Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

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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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.3 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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 1,121 ISO
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The 6D has excellent image quality 1.1 f-stops higher ISO than the DSLR-A580
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.52x
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More than 80% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution Higher true resolution 20.9 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 6D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lens availability More lenses available 156 lenses vs 123 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 82.0 vs 80.0
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Almost the same
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Startup delay Less startup delay 500 ms vs 800 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
Thickness Much thinner 2.8" vs 3.3"
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Around 20% thinner
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
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 97% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Size Slightly smaller 145x111x71 mm vs 137x104x84 mm
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Almost the same
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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.3 EV vs 12.1 EV
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1.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 4.5 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
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
Cross type focus points Slightly more cross-type focus points 3 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Focus points Slightly more focus points 15 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight Lighter 599 g vs 770 g
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More than 20% lighter
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 1050 shots vs 980 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $749.00 vs $1,699.00
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The best price we've seen is $950 cheaper (2.3x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              6D:97%
              DSLR-A580:95%
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              6D:290 ms
              DSLR-A580:295 ms
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              6D:1
              DSLR-A580:3
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D:11
              DSLR-A580:15

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,155 body only

              $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,257 body only

              $1,330 with 18-105mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

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              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Pro DSLR

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,199 - $3,399 body only

              $3,799 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,797 - $1,997 body only

              $2,297 - $2,397 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,180 - $2,199 body only

              $2,889 - $3,650 with 24-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,359 - $1,360 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

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

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 - $567 body only

              $444 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony SLT-A77

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,398 with 16-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $861 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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