Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A7 vs 6D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Sony A7
10.0
EOS 6D
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Sony A7
7.9
EOS 6D
6.3
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Sony A7
8.1
EOS 6D
8.2
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Sony A7
9.2
EOS 6D
9.3
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, imaging-resource.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Sony A7
9.2
EOS 6D
9.0

Winner
Sony A7 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony A7  based on its image quality and focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Sony A7 vs EOS 6D

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

Sony A7
2,449 ISO
EOS 6D
2,340 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Sony A7
221 ms
EOS 6D
290 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Sony A7
53 ms
EOS 6D
59 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Sony A7
1,700 ms
EOS 6D
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Sony A7
5 fps
EOS 6D
4.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Sony A7
340 photos
EOS 6D
980 photos

Features Key features of the Sony A7  vs EOS 6D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Sony A7
24 MP
EOS 6D
20.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Sony A7
25,600 ISO
EOS 6D
102,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Sony A7
117
EOS 6D
11

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

Sony A7
3"
EOS 6D
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Sony A7
0.71x
EOS 6D
0.71x

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

Sony A7
35.7 microns
EOS 6D
41.0 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Sony A7  vs EOS 6D 

8.0
8.3
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
8.0

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Sony A7  vs
EOS 6D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 20.9 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5720 x 3648
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.8 x 23.9 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 35.7 microns 41.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
CR2
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 117 11
Cross type focus points 25 1
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 97%
Magnification 0.71x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 4.5 fps
Battery life 340 980
Continuous shooting
5 fps
4.5 fps
Focus lag 221 ms 290 ms
Shutter lag 53 ms 59 ms
Startup delay 1,700 ms 500 ms

video

Sony A7  vs
EOS 6D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 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 Phase detection Manual
Autofocus type Phase detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 127 x 94 x 48 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Thickness 48 mm 71 mm
Weight 417 g 770 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No Yes
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 Yes
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Sony A7
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