Nikon D750 vs Canon 6D: Detailed Review and Comparison

nikon d750 vs canon 6d

Which two cameras come to your mind when you think of entry level full-frame DSLR camera? I am sure you will name Canon 6D and Nikon D750. But which of these two cameras are worth investing money on?

Are you looking for higher megapixel count, or better low-light sensor performance? Higher FPS speed, or more focus points?

I have broadly classified the review of Canon 6D and Nikon D750 into: Built, Display, Sensor and Additional features. Let’s see which of these two hot-selling DSLR cameras overpower the other.

nikon d750 vs canon 6d

Nikon D750 vs Canon 6D: Built

When we place both the camera bodies together, their size and shape appears to be almost same. The Canon 6D weighs 750g with the size 145 x 111 x 71 mm, whereas the Nikon D750 weighs 770g with the size 141 x 113 x 78 mm. As per the specs, the Nikon D750 weighs around 20g more but is slightly smaller in width, on the other side, the Canon 6D is 2mm shorter and 7mm thinner. Both the camera bodies are made of Magnesium Alloy, though the upper portion of Canon 6D is made up of polycarbonate (plastic) and some parts of the Nikon D750 of Carbon Fiber.

If you use the built-in flash on your camera, then you might be disappointed to know that the Canon 6D does not comprise of the same, but the Nikon D750 does.

Nikon D750 vs Canon 6D: Display

Talking about the screen size, the Canon 6D features a 3-inch LCD screen, whereas the Nikon D750 has a 3.2-inch articulating LCD screen which flips out and provides better angles to view the screen, being the first full-frame DSLR to feature this. The LCD screen resolution on the Nikon body is 18% higher (1,229,000 vs 1,040,000), but that is mainly because of 0.3-inch wider screen size.

Both the bodies does not feature a touch-screen LCD screen, even though the Nikon D750 was launched in September 2014, at the time when the technology was already out in the market.

Nikon D750 vs Canon 6D: Sensor

Both the cameras are loaded with CMOS sensor, with 20.2 (5,472 x 3,648 pixels) effective megapixels on the Canon 6D and 24.3 (6016 x 4016 pixels) effective megapixels on the Nikon D750. But the megapixels comparison is of no use without knowing the pixel size, which is 43.29µm2 that of Canon model vs 35.66µm2 on the Nikon model. This clearly shows that the latter camera sensor has approximately 4 megapixels more as compared to the former but with 22% smaller pixel size.

One of the real big differences among both these camera bodies is the number of focus points. The Nikon D750 is boosts 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type focus points. Whereas, the Canon 6D consists of only 11 focus points with only 1 cross-type focus point at the center.

With regards to ISO sensitivity, the Canon model has an upper hand here as it can go up to 102,400 ISO, whereas the Nikon model goes till 51,200 ISO.

What’s more? This Nikon model also consists of auto-focus light assist to help focus in low light conditions.

This might interest those who are into sports photography, yes, we are talking about the frames-per-second a camera can shoot. 6.5 FPS is one of the reasons you would choose Nikon D750 over the Canon 6D, which features 4.5 FPS.

Nikon D750 vs Canon 6D: Additional features

While shooting a video on 1080p, the Nikon D750 lets you shoot at 60 fps, whereas the Canon 6D goes only up to 30 FPS.

Both the camera bodies are loaded with SD card slots, but the Canon features only a single card slot, whereas the Nikon has two card slots to help you shoot more without changing the memory card.

Taking about the technology advancement, both the camera bodies are equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, allowing users to transfer data quickly to computers and smartphones. Canon is ahead in this race, as it comes with built-in GPS which allows the users to track the GPS coordinated of the place they have travelled and captured images using the camera.

Reasons to buy Canon 6D

Built-in GPS

102,400 Max ISO, compared to 51,200 Max ISO of Nikon D750

43.29µm2 sensor pixel size, compared to 35.66µm2 of the Nikon D750

Reasons to buy Nikon D750

51 auto-focus points

6.5 FPS

Sensor resolution of 24.3 megapixels

Articulating (rotating) LCD screen

3.2-inch LCD screen

Built-in pop-up flash

This is what i found out after comparing both Canon 6D and Nikon D750. Which one would you choose out of these two camera bodies?

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Kunal Malhotra
Kunal Malhotra, a photography enthusiast whose passion for photography started 6 years back during his college days. Kunal is also a photography blogger, based out of Delhi. He loves sharing his knowledge about photography with fellow aspiring photographers by writing regular posts on his blog: The Photography Blogger. Some of his favourite genres of photography are Product, Street, Fitness and Architecture.

  • Dev Sharan

    In budget of rs 1.5 lakh which camera and model will be value for money and in latest technology

    • hi Dev, I would be happy to help you with the answer. But first I would like to know the purpose of buying a camera. Are you into wildlife, action, street, wedding fashion photography, let me know about it and I shall suggest you a camera.