Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

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Sigma SD1

Sigma SD1

     

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,340 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
High ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma SD1

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 6D

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
500 ms vs 4500 ms
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9x less delay when turning on
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
156 lenses vs 60 lenses
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More than 2.5x more lenses available
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.62x
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Around 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
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
20.9 MP vs 15.4 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
290 ms vs 382 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Size
Smaller
145x111x71 mm vs 146x113x80 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Sigma SD1

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Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5 fps vs 4.5 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
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
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
98% vs 97%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Lighter
706 g vs 770 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$1,325.95 vs $1,519.00
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The best price we've seen is $193 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
Common Weaknesses
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
6D:290 ms
SD1:382 ms
Focus points Few focus points Help
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Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
6D:1
SD1:2
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6D:4.5 fps
SD1:5 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,099 - $3,399 body only

$3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 body only

$1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,495 body only

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 - $1,597 body only

$1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm 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

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 - $2,098 body only

$1,598 with 28-70mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,097 body only

$1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

Canon EOS 6D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,799 body only

$2,149 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$2,297 body only

$2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $469 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $838 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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