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Advantages of the Canon 6D

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Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.62x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.9 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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
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
Smaller
145×111×71 mm vs 148×111×74 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
770 g vs 860 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$999.00 vs $1,099.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
8 fps vs 4.5 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Lens availability
More lenses available
220 lenses vs 165 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Viewfinder coverage
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              6D290 ms
              7D131 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              6D500 ms
              7D400 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              6D770 g
              7D860 g
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              6D20.9 MP
              7D17.9 MP
              Size Large Help
              6D145×111×71 mm
              7D148×111×74 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D11
              7D19
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6D25,600 ISO
              7D6,400 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              6D145×111×71 mm
              7D148×111×74 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              6D$999.00
              7D$1,099.00
              Thickness Thin Help
              6D2.8"
              7D2.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              6D1,040k dots
              7D920k dots

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