Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS Kiss M2

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 6D and Canon EOS Kiss M2. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 6D were released 2012 and Canon EOS Kiss M2 was released 2020. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 6D 2012
Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020

Type of camera

Canon EOS 6D is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS Kiss M2 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 6D has a "Canon Full Frame"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 6D 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS Kiss M2 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Canon EOS 6D has a 20,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss M2 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 6D 20,2 MP
19961856 pixels
5472 x 3648
Canon EOS Kiss M2 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a 20 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 6D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 6D 100-25600
Canon EOS Kiss M2 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS Kiss M2 belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 6D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss M2

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 6D can shoot up to 4,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss M2 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 6D 4,5
Canon EOS Kiss M2 10

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 6D and Canon EOS Kiss M2 can shoot movies.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 6D weighs 770 gr (equal to 1.7 lb) which is 99% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss M2 and its 387 gr (or 0.85 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 6D 770 gr
1.7 lb
Canon EOS Kiss M2 387 gr
0.85 lb

Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS Kiss M2 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 6D and Canon EOS Kiss M2, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Name Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS Kiss M2
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Release Year 2012 2020
Release Date 2012-09-17 2020-10-14
MSRP 2099 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 20,2 MP 24 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 5+ DIGIC 8
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
ISO Range 100 - 25600 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 6 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Focus Points 11 143
Lens Mount Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type Clear View II TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 97% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71 0.62x
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Frames per second 4,5 fps 10 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (via smartphone)
Built-in, Image tagging and tracking modes
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Kiss M2
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1090 shots 305 shots
Width 145 mm 116 mm
Height 111 mm 88 mm
Depth 71 mm 59 mm
Weight 770 gram 387 gram