Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

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Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,340 ISO
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.7 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 6D

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,340 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
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The 6D has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.61x
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More than 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
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The 6D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Thickness Thinner 2.8" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 12.1 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Focus points Many more focus points 51 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 156 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 15 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 4.5 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 24 MP vs 20.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 97%
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Almost the same
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 23.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 251 ms vs 290 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 83.0 vs 82.0
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Almost the same
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 500 ms
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40% 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 $1,146.95 vs $1,750.00
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The best price we've seen is $603 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              6D:1,040k dots
              D7100:1,229k dots
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              6D:290 ms
              D7100:251 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 body only

              $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
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 - $1,997 body only

              $2,797 - $2,800 with 28-300mm 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 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              $1,599 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $840 body only

              $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $783 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $3,120 body only

              $3,519 with 24-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 6D.

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7100.

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              Avatar for Alwyn Alwyn (6:22 AM, November 09, 2013)
              What you wont find here is the quality of the focus systems and the after sales service. quality control and reliability. I bet you that the focus system on the Canon will be faster and more accurate than the Nikon. And Nikon's latest lack of quality control is disgusting. What they have done to D600 owners is shocking. So check all the specs and do your homework yes, but don't think just because something has more AF points that it's going to beat the other that has less
               
              Mongolian (7:07 AM, November 04, 2013)
              i don't think so...
               
              Avatar for Dhy Strike Dhy Strike (5:06 PM, October 03, 2013)
              Sure it would, the Nikon D7100 was voted by many tech sites as the best DSLR of 2013.
               
              Avatar for Dhy Strike Dhy Strike (5:06 PM, October 03, 2013)
              You sure it's half frame?
               
              Avatar for Dhy Strike Dhy Strike (5:05 PM, October 03, 2013)
              Check the comparison and you would see.
               
              Prographer (2:36 PM, September 19, 2013)
              Full frame vs Half Frame = Different by half. That all. Noob Site.
               
              trialshawaii (4:52 AM, July 09, 2013)
              Hey Vitalishe, looks like it got updated so there is consistency now. The D7100 beats the 5DM2.
               
              vitalishe (9:40 PM, June 08, 2013)
              This site has a problem with consistency.
              I just compared D7100 with 5DM2, where the last totally dominated the first.
              Then compared 6D with 5DM2 and 6D was a winner.
              I would expect 6D also totally dominate D7100, instead I see only 3 points difference (almost a tie).
              Where is the logic?