Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

83

Canon EOS 7D

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,340 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Thickness
Thin
2.9"

galleries

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

competitors

Canon EOS 6D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,050 - $1,199 body only

$1,194 - $1,349 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

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,735 - $1,997 body only

$2,249 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $899 body only

$839 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$678 body only

$980 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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