Canon EOS 6D vs Pentax K-3 II

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Canon EOS 6D
Pentax K-3 II

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 3,000 pixels higher than the Pentax K-3 II (1,037,000 pixels).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon EOS 6D supports PictBridge, however the Pentax K-3 II does not support PictBridge.
1090.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a digital camera that takes 1090.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Pentax K-3 II only takes 720.00 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.

11 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 39632 by number of sales, but the Pentax K-3 II ranks No. 132464.
8 Reasons For
18% higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 24.35MP digital camera. That's 4.15MP higher than the Canon EOS 6D (24.35MP). 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.

4.11MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 24.71MP digital camera. That's 4.11MP more than the Canon EOS 6D (24.71MP).
Smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a closest focusing distance of 0.35m, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 0.7m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.35m larger).
27.00 auto focus points Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has 27.00 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 6D only has 11.00 auto focus points.
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 higher than the Canon EOS 6D (51,200).
Larger screen size Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a screen size of 3.2". That's 0.2" larger than the Canon EOS 6D (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.

Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.24x higher than the Canon EOS 6D (0.95x). 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.

Cheaper by £399
The Pentax K-3 II costs £420.00, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is £818.99.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
21% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.15MP lower than the Pentax K-3 II (24.35MP). 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.

4.11MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.6MP digital camera. That's 4.11MP less than the Pentax K-3 II (24.71MP).
0.35m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a closest focusing distance of 0.7m, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 0.35m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.35m smaller).
Only 11.00 auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has 11.00 auto focus points, however the Pentax K-3 II only has 27.00 auto focus points.
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 Pentax K-3 II (51,200).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a screen size of 3". That's 0.2" smaller than the Pentax K-3 II (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.

Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.24x lower than the Pentax K-3 II (0.95x). 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.

More expensive by £399
The Canon EOS 6D is £398.99 more expensive than the Pentax K-3 II.
Older by over one year
The Canon EOS 6D is 14 months older than the Pentax K-3 II.
5 Reasons Against
1% lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 3,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 6D (1,037,000 pixels).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-3 II does not support PictBridge, but the Canon EOS 6D supports PictBridge.
Only 720.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a digital camera that takes 720.00 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.

Not as many stockists
The Pentax K-3 II is only stocked by 9 shops, however the Canon EOS 6D is stocked by 20 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Less popular
The Pentax K-3 II is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 132464 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 39632.

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photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 24.35MP
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
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 6016 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
20.6MP 24.71MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 38
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.5mm
Focal Length Range
28 - 300 16 - 85
Lens
 Telephoto
 Telephoto
Lens Structure
22/16 16/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
77mm 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.7m 0.35m
BEST
Auto Focus Point
11 27
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
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
 Auto
 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
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV 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
 Auto
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 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
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x 0.95x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
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
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 INC
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 INC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 700g
Height
110mm 102.5mm
Depth
71.2mm 77.5mm
Width
144.5mm 131.5mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 488g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 94mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 78mm
Weight Including Battery
755g
BEST
785g

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 D-LI90
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,090 shots
BEST
720 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 -10 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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