Canon 6D
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Canon 6D Specification Comparison

To research the new Canon 6D mid-range full frame DSLR, I put together this comparison chart to evaluate the features of the Canon 6D, Canon 5D Mark III, and the Canon 7D.  I thought this Canon DSLR comparison chart would be useful to the blog readers and help you to make decisions on selecting a new camera or keeping your old one.

Canon 6D Front
Canon 6D Front

Stay tuned to the blog for my post on the Canon 6D and its impact on the travel and nature photography community.




Canon 6D


Canon 5D Mark III


Canon 7D


Image Processor


DIGIC 5+ Image Processor


DIGIC 5+ Image Processor


Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors




20.2 MP


22.3 MP


18 MP




Full Frame CMOS  Sensor


Full Frame CMOS Sensor


1.6X APS-C Crop  Sensor


ISO Range


100 – 25600
L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400


100 – 25600
L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400


100-6400 expandable to 12800


AF Points


11-point AF array, 1 center cross-point


61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points


19-point, all cross-type AF points


LCD Display


3.0-inch TFT LCD display


3.2-inch TFT LCD display


3.0-inch TFT LCD display


Shutter Speed Frames Per Second


4.5 FPS








27.2 oz / 775g (Operating Weight)


33.5 oz / 950g (Operating Weight)


28.9 oz / 820g (body only)


Card Slots


SD Only


CF and SD Card Slots


CF Only


Shutter Durability


100,000 cycles


150,000 cycles


150,000 cycles


Other Features


Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS


HDR Mode, Multiple Exposures




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