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Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700

Portability
59
Imaging
76
Features
92
Overall
82
Canon EOS 6D Mark II front
 
Nikon D700 front
Portability
54
Imaging
58
Features
56
Overall
57

Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 Key Specs

Canon 6D MII
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Boost to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 765g - 144 x 111 x 75mm
  • Launched June 2017
  • Succeeded the Canon 6D
Nikon D700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Bump to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1074g - 147 x 123 x 77mm
  • Launched October 2008
  • Replacement is Nikon D800E
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Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 Overview

On this page, we will be reviewing the Canon 6D MII and Nikon D700, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras by rivals Canon and Nikon. There is a noticeable difference between the image resolutions of the 6D MII (26MP) and D700 (12MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (Full frame).

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The 6D MII was announced 8 years after the D700 which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before going straight to a thorough comparison, here is a simple summary of how the 6D MII scores versus the D700 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon 6D MII over the Nikon D700

 6D MII D700 
LaunchedJune 2017October 2008More modern by 107 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k922kClearer screen (+118k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon D700 over the Canon 6D MII

 D700 6D MII 

Common features in the Canon 6D MII and Nikon D700

 6D MII D700 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions

Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you'll need to take into account its weight and volume. The Canon 6D MII has outside measurements of 144mm x 111mm x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") and a weight of 765 grams (1.69 lbs) whilst the Nikon D700 has sizing of 147mm x 123mm x 77mm (5.8" x 4.8" x 3.0") having a weight of 1074 grams (2.37 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you select during that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the 6D MII vs the D700.

Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the 6D MII and D700 is 59 and 54 respectively.

Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 top view buttons comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to envision the gap between sensor sizes purely by looking at specifications. The image underneath will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the 6D MII and D700.

To sum up, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Canon 6D MII to give you more detail with its extra 14MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The fresher 6D MII is going to have an advantage in sensor tech.

Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 sensor size comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 6D MII Portrait photography features
Nikon D700 Portrait photography features
85
focusing manually
megapixel count excellent (26 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
has face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
64
focusing manually
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Canon 6D MII Street photography details
Nikon D700 Street photography details
77
screen articulates
built in image stabilization
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
offers touch to focus
weather proof
very good high ISO (40,000)
53
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
weather proof
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
more heavy than average in class (1,074g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon 6D MII
Sports photography with Nikon D700
88
built in image stabilization
megapixel count excellent (26MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
has tracking autofocus
weather proof
better than average battery (1,200 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
60
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
great sensor size (Full frame)
weather proof
great battery power (1,000 per charge)
supports phase detect autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 6D MII Travel photography details
Nikon D700 Travel photography details
78
better than average battery (1,200 per charge)
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
offers touch to focus
megapixel count excellent (26MP)
display is selfie friendly
53
great battery power (1,000 shots)
weather proof
built-in flash
more heavy than average in class (1,074g)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 6D MII Landscape photography details
Nikon D700 Landscape photography details
86
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization
megapixel count excellent (26MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
very good high ISO (40,000)
saves RAW files
weather proof
better than average battery (1,200 per charge)
67
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3")
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
weather proof
great battery power (1,000 CIPA)
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 6D MII Vlogging details
Nikon D700 Vlogging details
78
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization
has face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes external microphone port
9
lack of video recording
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Canon 6D MII vs Nikon D700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 6D MII and Nikon D700
 Canon EOS 6D Mark IINikon D700
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model type Canon EOS 6D Mark II Nikon D700
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Launched 2017-06-29 2008-10-07
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 7 Expeed
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 24mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 861.6mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest resolution 6240 x 4160 4256 x 2832
Highest native ISO 40000 6400
Highest boosted ISO 102400 25600
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW photos
Min boosted ISO 50 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 45 51
Cross type focus points 45 -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF Nikon F
Amount of lenses 250 309
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 98% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.72x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 6.5 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash -
Flash settings no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC -
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 765 gr (1.69 pounds) 1074 gr (2.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 144 x 111 x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") 147 x 123 x 77mm (5.8" x 4.8" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 85 80
DXO Color Depth rating 24.4 23.5
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.9 12.2
DXO Low light rating 2862 2303
Other
Battery life 1200 pictures 1000 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E6N EN-EL3e
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) Compact Flash (Type I)
Storage slots Single Single
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