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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
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.
Canon R6 vs Nikon 1 V1 Key Specs
- 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
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).Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.
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 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.