Sony A7 Vs. Canon 6D

Take a look between the comparison of Sony Alpha a7 and Canon EOS 6D, the Sony Alpha a7 features 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor on the other hand Canon EOS 6D  features 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.


Sony Alpha a7 Major Features

  • 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Direct Compatibility with E-mount Lenses
  • 3.0″ Tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229K-Dots
  • 2.4M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Full 1080/60p with Uncompressed Output
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus; 5 fps Burst Rate
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • Direct Access Interface



Canon EOS 6D Major Features

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • Full HD 1080p with Manual Controls
  • 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • Extended ISO Range of 50-102400
  • Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS
  • Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes

Major Difference

Sony Alpha a7 vs. Canon EOS 6D Specification Comparison Table. 


Megapixel: Sony Alpha 7 more megapixels compared to Canon EOS 6D + Bigger Sensor Size, Canon EOS 6D features bit bigger sensor than Sony Alpha 7.

AF System: Sony Alpha 7 have advance AF system with 117 Phase AF points and 25 Contrast detect AF points, and Canon EOS 6D have 11 Phase AF point only, Sony Alpha 7 have More AF points Compared to Canon EOS 6D.

Better low light performance: The Canon EOS 6D features more ISO range compared to Sony Alpha 7, the ISO range of Canon EOS 6D is upto 102400, Sony Alpha 7 is limited to 25600 only.

Better Shutter Range: Sony Alpha 7 features better shutter range compared to Canon EOS 6D. 

Top Continuous shooting speed: Sony Alpha 7 features fast shooting speed compared to Canon EOS 6D.

Video: Sony Alpha 7 and Canon EOS 6D both features video recording in full HD format but Sony Alpha 7 @ 60 fps and Canon EOS 6D limited to 30 fps only.

Display: Sony Alpha 7 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Canon EOS 6D.

Battery Life (CIPA): Canon EOS 6D battery rating is 1090 shots and other hand Sony Alpha 7 340 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Sony Alpha 7 is smaller than Canon EOS 6D.

Weight: Sony Alpha 7 lighter than Canon EOS 6D.

Verdict: The two + point of Canon 6D is its ISO range and the big amount of Canon lenses available, on the other hand we have  a excellent specification based mirrorless camera, based on Specification Comparison we recommend you to buy Sony A7.

7 comments to Sony A7 Vs. Canon 6D

  • at the end of the day, it’s all about the lenses, and the 6D has about 150 more lenses available. For decades, pro’s have been saying glass is more important than the camera – and it’s still true. 6D wins by a landslide in my opinion. for what that’s worth. 🙂 cheers.

  • Frank

    Sony Alpha 7 is 1 years 1 months NEWER than Canon EOS 6D.

    From your own chart, Sony has 9 green areas better than Cannon; Cannon only has 4 green areas better than the Sony a7.

    It seem to me that the Sony a7 is clearly a better camera. It’s time to catch up to technology and jump on the Mirrorless bangwagon.

  • Frank

    sorry typo… bandwagon

  • Lee

    You actually need to compare the photos. One site compares the a7, a7r, 6d and the d610….all using the same glass. At low Iso’s…. They were comparable. But crank up the iso’s and surprisingly…the 6d and the a7r pull away from the pack.

  • Jedy

    I’ve learned a long time ago not to make judgements based on camera specs alone, which is what comes across here. Megapixel count, for example, is irrelevant as they both have more than a photographer actually needs. Real world usage counts for a lot more. The A7 has a poor selection of lenses which could be a deal breaker for a lot of people and we all know its the lenses that really count. What the A7 does do is show the great potential for mirrorless cameras in the years to come.

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