Canon EOS 6D vs Nikon D810A

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Canon EOS 6D
Nikon D810A

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Vastly smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 100 smaller than the Nikon D810A (200).
2% higher magnification 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.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a GPS (satellite), but the Nikon D810A 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.

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.

Cheaper by £2,080
The Canon EOS 6D is £2,080 cheaper than the Nikon D810A.
14 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.
9 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D810A has a megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon D810A has a total megapixels of 37.09MP, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is only a 20.6MP digital camera (16.49MP less).
Fourty more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D810A has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Canon EOS 6D only has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon D810A is 51,200 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon EOS 6D is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
0.2" larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D810A has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D810A is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D810A is a digital camera that takes 1200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas 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.

Expert reviews are 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 85% (based on 65 reviews).
User reviews are 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 95% (based on 810 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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 megapixels 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 (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Canon EOS 6D is 11.00, but the Nikon D810A only has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
25,600 lower ISO sensitivity (max) 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 display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 189,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D810A (1,229,000 pixels).
Only 1090.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 6D takes 1090.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon D810A only takes 1200.00 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.

Older by eight months
The Canon EOS 6D is eight months older than the Nikon D810A.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon EOS 6D is 85%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D810A is 91% (based on 5 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Canon EOS 6D is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D810A is 100% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
A lot bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon D810A is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
0.01x lower magnification Edit
Nikon D810A is only 0.7x lens magnification ratio, 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.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D810A does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Canon EOS 6D has 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.

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.

£2,080 more expensive
The Nikon D810A is more expensive than the Canon EOS 6D by £2,080.
Not as many stockists
Only 7 stores sells the Nikon D810A, however 21 retailers 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 36.3MP
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
 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
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
20.6MP 37.09MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

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
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
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
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.38m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 51
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
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
200
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.71x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Security Algorithms
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
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
 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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 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 (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17mm
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
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
BEST
880g
Height
110.5mm 123mm
Depth
71.2mm 81.5mm
Width
144.5mm 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 EN-EL15
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Built-in flash
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

Technical Details

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