Canon 6D Mark II vs Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 6D Mark II vs Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 6D Mark II vs Canon 5D Mark III – You may have questions like ” what if I put my savings on 5D Mark III”? Or is Canon 6D Mark II a more advanced camera than Canon 5D Mark III”? OR ” or which one will be the camera that delivers me the outstanding image quality and superior in overall imaging performance”?

The questions are genuine. However, There are numbers of photographers who must go with Canon 6D Mark II since it is new, but Canon 5D MARK iii is an older camera that is still sharp in imaging performance. Now let’s go in details about the two cameras to see which one is getting the upper hand.

Feature/Models Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Megapixel 26.2 megapixels
22.3 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Image processor Digic 7
Digic 5+
Low pass Filter No No
AF system Contrast detect+ Phase detect Contrast Detect+ Phase detect
AF points 45 61
ISO 50-102400 50-102400
Shutter speed
1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilization 5-axis (Video section)  No
Continuous shooting speed  6.5fps 6 fps
Video Full HD@60fps 1080p @ 30 fps
Display 3″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in Optional
Environmentally sealed yes yes
Battery life 950 shots
Weight 765g 950 g
Size 144 x 110.5 x 74.8 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Price  $1119

Image quality

You can see the best point to write anything about 6D Mark II’s image quality is that the camera implements DPAF (Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor) that clearly indicates fast focusing of the subjects performance. Other than, 6D Mark II employs maximum number of effective pixels 26.2 to give you large prints. We expect Canon 6D Mark II is outrageously better than Canon 5D Mark III in terms of image quality since it comes with new sensor, new image processor (Digic 7) and moreover effective pixels.

AF system

Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DPAF) system in Canon 6D mark II creates magic that boasts the focusing performance of the camera to the next level can deliver fast and accurate AF. Unfortunately, Canon 5D Mark III doesn’t have DPAF that might be its little setback. But 5D Mark III incorporates innovative 61-Point high-density reticular AF (41 cross-type points) deliver you stellar accuracy in any condition, plus offers wide, auto focus coverage at high precision. On the other hand, Canon 6D Mark II has 45-AF points may not be as great as Canon 5D Mark III.

Image stabilization

The 5-axis electronic I.S inside Canon 6D Mark II lets you capture the full HD Video blur free because 5-axis I.S greatly suppresses the camera shakes that usually arises due to hands movement or hand shakes. On the other hand, Canon 5D Mark III doesn’t incorporate any image stabilization mechanism inside so that only lens with I.S hardware can correct the camera shakes and gives you blur free images.

Continuous drive

Canon 6D Mark II offers continuous drive of 6.5 fps to capture the actions of the subjects that happen in very quick succession. On the other hand, Canon 5D Mark III has 6fps  – a bit lesser than that of Canon 6D mark II.


Though both the two cameras offer Full HD video but 6D Mark II also offers full HD video but @60fps, whereas Canon 5D Mark III offers HD video at 30fps.


Both the two Canon siblings integrate the same size of LCD screen, but by offering touchable screen with vary angle display Canon 6D Mark II is consuming more numbers than 5D Mark III, which has fixed TFT screen.


Canon 6D Mark II will cost less and features better core specification compared to 5D Mark III camera. You get Hybrid sensor, better base ISO range and DPAF Support while recording video. We highly recommend you to get Canon 6D Mark II.

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