Canon EOS 6D vs. Canon EOS 7D vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Sep 17, 2012
Sep 1, 2009
Sep 17, 2008
Mar 2, 2012
 
Body: $2,099.00/£1,799; with 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $2899/£2,519
 
 
Body only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy, polycarbonate top plate
 
 
Magnesium alloy
 
5472 x 3648
5184 x 3456
5616 x 3744
5760 x 3840
3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
5184 x 3456, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
4080 x 2720, 2784 x 1856, 5616 x 3744, 3861 x 2574, 2784 x 1856
3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
3:2
3:2
3:2
3:2
20 megapixels
18 megapixels
21 megapixels
22 megapixels
21 megapixels
19 megapixels
22 megapixels
23 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 5+
Dual Digic 4
Digic 4
Digic 5+
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
sRGB,Adobe RGB
RGB Color Filter Array
Primary Color Filter
 
RGB Color Filter Array
 
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
50
 
50
50
102400
12800
25600
102400
6
6
6
6
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
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)
 
 
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
  • RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
 
  • 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
  • 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
 
 
by optional dedicated Speedlite
 
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
19
9
61
Canon EF
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF
Canon EF
1×
1.6×
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
3.2
1,040,000
920,000
920,000
1,040,000
No
No
No
No
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
97%
100%
98%
100%
0.71×
1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
0.71×
0.71×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
 
 
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
No
Yes (Pop-up)
No
No
 
12.00 m
 
 
Yes (Hot shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
 
 
1/180 sec
 
 
1/200 sec
4.5 fps
8.0 fps
3.9 fps
6.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 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)
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, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
H.264
H.264
H.264
H.264
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
 
 
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
None
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive
Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
None
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI Mini)
Yes
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
 
No
Yes
Built-In
 
 
Optional
 
 
(Optional)
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
 
Yes (Splash and dust resistant)
Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
1090
800
850
950
770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8)
148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91)
152 x 114 x 75 mm (5.98 x 4.49 x 2.95)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
Built-in
Optional
None
Optional
Image tagging and tracking modes
GP-E2
 
With optional GP-E2 unit