstrom (6:50 PM, March 08, 2013)
              No, they are correct. The Canon 7d has an excellent focus system with 19 of its focus point being cross type focus points while the 6d literally has 1 cross type. Overall the 7d has 19 autofocus points, all of which are cross types, while the 6d has 11 autofocus points, only one of which (the center point) is a cross type. Keep in mind the 6d's center autofocus point is rated with the greatest sensitivity down to 3ev to catch focus in very low light (more sensitive than any of the 5diii's focus points). It's not an advanced system altogether, but the one extremely sensitive cross type point saves the 6d's rear. It's a very effective center point.
               
              erick (1:54 AM, January 31, 2013)
              there is 3 version coming with 6D (WG) 6D (W) 6D (N)
               
              erick (1:48 AM, January 31, 2013)
              6D very slow buffer speed 6 RAW+JPEG it takes almost 30 sec to write on disk im using 8GB trancend class 10.. tether shooting in wifi useless very slow.. no ipad apps yet only iphone supported... image quality is perfect and iso range very useful..
               
              Avatar for Gabriel DiLaurentis Gabriel DiLaurentis (2:18 PM, October 31, 2012)
              I'm not a professional photographer, hell, i'm not even a photographer yet. But isn't here a mistake ? "
              Significantly more cross-type focus points19vs1Grab focus in difficult situations"s