Canon EOS 6D vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

85

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,340 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.3 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 6D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

competitors

Canon EOS 6D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,150 - $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
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,560 - $1,997 body only

$2,108 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,249 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,880 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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $666 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Much more lenses available
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,000 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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