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Canon EOS 6D Vs Canon EOS 6D Mark II Comparison

Canon EOS 6D Vs Canon EOS 6D Mark II Comparison - With the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II announcement, let's look at the differences between this and the original 6D.

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II in Digital SLRs

Canon Eos 6d Vs 6d Mark Ii
Canon Eos 6D (Left) Vs 6D Mark II (Right)

Canon has introduced the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, 5 years after the Canon EOS 6D, here we look at the differences between the two cameras. Externally, the cameras look very similar, but there are a number of changes that have been made, mostly on the inside. External changes include a new vari-angle touch-screen, relocation of the flash sync socket (to the front), plus the addition of a focus button, next to the shutter release button. 

Features comparison table:

Canon EOS 6D (Sept, 2012) Canon EOS 6D Mark II (June, 2017)
20mp FF sensor 26mp FF sensor
3.0inch screen, 1040K dots 3.0inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1040K dots
97% viewfinder, 0.71x magnification 98% viewfinder, 0.71x magnification
11-point AF, 1 cross-type, -3EV 45-point cross-type AF, -3EV
ISO100 - ISO25600 (Native) ISO100 - ISO40000 (Native)
ISO50 - ISO102400 Extended ISO50 - ISO102400 Extended
1/4000s max shutter speed 1/4000s max shutter speed
4.5fps continuous shooting (28 JPEG shots) 6.5fps continuous shooting (150 JPEG shots)
FullHD video at 30fps FullHD video at 60fps
1 SD card slot 1 SD card slot
Wi-Fi, GPS built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS built-in
Mono microphone Stereo mics built-in
HDMI out, Mic socket HDMI out, Mic socket
1090 shot battery life 1200 shot battery life
755g with battery and memory card 765g with battery and memory card
144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm 144 x 110.5 x 74.8mm

 

The 6D features the DIGIC 5+ image processor, whilst the 6D Mark II features a new DIGIC 7 image processor. Canon has said that the higher resolution 6D Mark II should deliver better noise performance, thanks to the latest generation sensor technology and image processing. Continuous shooting speed has been improved, as well as the number of shots possible before slowing down, with a larger buffer.

Canon Eos 6d Mark Ii Rear

The back of the EOS 6D Mark II, shown above, is where you'll see the most obvious change, namely the 3inch vari-angle touch-screen. There's also been a slight re-design of the lock switch for the rear command dial. 

We'll be looking at the 6D Mark II in more detail when review samples become available. In the meantime, have a look at our original Canon EOS 6D review, and our Canon EOS 6D Mark II hands-on preview

 

Comparison Table

Canon EOS 6D Mark IICanon EOS 6D
ManufacturerCanonCanon
Lens
Effective Magnification1x1x
Image Sensor
Pixels26.2Mp (Megapixels)20.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)62405472
Pixels (H)41603648
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
Sensor SizeFull-FrameFull-Frame
Sensor Size (width)35.9mm36mm
Sensor Size (height)24mm24mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in3in
Screen resolution1040K1,040,000 dot
Touch ScreenYesNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • AF Fine Tuning (Micro Adjustment)
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec30sec
Bulb modeYesYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Partial
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity50 - 10240050 - 102400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Incandescent
Exposure Comp+/-5+/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting6.5fps4.5fps
Video
Movie modeYesYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS60, 50, 29, 25, 24fps1080p at 30,25,24fps, 720p and 480 recorded at 50/60fps
Stereo SoundYesNo
Optical Zoom with VideoYesYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNoNo
Interface
HDMIYesYes
USBUSB 2USB 2
Wi-FiYesYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6NRechargeable Lithium-Ion LP-E6
Battery Life (CIPA rating)1200shots1090shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo DataEOS 6D, Eyecup Eb, Camera Cover R-F-3, Wide Strap EW-EOS 6D, Battery Pack LP-E6 (Except JP/CN), Rechargeable Li-ion battery LP-E6 Battery
Dimensions
Weight765g680g
Width144mm144.5mm
Height110.5mm110.5mm
Depth74.8mm71.2mm
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aksoyk 2 Turkey
5 Jul 2017 1:43PM
Well, this is a quite nice upgrade indeed for 6D users! Smile

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