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Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1

Portability
83
Imaging
73
Features
80
Overall
75
Canon EOS M6 Mark II front
 
Nikon 1 AW1 front
Portability
86
Imaging
44
Features
62
Overall
51

Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 Key Specs

Canon M6 MII
(Full Review)
  • 33MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 408g - 120 x 70 x 49mm
  • Revealed August 2019
  • Replaced the Canon M6
Nikon 1 AW1
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 356g - 114 x 72 x 37mm
  • Announced September 2013
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Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Canon M6 MII versus Nikon 1 AW1, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by rivals Canon and Nikon. There is a big difference among the image resolutions of the M6 MII (33MP) and 1 AW1 (14MP) and the M6 MII (APS-C) and 1 AW1 (1") boast different sensor sizes.

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The M6 MII was announced 6 years after the 1 AW1 which is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go right into a complete comparison, here is a short overview of how the M6 MII scores against the 1 AW1 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon M6 MII over the Nikon 1 AW1

 M6 MII 1 AW1 
AnnouncedAugust 2019September 2013Newer by 73 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k921kClearer display (+119k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon 1 AW1 over the Canon M6 MII

 1 AW1 M6 MII 

Common features in the Canon M6 MII and Nikon 1 AW1

 M6 MII 1 AW1 
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 Physical Comparison

If you are going to travel with your camera often, you're going to have to think about its weight and proportions. The Canon M6 MII provides external dimensions of 120mm x 70mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.9") and a weight of 408 grams (0.90 lbs) while the Nikon 1 AW1 has measurements of 114mm x 72mm x 37mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 356 grams (0.78 lbs).

Analyze the Canon M6 MII versus Nikon 1 AW1 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the M6 MII vs the 1 AW1.

Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the M6 MII and 1 AW1 is 83 and 86 respectively.

Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 top view buttons comparison

Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions just by viewing specs. The picture below will provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the M6 MII and 1 AW1.

All in all, both cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The M6 MII having a larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF less difficult and the Canon M6 MII will provide you with extra detail with its extra 19MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images a bit more aggressively. The fresher M6 MII provides a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 sensor size comparison

Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon M6 MII Portrait photography advice
Nikon 1 AW1 Portrait photography advice
83
has manual focus
great megapixels (33 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features face detect focus
supports RAW formats
59
focusing manually
MP count good (14 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
supports face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
external flash not possible
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Street Comparison

Canon M6 MII Street photography advice
Nikon 1 AW1 Street photography advice
81
screen tilts
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
provides focus via touch
above average high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
67
nice sensor size (1")
supports RAW formats
environment sealing
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon M6 MII Sports photography highlights
Nikon 1 AW1 Sports photography highlights
72
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
great megapixels (33MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features tracking focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (305 CIPA)
59
fast continuous shooting (60.0 fps)
MP count good (14MP)
nice sensor size (1")
supports tracking focus
environment sealing
sensor has phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery pack (220 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Canon M6 MII Travel photography info
Nikon 1 AW1 Travel photography info
74
has bluetooth
provides focus via touch
great megapixels (33MP)
flash built-in
not so great battery pack (305 CIPA)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
63
environment sealing
MP count good (14MP)
built-in flash
no Timelapse mode
terrible battery pack (220 CIPA)
does not posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon M6 MII
Landscape photography with Nikon 1 AW1
76
has manual focus
swap lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
great megapixels (33 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (305 shots)
61
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
supports RAW formats
environment sealing
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery pack (220 CIPA)
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon M6 MII as a Vlogging camera
Nikon 1 AW1 as a Vlogging camera
37
screen is touchscreen
features face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have microphone socket
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
29
supports face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
no microphone socket
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Canon M6 MII vs Nikon 1 AW1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon M6 MII and Nikon 1 AW1
 Canon EOS M6 Mark IINikon 1 AW1
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Model type Canon EOS M6 Mark II Nikon 1 AW1
Category Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed 2019-08-28 2013-09-19
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 8 EXPEED 3A
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 33 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6960 x 4640 4608 x 3072
Max native ISO 25600 6400
Max enhanced ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 100 160
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 143 135
Lens
Lens support Canon EF-M Nikon 1
Total lenses 23 13
Focal length multiplier 1.6 2.7
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,040k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter rate 14.0fps 60.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.60 m (at ISO 100) 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes - Fill flash, fill w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye w/slow sync, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/200s 1/60s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 240 (400 fps), 320 x 120 (1200 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes (with USB-PD compatible chargers) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 408g (0.90 lbs) 356g (0.78 lbs)
Physical dimensions 120 x 70 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.9") 114 x 72 x 37mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 51
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 20.2
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 10.9
DXO Low light rating not tested 428
Other
Battery life 305 photographs 220 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E17 EN-EL20
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $849 $0