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Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9

Portability
59
Imaging
75
Features
92
Overall
81
Canon EOS 6D Mark II front
 
Sigma SD9 front
Portability
54
Imaging
39
Features
27
Overall
34

Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 Key Specs

Canon 6D MII
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Expand to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 765g - 144 x 111 x 75mm
  • Announced June 2017
  • Superseded the Canon 6D
Sigma SD9
(Full Review)
  • 3MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 400
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Sigma SA Mount
  • 950g - 152 x 120 x 79mm
  • Announced November 2002
  • Replacement is Sigma SD10
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Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 Overview

Its time to look closer at the Canon 6D MII and Sigma SD9, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras by companies Canon and Sigma. There is a big difference between the image resolutions of the 6D MII (26MP) and SD9 (3MP) and the 6D MII (Full frame) and SD9 (APS-C) have totally different sensor sizes.

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The 6D MII was launched 14 years after the SD9 which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before getting into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the 6D MII grades versus the SD9 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon 6D MII over the Sigma SD9

 6D MII SD9 
AnnouncedJune 2017November 2002Newer by 178 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen size3"1.8"Bigger screen (+1.2")
Screen resolution1040k130kCrisper screen (+910k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sigma SD9 over the Canon 6D MII

 SD9 6D MII 

Common features in the Canon 6D MII and Sigma SD9

 6D MII SD9 
Manually focus Very exact focusing

Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera, you have to take into account its weight and size. The Canon 6D MII features outer measurements of 144mm x 111mm x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") having a weight of 765 grams (1.69 lbs) while the Sigma SD9 has specifications of 152mm x 120mm x 79mm (6.0" x 4.7" x 3.1") and a weight of 950 grams (2.09 lbs).

Analyze the Canon 6D MII and Sigma SD9 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have attached at that time. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the 6D MII and the SD9.

Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the 6D MII and SD9 is 59 and 54 respectively.

Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 top view buttons comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's tough to envision the gap between sensor dimensions just by going over technical specs. The pic underneath might give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the 6D MII and SD9.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The 6D MII because of its bigger sensor will make shooting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Canon 6D MII will offer you more detail utilizing its extra 23 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The fresher 6D MII will have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 sensor size comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 6D MII as a Portrait photography camera
Sigma SD9 as a Portrait photography camera
85
you can focus manually
fantastic resolution (26MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
47
has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no liveview feature
low MP (3 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Canon 6D MII as a Street photography camera
Sigma SD9 as a Street photography camera
77
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW files
provides focus via touch
environment sealing
great high ISO (40,000)
43
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
heavier than competition in class (950g)
low maximum ISO (400)
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Sports Comparison

Canon 6D MII Sports photography factors
Sigma SD9 Sports photography factors
87
has image stabilization
fantastic resolution (26MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
environment sealing
better than average battery power (1,200 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
36
high shutter speed (1/6,000 seconds)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
no liveview feature
lack of image stabilization
low MP (3 megapixels)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon 6D MII Travel photography highlights
Sigma SD9 Travel photography highlights
78
better than average battery power (1,200 shots)
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
provides focus via touch
fantastic resolution (26MP)
selfie friendly screen
29
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (950g)
low MP (3 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 6D MII Landscape photography info
Sigma SD9 Landscape photography info
85
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon EF mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization
fantastic resolution (26 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
great high ISO (40,000)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
better than average battery power (1,200 CIPA)
41
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sigma SA mount)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
tiny screen (1.8 inches)
no liveview feature
lack of image stabilization
low MP (3MP)
low maximum ISO (400)
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 6D MII Vlogging advice
Sigma SD9 Vlogging advice
78
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization
includes face detection autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external mic support
9
no video recording
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Canon 6D MII vs Sigma SD9 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 6D MII and Sigma SD9
 Canon EOS 6D Mark IISigma SD9
General Information
Brand Name Canon Sigma
Model type Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sigma SD9
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Announced 2017-06-29 2002-11-26
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 7 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 20.7 x 13.8mm
Sensor surface area 861.6mm² 285.7mm²
Sensor resolution 26MP 3MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 6240 x 4160 2268 x 1512
Maximum native ISO 40000 400
Maximum enhanced ISO 102400 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Minimum enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 45 -
Cross type focus points 45 -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF Sigma SA
Number of lenses 250 76
Focal length multiplier 1 1.7
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3" 1.8"
Display resolution 1,040k dots 130k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 98 percent 98 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.77x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/6000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 6.5fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash -
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/180 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC -
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 765 grams (1.69 lbs) 950 grams (2.09 lbs)
Physical dimensions 144 x 111 x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") 152 x 120 x 79mm (6.0" x 4.7" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 85 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 24.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.9 not tested
DXO Low light rating 2862 not tested
Other
Battery life 1200 photos -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID LP-E6N -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) Compact Flash Type I or II
Card slots One One
Cost at release $1,799 $3,001