In this article I will compare the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 6D, It will be interesting to see how well the new 7D Mark II stand against Canon EOS 6D.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the long-awaited replacement to the 7D, which was launched in 2009. It features a 20.9MP APS-C CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6 image processors. It has a new 65-point, all cross-type autofocus system as well as an updated version of Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that provides continuous phase detect focusing during video recording. It has elaborate controls for subject-tracking, similar to those found on the EOS 5D Mark III and 1D X. The 7D Mark II can shoot continuously at up to 10 fps.
On the other hand the Canon EOS 6D is built around a new Canon CMOS sensor, which offers a pixel count of 20.6MP. In concert with the DIGIC 5+ processor it offers a standard ISO range of 100-25600, expandable down to 50 and up to 102,400. The AF system has 11 points, but only the central one is cross-type (sensitive to both vertical and horizontal detail). However, the 6D’s trump card is the ability to focus in extremely low light levels; right down to a claimed -3 EV – a full stop dimmer than the 5D Mark III. This figure might not mean much to you, but for reference, -3 EV is roughly equivalent to the light cast by a full moon.
Notable additions include integrated GPS and Wi-Fi – with the latter offering the ability to control the camera remotely via your smartphone. The 6D also benefits from some features we saw in the EOS 5D Mark III, like Canon’s silent shutter mode, which offers quieter, more discreet shooting. It also inherits in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposure modes, but disappointingly implements these as JPEG only options, unlike on the 5D Mark III which also records Raw files.
Canon 6D Advantages Over 7D Mark II:
Canon 6D sensor is bigger than Canon 7D mark II camera, bigger sensor gives more light collecting area, better low light performance and more dynamic range.
The resolution of both the camera are same but they both have different sensor size, due to large sensor size and less resolution the photodiodes in Canon 6D are larger, the pixel size 6D sensor is of 6.55 µm square, that delivers greater reception of light and a higher signal-to-noise ratio.
More ISO range:
Canon 6D offers more ISO range compared to Canon 7D Mark II camera, we are sure that Canon 6D will give better image quality than Canon 7D Mark II camera.
Built-in WiFi and GPS:
7D has built-in GPS but it lacks WiFi whereas 6D has both the features for sharing and tagging purpose.
Canon 7D Mark II Advantages Over 6D:
7D Mark II Advance AF System:
Canon 7D Mark II comes with new generation of Dual pixel CMOS AF Sensor that features 65 all cross-type AF points, the dual pixel is full active when you are using live view or shooting video, on the other hand the Canon 6D features Phase AF active only when you are using viewfinder, Canon 6D uses contrast detect system while you are using live-view for still shooting.
Fast Continuous shooting speed:
The Canon 7D Mark II offers a fast 10 fps of continuous shooting for over 1000 JPEGs, 31 RAW, or 19 RAW+JPEG files, Canon 6D has lower burst speed (4.5 sec) but is also offers you to capture 1000+ JPEG and 21 RAW files (10 frames less than 7D Mk II) in a single burst.
Canon 7D Mark II records Full HD video @ 60 frames per second Canon 6D limited to 30 frames per second, both supports high quality H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec format.
7D Mark II has 54 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
Other Advantages of Canon 7D Mark II:
Similarities between 7D Mark II and 6D: