Canon EOS 6D Mark II Compared to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

SpecificationsCanon EOS 6D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark III
  Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Year Introduced20172012
Megapixels26.222.3
Total Pixels27.123.4
Sensor Size35.9 x 24.0mm36.0 x 24.0mm
Pixel Dimensions6240 x 41605760 x 3840
Pixel Size5.75µm6.25µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/9.3f/10.1
Sensor StabilizationNN
Lens MountEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-EEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.0x1.0x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 7DIGIC 5+
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with Dual Pixel & AF-dedicated sensorTTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
Points45 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)
61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8
The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.
Working RangeEV -3 - 18 (at 23 °C & ISO 100)EV -2 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
ModesVia optical viewfinder: One Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF (AI Servo II algorithm), AI Focus AF
Via liveview on LCD screen: One-Shot AF, Servo AF
One Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
Point SelectionVia optical viewfinder: Automatic selection: 45 point AF, Manual selection: Single point/ Spot AF, Manual selection: Zone AF, Manual selection: Large Zone AF, AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Via LCD screen: Automatic selection: Face AIAF + Tracking, up to 63 AF points when no subject/ face detected, Manual selection via touch screen or freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid)
Automatic selection: 61 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF (61, 41 cross type only, 15 or 9 points selectable)
Manual selection: Spot AF 
Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points
Manual selection: Zone AF 
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
MicroadjustmentYesAF Menu
+/- 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 ModesVia optical viewfinder: 
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. 6.5 % of viewfinder) 
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.2 % of viewfinder) 
(4) Center-weighted average metering 
Via liveview on LCD screen: 
(1) Evaluative metering (315 zones) 
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.3 % of LCD screen) 
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.7 % of LCD screen) 
(4) Center-weighted average metering
TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 1.5% viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1 - 20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Exposure Comp+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO SensitivityStills: Auto (100 - 40000), 100 - 40000 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), Manual ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400
Movie: Auto (100 - 25600), 100 - 25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), Auto ISO/ Manual ISO settings can be expanded to H1: 51200. H2: 102400
Auto (100-12800), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) 
ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2 102400
Shutter Speed30-1/4000 sec in 1/3 stop increments (Total shutter speed range. 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 (Ambeince priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Setting (Approx. 2500 K - 10000 K) 
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9 
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, 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
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentaprismPentaprism
CoverageApprox. 98%Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.71xApprox. 0.71x
EyepointApprox. 21mmApprox. 21mm
InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode, AF mode 
Exposure information: Exposure mode, Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level/compensation, Metering mode, 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 (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+). 
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level, Aspect Ratio 
Other information: Drive mode, Battery level, Alert symbol, Flicker Detection, Image Quality (RAW/ JPEG)
AF information: AF point, focus confirmation, AF status indicator
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock,
exposure level, exposure warning
Flash information: Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock,
red-eye reduction light
Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card
information, Battery check
Composition information
Grid, electronic level, Warning symbol
Displayed if any of the following is set: Monochrome, white balance
correction, One-touch recording quality switch, expanded ISO speed, or spot metering
DOF PreviewProvided with depth of field preview buttonYes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strapOn strap
 
LCD  
TypeTouch screen Vari angle 7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots3.2" (8.11cm) Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoatingAnti-smudge coating applied.Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levelsAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)N/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/AN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/AN/A
ModesAuto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite TransmitterE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
X-Sync1/180sec1/200sec (EX series Speedlites only)
Exposure Compensation+/- 3EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / NoYes / Yes
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless optical 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, Creative Auto, Special Scene (Portrait, Group Photo, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Panning9, Close-up, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure, Custom (C1/C2)Auto+, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Custom (x3)
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1–3 Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Image ProcessingHighlight 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, Distortion correction, Chromatic aberration correction and Diffraction correction 
Multi-exposure 
HDR Mode 
RAW image processing - during image Playback only 
Resize to M or S1, S2
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Chromatic aberration correction
Distortion correction
Resize to M1, M2 or S
RAW image processing - during image Playback only 
Multiple exposure
HDR images 5 presets
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s + Remote, 10s + Remote, Continuous), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shootingSingle, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self-timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote),
Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 6.5 fps. (speed maintained for up to 150 images in JPEG, 21 images in RAW)Max. Approx. 6fps. (speed maintained for up to 16270 images (JPEG) or 18 images (RAW)) (with UDMA card)
Shutter Lag60ms59ms
Viewfinder Blackout125ms
 
Live View  
FrameRate29.97 fps30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen) 
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Tracking sensitivity (-3 to +3) and Movie Servo AF Speed (-7 to +2)
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor 
Active metering time can be changed
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Electronic LevelGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Dual Axis Electronic Level
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: 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 compliantJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Image SizeJPEG 3:2: (L) 6240 x 4160, (M) 4160 x 2768, (S1) 3120 x 2080 (S2) 2400 x 1600 
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5536 x 4160, (M) 3680 x 2768, (S1) 2768 x 2080, (S2) 2112 x 1600 
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6240 x 3504, (M) 4160 x 2336, (S1) 3120 x 1752, (S2) 2400 x 1344 
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4160 x 4160, (M) 2768 x 2768, (S1) 2080 x 2080, (S2) 1600 x 1600 
RAW: (RAW) 6240 x 4160, (M-RAW) 4680 x 3120, (S-RAW) 3120 x 2080
JPEG: (L) 5760 x 3840, (M) 3840 x 2560, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 1920 x 1280, (S 3)720 x 480
RAW : (RAW) 5760 x 3840 (M-RAW) 3960 x 2640, (S-RAW) 2880 x 1920
Movie TypeMOV / MP4 (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM / AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Note: MOV recording only available during time-lapse capture.
MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) IPB (Standard)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) IPB (Standard / Light)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) IPB (Standard)
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25) IPB (Light)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) 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 single file size 4GB
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetoothvia optional WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter
GPSBuilt-invia optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver
Custom Functions28 Custom Functions settable with the camera13 Custom Functions with 47 settings
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / YesYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYes (equal to EOS-1N)Yes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound MemoNoNo
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)Hi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceVideo output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI micro out, External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Headphone mini jack, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) cardCompactFlash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6N (supplied) / LP-E6Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1x CR1616 for date & settings
Battery LifeApprox. 1200 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 1100 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 950 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter AC-E6(N), DC coupler: DR-E6, Battery charger LC-E6E, Car Battery charger CBC-E6AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsChassis: Aluminum alloy and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Body: Polycarbonate resin with special conductive fiber & Polycarbonate resin with glass fiber on some parts
Magnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating150,000
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches5.67 x 4.35 x 2.94" (144.0 x 110.5 x 74.8mm)6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0" (152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm)
CIPA Weight26.98 oz (765g)33.5 oz (950g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder CEyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt-inWireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
Compatible LensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lenses
Battery Grip BG-E21  Buy ► BG-E11  Buy ►
RemoteRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5 and Speedlite 600EX-II-RTRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherHand Strap E2 
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU 
Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1
Hand Strap E2, GP-E2
 
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