Nikon D610 vs Canon EOS 6D

Winner
Nikon D610

95

Canon EOS 6D

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D610

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,925 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
94.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Thickness
Thin
2.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 6D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D610.

competitors

Nikon D610 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,997 - $2,000 body only

$3,067 - $3,070 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 6D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,137 - $1,199 body only

$1,226 - $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

$2,190 - $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
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,269 - $1,499 body only

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

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

discussion

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jeffersonmallaign (10:08 PM, November 29, 2014)
I have both cameras. the 6D is slightly better in noise handling over the d610, but d610's pictures that come right out of the camera is marginally crispier and more lively. 6D is somewhat has softer image, but significantly better in macro, portrait and in controlled environment. my d3300 even shoots better pictures with 6D when doing normal street photography and events. if you only shoot raw and edit a lot, you can't go wrong with either cameras.
 
Avatar for Kostis Kostis (2:26 PM, November 09, 2014)
it is because you shoot with the pop up flash
 
paukuk (7:09 PM, October 26, 2014)
two slots and 100% do not forget the faster fps all that said the 6D seems to completely outclass the D610 in low light for detail and noise and produces clear and great colours
 
Avatar for ma thien ma thien (8:55 AM, October 13, 2014)
last 9 we had class reunion 2014 ... we had some portrait pictures of friends ....the skin face look not good with nikon d610 .... so i will choose canon
 
wEKa (1:58 PM, August 31, 2014)
Hi,
not only for focus points ,, two memory cards .. this is great feature also the view finder 100% :))
 
wEKa (1:55 PM, August 31, 2014)
agree :(
 
Avatar for Maya Dziriya Maya Dziriya (0:54 AM, August 25, 2014)
i have used canon for 2 years now i am satisfied by the results Just because the D610 has more focus points doesn't make it better than the 6D
 
Avatar for Shawn Earle Shawn Earle (7:56 PM, July 18, 2014)
But I must say I have heard the canon can take flattering very low noise photos up to ISOs of 12,000 or more which would be totally awesome as I don't like to go over ISO 800 with my current camera's
 
Avatar for Shawn Earle Shawn Earle (7:52 PM, July 18, 2014)
Probably the stronger colors and sharpness is why I don't like the Nikon as well for portraits?
 
Avatar for Shawn Earle Shawn Earle (7:51 PM, July 18, 2014)
It is a tough choice! I now own the D3200 and the rebel T3i and I feel Canon is the go to for portraits, and Nikon is the go to for wildlife and landscape shots!
 
Mr. G (2:06 PM, May 18, 2014)
6d as well
 
Avatar for PanzerfaustNL PanzerfaustNL (9:36 PM, March 30, 2014)
True, but that accuracy fails in nearly dark, and with the 6D you can still focus, because of the single middle focus point reaches -3 EV.

So, the 610 is the better alrounder and the 6D is better in difficult situations where speed is of non relevance.
 
andrei (2:00 PM, February 26, 2014)
D7000 has 39 points, but did you look to see how many cross-points it has (9(, compared to 7D (19)? That's where the accuracy comes from ;)
 
Avatar for Alwyn Alwyn (7:11 AM, February 25, 2014)
Just because the D610 has more focus points doesn't make it better than the 6D. Ever shot with a D7000 and a 7D? The D7000 has 39 points and the 7D 19, yet the 7D system locks on faster and is way more accurate...I know, I unfortunately own the D7000 and tested a 7D. So, don't be fooled by paper stats.
 
Mr Wally (3:15 AM, February 11, 2014)
Nikon D610 does have HDR mode built in!
 
Avatar for Clover Paws Cattery Clover Paws Cattery (1:14 AM, January 30, 2014)
Wow, I was actually trying to decided between the canon D6 and Canon 5D Mark iii. I loved the more accurate focusing system and speed of the mark iii, but the price of the D6(wifi was a plus but not a must). Then I found this, the Nikon D610. It has a better focusing system and the speed. Not quite as many focusing points as the Mark iii but very close and way more than the canon D6! The price is higher than a D6, but still significantly lower priced than Mark iii. I think this Nikon D610 is the best camera choice for my budget!
 
naqash (6:09 AM, December 04, 2013)
canon is too slow....
 
Avatar for Wang Han Wang Han (0:40 AM, October 14, 2013)
We definitely need 6D Mark-II now Canon!