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
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Canon EOS 6D is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 29.75s longer than the Sony ILCE-7 (0.25s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon EOS 6D is 1,040,000 pixels display resolution. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony ILCE-7 (921,600 pixels).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Sony ILCE-7 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

1090.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon EOS 6D is 1090.00, but the Sony ILCE-7 only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 £176
The Canon EOS 6D costs £176.21 less than the Sony ILCE-7.
16 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 85% based on 65 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony ILCE-7 is 80% (based on 1 review).
A little better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 6D is 95% based on 810 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony ILCE-7 is 91% (based on 80 reviews).
8 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a total megapixels of 24.7MP, but the Canon EOS 6D is only a 20.6MP digital camera (4.1MP less).
One hundred and six more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 117.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D only has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is 50 minimum ISO speed, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 bigger).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Canon EOS 6D does not.
Touchscreen Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a touchscreen, however the Canon EOS 6D does not have a touchscreen.
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.

More popular
The Sony ILCE-7 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2986 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 35703.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
4.1MP lower megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.6MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP less than the Sony ILCE-7 (24.7MP).
Only 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is an 11.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 only has 117.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Canon EOS 6D is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 50 bigger than the Sony ILCE-7 (50).
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon EOS 6D does not have a vari-angle LCD display, however the Sony ILCE-7 does.
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Canon EOS 6D does not have a touchscreen, but the Sony ILCE-7 has a touchscreen.
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.

Less popular
The Canon EOS 6D is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 35703 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony ILCE-7 ranks No. 2986.
9 Reasons Against
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is only 0.25s maximum shutter speed, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (29.75s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is only 921,600 pixels display resolution, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels higher).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Canon EOS 6D does. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Seven hundred and fifty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony ILCE-7 is 340.00, but the Canon EOS 6D only takes 1090.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

£176 more expensive
The Sony ILCE-7 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 6D by £176.21.
Less retailers
Only 5 retailers sells the Sony ILCE-7, whereas 21 stores 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.
Eight months older
The Sony ILCE-7 is older than the Canon EOS 6D by eight months.
Lower expert review Score
The Sony ILCE-7's average expert rating is 80%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 85% (based on 65 reviews).
A bit Lower user review Score
The Sony ILCE-7's average user rating is 91%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 95% (based on 810 reviews).

Awards

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Akam.no: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
20.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
105mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24 - 70 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Sony E
 Canon EF
 Sony E
Number of Diaphragm Blades
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.38m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 117
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 50
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
0.25s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
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
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Flash Metering Modes
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1440x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1440x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Magnification
0.71x 0.71x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Security Algorithms
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Underwater
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Underwater
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 3
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
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
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
71.2mm 48.2mm
Width
144.5mm 126.9mm
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 474g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E6 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,090 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Cables Included
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Networking Features
WLAN Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Compression
IPB, ALL-I Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
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
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
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 Formats
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Flash Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TTL
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