Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1

Portability
61
Imaging
77
Features
90
Overall
82
Canon EOS R6 front
 
Nikon 1 V1 front
Portability
84
Imaging
42
Features
68
Overall
52
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Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 Overview

Below, we are analyzing the Canon R6 versus Nikon 1 V1, former being a Pro Mirrorless while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by brands Canon and Nikon. There exists a substantial gap among the resolutions of the R6 (20MP) and 1 V1 (10MP) and the R6 (Full frame) and 1 V1 (1") feature different sensor dimensions.

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The R6 was released 8 years later than the 1 V1 and that is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Canon R6 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Nikon 1 V1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a concise view of how the R6 matches up vs the 1 V1 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 Key Specs

Canon R6
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 102400 (Expand to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 680g - 138 x 98 x 88mm
  • Launched July 2020
Nikon 1 V1
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 383g - 113 x 76 x 44mm
  • Launched January 2012
  • Replacement is Nikon 1 V2
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Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry your camera frequently, you are going to need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Canon R6 comes with physical measurements of 138mm x 98mm x 88mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 3.5") along with a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs) whilst the Nikon 1 V1 has proportions of 113mm x 76mm x 44mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.7") having a weight of 383 grams (0.84 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have attached during that time. Here is the front view size comparison of the R6 and the 1 V1.

Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the R6 and 1 V1 is 61 and 84 respectively.

Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 top view buttons comparison

Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's hard to visualise the gap between sensor sizing simply by going over a spec sheet. The graphic here should give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the R6 and 1 V1.

Clearly, both of these cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The R6 because of its bigger sensor will make shooting bokeh simpler and the Canon R6 will deliver more detail having its extra 10MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop pictures a little more aggressively. The newer R6 is going to have an edge in sensor technology.

Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 sensor size comparison

Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon R6 Portrait photography features
Nikon 1 V1 Portrait photography features
86
manual focus
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
has face detect focus
exports RAW files
55
focusing manually
sensor size is good (1")
saves RAW formats
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Canon R6 Street photography information
Nikon 1 V1 Street photography information
78
screen articulates
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
exports RAW files
includes focus by touch
environment proof
very good ISO range (102,400)
63
sensor size is good (1")
saves RAW formats
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon R6 Sports photography factors
Nikon 1 V1 Sports photography factors
82
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet mode (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
has tracking focus
environment proof
has phase detect auto focus
terrible battery power (360 per charge)
54
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
sensor size is good (1")
features tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Canon R6 Travel photography highlights
Nikon 1 V1 Travel photography highlights
68
environment proof
has bluetooth
includes focus by touch
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
terrible battery power (360 shots)
42
low megapixels (10MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon R6
Landscape photography with Nikon 1 V1
79
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon RF mount)
good sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
no anti aliasing filter
very good ISO range (102,400)
exports RAW files
environment proof
has double storage slots
terrible battery power (360 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
60
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
sensor size is good (1")
saves RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (10MP)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon R6 Vlogging info
Nikon 1 V1 Vlogging info
79
selfie friendly display
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has mic port
31
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has mic socket
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
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Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Canon
Nikon
Model type
Canon EOS R6
Nikon 1 V1
Class
Pro Mirrorless
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched
2020-07-09
2012-01-20
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor
Digic X
-
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Sensor size
Full frame
1"
Sensor dimensions
36 x 24mm
13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area
864.0mm²
116.2mm²
Sensor resolution
20MP
10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
5472 x 3648
3872 x 2592
Maximum native ISO
102400
6400
Maximum boosted ISO
204800
-
Min native ISO
100
100
RAW files
Min boosted ISO
50
-
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points
6072
135
Lens
Lens mount type
Canon RF
Nikon 1
Available lenses
17
13
Focal length multiplier
1
2.7
Screen
Display type
Fully Articulated
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inches
3 inches
Resolution of display
1,620 thousand dots
921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology
-
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
3,690 thousand dots
1,440 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
100%
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.76x
-
Features
Slowest shutter speed
30s
30s
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000s
1/4000s
Maximum quiet shutter speed
1/8000s
1/16000s
Continuous shooting rate
12.0 frames/s
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize
-
1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840x2160 (60p/​30p/​23.98p) |1920x1080 (120p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 1072 x 720 (60 fps) 640 x 240 (400), 320 x 120 (1200)
Maximum video resolution
3840x2160
1920x1080
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
Yes
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
680 grams (1.50 pounds)
383 grams (0.84 pounds)
Dimensions
138 x 98 x 88mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 3.5")
113 x 76 x 44mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
54
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
21.3
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
11.0
DXO Low light rating
not tested
346
Other
Battery life
360 photographs
350 photographs
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery ID
LP-E6NH
EN-EL15
Self timer
Yes
Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Dual SD slots (UHS-II supported)
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots
2
Single
Pricing at launch
$2,499
$670