Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

100

Canon EOS 7D

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Great battery life
Battery life
980 shots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 6D.
Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.

competitors

Canon EOS 6D Competitors

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Canon EOS R

Boutique

$2,199 - $2,299

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,325 with 24-105mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Lowest price Much more expensive
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,389 body only

$2,642 with 50mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Lowest price Much more expensive

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$946 body only

$999 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$3,532 with 18-105mm lens

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Focus points More focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,325 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

discussion

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Avatar for Hrvoje Lončar Hrvoje Lončar (9:37 PM, April 01, 2016)
I also shoot RAW+JPEG. For example, you have photo session and you make 300-400 photos. And the most of photos can be usable in JPEG if you do your job good. But if you have just one good composition with wrong lightness, you make new JPEG from RAW with corrected ligtness and that's it, photo not lost.
 
Avatar for Micah Lindstrom Micah Lindstrom (2:30 PM, August 26, 2014)
Why would you shoot RAW+JPEG??? I've never understood why anyone would ever possibly need this. Your card seems to be the problem anyways.
 
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