Canon EOS 6D vs Sony ILCE-7

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Canon EOS 6D
Sony ILCE-7

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon EOS 6D is 30ss maximum shutter speed, but the Sony ILCE-7 is only a 0.25ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (29.75s shorter). Read more

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

Available from 5 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.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 49 expert reviews, the Canon EOS 6D has an average review score of 87%, however the Sony ILCE-7 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are better
Based on 827 user reviews, the Canon EOS 6D has an average review score of 96%, however the Sony ILCE-7 has an average rating of 91% (based on 80 reviews).
11 Reasons For
4.3MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera. That's 4.3MP higher than the Canon EOS 6D (24.3MPMP). 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 Sony ILCE-7 is a 24.7MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP more than the Canon EOS 6D (24.7MPMP).
117 auto focus points Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 117 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D only has 11 auto focus points.
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 50 smaller than the Canon EOS 6D (50).
1% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 0.030000000000001fps higher than the Canon EOS 6D (30fpsfps).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 6D (921,600 pixels pixels).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a weight of 416gg, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 755gg digital camera (339g 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.

Thinner Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 48.2mmmm deep digital camera. That's 23mm thinner than the Canon EOS 6D (48.2mmmm).
17.6mm narrower Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 126.9mmmm wide digital camera. That's 17.6mm narrower than the Canon EOS 6D (126.9mmmm).
340 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony ILCE-7 is 340 shots, but the Canon EOS 6D only takes 1,090 shots shot 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.

Cheaper by $150
The Sony ILCE-7 costs $150.01 less than the Canon EOS 6D.

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
4.3MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a megapixel count of 20MPMP, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera (4.3MP 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a total megapixel count of 20.6MPMP, but the Sony ILCE-7 is a 24.7MPMP digital camera (4.1MP more).
One hundred and six less auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is an 11 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 only has 117 auto focus points.
50 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Sony ILCE-7 is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 smaller).
0.030000000000001fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a JPEG frame rate of 29.97fpsfps, but the Sony ILCE-7 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (0.030000000000001fps higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, but the Sony ILCE-7 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
45% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 755gg digital camera. That's 339g heavier than the Sony ILCE-7 (416gg). 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.

A lot thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 71.2mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 is a 48.2mmmm deep digital camera (23mm thinner).
17.6mm wider Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 144.5mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 is a 126.9mmmm wide digital camera (17.6mm narrower).
Three hundred and thirty-nine less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 6D is 1,090 shots, but the Sony ILCE-7 only takes 340 shots 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.

$150 more expensive
The Canon EOS 6D is more expensive than the Sony ILCE-7 by $150.01.
Over one year older
The Canon EOS 6D is older than the Sony ILCE-7 by 14 months.
4 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is only 0.25ss maximum shutter speed. That's 29.75s shorter than the Canon EOS 6D (0.25ss). Read more

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

Less retailers
The Sony ILCE-7 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is stocked by 6 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony ILCE-7's average expert score is 80%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 87% (based on 49 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony ILCE-7's average user score is 91%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 96% (based on 827 reviews).

Awards

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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
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.8 x 23.9 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
20.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
8x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
105mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
24 - 105 28 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
40mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
18/13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Sony E
 Canon EF
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3
Auto Focus Point
11 117
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
 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
 80
 100
 160
 800
 1600
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 64
 200
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 100
 160
 800
 1600
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 64
 200
 400
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 50
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
0.25s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 4s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash Metering Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
29.97fps 30fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 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 and 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
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 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 Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x 0.71x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Ecurity Algorithm
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 3
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Single image
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 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
BEST
94.4mm
Depth
71.2mm 48.2mm
BEST
Width
144.5mm 126.9mm
BEST
Lens Weight
670g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
107mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
83.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
755g 474g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,090 shots 340 shots
BEST
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 32 - 104

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
BEST

Networking

Networking Feature
WLAN Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Interface
USB 2.0,HDMI mini output,Video output,External microphone (Stereo mini jack) Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
110.5 x 71.2 x 144.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Compression
IPB, ALL-I Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7,Mac OS X 10.6-10.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30-1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Memory Capacity
29m. 59s. Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Point Auto Focus (AF)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Recording Format
MOV, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, LinearPCM Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500K
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.3MP
Video Compression Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Continuous Shooting
4.5 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life
Approx. 1090 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Resolution: 1040K dots,170° wide-angle viewing,Adjustable brightness,Dual Anti-reflection coating,Approx. 100% frame coverage Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TTL
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 pixels
Audio Recording Format
 PCM
 PCM
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