Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7D Mark II vs 6D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from canonwatch.com, dpreview.com, techradar.com and imaging-resource.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 7D Mark II vs 6D

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

EOS 7D Mark II
1,082 ISO
EOS 6D
2,340 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 6D
290 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS 6D
59 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS 6D
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 6D
4.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 7D Mark II
670 photos
EOS 6D
980 photos

Features Key features of the EOS 7D Mark II  vs 6D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 6D
20.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 7D Mark II
51,200 ISO
EOS 6D
102,400 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

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

EOS 7D Mark II
16.8 microns
EOS 6D
41.0 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 7D Mark II  vs
6D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20 MP 20.9 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648 5720 x 3648
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 22.4 x 15 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.0x
Pixel size 16.8 microns 41.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
CR2
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 65 11
Cross type focus points 65 1
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 97%
Magnification 1x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.62x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 4.5 fps
Battery life 670 980
Continuous shooting
10 fps
4.5 fps
Focus lag 249 ms 290 ms
Shutter lag 52 ms 59 ms
Startup delay 500 ms 500 ms

video

EOS 7D Mark II  vs
6D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps (MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Hybrid detection Manual
Autofocus type Hybrid detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

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

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 149 x 112 x 78 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Thickness 78 mm 71 mm
Weight 910 g 770 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes Yes
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi None Yes
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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