Canon EOS 6D Mark II vs Nikon D750 Camera Comparison

Canon and Nikon are always competing strongly against each other. Being the two 800-lb gorillas makes for an interesting battle. With the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II it is necessary to compare with the Nikon competitor, the Nikon D750. Although the D750 may be a little long in the tooth, don’t count it out yet. Check out my in-depth Canon EOS 6D Mark II vs Nikon D750 comparison to see how they fare.

Initially the Canon EOS 6D Mark II faced a pretty severe backlash over it’s purported lack of dynamic range. It was very telling that the EOS 80D seemed to offer better dynamic range. Since the 80D is an APS-C camera, that should not happen. One of the advantages of Full Frame sensors is the increased dynamic range they capture due to the larger pixels.

The internet has seemed to settle down a bit since DP Review published that initial finding and the EOS 6DII has sold fairly well. There is a lot to like about the 6DII.

Another disappointment with the Canon EOS 6DII was the lack of 4k video, but note that the Nikon D750 does not offer 4k video either.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Pricing*

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Body Only - $1999.00
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens  - $3099.00
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens  - $2599.00

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Nikon D750 Pricing*

  • Nikon D750 Body Only - $1999.95
  • Nikon D750 with Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VR Lens - $3099.95

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Advantages

  • Fully articulated LCD Screen
  • Touch Screen
  • Slightly higher resolutions (26.2 vs 24 megapixels)
  • Built in GPS

Nikon D750 Advantages

  • Built in flash
  • Wireless TTL flash control
  • Dual Card Slots
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Slightly larger and higher resolution LCD
  • Headphone out for monitoring audio during video recording

Conclusion

As always, my recommendation is going to be based on several factors. First, if you already own one system or the other then I suggest you stay within that system. It is very expensive to buy all of the lenses, flashes and other accessories every time a photographer switches systems.

Of course, if one of these cameras has a specific lens, feature or other benefit that your current system doesn’t have, then by all means do what you have to do. Also, if you are not heavily invested in lenses and accessories for your current system, then switching is not quite as painful.

But for those who don’t already have a current system, or have a small investment and trying to decide which system to buy, then my recommendation would be to look carefully at the available lenses and accessories in both systems and let that be your primary deciding factor.

Secondary factors will be feature differences such as the articulated LCD touchscreen and built in GPS for the Canon 6DII or the dual card slots and built in flash for the Nikon D750.

At the end of the day, both cameras are excellent, but personally, I prefer the Nikon D750 over the Canon EOS 6DII – but just barely.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Overall User Rating

4.37 out of 5

based on 306 user reviews online.

: 66% (201.83)
: 19% (58.76)
: 6% (18.92)
: 3% (10.11)
: 5% (16.38)

Nikon D750 Overall User Rating

4.73 out of 5

based on 1041 user reviews online.

: 85% (886.98)
: 9% (92.51)
: 3% (27.56)
: 1% (7.39)
: 3% (26.56)

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Specs

Spec Canon EOS 6D Mark II Nikon D750
Sensor Size Full Frame Full Frame
Megapixels 26.2 24
Body Construction TBD Magnesium alloy, carbon fiber
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.67 x 4.35 x 2.94 in. 5.55 x 4.55 x 3.07 in.
Weight 1.69 lbs. 1.65 lbs.
Weather Sealed Yes Yes
Memory Card SD, SDHC, SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (Dual Slots)
Dual Command Wheels Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 98 100
ISO Range 100-40000 (50 - 102400 extended range) 100-25600 (Extended: 50-51200)
Mirror Lock Up Yes Yes
Burst Rate 6.5 fps 6.5 fps
LCD Size 3 in. 3.2 in.
LCD Resolution 1040000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
Articulated LCD Screen Tilt & Swivel Tilt Only
Touchscreen Yes No
Image Stabilization No No
Remote Shutter Release Wired & Wireless (InfraRed) Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Optional
AF Points 45 51
AF Sensitivity -3 to 18 ev -3ev
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 second 30 second
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Flash Sync Speed TBD second 1/200 second
Built In Flash No Yes
Wireless TTL Flash No Yes
Video Specs 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Mic In Yes Yes
Headphone Out No Yes
Built In Mic Stereo Stereo