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Canon EOS 6D vs Pentax K-3 II

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

4 Reasons For
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Pentax K-3 II does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
1% higher display resolution (numeric) 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).
1090.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a digital camera that takes 1090.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Pentax K-3 II only takes 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

13 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
5 Reasons For
18% higher megapixel 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.

43% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a maximum aperture number of 38. That's 16 smaller than the Canon EOS 6D (38).
339x smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a closest focusing distance of 0.25m, but the Canon EOS 6D is an 85m closest focusing distance digital camera (84.75m larger).
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a display diagonal 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.

Cheaper by £159
The Pentax K-3 II costs £699.00, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is £857.99.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
21% lower megapixel 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.

73% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a maximum aperture number of 22. That's 16 bigger than the Pentax K-3 II (38).
Larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a closest focusing distance of 85m, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera (84.75m smaller).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a display diagonal 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.

More expensive by £159
The Canon EOS 6D is £158.99 more expensive than the Pentax K-3 II.
Older by nine months
The Canon EOS 6D is nine months older than the Pentax K-3 II.
3 Reasons Against
1% lower display resolution (numeric) 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).
Only 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a digital camera that takes 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon EOS 6D only takes 1090.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 11 stores, however the Canon EOS 6D is stocked by 24 shops. 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 24.35MP
BEST
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
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
20.6MP 24.71MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Metal

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22 38
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 207mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.5mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24 - 105 16 - 85
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Canon EF
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
Diaphragm Blade
8
BEST
7
Filter Size
77mm 72mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
85m 0.25m
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 27
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
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
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 (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
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
 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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD 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
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 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@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
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
 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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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 (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
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
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 INC
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 INC
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 700g
Height
110mm 102.5mm
Depth
71.2mm 77.5mm
Width
144.5mm 131.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
755g
BEST
785g

Battery

Power Source Type
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 D-LI90
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,090 shots
BEST
720 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 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 -10 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability

Technical Details

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