Canon EOS 6D vs Nikon D610

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Canon EOS 6D
Nikon D610

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A bit shorter Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 110mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D610 is a 113mm tall digital camera (3mm taller).
16% thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a depth of 71.2mm, however the Nikon D610 is an 82mm deep digital camera (10.8mm thicker).
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 49 reviews, the Canon EOS 6D has an average expert review score of 87%, but the Nikon D610 has an average rating of 85% (based on 66 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 827 reviews, the Canon EOS 6D has an average user review score of 96%, but the Nikon D610 has an average rating of 94% (based on 514 reviews).
8 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D610 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 Nikon D610 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, but the Canon EOS 6D is only a 20.6MP digital camera (4.1MP less).
Slightly larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D610 is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas 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.

3.5mm narrower Edit
The Nikon D610 is a 141mm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 144.5mm wide digital camera (3.5mm wider).
£55 cheaper
The Nikon D610 costs £55 less than the Canon EOS 6D.
Available from 10 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Nikon D610 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 22881 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 65647.
Two more awards
The Nikon D610 has 12 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 6D has 10 awards.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
21% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, however the Nikon D610 is a 24.3MP digital camera (4.1MP higher). 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.

4.1MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a total megapixel count of 20.6MP, whereas the Nikon D610 is a 24.7MP digital camera (4.1MP more).
A little smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a screen size of 3", however the Nikon D610 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). 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.

3.5mm wider Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a width of 144.5mm, however the Nikon D610 is a 141mm wide digital camera (3.5mm narrower).
£55 more expensive
The Canon EOS 6D is more expensive than the Nikon D610 by £55.
Not as many stockists
Only 23 retailers sells the Canon EOS 6D, however 33 shops sell the Nikon D610. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 65647 by sales volume, but the Nikon D610 ranks No. 22881.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 6D has received 10 awards, the Nikon D610 has received 12 awards.
5 Reasons Against
A little taller Edit
Nikon D610 is 113mm tall, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 110mm tall digital camera (3mm shorter).
10.8mm thicker Edit
The Nikon D610 is an 82mm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 71.2mm deep digital camera (10.8mm thinner).
Five months older
The Nikon D610 is older than the Canon EOS 6D by five months.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D610's average expert rating is 85%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 87% (based on 49 reviews).
A bit Lower user review Score
The Nikon D610's average user rating is 94%, 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
12 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

31 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 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
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 6016 x 4016
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
20.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
BEST
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
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
 Flash off
 Auto
 Flash off
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
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
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock
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

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
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
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
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
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

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
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 850g
Height
110mm
BEST
113mm
Depth
71.2mm
BEST
82mm
Width
144.5mm 141mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
755g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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