Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 6D vs 650D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS 6D
9.8
EOS 650D
8.4
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS 6D
6.4
EOS 650D
7.0
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 6D
8.2
EOS 650D
8.1
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

EOS 6D
9.3
EOS 650D
9.2
Reviews from canonwatch.com, 1001noisycameras.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

EOS 6D
9.0
EOS 650D
8.6

Winner
Canon EOS 6D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 6D  based on its image quality, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 6D vs 650D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 6D
2,340 ISO
EOS 650D
722 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

EOS 6D
2,800 LPH
EOS 650D
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 6D
290 ms
EOS 650D
269 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS 6D
59 ms
EOS 650D
74 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS 6D
500 ms
EOS 650D
700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 6D
4.5 fps
EOS 650D
5 fps

Features Key features of the EOS 6D  vs 650D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 6D
20.9 MP
EOS 650D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 6D
102,400 ISO
EOS 650D
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 6D
0.71x
EOS 650D
0.53x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 6D
41.0 microns
EOS 650D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS 6D  vs 650D 

8.3
7.7
Set to its 'silent' drive mode the 6D is also wonderfully quiet and discreet - great if you don't want to draw attention to yourself while shooting.
EOS 6D

9.0
9.0
We would have liked to have seen an articulated LCD screen for easier composition, and the auto-focus system for movies is still decidedly clunky when compared to mirrorless cameras, but otherwise the 6D handles both stills and video with aplomb.
EOS 6D

8.0
8.0
When shooting in Raw, you have the choice of shooting in full resolution (i.e. 5472x3648 pixels), along with M-Raw (3468x2432 pixels) and S-Raw (2736x1824 pixels).
EOS 6D

8.0
9.0
With its touchscreen, Hybrid AF and other user-friendly functions, the Canon 650D transforms the way you use a camera and how you take pictures.
EOS 650D

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 6D  vs
650D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20.9 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 5720 x 3648 5184 x 3456
Size Full frame APS-C
Area 35.8 x 23.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.6x
Pixel size 41.0 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
CR2
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,800 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,800 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 9
Cross type focus points 1 9
Supports continuous Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 145 x 111 x 71 mm 133.1 x 99.8 x 78.8 mm
Thickness 71 mm 78.8 mm
Weight 770 g 575 g
Is weather sealed Yes No

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

EOS 6D  vs
650D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Manual Contrast detection
Autofocus type N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous N/A Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentamirror
Coverage 97% 95%
Magnification 0.71x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.53x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4.5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 980 440
Continuous shooting
5 fps @ 5184 x 3456, JPEG, 22 shots
5 fps @ 5184 x 3456, RAW, 6 shots
4.5 fps
Focus lag 290 ms 269 ms
Shutter lag 59 ms 74 ms
Startup delay 500 ms 700 ms
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