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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

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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