Canon EOS 6D vs Sony A7

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

77

Sony A7

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Great battery life
Battery life
980 shots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony A7

Size
Really small
Standard size (127×94×48 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness
Thin
1.9"

galleries

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

competitors

Canon EOS 6D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$939 - $999 body only

$939 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
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Canon EOS R

Boutique

$2,299

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,352 with 24-105mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony A7 Competitors

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Sony Alpha a7 III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,898 - $2,499 body only

$2,098 - $2,226 with 28-70mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,265 - $1,697 body only

$1,825 - $2,197 with 24-120mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,056 - $1,098 body only

$1,272 - $1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger

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Avatar for John Connor John Connor (2:25 PM, June 19, 2018)
Here you go. Sony "skintones". SAME settings, SAME white balance (A7 vs Nikon DF). Sony SUCKS HARD.

https://3.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS560x560~forums/52666876/40fd7bbced454e2ca75ec20dbea38a13
https://4.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS560x560~forums/52673646/7babdcfa1c774c36a2af70e91a5f1eb1
 
Avatar for John Connor John Connor (2:24 PM, June 19, 2018)
I totaly disagree with YOU. 6D i few CLASES better than A7. Even worse - A7 is NOT a serious product. Lets talk facts:

Sony A7 has:

1. Horrible colour rendition
2. Horrible AWB
3. Horendous AF
4. Hilarious battery life
5. "Star eating" problem (alghorithms REMOVES stars from your photos)
6. Posterization (compressed RAW)
7. Sensor REFLECTIONS (makes cityscape photos look unusable at times)
8. Horrible weather "resistance"
9. Overpriced lenses, total lack of good affordable ones
10. Horor Sony customer "support"

Canon 6D is FEW classes above A7 in REAL-WORLD usage. The NUMBER of sold copies says EXACTLY the same story, just check them. Sony A7 is a niche product, a toy, not a camera.

This conclusion says it all: "The Sony is a toy from one of the world's leaders in video and audio gear. It's fun to put different lenses on it, but it can't compete with real cameras from Nikon and Canon."

PS. Sony "skintones". Same settings, same white balance (A7 vs Nikon DF):

https://3.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS560x560~forums/52666876/40fd7bbced454e2ca75ec20dbea38a13
https://4.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS560x560~forums/52673646/7babdcfa1c774c36a2af70e91a5f1eb1
 
Avatar for John Connor John Connor (2:23 PM, June 19, 2018)
This conclusion says it all: "The Sony is a toy from one of the world's leaders in video and audio gear. It's fun to put different lenses on it, but it can't compete with real cameras from Nikon and Canon."

Sony A7 has:

1. Horrible colour rendition
2. Horrible AWB
3. Horendous AF
4. Hilarious battery life
5. "Star eating" problem (alghorithms REMOVES stars from your photos)
6. Posterization (compressed RAW)
7. Sensor REFLECTIONS (makes cityscape photos look unusable at times)
8. Horrible weather "resistance"
9. Overpriced lenses, total lack of good affordable ones
10. Horor Sony customer "support"

Canon 6D is FEW classes above A7 in REAL-WORLD usage. The NUMBER of sold copies says EXACTLY the same story, just check them. Sony A7 is a niche product, a toy, not a camera.

PS. Sony "skintones". Same settings, same white balance (A7 vs Nikon DF):

https://3.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS560x560~forums/52666876/40fd7bbced454e2ca75ec20dbea38a13
https://4.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS560x560~forums/52673646/7babdcfa1c774c36a2af70e91a5f1eb1
 
Mike (6:01 AM, March 09, 2016)
Why do you always list in the common weakness that "neither provide" tilt swivel screen. While the Sony may not swivel, it DOES tilt.
You should also list the lack of Sony lenses as "native" lenses, since the Sony can take an adapted Canon lens. The reverse however isn't possible, so ACTUALLY you can use MORE lenses on the Sony. (let's at least be honest here).
 
Mike (5:54 AM, March 09, 2016)
Um, how do you compare color output when you set cameras to AUTO WHITE BALANCE and shoot a green/brown subject ?
and that's the FIRST part of the comparison...

Then he goes on to say how horrible the colors are compared to the "as it should be" of the Canon. I don't remember EVER seeing the bottom of a palm tree with leaves THAT YELLOW. (or that over exposed). Sony colors have ALWAYS been more true than Canon. Canon may be more aesthetically pleasing, but softening color profiles to make it "look better" isn't necessarily what you want. Some people NEED true colors to be represented, Canon just doesn't do that.

THEN why don't we test corner sharpness on a NON-NATIVE ADAPTED LENS on the Sony Compared to the Canon with a Canon lens... You KNOW that adapter isn't going to change the results in the slightest.

Sorry, at least link to a REAL comparison...
 
Avatar for Jon-Paul Jones Jon-Paul Jones (11:47 AM, September 10, 2015)
That was the most unfair and useless review ever. He used native lenses on all cameras but the Sony, and then blamed Sony. For a fair review use the exact same lens on all cameras. He didn't show the results of the Leica lens on a Canon Why? or use brand specific lenses
 
Sunday (6:48 PM, November 30, 2014)
Hmm, a Ken Rockwell review. I certainly would not consider it trustworthy. The guy is quite cockeyed.
 
CameraGuy (7:45 AM, May 14, 2014)
I have to violently disagree with Snapsort's analysis here. I have both cameras and the a7 is superior to the 6D in almost every aspect except ergonomics and available lenses. This is not the first time I see such a weird conclusion from Snapsort, makes you wonder what really goes into the decision of who is the "winner", how they are picked, and if this site has credibility to come up with such conclusions.
 
Dee Baggé 2.0 (guest) (3:08 AM, April 15, 2014)
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/comparisons/2013-12-leica-sony-canon/



All about real life application. Just like a car, it may look good on paper, but if it doesn't drive nice who cares?


(5dIII and 6d have same image sensors)
 
Dee Bagge (0:09 AM, March 30, 2014)
I really don't get how you score here. I kept seeing Sony's and Pentax's beat the crap out of Canon in terms of photo quality, dynamic range, and color depth yet each time you pick a Canon. I guess a few dollars of advertising on your website can go a long way.