Cam1 vs Cam2

Canon EOS 6D vs. Nikon D5

It's never been easier to decide which camera is the best choice for you. Below, we'll look at more specs than you can shake a stick at.

Canon EOS 6D

Resolution:
20 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
9/17/2012
LCD Movement:
Fixed
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View


Autofocus Light?:
by optional dedicated Speedlite
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life:
1090
Type:
Mid-size SLR
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
RGB Color Filter Array
Continuous Drive:
4.5 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes
Dimensions:
145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
20 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes (Splash and dust resistant)
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (Hot shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash Range:
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
H.264
GPS:
Built-in
HDMI:
Yes (HDMI Mini)
ISO:
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
5472 x 3648
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
Mono
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
11
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Digic 5+
Remote Control?:
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Screen Dots:
1040
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
Clear View II TFT LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Photo Detectors:
21 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Yes (by cable and PC)
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentaprism)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
White Balance Presets:
6
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B009B0MZ8U B009B0MZG2
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
102400
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy, polycarbonate top plate
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
Body: $2,099.00/ยฃ1,799; with 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $2899/ยฃ2,519
AE Bracketing:
+/-3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
1/180 sec
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Canon EF

Nikon D5

Resolution:
21 megapixels
Screen Size:
3.2" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
1/5/2016
LCD Movement:
Fixed
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
No
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
EN-EL18a lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life:
3780
Type:
Large SLR
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
14.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (6 slots)
Dimensions:
160 x 159 x 92 mm (6.3 x 6.26 x 3.62")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
21 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (via hot shoe and flash sync port)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash Range:
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, H.264
GPS:
Optional
HDMI:
Yes (mini-HDMI)
ISO:
Auto, 100-102400 (expandable to 50-3280000)
Aspect Ratio(s):
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, normal, basic
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Maximum Resolution:
5588 x 3712
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
153
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
EXPEED 5
Remote Control?:
Yes (wired, wireless, smartphone)
Screen Dots:
2359
Screen Size:
3.2"
Screen Type:
TFT LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs)
Photo Detectors:
21 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
Dual CompactFlash or dual XQD
Subject / Scene Modes:
No
Timelapse Recording:
Yes
Touch Screen?:
Yes
USB:
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
1.5X crop mode with DX lenses
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentaprism)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
1415 g (3.12 lb / 49.91 oz)
White Balance Presets:
12
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Highlight-weighted
ASIN(s):
B01A7Q0DVM
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
3280000
Wireless:
Optional
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
Yes
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
$6499/ยฃ5729
AE Bracketing:
+/-5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
1/250 sec
Wireless:
Requires WT-5A or WT-6A
Lens Mount:
Nikon F