Canon EOS 6D vs Sony ILCE-7

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Canon EOS 6D
Sony ILCE-7

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Significantly shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a flash sync-speed of 1s, but the Sony ILCE-7 is a 4s flash sync-speed digital camera (3s longer).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony ILCE-7 (921,600 pixels).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon EOS 6D supports PictBridge, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 does not.
1090.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 6D is 1090.00, but the Sony ILCE-7 only takes 270.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £61
The Canon EOS 6D costs £60.65 less than the Sony ILCE-7.
17 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon EOS 6D is 87% based on 49 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony ILCE-7 is 80% (based on 1 review).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 6D is 96% based on 827 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony ILCE-7 is 91% (based on 80 reviews).
7 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is only a 20.2MP digital camera (4.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, but the Canon EOS 6D is only a 20.6MP digital camera (4.1MP less).
82% lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 416g digital camera. That's 339g lighter than the Canon EOS 6D (416g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is 94.4mm tall, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 110.5mm tall digital camera (16.1mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 48.2mm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 71.2mm deep digital camera (23mm thicker).
17.6mm narrower Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 126.9mm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 144.5mm wide digital camera (17.6mm wider).
More popular
The Sony ILCE-7 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 17299 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 61572.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
4.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Sony ILCE-7 (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.6MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP less than the Sony ILCE-7 (24.7MP).
339g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a weight of 755g, but the Sony ILCE-7 is a 416g digital camera (339g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Canon EOS 6D is 110.5mm tall. That's 16.1mm taller than the Sony ILCE-7 (94.4mm).
33% thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 71.2mm deep digital camera. That's 23mm thicker than the Sony ILCE-7 (48.2mm).
17.6mm wider Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 144.5mm wide digital camera. That's 17.6mm wider than the Sony ILCE-7 (126.9mm).
Older by five months
The Canon EOS 6D is five months older than the Sony ILCE-7.
Less popular
The Canon EOS 6D is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 61572 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony ILCE-7 ranks No. 17299.
8 Reasons Against
75% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 4s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 3s longer than the Canon EOS 6D (4s).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels higher).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 does not support PictBridge, however the Canon EOS 6D supports PictBridge.
Eight hundred and twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony ILCE-7 is 270.00, but the Canon EOS 6D only takes 1090.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£61 more expensive
The Sony ILCE-7 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 6D by £60.65.
Less retailers
Only 6 sellers sells the Sony ILCE-7, whereas 23 shops sell the Canon EOS 6D. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Lower expert review Score
The Sony ILCE-7's average expert rating is 80%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 87% (based on 49 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Sony ILCE-7's average user rating is 91%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 96% (based on 827 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
alphr.com: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
gagadget.com: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
20.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 - 70
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Sony E
 Canon EF
 Sony E
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
BEST
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
1s
BEST
4s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Underwater
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Night landscape
 Sunset
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Night landscape
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 416g
BEST
Height
110.5mm 94.4mm
BEST
Depth
71.2mm 48.2mm
BEST
Width
144.5mm 126.9mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,090 shots
BEST
270 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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