Canon EOS 6D vs Nikon D810A

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Canon EOS 6D
Nikon D810A

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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 22 smaller than the Nikon D810A (unknown).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a maximum focal length of 105mm, however the Nikon D810A is only a unknownmm maximum focal length digital camera (105mm shorter).
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 smaller than the Nikon D810A (200).
Vastly higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Nikon D810A (unknownfps).
2% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.01x higher than the Nikon D810A (0.7x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

10x higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 10x higher than the Nikon D810A (unknownx).
17% lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a weight of 755g, however the Nikon D810A is an 880g digital camera (125g heavier). 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.

12% shorter Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a height of 110.5mm. That's 12.5mm shorter than the Nikon D810A (123mm).
Thinner Edit
Canon EOS 6D is 71.2mm deep. That's 10.3mm thinner than the Nikon D810A (81.5mm).
Narrower Edit
Canon EOS 6D is 144.5mm wide. That's 1.5mm narrower than the Nikon D810A (146mm).
Vastly bigger battery capacity Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a battery capacity of 1,800mAh. That's 1,800mAh bigger than the Nikon D810A (unknownmAh).
Cheaper by £2,080
The Canon EOS 6D is £2,080.01 cheaper than the Nikon D810A.
15 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 54313 by number of sales, whereas the Nikon D810A ranks No. 1052900.
9 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810A has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, however the Canon EOS 6D is only a 20.2MP digital camera (16.1MP 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.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810A has a total megapixel count of 37.09MP, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is only a 20.6MP digital camera (16.49MP less).
Fourty more auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D810A has 51.00 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 6D only has 11.00 auto focus points.
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810A has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, but the Canon EOS 6D is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
0.2" larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D810A has a screen size of 3.2", however the Canon EOS 6D is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

189,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D810A has a display resolution of 1,229,000 pixels, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is only a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (189,000 pixels lower).
One hundred and ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D810A is a digital camera that takes 1200.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

Expert reviews are a little better
The Nikon D810A has an average expert review score of 91% based on 5 reviews, but the Canon EOS 6D has an average rating of 87% (based on 49 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
The Nikon D810A has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, but the Canon EOS 6D has an average rating of 96% (based on 868 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 16.1MP lower than the Nikon D810A (36.3MP). 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 16.49MP less than the Nikon D810A (37.09MP).
Only 11.00 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 6D is 11.00, but the Nikon D810A only has 51.00 auto focus points.
25,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 lower than the Nikon D810A (51,200).
7% smaller screen size Edit
Canon EOS 6D is only 3" screen. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D810A (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

19% lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 189,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D810A (1,229,000 pixels).
Only 1090.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 6D takes 1090.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon D810A only takes 1200.00 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.

Older by over two years
The Canon EOS 6D is two years older than the Nikon D810A.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon EOS 6D is 87%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D810A is 91% (based on 5 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The average user rating of the Canon EOS 6D is 96%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D810A is 100% (based on 1 review).
9 Reasons Against
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810A has a minimum ISO speed of 200, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
0.01x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D810A has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.01x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

125g heavier Edit
The Nikon D810A is an 880g digital camera. That's 125g heavier than the Canon EOS 6D (880g). 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.

12.5mm taller Edit
The Nikon D810A is a 123mm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 110.5mm tall digital camera (12.5mm shorter).
13% thicker Edit
The Nikon D810A has a depth of 81.5mm, however the Canon EOS 6D is a 71.2mm deep digital camera (10.3mm thinner).
A bit wider Edit
The Nikon D810A has a width of 146mm, however the Canon EOS 6D is a 144.5mm wide digital camera (1.5mm narrower).
£2,080 more expensive
The Nikon D810A is more expensive than the Canon EOS 6D by £2,080.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 10 shops sells the Nikon D810A, however 25 sellers sell the Canon EOS 6D. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Nikon D810A ranks No. 1052900 by sales volume, but the Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 54313.

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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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 3600 x 2400
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
20.6MP 37.09MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
105mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
24 - 70 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
40mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
15/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.38m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
11 51
BEST
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
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
200
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
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
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
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)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Ecurity Algorithm
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17mm
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
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
BEST
880g
Height
110.5mm
BEST
123mm
Depth
71.2mm
BEST
81.5mm
Width
144.5mm
BEST
146mm
Lens Weight
600g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
93mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
83.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
755g
BEST
980g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 EN-EL15
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,090 shots 1,200 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
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

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Networking Feature
WLAN Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 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
Interface
USB 2.0,HDMI mini output,Video output,External microphone (Stereo mini jack) Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
110.5 x 71.2 x 144.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Compression
IPB, ALL-I Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7,Mac OS X 10.6-10.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30-1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Memory Capacity
29m. 59s. Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Point Auto Focus (AF)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connector
 USB 2.0 connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Viewfinder
 Optical viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Recording Format
MOV, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, LinearPCM Unknown - Click to provide data
Rotating
 Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Tilting
 Display tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Continuous Shooting
4.5 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life
Approx. 1090 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
View On TV
 View on TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Resolution: 1040K dots,170° wide-angle viewing,Adjustable brightness,Dual Anti-reflection coating,Approx. 100% frame coverage Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Format
 PCM
 PCM
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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