Canon EOS 6D vs Sigma SD1

Canon EOS 6D
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
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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

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Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 6D. Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Sigma SD1.

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
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
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
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.62x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
290 ms vs 382 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
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
Higher true resolution
20.9 MP vs 15.4 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
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
$1,169.00 vs $1,399.00
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The best price we've seen is $230 cheaper (around 20% 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
Focus points Few focus points Help
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Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
6D1
SD12
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
6D290 ms
SD1382 ms
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6D4.5 fps
SD15 fps
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen size Very small screens Help
3.0"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

$3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 body only

$1,249 with 18-135mm 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

$2,094 body only

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

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,299 - $1,497 body only

$1,699 - $1,997 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
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,997 body only

$2,697 with 24-120mm 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
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$1,160 - $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
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,357 body only

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 6D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,699 body only

$2,049 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 Significantly worse image quality
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$749 - $857 body only

$849 - $1,562 with 28-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$709 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Weight Heavier
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$573 body only

$947 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Weight Slightly heavier
Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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Canon EOS 6D
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