Canon EOS M6 Compared to the Canon EOS 80D

SpecificationsCanon EOS M6Canon EOS 80D
  Canon EOS M6 Canon EOS 80D
Year Introduced20172016
Megapixels24.224.2
Total Pixels25.825.8
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm22.3 x 14.9mm
Pixel Dimensions6000 x 40006000 x 4000
Pixel Size3.72µm3.72µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.0f/6.0
Aspect Ratio3:23:2
Sensor CleaningEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass FilterEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass Filter
Lens MountEF-M (EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E lenses compatible via Mount Adapter EF-EOS M)EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.6x1.6x
Image ProcessorDIGIC7DIGIC 6
 
Autofocus  
TypeDual Pixel CMOS AF (Face+Tracking AF, 1-point AF) with 5-axis Digital ISTTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
PointsMaximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection
Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection
45 cross-type AF points
(45 f/5.6 cross-type AF points, 27 f/8 points [9 cross-type], centre point is f/2.8 and f/5.6 dual cross-type)
Working RangeEV -1 - 18 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)EV -3 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
Modes(1) TTL Autofocus
• One-Shot AF
• Servo AF
(2) Manual focus
(3) AF+MF
One-Shot AF
Predictive AI Servo AF (AI Servo AF II)
AI Focus AF
Point SelectionFace + Tracking: Face and subject tracking via automatic recognition/ manual selection via touchscreen. Automatic selection over 49 AF points when no face recognised within frame.
Smooth Zone AF: Manual zone selection, plus automatic selection over 9 AF points within selected zone
1-point AF: Manual selection via touchscreen/ buttons
Automatic selection: 45 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Zone AF
Manual selection: Large Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
PredictiveYes, up to 8m
Assist BeamVia LED assist beamIntermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optionaldedicated Speedlite
MicroadjustmentNoC.Fn II-16
+/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesReal-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (384 zones)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10% of Live View Screen)
(3) Center weighted average metering
(4) Spot metering (approx. 2% of Live View Screen)
7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
Metering with the area divided into 63 segments (9×7)
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.0% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering RangeStill image: EV 1 - 20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100)
Movie: EV 2 - 20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100)
EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)
Exposure Comp+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments (can be used together with Exposure Compensation)2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO SensitivityISO AUTO (100 - 25600), 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stop increments
Movie: ISO AUTO (100 - 6400), 100 - 12800 in 1/3-stop increments
Auto (100-16000), 100-16000 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 25,600
Shutter Speed30-1/4000 sec in 1/3 stop increments (Available range varies by shooting mode)30 - 1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature (100 Kelvin increments)
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9 levels
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9 levels
AWB (Ambience priority, White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registeredYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
 
Viewfinder  
TypeOptional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1, EVF-DC2Pentaprism
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. Approx. 0.95x
EyepointApprox. Approx. 22mm
Diopter Correction (diopter)-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)
Focusing ScreenFixed
MirrorMotor Driven Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
InformationWith EVF-DC2:
Customisable and toggle via INFO. Button
(1) Liveview image with exposure info
(2) Liveview image with basic info
(3) Liveview image with full info
Customizable settings:
Shooting Info, Grid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Aspect Ratio
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst
Other information: Flicker Detection
DOF PreviewYes, via customizable buttonsYes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap
 
LCD  
TypeTouchscreen, Tiltable (180° up, 45° down) 3.0” (7.5 cm) 3:2 ClearView II TFT, approx. 1,040k dotsTouch screen Vari angle 3.0" (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. 170°Approx. 170°
CoatingAnti-reflection, Solid Structure and Anti smudge
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of five levelsAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display OptionsCustomizable and toggle via INFO. Button
(1) Live View image with basic info
(2) Live View image with full info
(3) Live View image with no information
(4) Quick Control Screen
Customizable settings:
Shooting Info, Grid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Aspect Ratio
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
 
