Canon EOS 6D vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Sep 17, 2012
Sep 17, 2008
 
Body: $2,099.00/£1,799; with 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $2899/£2,519
 
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy, polycarbonate top plate
 
 
5472 x 3648
5616 x 3744
3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
4080 x 2720, 2784 x 1856, 5616 x 3744, 3861 x 2574, 2784 x 1856
3:2
3:2
20 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
22 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 5+
Digic 4
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
RGB Color Filter Array
 
 
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option
50
50
102400
25600
6
6
Yes
Yes (1)
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3), RAW: RAW (5472 x 3648), M RAW (4104 x 2736), S RAW (2736 x 1824) (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
by optional dedicated Speedlite
 
 
No
Yes
Yes
11
9
Canon EF
Canon EF
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
1,040,000
920,000
No
No
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
97%
98%
0.71×
0.71×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes (Hot shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
1/180 sec
 
4.5 fps
3.9 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
H.264
H.264
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
 
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI Mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Built-In
 
 
(Optional)
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (N3 connector)
 
Yes (Splash and dust resistant)
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
1090
850
770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8)
152 x 114 x 75 mm (5.98 x 4.49 x 2.95)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
Built-in
None
Image tagging and tracking modes