Canon EOS 6D vs Nikon D500

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Canon EOS 6D
Nikon D500

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a minimum aperture of 1, whereas the Nikon D500 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1.8 larger).
One more diaphragm blades Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has eight diaphragm blades, however the Nikon D500 only has seven diaphragm blades.
A little lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a weight of 755gg, however the Nikon D500 is a 760gg digital camera (5g 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 $141
The Canon EOS 6D is $140.95 cheaper than the Nikon D500.
Better user reviews
Based on 827 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon EOS 6D is 96%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D500 is 87% (based on 3 reviews).
12 Reasons For
0.96MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 has a total megapixel count of 21.56MPMP, but the Canon EOS 6D is only a 20.6MPMP digital camera (0.96MP less).
10 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D500 has a maximum aperture of 32, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (10 bigger).
One hundred and fourty-two more auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 153 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D only has 11 auto focus points.
26 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D500 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, however the Canon EOS 6D is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 lower).
One more memory slot Edit
The Nikon D500 is a two memory slot digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D only has one memory slot.
A little larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D500 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.

1 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D500 has a display resolution of 2,359,000 pixels pixels, but the Canon EOS 6D is only a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (1 pixels lower).
A lot higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D500 has a lens magnification ratio of 1xx, however the Canon EOS 6D is only a 0.71xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.29x lower). 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.

40% lighter lens weight Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 480gg lens weight digital camera. That's 190g lighter than the Canon EOS 6D (480gg).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D500 is an 80mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 3.5mm smaller than the Canon EOS 6D (80mmmm).
Zero more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon D500 is 1,240 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.

Available from 16 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.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
5% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.6MPMP digital camera. That's 0.96MP less than the Nikon D500 (21.56MPMP).
46% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 10 bigger than the Nikon D500 (32).
Only 11 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 6D is 11, but the Nikon D500 only has 153 auto focus points.
Significantly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 26 lower than the Nikon D500 (51,200).
Only one memory slot Edit
The number of memory slots on the Canon EOS 6D is one, but the Nikon D500 only has two memory slots.
Smaller screen size Edit
Canon EOS 6D is only 3"" screen. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D500 (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.

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1 pixels lower than the Nikon D500 (2,359,000 pixels pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 0.71xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.29x lower than the Nikon D500 (1xx). 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.

A lot heavier lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a lens weight of 670gg, however the Nikon D500 is a 480gg lens weight digital camera (190g lighter).
3.5mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a lens diameter of 83.5mmmm, whereas the Nikon D500 is an 80mmmm lens diameter digital camera (3.5mm smaller).
Only 1,090 shots shot per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 6D takes 1,090 shots shot per battery charge, however the Nikon D500 only takes 1,240 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.

Fewer sellers
The Canon EOS 6D is only stocked by 5 sellers, but the Nikon D500 is stocked by 21 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over three years
The Canon EOS 6D is three years older than the Nikon D500.
5 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.8 larger than the Canon EOS 6D (2.8).
Only seven diaphragm blades Edit
The number of diaphragm blades on the Nikon D500 is seven, but the Canon EOS 6D only has eight diaphragm blades.
1% heavier Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 760gg digital camera. That's 5g heavier than the Canon EOS 6D (760gg). 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.

$141 more expensive
The Nikon D500 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 6D by $140.95.
Lower user review Score
The Nikon D500's average user rating is 87%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 96% (based on 827 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20MP
BEST
20.9MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 2784 x 1856
BEST
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 2784 x 1856
Maximum Image Resolution
 5568 x 3712
 5568 x 3712
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.8 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
20.6MP 21.56MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22 32
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length
105mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
24 - 105 16 - 80
Fixed Focal Length
40mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
18/13 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
8
BEST
7
Filter Size
77mm 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
11 153
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
 200
 51200
 80
 100
 160
 800
 1600
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 200
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
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 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
29.97fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
Memory Slot
1 2
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 2,359,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x 1x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Ecurity Algorithm
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP
 WEP
 WPA
 WPA2
 TKIP
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 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
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 16mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
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
BEST
760g
Height
110.5mm 115mm
Depth
71.2mm 81mm
Width
144.5mm 147mm
Lens Weight
670g 480g
BEST
Lens Length
107mm
BEST
85.5mm
Lens Diameter
83.5mm 80mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
755g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 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 1,240 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 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Recording Format
MOV, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, LinearPCM Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4

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
Audio Recording Format
 PCM
 PCM
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