Canon EOS 6D vs. Nikon D610 vs. Pentax K-1 vs. Sony a7 vs. Sony a7R

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Sep 17, 2012
Oct 8, 2013
Feb 17, 2016
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
 
Body: $2,099.00/£1,799; with 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $2899/£2,519
$1999/£1799.99/€2499.99 (body only), $2599/£2299.99/€2499 (with 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 lens)
$1799/£1599 (body only)
$1699.99 / £1299 (body only), $1999.99 / £1549 (with 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 lens)
$2299.99 / £1699 (body only)
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Magnesium alloy, polycarbonate top plate
Magnesium alloy top and rear, polycarbonate front-plate
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
5472 x 3648
6016 x 4016
7360 x 4912
6000 x 4000
7360 x 4912
3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
4512 x 3008, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 1688, 2944 x 1968
 
6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000
7360 x 4144, 4800 x 3200, 4800 x 2704, 3680 x 2072, 2400 x 1600
3:2
3:2
3:2
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
24 megapixels
36 megapixels
24 megapixels
36 megapixels
21 megapixels
25 megapixels
37 megapixels
25 megapixels
37 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
 
 
 
 
No optical low-pass filter
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 5+
Expeed 3
PRIME IV
Bionz X
Bionz X
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
RGB Color Filter Array
Primary Color Filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
Auto, 100-204800
100-25600
100-25600
50
50
 
50
50
102400
25600
 
 
 
6
12
8
10
10
Yes
Yes (4)
Yes (3 slots)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Sensor-shift
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Best, better, good
Extra fine, fine, standard
Extra fine, fine, standard
  • 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)
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • JPEG
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (PEF/DNG)
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
 
 
 
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
by optional dedicated Speedlite
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
 
Yes (4)
Yes (4)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
39
33
117
25
Canon EF
Nikon F
Pentax KAF4
Sony E
Sony E
1×
1×
1×
 
 
 
Fixed
Fixed
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
3
3.2
3.2
3
3
1,040,000
921,000
1,037,000
1,230,000
1,230,000
No
No
No
No
No
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD
Xtra Fine LCD
Xtra Fine LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Electronic
Electronic
97%
100%
100%
100%
100%
0.71×
0.7×
0.7×
0.71×
0.71×
 
 
 
2,359,000
2,359,000
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 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
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
 
  • Program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture and shutter priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
 
 
 
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
No
Yes (Pop-up)
No
No
No
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
 
 
Yes (Hot shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
 
 
1/180 sec
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
 
 
 
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Mirror-up [Mup]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer
  • Single Frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Remote Control, Bracketing, Mirror- up, Multi-Exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record, Star Stream
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
4.5 fps
6.0 fps
4.4 fps
5.0 fps
4.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes
Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (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)
(2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
 
Yes
Yes
 
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, 30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
 
 
headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter
headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
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 (Mini Type C)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-In
Optional
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
 
Wu-1b mobile adapter
802.11b/g/n
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Yes (wired)
Yes (wired)
 
Yes (Splash and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
D-LI90 lithium-ion battery & charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
1090
900
760
340
340
770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
1010 g (2.23 lb / 35.63 oz)
474 g (1.04 lb / 16.72 oz)
465 g (1.03 lb / 16.40 oz)
145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8)
141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23)
137 x 110 x 86 mm (5.39 x 4.33 x 3.39)
127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)
127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes
Yes (Still or video)
No
No
Built-in
Optional
Built-in
None
None
Image tagging and tracking modes
GP-1