Flash  
Built-in GN5 (ISO 100, meters)12 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageUp to 15mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 24mm)Up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 28mm)
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 3 secondsApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto (E-TTL II), Manual Flash On/Off (3 flash power output settings)Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
X-Sync1/200 sec1/250sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 increments±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External FlashYes, with compatible External Flash
Exposure LockYesYes
2nd Curtain SyncYesYes
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / NoYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash supportE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera setting/ flash setting menuVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesScene Intelligent Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Assist, SCN(Self-Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect (Stills and Movie), High Dynamic Range), Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure, Custom (x2), Movie (Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure, Time-lapse movie)Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Food, Kids, Candlelight), Creative filters, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1–3Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral,Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Color SpacesRGBsRGB and Adobe RGB
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)
Lens peripheral illumination correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Diffraction correction
Creative Assist:
Background Blur (5 settings)
Brightness (19 levels)
Contrast (9 levels)
Saturation (9 levels)
Color Tone (19 levels)
Monochrome (Sharpness Strength / Sharpness Fineness / Sharpness Threshold / Contrast (9 levels) / Filter effect (Ye - Yellow / Or - Orange / R - Red / G (Green) / Toning effect (S - Sepia / B - Blue / P - Purple / G - Green))
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination and
Chromatic aberration correction
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Art
bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect,Miniature effect)
Multi-exposure
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S1, S2, S3
Drive ModesSingle, High-Speed Continuous, Low-Speed Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, Custom, Remote)Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
Continuous ShootingFixed AF: Approx. 9 shots/s for up to 26 frames in JPEG and 17 frames in RAW
With AF: Approx. 7 shots/s
Max. Approx. 7fps. (speed maintained for up to 110 images (JPEG)(with UHS-I card), 25 images (RAW)(with UHS-I card))
Shutter Lag60ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/AN/A
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensorElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face Detection and Tracking AF)
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any pointon screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Tracking sensitivity (-3 to +3) and Movie Servo AF Speed (-7 to +2)
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering,center-weighted average metering.
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Aspect RatioGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Electronic level
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
RAW: RAW (14-bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, RAW + various JPEG compression possibleYes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, SRAW + JPEG possible.
Image SizeRAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3368, (1:1) 4000 x 4000
JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400 x 1600
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3552 x 2664, (S1) 2656 x 1992, (S2) 2112 x 1600
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3368, (M) 3984 x 2240, (S1) 2976 x 1680 (S2) 2400 x 1344
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2656 x 2656, (S1) 1984 x 1984, (S2) 1600 x 1600
In-camera RAW processing & Image Resize available in playback
JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328x4000, (M) 3552x2664, (S1) 2656x1992, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000x3368, (M) 3984x2240, (S1) 2976x1680, (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x408
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000x4000, (M) 2656x2656, (S1) 1984x1984, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480
RAW: (RAW) 6000x4000, (M-RAW) 4500x3000, (S-RAW) 3000x2000
Movie TypeMP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]MOV / MP4 (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM / AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie SizeFull HD - 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
HD - 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
VGA - 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)
Sound FilesN/AN/A
FoldersNew folders can be manually created and selectedNew folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Low-Energy BluetoothBuilt-in Wi-Fi and NFC
GPSvia optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver
Custom Functions13 Customizable Buttons/ dials26 Custom Functions
Metadata TagUser copyright information (Author's Name, Copyright Details)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / NoYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYes
Sound MemoNoNo
Orientation SensorYesYes
Playback Zoom1.5x - 10x enabled in 10 steps1.5x - 10x
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (toggle up to 8 options)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)
(4) Jump Display (1/10/100 image, by shot date, by rating)
(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) 36 image index
(6) 100 image index
(7) Jump Display
(8) Movie edit
Slide ShowPlayback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effects: Off, Fade
Image selection: All images, by Date, Folder, Movies, Stills
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2,Fade 3
HistogramBrightness/RGBBrightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYesYes
Image Erase ProtectionErase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images
Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x8)
(2) Playback menu (x5)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
(1) Shooting menu (x6)
(2) Playback menu (x3)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB (Micro USB connector)Hi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceWireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch), with Dynamic NFC support
Bluetooth (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology)
HDMI (Micro - Type-D connector)
External microphone (3.5mm stereo jack)
Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack)
Canon Printer SupportCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridgeCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Pict BridgeYesYes
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)
 
Software  
Browsing & Printing Software
Image Processing SoftwareDigital Photo ProfessionalDigital Photo Professional
Other SoftwareEOS Utility, EOS Lens Registration Tool, EOS Web Service Registration Tool, EOS Sample Music, Picture Style Editor, Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devicesEOS Utility
EOS Lens Registration Tool
EOS Web Service Registration Tool
EOS Sample Music
Picture Style Editor
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack LP-E17Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6N
Battery LifeApprox. Approx: 295 shots (425 shots with Eco Mode On)Approx. Approx: 960 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 860 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator4 levels6 levels + percentage
Power SavingDisplay off (15, 30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 mins)
Auto Power Down (30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10 mins, Disable)
ECO mode
Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins
Power Supply Battery ChargersBattery charger LC-E17E
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
DC Coupler DR-E17
AC Adapter AC-E6(N), DC coupler: DR-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsPolycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Shutter Durability Rating100,000
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C32–104°F / 0–40°C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches4.4 x 2.7 x 1.8" (112.0 x 68.0 x 44.5mm))5.47 x 4.14 x 3.09" (139.0 x 105.2 x 78.5mm)
CIPA Weight13.8 oz (390g)25.75 oz (730g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderOptional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
(0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage. Approx. 43 g
Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2
(0.39 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage. Approx. 29 g
Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Camera CaseBody Jacket EH30-CJLeather case EH21-L
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt inBuilt in
Compatible LensesEF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)All EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
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RemoteRemote Switch RS-60E3
Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (Requires Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3)
Remote Controller RC-6
Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherInterface cable IFC-600PCUHand Strap E2, GP-E2
 
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