Canon EOS M6 vs Nikon D700

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M6 and Nikon D700. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS M6 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D700 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS M6 were released 2017 and Nikon D700 was released 2008. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS M6 2017
Nikon D700 2008

Type of camera

Canon EOS M6 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D700 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M6 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon D700 has a "Nikon FX"-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 M6 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D700 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** 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)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS M6 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D700 has 12,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS M6 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon D700 12,1 MP
12052992 pixels
4256 x 2832

Canon EOS M6 has a 99 % larger resolution than Nikon D700. 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

Canon EOS M6 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D700. Canon EOS M6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D700 has 200 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M6 100-25600
Nikon D700 200-25600

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 M6 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 M6
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D700

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS M6 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds and Nikon D700 can shoot up to 5-8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M6 9
Nikon D700 5-8

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS M6. Unfortunately Nikon D700 does not support recording movies and movie clips.


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.

Nikon D700 weighs 1074 gr (equal to 2,37 lb) which is 175% heavier than Canon EOS M6 and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS M6 390 gr
0,86 lb
Nikon D700 1074 gr
2,37 lb

Canon EOS M6 vs Nikon D700 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS M6 and Nikon D700, 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 M6
Nikon D700
Name Canon EOS M6 Nikon D700
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
Release Year 2017 2008
Release Date 2017-02-15 2008-07-01
MSRP 779 USD 2999 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 4256 x 2832 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 12,1 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 7 EXPEED
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
ISO Range 100 - 25600 200 - 25600
White Balance Presets 6 12
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(5-axis for video only)
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Focus Points 49 51
Lens Mount Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier 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
FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 922000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic (Optional via Canon EVF-DC2) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage N/A 95%
Viewfinder Magnification N/A 0.72
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
Frames per second 9 fps 5-8 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 5 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC)
Remote Control Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone) Optional
GPS No Yes
Optional through GP-1
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D700
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 295 shots 1000 shots
Width 112 mm 147 mm
Height 68 mm 123 mm
Depth 45 mm 77 mm
Weight 390 gram 1074 gram